British Wild Life contains 33 sub-pearls
To explore the diversity of wild life in Britain. Oct 8
29 March 2011 Last updated at 10:03 ET The bird has returned to the nest after spending the winter in Africa An osprey thought to be the oldest breeding female ever recorded in the UK has returned to its nest at a wildlife reserve in Perthshire.
Endangered British Birds Below is a list of endangered and threatened birds of the British Isles. These particular bird species have become endangered or have declining populations within the British Isles and may become extinct in the future.
Author: Dr Gareth Evans - Updated: 3 June 2010 | Comment When it comes to wildlife, most of our favourites are mammals – so it’s no accident that the WWF chose that panda – and as for the “ooh” factor, these cute and furry chaps have it in spades! It’s hardly surprising then, that some of Britain’s most popular wild creatures can be found amongst the 65 or so mammal species that are either considered native to these shores or long-established residents. From bats to badgers and from deer to dormice, whether you like your wildlife big or small, whatever your favourites, there’s bound to be a healthy smattering of mammals in your own personal top ten. So, are you an expert on British mammals?
Puffins are any of three small species of alcids ( auks ) in the bird genus Fratercula with a brightly coloured beak during the breeding season. These are pelagic seabirds that feed primarily by diving in the water. They breed in large colonies on coastal cliffs or offshore islands, nesting in crevices among rocks or in burrows in the soil.
Scientific name: Lepus capensis Size: Grows to approx 55cm. The females are usually slightly heavier/larger than the males. Adults weigh up to 4kg Distribution: Not common, but found in most parts of Britain. Rare in Ireland, and absent from the Scottish Highlands
15 July 2012 Last updated at 20:02 ET Puffins have drowned in their burrows after relentless wet weather The UK's recent rainy weather has been "almost apocalyptic" for some wildlife in 2012, the National Trust has said. Cold, wet conditions have left many bees, bats, birds, butterflies and wildflowers struggling - with next year looking bleak too, it said. But the National Trust pointed to some of wildlife's winners, including slugs and snails, which have managed to thrive in the inclement weather. The news comes after the wettest April-June on record, and heavy rain in July.