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Swanning Around : DIVERSIFLY BLOG #15

There are several species of swan in Britain but the most common is the Mute Swan – so-named as it has no call – though is very good at hissing, and even an occasional grunt. This Blog is part of the DIVERSIFLY project: For more details on the project go here Caroline Gill sent this account through […]

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The trouble with Seagulls… : DIVERSIFLY BLOG #11

The BBC in May 2017 reported that  “People caught feeding seagulls on beaches in Devon face £80 fines from Monday.” The Economist, in February 2017, reported on the financial implications of lifting the protection of all gulls and attempting to cull them And also points out – what is always the case with rats, pigeons, […]

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Fancy Pigeons?: DIVERSIFLY BLOG #5

The poor old pigeon, it’s not very well liked is it? Even its name “Feral Pigeon” sounds dirty and unwanted. But wherever you live in Britain, if you are in a town or city – you will be lucky enough to see them, often I know, I know – Sky Rats, they are called, and […]

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