The Bluegown Blog

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By alicebg, May 8 2017 06:52PM

Few birds in Britain are as celebrated as the Osprey. A major symbol of conservation and a tourist attraction rolled into one, this bizarre raptor proved over half-a-century ago that Nature had an economic role to play - a lesson that still seems lost on developers, farmers and landowners across the country. Nonetheless, the Osprey's enduring public appeal remains a positive beacon.

By alicebg, Jan 30 2017 08:15PM

The Little Owl is such a familiar feature of our countryside that it comes as something of a shock to learn that it is not native to Britain. It was in fact introduced during the Victorian Era, which makes it at once historically remote from our current age, but also a disconcertingly recent interloper.

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