Meet the Model – Malcolm the Mallard

Malcolm the Mallard by Peter Hanscomb Say hello to Malcolm the Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos The mallard , dabbling duck can be found throughout the Americas, Europe and North Africa and has been introduced to New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. The male birds or drakes have a glossy green head and are grey on wings [...]

Meet the Model – Rocky the Robin

Say hello to the European Robin , Erithacus rubecula.   The Robin aka the Robin Redbreast is embedded into British folklore. It features in traditional children's stories and is strongly associated with our notion of a traditional British Christmas. It's bright red breast features on many traditional Christmas cards. Legend has it that when Jesus [...]

Meet the Model – Wallace the White-Tailed Sea Eagle

  Meet the Model – Wallace the White-Tailed Sea Eagle by Graham Stewart  Say hello to Wallace , the White-Tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) Habitat: Was declared extinct in the UK in 1918. The species was re-introduced in Scotland in 1975, numbers have increased slowly and in 2015 there were some 106 pairs Size: This [...]

Meet the Model – Kenny the Kingfisher

Meet the Model – Kenny the Kingfisher by Graham Stewart  Say hello to the Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) Most people are only ever likely to catch a flash of electric blue as the Kingfisher skims over the water, once perched, despite its vibrant colour (blue/green back and bright orange belly) it can be hard to spot [...]