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 – Brian the Badger

Say hello to Brian the Badger (Meles Meles) Despite being rarely seen during daylight hours ,Badgers are easily recognisable and widespread on the British mainland. The low set animal has a solid frame , black and white striped face with grey body hair and a lighter underside.With an average weight of 15 kg the Badger has [...]