UK Birds

Antarctica: Why It's Important

Frontier | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK

Antarctica holds 90% of the world's ice and, what may seem as a cold and desolate place, is in fact one of the most important wildernesses on Earth an...

This Illustrator Makes The Cutest Decorated Houses For Birds

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Wildlife illustrator Jada Fitch creates the tiniest yet most intricate houses for birds - and they’re adorable. Fitch creates the houses “for her...

Rhea Is A Bald Lovebird And Strangers Knit Clothes For Her

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Comedy

Rhea’s unusual appearance didn’t stop 23-year-old Isabella Eisenmann from Boston jumping at the chance to adopt her. A local vet posted a picture ...

This Parakeet Has Learned How To Use Siri On His Owner's iPhone

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Comedy

Parakeets are very clever birds, as is clear from the fact that they can replicate human speech. This particular one, however, might be the most intel...

Look Out for These THREE Birds on 'Springwatch' This Month

Gwen Potter | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Gwen Potter

You might see the occasional black and white puffin or guillemot flapping furiously past. As you float into a sea of these birds, they flap away with a furious clattering sound, as their feet slap the water and their wings pedal furiously.

Clever Cockatiel Sings The 'Addams Family' Theme Tune

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Comedy

Who's a clever boy then? Albus the cockatiel. He can sing the iconic 'Addams Family' theme tune, with a little help from his owner Courtney McMa...

Turtle Doves Now as 'Endangered' as African Lions and Elephants, Say Experts

Catherine Bearder | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK
Catherine Bearder

Last month I pledged my political support to help protect the threatened turtle dove in Europe, becoming the RSPB's first MEP species champion. So I ...

Extreme Animal Migrations

Frontier | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK

We humans are not the only ones that enjoy a trip abroad. Some animal species migrate to find food, breed, or escape the cold. There are a few species...

You Know You've Been Watching Too Much Game Of Thrones When...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Comedy

All 'Game Of Thrones' fans will know the feeling of wandering around the house or getting a coffee at work when all of a sudden you're whistling the t...

Dad Caused £1,000 Of Damage To Free Pigeon Trapped In Daughter's Bedroom Wall

SWNS | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Parents

In an escapade that sounds like a deleted scene from the cartoon Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines a dad has caused £1,000 worth of dama...

'Inspiring Birds' - A Beginners Guide to Birdsong

Sarah Cracknell | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Cracknell

I became interested in different bird calls a few years ago while sitting outside at night listening to tawny owls calling to one another - it really sounds like a long distance conversation from tree to tree.

Which Should Be Britain's National Bird? Cast Your Vote Here!

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Comedy

It's the third most exciting vote of 2015, after a) the general election and b) Eurovision. It's the vote to decide which of our fine feathered fri...

This Is The Most Important Thing You'll Vote For This Year. Well...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK

The majestic red-breasted Robin was voted the UK's favourite in the 1960s, but now a famous ornithologist is asking the British public to elect an off...

A Girl Feeds Crows In Her Garden And They Bring Her Gifts In Return

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK

A little girl in Seattle has nurtured a beautiful relationship with crows in her garden. Gabi Mann, 8, feeds the birds and in return they bring her...

This Parrot Does A Great Matthew McConaughey Impression

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Never let it be said that Matthew McConaughey parrots his lines. Because it's more a case of the other way around. Yes, hello to Einstein the parro...

This Bird Sounds Just Like A Laser Gun. No, Really.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Comedy

"This bird makes a sound just like a laser gun from a sci-fi movie." "Liar!" "That's right, it is a lyre." *laughs forever* No, but seriou...

Autumn Is Awesome

Gwen Potter | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK
Gwen Potter

Walking during the autumn is like nothing else. In your local woodland (mine being 'my' National Trust Llanerchaeron woods in Ceredigion), wood smoke mixes with the leaves to create that beautiful, familiar scent that should be bottled. It's cooler than summer, but not cold.

On Bullies and Birds and Are You Happy?

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

On bullies and birds It occurred to me as I watched the might magpie swat the tiny blue tit off the birdfeeder this morning that bullying can be a go...

Enormous Ancient Bird Was The Size Of A Plane

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Tech

With wings spanning 24ft, it was the original Big Bird - the largest feathered creature that ever took to the air. Pelagornis sandersi could spread...

WATCH: This Video Of A Bird Dancing To 'Tequila' Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Comedy

Seriously. We could watch this delightful daftness on loop. Altogether now: "Da-da dada dada da da..." SEE ALSO: Two Parrots Have A Dance-Off ...

That Tree Is Someone's Home

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

At this time of year the birds are busy building and rebuilding their nests, rearing their young and are generally ravenous and noisy. Eastern philosophy teaches that it is important to provide food for the birds as a way of paying homage to the gods.

WATCH: Two Birds Have A Dance-Off To Haddaway

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Comedy

It's the pop hit that took the world by storm in 1993 - and that includes the animal kingdom. (Although it's possibly more likely that this parrot...

20 Reasons Why We Love Our Pets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Comedy

It's National Pet Month! And being a lover of all things animal-related at HuffPost UK Comedy, we thought it only right that we were part of the celeb...

This Crow Can Solve A Puzzle That Stumps Human School Children

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Tech

New Caledonian crows have a reasoning ability rivalling that of a human seven-year-old, research has shown. Scientists came to the conclusion after...

The World Is Bigger Than Us, Things I Saw in the Woods Today, on Biodynamic Farming

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK
Samantha van Dalen

There is a saying in Latin- a language I continue to vainly attempt to learn. Utendum est aetate; cito pede labitur aetas. We should make use of time for time slips quickly by. - Ovid.