UK Birds

Autumn Is Awesome

Gwen Potter | Posted 08.10.2014 | 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.

LOOK: It's A Funky Pigeon

North News | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK

A dog-walker was shocked after she spotted what appeared to be a fluorescent pink pigeon under a railway bridge. It was seen by a woman from Darlin...

Flappy Bird Creator 'Got Lucky' He Admits

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Tech

Dong Nguyen, developer behind 'Flappy Bird' has admitted that he basically just "got lucky". Nguyen Ha Dong, the mind behind the inexplicably popul...

Keeping an Eye on Our Feathered Friends

Mike Collins | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Mike Collins

I'm no expert but the very wet and mild winter that we're having must be very confusing for our feathered friends. Their biological clocks will have started to tick early as they will be thinking that we're heading towards the first day of spring rather than being stuck still in the middle of winter. That's the beauty of nature: you don't need to be Sir David Attenborough to understand how the weather is affecting the natural world...

Are The Starlings Trying To Tell Us Something?

The Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK

A beautiful murmuration of starlings above the small village of Rigg, near Gretna, in the Scottish Borders has left us bewildered. Are these common...

LOOK: Mythical Bird-Dog Breaks Cover

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Jesus nature, what are you playing at? Strolling along, with its wings casually gliding in the breeze, the mythical bird-dog has made a rare appea...

Existential Nettles, Astrology and Other Props, Learn to be Still and How to Make a Bird Bath

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Ahhhh....the stinging nettle. That piercing, painful sensation like a large needle entering the flesh is not easily forgotten; long after we have run from the nettle the sensation remains for hours, sometimes days.

When Nature Attacks - A Warning

Nick Abbot | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

At about this time of year, when we venture out in great numbers, some birds have been taking matters into their own hands and out of ours. Resorts report that seagull attacks have increased on the promenades for a few years now. Slowly, it appears, our winged foe are getting the upper hand.

WATCH: Bird Defends Computer Keyboard

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Comedy

Not being animal experts (despite the number of cat videos we watch on a daily basis), we have no idea why our feathered friend is doing this. Alth...

WATCH: Cockatoo Vs Cat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Comedy

At last! Another species in the animal kingdom is proving that they can be bigger d***s that cats - by annoying cats! Yes, this cat might simply be...

UK Wildlife 'In Trouble' Warns Sir David Attenborough

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK

UK wildlife is at risk with almost 60% of UK species declining "at a worrying rate" in the past half century, experts have warned. Of 3,148 British...

WATCH: Budgie Loves Dancing With His Friend

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Comedy

Move over, internet cats and dogs! It's time for some bird action. Yes, this little budgie is the cutest feathered friend we've seen in a long time...

WATCH: How To Make A Baby Bird Fall Asleep

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Comedy

It's a question we've often asked ourselves. Just how do you make a baby bird fall asleep? Fortunately, the answer has appeared - in the form of th...

Pollution Fears As Seabirds Washed Up Along The South Coast

PA | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK

A rescue operation is under way after approximately 100 seabirds were washed up on the south coast covered in an unidentified sticky white substance. ...

WATCH: Snoring Hummingbird

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Comedy

It's weird, isn't it? Less than 47 seconds ago, we thought this sleeping Peruvian hummingbird was the cutest, most adorable thing we'd ever seen. ...

Flight Of Fancy

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

Winter has winged its way across Europe and starlings once again created their dazzling displays in the skies above Gretna Green in Scotland. This ...

WATCH: Baby Parrots Are Very Excited About Being Fed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Alright, lads - calm down! Today's oooh-oooh-aren't-they-cute video shows a bunch of baby Quaker parrots squawking and jumping up and down with ex...