Goldfinch and great tit on feeder. Image credit John Howlett

The value of gardens for birds

To celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month the Museum is sharing the stories of 27 inspirational women, alongside the animals they work with the most. Kate Risely British Trust for Ornithology “My work is in monitoring garden wildlife. I’m particularly interested in how birds use the resources in green spaces in our towns and cities, and the benefits to human wellbeing from everyday … Continue reading The value of gardens for birds

Robin specimen at the Museum of Zoology

Birds: Meet the Robin

Roz Wade, Learning Officer a the Museum, writes: We are starting our Birdwatch series on the blog with one of our favourite British birds: the robin, Erithacus rubecula. With its cheerful red breast, the robin provides a flash of colour throughout the year. Seen one? It’s worth three points on our Open Your Window Bingo Like many people, a robin was my ‘starter bird’ for … Continue reading Birds: Meet the Robin