Country diary: A mass hatching rises from the river | Environment

The arboreal corridor around the River Wharfe is bright with the sharp, tangy colors of April: the fresh lemon-and-lime fuzz of hawthorn budburst; the icy white of wood anemones; the acidic yellow of willow catkins. There is a gauzy delicacy to it all, with the sunlight diffused through a sheet of high cloud. Much of … Read more

Hidden camera gets first live UK footage of wild white-tailed eagle hatching | Birds

A hidden camera has captured the first live UK footage of a wild white-tailed eagle hatching. Staff at RSPB Scotland’s Abernethy nature reserve in Perthshire, where the eaglet hatched, described it as being “such a special moment”. It comes after eggs were first spotted in a nest being used by eagles Shona and Finn early … Read more