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''Let nature be your teacher''
William Wordsworth, poet, 1770-1850

''Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift''
Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879-1955

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P.M. Roget, lexicographer, 1779-1869

Monday, 6 June 2011

Ten minute reading: Birds of Prey

Persecution of birds of prey is still a big problem in Britain. This short article looks at the issue.
Read the article and answer the following questions:
1 How much was James Rolfe fined?
2 Which other bird of prey was found in the police investigation?
3 Four leg rings were also found - which species did they come from?
4 When did Red Kites return to Scotland?
5 What do Red Kites eat?

Answers below!


2 Hen Harrier
3 Golden Eagle
4 1989
5 They are scavengers, mainly eating dead birds, rabbits, etc.

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