69: Feather

News for this week: Freezing bird feet, technicolour squirrels, rabbit calicivirus in the UK area and a stowaway parrot… 

The main topic this week is feathers – Mark walks us though the do’s and don’t’s of wing clipping in our feathered friends.


First UK hares test positive for RHDV2

Why don’t birds’ feet freeze in the cold?

Meet India’s beautiful technicolor squirrels

Stowaway Australian parrot travels 2,300km on New Zealand cruise liner

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