Paul Ritter dead: Friday Night Dinner’s Simon Bird pays tribute to late co-star

‘I’ll always aspire to be like him’: Friday Night Dinner star Simon Bird pays tribute to late co-star Paul Ritter after his death from a brain tumour aged 54 By Roxy Simons and Niomi Harris For Mailonline Published: 16:56 BST, 8 April 2021 | Updated: 16:56 BST, 8 April 2021 Simon Bird has paid tribute … Read more

European shag feeding features among finalists of Bird Photographer of the Year competition

From a sea eagle hitting a fox with its wings after it entered the bird of prey’s territory to a young European shag sticking its entire head into its mother’s mouth to feed, this incredible array of images showcases the work of some of the world’s finest photographers.  The stunning pictures were taken by the finalists … Read more

Shocking image shows a bird tangled in a FACE MASK

An image of a bird tangled in a face mask has been shared by scientists, who warn that measures to slow the spread of Covid-19 are ‘killing animals around the world’. A team from Leiden University described the waste from masks, gloves and other forms of personal protective equipment (PPE) as a ‘ticking plastic time … Read more

Dickie Bird on Covid, the Queen, Margaret Thatcher… and hating hawkeye!

It is starting to spit in Barnsley and, just like in days of old, Dickie Bird is nervously looking up at the sky. ‘No, I wouldn’t take you off for this — play on,’ smiles the legendary umpire, who jokes he no longer has his light meter to consult. Dickie, it transpires, has called it … Read more

Fossils: Largest ever flightless bird lived in Australia 50,000 years ago and weighed up to 1,323lbs

Largest ever flightless bird lived in Australia 50,000 years ago and weighed up to 1,323lbs with a HUGE head more than 1.5 feet long — but its brain was squeezed for space Experts studied fossils of ‘mihirungs’, the name given to Australia’s giant birds The largest, Dromornis stirtoni, was able to reach some 10 feet (3 … Read more

Robotics: World’s smallest origami BIRD created that is 20 times smaller than a grain of sand

Scientists create the world’s smallest origami BIRD that is 20 times smaller than a grain of sand The tiny self-folding robot birds were made by experts from the United States Each is 60 microns wide and made from a sheet of material only 30 atoms thick The sheet is a ‘shape memory actuator’ which folds … Read more

‘Ghost bird’ spooks woman when she spots rare creature sitting on a fence post soaking up the sun

What is THAT? ‘Ghost bird’ spooks woman when she spots the rare creature sitting on a fence post soaking up the sun Rare great potoo bird was spotted by a woman who initially mistook it for a stick  She came across the unusual bird perched on a fence post in Chibolo, Colombia As she and a child … Read more

Hundreds of starlings make the shape of a BIRD in a mesmerising murmuration

Hundreds of starlings make the shape of a BIRD as they swoop and whirl across the sky in a mesmerising murmuration Group of starlings put on an impressive display in Kettering, Northamptonshire Hundreds of birds swooped and whirled to create several mesmerising patterns  Roland James, 40, witnessed birds’ display, including a bird-shaped formation  By Lydia Catling … Read more

Bird lover avoids jail for threatening terrified ex-girlfriend over custody of their pet parrot 

Bird lover, 28, avoids jail for threatening his terrified ex-girlfriend, 23, with a baseball bat after she took custody of Custard their pet parrot Kaya Colakoglu, 28, tracked down ex-lover Lena Nixon, 23, to a friend’s house She had escaped with their pet parrot called Custard when he turned violent He smashed a window with … Read more

MARKET REPORT: New boss Andy Bird launches bold Pearson overhaul

Investors piled into Pearson as its chief executive started a new chapter for the education publishing powerhouse. Former Disney chairman Andy Bird unveiled a bold and wide-ranging strategy to overhaul the company, which is scrambling to adapt to an age where textbooks are no longer the norm and people increasingly learn online. Pearson has been … Read more