“I don't think whole populations are villainous, but Americans are just extraordinarily unaware of all kinds of things. If you live in the middle of that vast continent, with apparently everything your heart could wish for just because you were born there, then why worry? [...] If people lose knowledge, sympathy and understanding of the natural world, they're going to mistreat it and will not ask their politicians to care for it.” ~ David Attenborough
The bird breed of the week, which is the American Bittern, is a member of the heron family. They can be found in Canada and the near Florida in the summer, but in winter, will migrate to Europe. They eat fish, insects, reptiles, and amphibians. The Bittern lays 2-3 eggs in one clutch.
David Attenborough: force of nature David Attenborough may have lived the perfect life, travelling the world and seeing its wonders before tourism ravaged them. He talks to Robin McKie about his early regrets, battles with climate change deniers, and his favourite place on Earth