Edward Heath Rodd, England. Around 1879
Upper body studio portrait photograph of Edward Hearle Rodd (1810-1880), seated and reading a book. Rodd was born in St Just in Roseland, and, after qualifying as a solicitor, settled in Penzance. He was a keen ornithologist and wrote a large number of papers for The Zoologist and the Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall. He is credited with rescuing many rare birds in Cornwall from oblivion and adding several bird species to the List of British Birds. Photographer: Unknown.
© From the collection of the RIC
Rutland Osprey nest
Ospreys on a nest in Rutland, Leicestershire. Wildlife experts were celebrating yesterday after an endangered osprey chick hatched in England for the first time in 150 years. The success raises hopes that the fish-eating birds could once again become a common sight in England. *The chick hatched after a five-year project at Rutland Water nature reserve. Ospreys only breed in Scotland but Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, Anglian Water and the Highland Foundation for Wildlife are trying to reintroduce them south of the border.
Battle of Britain leader statue urged
A Spitfire in London's Trafalgar Square today to launch a campaign to erect a statue to Battle of Britain hero Sir Keith Park on the fourth plinth.
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