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The woodcock. It’s solitary, nocturnal and a feather in your cap if you bag one, says John McEwen. Illustrated by Carry Akroyd
'The corncrake’s Latin name, Crex crex, echoes the rasping and insistent call of the males by day'
90 years ago today, the last people left the island of St Kilda. Now it's ruled by puffins, writes John McEwen
Puffins are in decline across Europe, except on the tiny island of Skomer, off the Pembrokeshire coast, where they're thriving. John McEwen sings the praises of the charming bird with the carnival mask
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