David Chapman

David Chapman

David Chapman is a photographer and writer specialising in the natural history of Britain. He has won many awards for his photography and writing which can be seen in a range of magazines, calendars and books. He owns a smallholding in Cornwall where he aims to attract wildlife.

Latest Articles from David

Chaffinch male
Home & Garden

The chaffinch

Find out about the chaffinch, one of the UK's most colourful songbirds.

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Male and female woodpigeons
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Woodpigeon: mating and nesting habits

David Chapman looks at the mating habits of one of the UK's best-known birds.

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Nuthatch on a nest box
Home & Garden

Where to position bird boxes

Find out where and when to hang your nest box, and what birds might use it.

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Blue tit
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Blue tits and nesting boxes

This small but colourful garden bird is the most likely nest box resident.

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Peregrine falcon
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The peregrine falcon

Find out about the hunting habits of the fastest bird in the world.

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December moth
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December moth

The adult December moth can only be seen in winter.

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Greenfinch on feeder
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How to stop squirrels and rats eating bird food

Rat and squirrel-proof your bird feeding station with these tips.

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Dark bush cricket
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The dark bush cricket

Wildlife expert David Chapman looks at the dark bush cricket, a large cricket often seen basking in November gardens.

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Silk button galls on underside of oak leaf
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Galls on trees

Find out what causes these strange but sometimes beautiful growths.

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