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

Turtle dove
Home & Garden

Turtle dove

Find out what rural gardeners can do to help this vulnerable species.

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Grass snake
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The grass snake

Wildlife expert David Chapman introduces the grass snake, Britain's largest snake.

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Male stag beetle
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Stag beetles

Find out how gardeners can help this endangered species.

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The swift
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The swift

A fascinating bird that sleeps, eats and breeds on the wing.

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Common buzzard
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The buzzard

The buzzard is the largest UK bird of prey you might spot in your garden.

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Chiffchaff
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The chiffchaff

This tiny warbler is one of the earliest migratory garden birds.

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Magpie
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Superstitions surrounding the magpie

Find out about the superstitions that have surrounded magpies for centuries.

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Grey heron
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How to deter herons from garden ponds

Find out how you can keep the striking grey heron away from your garden pond.

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Hawfinch
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The hawfinch

This secretive bird is easier to spot in winter.

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