I commented back in January that a cold snap could have a devastating effect on birds on the edge of their range such as Dartford Warbler.
Alas the RSPB is reporting that the heavy snow could have had such an impact at least in areas like the Thames Basin and Wealden Heath. Initital surveys suggest numbers were hit by February's snow. I guess that isn't surprising since the bird is on the edge of its range, let's hope it's a one off.
I don't if you are aware but there is a white humped back whale. Well I wasn't infact there is more than one. Anyway Migaloo is currently off of the coast of Queensland and officials have declared him a "special-interest whale" and banned anyone from coming within 500 metres of him.
There is a fine of $13,500 (£8,000) for anyone breaking that by boat, jet ski or aircraft.