In Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor, when Mistress Quickly says, "Her husband goes this morning a-birding", she actually means he's gone hunting rather than birdwatching. But now the term 'birding' is often used in preference to 'birdwatching', as it allows for the fact you don't always need to see a bird to identify it. If you do want to see your 'prey', though, you should arm yourself with a good pair of binoculars and head out before the sun gets too high and the viewing spots too busy. Here are just a few of the best areas for birding
It's been a bad week for celebrity relationships.
Following news of Courteney Cox's separation from David Arquette, Christina Aguilera has announced the end of her five-year marriage.
On Tuesday, the Beautiful singer confirmed her split from husband Jordan Bratman, issuing a statement that read: "Although Jordan and I are separated, our commitment to our son Max remains as strong as ever."
Christina, 29, and 33-year-old music executive Jordan, who welcomed their only child in January 2008, are reportedly yet to decide whether or not to divorce.
A source told US magazine that they "are now living apart, and they will see how
After the sad news that David Arquette and Courteney Cox have split comes a surprising admission from the Friends star's partner.
David phoned up a radio station to discuss the separation, and told the host he had been intimate with waitress and aspiring actress Jasmine Waltz (pictured below).
It happened "maybe one time, maybe twice... (it) made me pretty feel manly," he told US DJ Howard Stern.
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The 28-year-old brunette is known on the celeb circuit after being romantically linked to American TV host Ryan Seacrest and actor and musician Jesse McCartney.
Despite his confession, David
Of course, they have plenty more years of touring ahead.
But on their second official visit together - the first was to meet President Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in France - Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and new husband Daniel looked thrilled to take in the sights in each other's
A collective sigh of relief has been heard throughout the world as rescue operations begin for the 33 Chilean miners who have been trapped since August 5.
One by one the miners are being brought to safety and delivered into the waiting arms of their loved ones.
This year many stars who seemed destined for each other have surprised with news of their divorces and splits.
Three years ago Christina Aguilera revealed to Ellen Degeneres that "naked Sundays" with her music executive husband Jordan Bratman kept their marriage hot. However, it seems the relationship has lost steam since then, with the couple announcing their separation after five