Have you ever dreamt that you could fly? Me too. The freedom and elegance that birds symbolise captivate millions of people around the world. Whilst I have a great fondness for raptors, I also adore the smaller, spectacularly colourful birds like bee eaters and rollers. Birds are often indicators of the health of an environment and, scarily, many bird species are in decline. Plastic pollution in the oceans, climate change, agricultural intensification and overhunting are just some of reasons why.