We know it’s spring when the migrating birds return and we hear a noticeable increase in birdsong. Take a look as we train our binoculars on representations of birds in our collection: we’ll encounter classical fables, early modern receipt books and Victorian sketchbooks, all of which show our changing relationship with birds.
About the author
Ross MacFarlane is a research development specialist at Wellcome Collection. He has researched, written and lectured on the Collection and other topics at the intersection of death, folklore and medicine.