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  • Media: Kestrel Bird Of Prey

    Few people can fail to notice a Kestrel hovering in the sky. However, this Kestrel made my day (February 4th 2016) balancing on an overhead cable at our grounds. The wind was rather strong at times making it hard for the Kestrel to maintain control and observe the ground below for prey.
  • Media: Waiting patiently

  • Media: Kingfisher waiting

  • Media: Coot

  • Forum Thread: Where's Boyo the robin?

    Hi, I've joined this forum in the hope of knowing what might have happened to a robin I befriended. Last summer while gardening, a young robin introduced itself to me. I thought that as it was tame it must have been a boy and so named him 'Boyo'. After a few months of Boyo spending a...
  • Media: Barn Owl, Betteshanger Country Park, Kent UK

    A lone Barn Owl gliding over marsh/grassland, Near Betteshanger Country Park in east Kent. Seen 20/1/16.
  • Forum Thread: Can anyone identify this bird skull?

    Found on Aberystwyth beach in Wales. I'm thinking some kind of gull but it doesn't look quite right... Any advice welcome!
  • Forum Thread: Aggressive blue tits?

    After seeing some distinctly spring like behaviour from my birds (despite it only being the first week of Jan!) this morning I put up a blue tit sized nest box. I didn't expect much joy as I'm limited with options in my small garden, so the only site was only about 2 metres off the ground and...
  • Blog Post: Monday's magic moment: ghost hunting

    Driving home over the West Yorkshire moors recently, I spied a ghost-like silhouette in the glare of my headlights. A large, white bird of prey had buzzed my car before stealing silently away into the darkness. A barn owl! I quickly pulled over into a convenient lay-by as my excitement mounted...
  • Forum Thread: Bird in the Danube Delta

    I took a pretty photo (I think)! But I don't know what it's of :( Any suggestions?? It was taken in Tulcea, Romania, on the Danube, if that helps or is of interest.
  • Media: House sparrow in my house!

    filling my window feeders one evening i got back spasms had accidentally threw seed everywhere. had to go lay down and thought i'd clean it up in the morning. went in first thing and discovered i was too late, a sparrow had hopped inside and was cleaning it up for me! copyright NDTK
  • Blog Post: Monday's magic moment: the fisher king

    On a recent trip to the seaside, I spotted a familiar shape arrowing along above the waves - a cormorant! These large waterbirds are supreme fishers and have an almost-reptilian look thanks to a long neck and large, bulging eyes. The bird I spotted was flying low above the waves in picturesque...
  • Media: Ruff

    Thought it was a Purple Sandpiper, but thank you TeeJay
  • Media: Gannet - 8th Aug 2015

    My first visit to the reserve... had a great day
  • Media: First Bite of the Cherry

    All quiet on the Blackbird front as the cherry tree provides its own gob-stopper!
  • Media: Unsinkable

    Mallard chick on Coombe Heath. Sunday 7th June 2015.
  • Media: Robin feeding from my hand at Leighton Moss

    My wife and I visited Leighton Moss RSPB on Saturday 23rd May and managed to tempt a few robins to take food from our hands. This is probably the clearest photo we got of one of them, it isn't easy trying to hold the camera in one hand while doing this and still getting it in focus etc.!
  • Media: A half-decent cuckoo pic

    It just would not turn around!!
  • Media: Odd woodpecker angle

    As it says. This bird had, just moments earlier, helped mob a Hobby trying to perch up in West Wood. You don't often see that!
  • Media: Moor hen mummy

    Our little moor hen mummy laying on six eggs xxx
  • Blog Post: Vote for Britain's National Bird

    I'm sure you've seen in the national media or on social media that a new vote has been launched this week to choose Britain's National Bird. The last time such a vote was held, in the 1960s, the robin was chosen, but it has never been officially recognised as such. More recently, in the 1990s...
  • Blog Post: Monday's magic moment: among the blossom

    As Kevin mentioned last week , spring is just about here - or very close. Yesterday I saw my first blackthorn blossom of the year. It was a cold, windy day, but seeing a few buds bursting reminded me of what's to come. I've read some reports of long-tailed tits starting to build their nests...
  • Forum Thread: Can anyone identify a bird by my description - please!!

    Hello. I am very new to the world of birds and bird watching. I live in Suffolk in a village. I recently saw a bird that I have never seen before in the garden and was actually taken aback by its size, I saw it again last week, so only seen it twice - with a month in between visits. I didn't have...
  • Media: Chough 1 by Hayley Baker

    Male 'Mousetrap' chough on sunflower seed feeder at South Stack
  • Media: Chough 5 by Hayley Baker

    Male 'Mousetrap' chough on sunflower seed feeder at South Stack