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What bird is this please?
Photographed yesterday afternoon, perched on a boat in High Wycombe, a very cold and icy afternoon, the bird was virtually motionless, just moving its head occasionally from side to side. It has a strange bill, turning up at the end. Its plumage is mostly coal colour but with a whitish chest. It is perhaps...
27 Dec 2010
Proably a stupid question but.......
While cycling to work this morning I saw a group of female mallards on the canal with what appeared to be a male, but it was completely black with a white breast.......is this a colour variation or could it be another species of duck ? as i cycle the same route each day I shall attempt to get a picture...
19 Jul 2010
Re: Little Egret in Rutland???
Today we saw an egret on the road between Caldecote and Northill, Bedfordshire. There was a ditch at the side of the road and he was obviously looking for food. I had no camera but have seen egrets on the R. Thames so am pretty sure that is what it was.
22 Jan 2011
Black Wheatear in the Basketball Arena, Olympic Park??
Hello - I was lucky enough to have a ticket for the Paralympics on Saturday, and while sitting in the gods watching the wheelchair rugby in the basketball arena, a v interesting bird swooshed past - mainly dark, black brownish wings with a dramatically white rump. Bird had distinctive slightly curved...
10 Sep 2012
An unexpected and unknown bird in Crystal Palace
I was preparing to take a photo in Crystal Palace Park, south London - focussing on the reflections of the clouds in the water. Suddenly, a bird I had not previously noticed rose from just out of the shot and flew across the viewfinder. It was certainly not a common British bird - I pressed the shutter...
23 Aug 2012
this now lives in my garden which type of bird of prey is it, it has leather straps onits legs,do i feed it?
24 Jun 2010
What's this bird - don't think it's a waxwing
I have just seen a single bird calling continuously, occasionally stopping to take a snatch of leaves from the top tree branches of a silver birch and later a laburnum. 7.30am in Kirriemuir, a little town in Angus. My house is near fields and is next to a tree-lined park. The single bird was joined...
11 Jun 2010
Leucistic Canada Goose?
The black tip on the bill suggests to me that this is a Canada Goose, but is it?
3 Jan 2013
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