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  • Australian Shelduck
    Description to come soon!
    WWT Swansea
  • Hairy Woodpecker
    Description to come soon!
    Minnesota, USA
  • Eastern Bluebird
    Description to come soon!
    Minnesota,USA
  • Northern Fulmar
    Description to come soon!
    Skomer Island
  • Curlew
    The Eurasian Curlew is the largest of all the waders in its range, at 50-57cm in height with a generous 1 meter wingspan.  What makes this bird especially unique to Britain is that itís one of the only places in Europe where it does not migrate, staying year round.  In the winter they tend to gather in good-sized groups, though very wary of any disturbances. <br/><br/> The only similar bird in its range is the Whimbrel, which is generally a smaller bird with a shorter, more downturned bill compared to the smooth downward curve of the curlew.<br/><br/> This bird is mainly greyish brown, white on the back, and a very long curved bill.
    Newton Beach - Porthcawl
  • Common Pheasant
    A large, long-tailed gamebird. Males have rich chestnut, golden-brown and black markings on body and tail, with a dark green head and red face wattling. Females are mottled with paler brown and black. They were introduced to the UK long ago and more recent introductions have brought in a variety of races and breeds for sport shooting.  This bird can be seen across most of the UK, apart from the far north and west of Scotland. Usually seen in the open countryside near woodland edges, copses and hedgerows.
    WWT Arundel
  • Pied Wagtail - Juvenile
    Description to come soon!
    Newport Wetlands
  • Killdeer
    Description to come soon!
    Minnesota, USA
  • Oystercatcher
    The Eurasian Oystercatcher, otherwise known as a Pied Oystercatcher or just Oystercatcher here in the UK is part of the oystercatcher family. Its the only one to occur here in the UK, although there are 3 subspecies of this oystercatcher in Europe and some of Asia. Its highly migratory but we are lucky enough to have this bird stay here year round. This bird as an adult has black above, white underneath, and a vividly red legs and bill which makes this striking bird really stand out amongst other waders. Despite its name, it does not primarily hunt for oysters, however its one of, if not the only wader to be able to pry open these tough creatures. What makes this bird really unique is that the shape of the bill varies depending on which type of food it specializes in. Birds that focus on molluscs have broad bill tips, where birds that specialize with unearthing worms tend to have pointed bills.
    Pagham Harbor
  • Swallow
    Description to come soon!
    Martins Haven
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    Description to come soon!
    Minnesota, USA
  • Coopers Hawk
    Description to come soon!
    Crex Meadows NR, USA
  • Dunlin
    The commonest small wader found along the coast. It has a slightly down-curved bill and a distinctive black belly patch in breeding plumage. It feeds in flocks in winter, sometimes numbering thousands, roosting on nearby fields, saltmarshes and shore when the tide is high.
    Talacre
  • Wild Turkey
    Description to come soon!
    Minnesota, USA
  • Yellowthroat
    Description to come soon!
    Minnesota, USA
  • Northern Fulmar
    Description to come soon!
    Skomer Island
  • Winter Wren
    Description to come soon!
    Wyllie
  • European Kestrel
    A familiar sight with its pointed wings and long tail, hovering beside a roadside verge. Numbers of kestrels declined in the 1970s, probably as a result of changes in farming and so it is included on the Amber List. They have adapted readily to man-made environments and can survive right in the centre of cities.
    Skomer Island
  • Great Cormorant
    A large and conspicuous waterbird, the cormorant has an almost primitive appearance with its long neck making it appear almost reptilian. It is often seen standing with its wings held out to dry. Regarded by some as black, sinister and greedy, cormorants are supreme fishers which can bring them into conflict with anglers and they have been persecuted in the past. The UK holds internationally important wintering numbers.
    Pagham Harbour NR
  • Bar-tailed Godwit
    Description to come soon!
    Pagham Harbor
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Latest Updates
10-Oct-2015 New sort option "Date Added" now available to show latest additions. E.g. Birds
13-Jun-2015 Wildlife photos from our first visit to the Republic of Ireland added
03-Oct-2014 Blog replaced with Favourites page
01-Jan-2014 Visit to Forest Farm pics added
01-Jan-2014 Norfolk pics Added
01-Jan-2014 Minnesota 2013 pics Added
20-June-2013 Animals from Berwick upon Tweed & Scotland 2013 Trip Added
20-June-2013 Birds from Berwick upon Tweed & Scotland Trip Added
02-Apr-2013 Pagham Harbor 2013 Trip Added