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  • Eider
    The Common Eider is a true sea duck, found on the sea coasts across Europe and parts of North America.  They are hardly ever found away from their seacoast home.  It's primary diet is molluscs, which has caused some conflict with mussle farmers.  This is also Britain's fastest flying duck, found year round off the coasts.</br></br>  This bird is most well-known for what it lines its nests with, eiderdown feathers.  It was most prized for filling pillows and quilts, however these days replaced with alternatives and synthetics.  This practice does still continue, however is now carefully done and sustainable as they remove the down from the nest after the fledglings have left - causing no harm to the young.
    WWT Slimbridge
  • House Martin
    Description to come soon!
    Wyllie
  • Eagle Owl
    Description to come soon!
    Isle of Wight Owl Sanctuary
  • Pied Wagtail
    Description to come soon!
    Cwmbran
  • Yellow-headed Blackbird
    Description to come soon!
    Crex Meadows NR, USA
  • Baikal Teal
    The Baikal Teal is a dabbling duck of Asia, overwintering in the eastern parts of Asia, such as Japan.  It has been suggested that it has no living relatives and should be placed in its own genus as its closest reltaives being the Garganey and the Northern Shoveler.  This duck is listed as vulnerable due to hunting and destruction of its wintering habitats, but it is suggested that its making a good comeback.
    WWT Slimbridge
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
    Description to come soon!
    Minnesota, USA
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    Description to come soon!
    Minnesota, USA
  • Tennessee Warbler
    Description to come soon!
    Minnesota, USA
  • Eurasian Kingfisher
    Description to come soon!
    Forest Farm NR
  • Cape Shelduck
    Description to come soon!
    WWT Slimbridge
  • Song Sparrow
    Description to come soon!
    Minnesota, USA
  • Choughs
    Description to come soon!
    Skomer Island
  • Great-crested Grebe
    The Great-Crested Grebe is an excellent swimmer and diver, the young able to do so almost immediately after hatching.  The adults are unmistakable in summer with bright rusty colors on their head and neck.  The hatchlings are striped black and white, much like a zebra.  It is the largest grebe in europe.<br/> The species was almost hunted to extinction in the 19th century, but thanks to the RSPB, it is now a common sight.
    Newport Wetlands - Uskmouth
  • Bewicks Swan
    Description to come soon!
    WWT Slimbridge
  • Fieldfare
    The fieldfare is another well-known winter visitor to the UK.  They typically form large flocks, usually seen in the company of red-wings.  Sexes are similar.
    Nr. Abergavenny
  • Capercaillie
    Description to come soon!
    Loch Garten, Abernathy Woods
  • Meadow Pipit
    Description to come soon!
    Pagham Harbor
  • Bittern
    Description to come soon!
    Hendre Lake
  • Mute Swan - Juvenile
    Description to come soon!
    Cosmeston Lakes
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Latest Updates
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