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  • Cinnamon Teal
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    WWT Slimbridge
  • Wood Pigeon - Juvenile
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    Blackwood
  • Chaffinch
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    Wyllie
  • Dunlin
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    Pagham Harbor
  • Pied Avocet
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    RSPB Titchwell Marsh NR
  • 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
  • Lapwing
    The Northern Lapwing, also commonly known here in the UK as the Peewit, Green Plover, or just Lapwing, is a wader in the plover family.  Its rounded wings make it quite distinctive in the air.  It has a black crest, body plumage mainly black and white but having a green tint to its back feathers.  Itís also got the shortest legs of any other plover.<br/><br/> Itís a very migratory bird, however the UK is a bit unique as it is here year-round.  We have both breeders, passage migrants, and winter visitors.  You can see these birds both on coastal mudflats, and in fields further inland. Another tidbit on this bird is how it got its name of Peewit, which comes from its distinctive shrill calls.
    WWT Slimbridge
  • Common Nighthawk
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    Crex Meadows NR, USA
  • Brent Goose
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    WWT Swansea
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
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    Minnesota, USA
  • Common Whitethroat
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    Fishguard
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker - Juvenile
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    Wyllie
  • Baltimore Oriole
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    Minnesota, USA
  • Great Blue Heron
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    Minnesota, USA
  • Ring-necked Duck
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    Crex Meadows NR, USA
  • Wheatear - Juvenile
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    Rest Bay - Porthcawl
  • Canvasback
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    WWT Swansea
  • Green Heron
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    USA
  • Eastern Bluebird
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    USA
  • Meadow Pipit
    A small, brown, streaky bird, it is the commonest songbird in upland areas and its high, piping call is a familiar sound. In flight it shows white outer tail feathers and in the breeding season it has a fluttering parachute display flight. In winter they are quite gregarious and gather in small flocks, often invisible among the vegetation, suddenly flying up with typical jerky flight. Meadow pipit numbers in the UK have been declining since the mid 1970s, resulting in this species being included on the amber list of conservation concern.
    Rest Bay
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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