Category Archives: Bird of the Week

Monday Bird of the Week No.55 – Red Grouse

Saturday was ‘the Glorious 12th’, the start of the shooting season for Red Grouse. Is there a better time to make this native our Bird of the Week?

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Monday Bird of the Week No.54 – Curlew

There are sounds in nature that speak of location. Noises that automatically transport you to a shore, or a wood, or a moor. The call of the Curlew is surely one of those sounds?

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Monday Bird of the Week No.53 – Little Egret

Last week we saw a bird that has had highs and lows. This week, a bird that is very much seeing a massive natural success, one of the most naturally widespread birds in the world. The Little Egret.

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Monday Bird of the Week No.52 – Kittiwake

A change of pace today. After a couple of widespread species I thought we’d look at a few more specialist species. Starting with a coastal specialist, the pretty little Kittiwake.

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Monday Bird of the Week No.51 – Coal Tit

A couple of months back I featured a series of Bird of the Week posts dedicated to our most common birds. Missing off that list was today’s featured species, the Coal Tit.

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Monday Bird of the Week No.50 – Buzzard

Another conservation success story this week, but one that has been more divisive than the Avocet. Persecuted, recovered, and persecuted all over again, it is the Common Buzzard.

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Monday Bird of the Week No.49 – Avocet

This week’s Bird of the Week is a bird of such style, elegance, and grace that no less than Chris Packham called it ‘the Audrey Hepburn’ of birds. It is also a bird that is literally iconic, given it’s the … Continue reading

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Monday Bird of the Week No.48 – Snipe

If you like your birds small, round, with an extravagant bill and beautiful plumage, then this weeks’ Monday Bird of the Week is for you. It is the Snipe.

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Monday Bird of the Week No.47 – Mute Swan

This week is the last in our run of common urban birds, but it’s a big and dramatic example, and part of a group that has always capture our imaginations. It’s the Mute Swan.

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Monday Bird of the Week No.46 – Goosander

Another duck for bird of the week today, but whereas last week it was something very classically duck-like, this week it’s a sleek fish-eating machine. The Goosander.

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