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Migration can be a confusing thing. Sometimes it’s nice and clear, with birds like Swifts and Fieldfares that are definitively only here for a few months. But for others there are residents and migrants, and that makes it much harder … Continue reading
We continue our run of wintering ducks today with the only duck that is also a James Bond film title – the Goldeneye.
How many birds are also a colour? Asked to name one I would always immediately go for this week’s entry, the Teal.
Getting a grip on British ducks is critical if you plan on spending any time at a wetland, especially in winter, and the Wigeon is one you’ll need to be familiar with.
When planning this set of posts out I had no idea this particular bird would become such a feature of my summer. I expected to draw on one or two distant shots I’d taken in the past. Instead, it’s been … Continue reading
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.