Birds

  • Barn Owl
    Barn Owl
    The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) is a beautiful bird, it has buff coloured wings and upper parts, with pure white underside.
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  • Blackbird
    Blackbird
    The Blackbird can be found almost anywhere in the UK from gardens to the countryside, in woodlands and even near the coast.
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  • Goldcrest
    Goldcrest
    The Goldcrest is the UK’s smallest bird and weighs as little as a twenty pence coin.
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  • Grey Heron
    Grey Heron
    The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) is the tallest bird in the UK and is almost lanky-looking because of its long thin legs.
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  • Hen Harrier
    Hen Harrier
    Hen Harriers (Circus cyaneus) are resident and passage migrants, they nest on moorlands and move to the lowlands in winter.
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  • House Sparrow
    House Sparrow
    The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) is a well-known bird seen all year round and found throughout the UK in gardens, parks, towns, cities and farmyards
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  • Kingfisher
    Kingfisher
    Kingfishers can be found throughout the UK near slow-flowing rivers and streams, canals, lakes and ponds.
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  • The Little Owl
    Little Owl
    The Little Owl (Athene noctua) is the smallest owl in Britain, it is often seen during the day perched on a post, telegraph pole or exposed branch.
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  • Long Eared Owl
    Long Eared Owl
    A medium size long winged owl with long ear tufts and piercing orange eyes.
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  • Marsh Harrier
    Marsh Harrier
    The Marsh Harrier is the largest harrier found in the UK, the population is at its highest for 100 years, but still low and very localised.
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  • Merlin
    Merlin
    The Merlin (Falco columbarius) is a speedy small falcon, similar in shape to the peregrine but only two thirds the size.
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  • Osprey
    Osprey
    The Osprey's have recovered from extinction in the UK to several hundred breeding pairs, mainly in Scotland but also in Wales and England.
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  • Red Kite
    Red Kite
    The Red kite (Milvus milvus) is a slender bird with long narrow wings with white patches on the underside of the primaries and a long, distinctive forked tail.
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  • Robin
    Robin
    The Robin (Erithacus rubecula) can be seen throughout the year almost anywhere in the UK in gardens, hedgerows, parks and woodlands.
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  • Short-Eared Owl
    Short-Eared Owl
    The Short-Eared Owl (Asio flammeus) is our most diurnal owl, it is often seen sitting on a post or quartering open country.
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  • Sparrowhawk
    Sparrowhawk
    Sparrowhawks (Accipiter nisus) are sometimes spotted as they try to catch small birds from the bird table, but their secretive behaviour means that they are not well known.
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  • Swift
    Swift
    The swift is a summer visitor to Britain from Africa; it is a superb aerial bird and has scythe-like wings and a forked tail. 
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