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Monday 30 September 2013

Marsh Tit (Poecile palustris)

This is a small, mainly brown bird, with a shiny black cap, dark 'bib' and pale belly. In the UK its identification is made tricky by the very similar appearance of our race of willow tit. They're so hard to identify that ornithologists didn't realise there were two species until 1897!

Saturday 28 September 2013

Puffin, puffin, puffin, puffin.

This one was taken way back in the early June. I said that it would be 48 days, here are some more!!!!!!
 Shall I jump....................................................

Thursday 26 September 2013

Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)

The yellow wagtail is a small, graceful, yellow and green bird, with a medium-length tail and slender black legs. It spends much time walking or running on the ground. As its name implies, it wags its tail from time to time.

It is a summer visitor, migrating to winter in Africa. It breeds in a variety of habitats in the UK, including arable farmland, wet pastures and upland hay meadows. Serious declines in breeding numbers accross all of these habitats place the yellow wagtail on the red list of birds of conservation concern. (RSPB)

an epiphany to me, lol.

Wednesday 25 September 2013

Little Owl or two of them

It was a really bad day, foggy and when it has lifted, it turned out pretty nasty.
I make no execuses, there I've said it.

Tuesday 24 September 2013

Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)

The grey wagtail is more colourful than its name suggests with slate grey upper parts and distinctive lemon yellow under-tail. Its tail is noticeably longer than those of pied and yellow wagtails. They have gradually increased their range in the past 150 years and in the UK have expanded into the English lowlands from the northern and western uplands. They are badly affected by harsh winters, and because of recent moderate declines it is an Amber List species. (RSPB).

Sunday 22 September 2013

Redshank or Ruff juvenile (Tringa totanus) Thanks to Marianne.

As its name suggests, redshanks' most distinctive features are their bright orange-red legs. They have a medium-length bill with an orange base to match, brown speckled back and wings and paler belly.(RSPB)

Saturday 21 September 2013

Coal Tit (Periparus ater)

Not as colourful as some of its relatives, the coal tit has a distinctive grey back, black cap, and white patch at the back of its neck. Its smaller, more slender bill than blue or great tits means it can feed more successfully in conifers. A regular visitor to most peanut feeders, they will take and store food for eating later. In winter they join with other tits to form flocks which roam through woodlands and gardens in search of food. (RSPB)

Friday 20 September 2013

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

These delightful silvery-grey and white birds have long tails which have earned them the nickname 'sea-swallow'. They have a buoyant, graceful flight and frequently hover over water before plunging down for a fish. They are often noisy in company and breed in colonies. (RSPB)

Thursday 19 September 2013

Grey Heron stalking (Ardea cinerea)

Grey herons are unmistakeable: tall, with long legs, a long beak and grey, black and white feathering. They can stand with their neck stretched out, looking for food, or hunched down with their neck bent over their chest.

Wednesday 18 September 2013

Thursday 12 September 2013

Japanese Sika Deer juvenile again

I am away on holiday for 5 days. So I may not be able to answer you, but I will.
The Deer, i am sorry about this one, but it is beautiful.

Wednesday 11 September 2013