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Robin
Blue Tit
The unmistakable Robin
BlueTit, as colourful as
any tropical bird!
 
Coal Tit
Great Tit
Coal Tit, note the large white
stripe on the back of the neck
Great Tit, note the white
cheek patches
 
Long tailed Tit
Siskin
Long-tailed Tit, unmistakable
Siskins, female on the left,
male on the right,
feeding upside down
 
Blackcap
Chaffinch
Blackcap, male
Chaffinch
 
Greenfinch
Housesparrow
Greenfinch
House Sparrow, feeding in a flock,
male is centre background,
females to the left and right
 
Dunnock
Starling
Dunnock
Starling means “child of the stars,”
it gets its name from the many
white spots on its breast
 
Rook
Magpie
Rook (adult), note the large
pale beak and dark eye
Magpie, the saying goes “one
for sorrow, two for joy…
 
Jackdaw
Wood Pigeon
Jackdaw, note the pale eye,
grey head and black cap
Wood Pigeon, note grey colour
and white neck patches
 
Collared Dove
Blackbird
Collared Dove, sandy brown with
a black half neck collar
The male Blackbird with
the orange beak
 
Mistlethrush
Sparrowhawk
Mistlethrush
Sparrowhawk
 
Grey Heron
Grey Heron

All images and text © Jim Wilson 2001.

 
 
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