The blackbird is perhaps one of our most iconic birds. The male, with its distinctive glossy black feathers and yellow beak, the female, dark brown
Always on the move, the blue tit flitters hither & thither, with wonderful colourful blue wings and distinctive yellow underbelly
The chaffinch is the UK’s commonest finch, and it’s beauty often easily missed even though the male has more colourful plumage than many British birds
Commonly mistaken for a slim Sparrow, the dunnock is also known as a “Hedge Sparrow”
The great spotted woodpecker is a very shy tree dweller, and larger than the British Pied Woodpecker, similar in size to a Starling
The great tit is the largest of the European Tits, and similar in size to the House Sparrow. Males have a broader breast stripe than females
The Green Finch is similar in size to the Great Tit with a distinctive forked tail
The Jay is a crow, similar in size to a Jackdaw and can raise it’s crown feathers when excited or “displaying”
With it’s long bill and short tail, the Nuthatch climbs using it’s powerful toes
The Ring Dove, or “Barbary Dove”, well known for its distinctive “coo”, a common sight in many an English garden and countryside
The robin is a gardener’s best friend and our “national” bird. Always nearby to swoop up a worm or inspect a log for beetles.
About the same size as a Blue Tit, the siskin is actually a small Finch
Wood Pigeonssend to waddle as they walk, almost as if they are fat, but realistically they are almost all feather!
Wrens are busy birds, always restless!