Birds of the British Isles

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Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   Text © Copyright November 2021, Adrian S Pye; licensed for re-use under a Creative Commons Licence.
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This collection is the work of many Geographers who spent time and patience waiting for the right moment to get the images displayed below. Take a while to appreciate the achievement and consider if you can, filling in a few blank spaces.
Some of the entries may seem a little ambiguous but the collection is aimed to help identification of song bird to domesticated fowl as well as the odd foreigner.

Abdim's Stork to Buzzard (1)

Common nameGenus and speciesimages
Abdims StorkCiconia abdimiiTF9429 : Abdims stork, Ciconia abdimii, at Pensthorpe Park, Norfolk by pam fray captive
Arctic RedpollAcanthis hornemanniHP6514 : Arctic Redpolls (Carduelis hornemanni), Norwick by Mike Pennington TG0246 : Redpoll on Blakeney Point by Hugh Venables
Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticusHP6102 : Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus), Easting by Mike Pennington HP6514 : Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus), Norwick by Mike Pennington
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaHY2817 : Arctic Tern by Adam Ward NU2327 : Arctic Tern at Long Nanny by Oliver Dixon
Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealisHP6516 : Arctic Warbler (Phylloscopus borealis), Skaw by Mike Pennington
AvocetRecurvirostra avosettaSO7104 : Avocet at Slimbridge by David Dixon SD4214 : Avocet at Martin Mere by David Dixon
Barn OwlTyto albaTQ3643 : Barn Owl at the British Wildlife Centre, Newchapel, Surrey by Peter Trimming TL8198 : Barn Owl by David Pashley
Barred WarblerSylvia nisoriaHP6414 : Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria), Norwick by Mike Pennington HP6208 : Barred Warbler (Curruca nisoria), Baltasound by Mike Pennington
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNJ4668 : Curlew and Bar-Tailed Godwit in winter plumage, Findochty by Alan Murray-Rust SY6180 : Bar-Tailed Godwit, The Fleet by Ian Andrews
Bearded TitPanurus biarmicusSU4905 : Bearded Tit (Panurus biarmicus) by Hugh Venables
Bee-eaterMerops apiasterNS9521 : European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) by James T M Towill HP6414 : European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) and Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), Norwick by Mike Pennington
Bewick's SwanCygnus columbianusSO7104 : Bewick's Swan by David Dixon SO7104 : Bewick's Swans at Slimbridge by David Dixon
BitternBotaurus stellarisHP6312 : Bittern (Botaurus stellaris), Haroldswick by Mike Pennington TM5191 : Bittern Mural on Bittern Green by Adrian S Pye
Black GrouseLyrurus tetrixNN8439 : Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix) by Maigheach-gheal SJ1661 : Welsh Black Grouse Structure on Path Junction by David Quinn NO5590 : Forest of Birse by Mike Pennington
Black GuillemotCepphus grylleJ5082 : Black Guillemot, Bangor by Rossographer J5082 : Black Guillemot, Bangor by Rossographer
Black KiteMilvus migransSO7023 : Black Kite on the Falconer's Glove by David Dixon SU3045 : Hawk flies over pasture of wild Primroses by Simon Barnes
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochrurosNZ3769 : Black Redstart by Les Hull SU4702 : Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) by Hugh Venables
Black TernChlidonias niger[[[]]]
BlackbirdTurdus merulaH4772 : Blackbird (Turdus merula) by Kenneth  Allen SU0725 : Blackbird (Turdus merula), Bishopstone by Maigheach-gheal
BlackcapSylvia atricapillaST1334 : Male blackcap warbler by Marika Reinholds SS9869 : Female Blackcap - Llantwit Major by Mick Lobb
Black-headed BuntingEmberiza melanocephalaHP6514 : Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala), Norwick by Mike Pennington
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusNC4465 : Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) by Des Colhoun J3473 : Black-headed gull, River Lagan, Belfast (August 2015) by Albert Bridge
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis[[[]]]
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaJ3674 : Black-tailed godwit, Connswater, Belfast - February 2015(1) by Albert Bridge NS9981 : Black-tailed godwits by Richard Sutcliffe
Black-throated DiverGavia arcticaNC5609 : Black-throated Diver (Gavia arctica) by Des Colhoun NH9635 : Black Throated Diver; a privilege to behold. by Des Colhoun
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusTF7544 : Sammy by Hugh Venables
Blue TitCyanistes caeruleusTQ2995 : Blue Tits (Cyanistes caeruleus) by Christine Matthews J5080 : Blue Tit, Bangor by Rossographer SO1107 : Blue tit with a mealworm by Robin Drayton
BluethroatLuscinia svecicaHP6514 : Male Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica), Norwick by Mike Pennington HP6208 : Bluethroat (Luscinia svevica), Baltasound by Mike Pennington
Blue-winged TealSpatula discors[[[]]]
Blyth’s Reed WarblerAcrocephalus dumetorumHP6514 : Blyth's Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus dumetorum), Norwick by Mike Pennington
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphiaHP6514 : Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) and Black-headed Gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus), Norwick by Mike Pennington
BramblingFringilla montifringillaHP6516 : Male Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla), Skaw by Mike Pennington HP6208 : Male Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla), Baltasound by Mike Pennington
Brent GooseBranta berniclaSU8003 : Brent Goose (Branta bernicla), Bosham by Rob Farrow SZ7799 : Brent Geese {Branta bernicla} (1) coming in to land by Rob Farrow
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisHP6616 : Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Calidris subruficollis), Skaw, Unst by Mike Pennington
BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhulaSO1107 : Female Bullfinch, Rhymney by Robin Drayton NT5134 : A bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) by Walter Baxter
BuzzardButeo buteoNH7995 : Buzzard by Loch Fleet by sylvia duckworth NH7994 : Buzzard near Skelbo by sylvia duckworth


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