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 nameOrder & 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
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-eared WheatearOenanthe hispanica[[[]]]
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 dumetorum[[[]]]
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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