Category Archives for Identification

British Garden Birdlife

Bird beak adaptations. Feeding adaptations in ...

Birds, with their incessant movement, charming habits and gay song, are a constant source of delight in the garden, and will often make it their home. In the migration season, even casual visitors can be attracted to the garden in … Continue reading

16. February 2012 by admin
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The Green ‘Yaffle’

Adult green woodpecker feeding a juvenile.

The green woodpecker is the largest of our three British species of woodpeckers, and the most colourful. Unlike the two smaller species it is not a frequent drummer, but you can recognise its call among the trees for it sounds … Continue reading

15. November 2011 by admin
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Beached Bird Survey

The Beached Bird Survey is organized by the RSPB in conjunction with the Seabird Group. The original idea of this scheme which was started many years ago, was to monitor the effect of oil pollution on seabirds. It is still … Continue reading

27. September 2011 by admin
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Bird Identification: Bird Names

Lesser Black-backed Gull

So far when I have referred to a bird I have given it its English name, but I have not explained what a ‘species’ is or indeed the need for Latin or scientific names. As birdwatchers, we are chiefly interested … Continue reading

27. September 2011 by admin
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Bird Identification using Song and Calls

I have nearly always found that songs, calls or other sounds made by birds such as the drumming of woodpeckers or Snipe are a great help to identification. They are often very distinctive. Indeed, it is easier to separate the … Continue reading

27. September 2011 by admin
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Bird Identification

Long-Tailed Duck / Clangula hyemalis

Within this website, I have described the various aids which may help you to watch birds and enable you to become one of the ‘curious naturalists’. To pursue these aims you need to give the birds their correct names; only … Continue reading

27. September 2011 by admin
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