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Finches and Sparrows

English: A male House Sparrow.

With the exception of the goldfinch and the tree sparrow, the females in this group are plainer than the males. They all have short, stout, rather conical bills although there is a good deal of variation from one species to … Continue reading

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Bird Families Found in the British Garden

This Pied Wagtail is obviously a wild bird but...

SPOTTED FLYCATCHER This summer visitor is quite a common garden bird, even occupying large town gardens. It has a mousy brown back and white breast faintly streaked with brown. Its most noticeable characteristics, however, are the very upright position in … Continue reading

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Crows in the British Garden

English: Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) Apart fr...

Five species of the crow family may be seen fairly regularly in gardens. Two of them, the magpie and the jay, are so strikingly coloured that they are unlikely to be mistaken for anything else. Seen from a distance, the … Continue reading

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Bird Families and Species to be Found in the British Garden

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

GULLS Gulls are never garden birds, but some are common inland outside the breeding season and, especially in winter, will land on lawns to feed. The bird most frequently recorded is the black-headed gull. It is fairly small for a … Continue reading

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