Blackbird

Blackbird

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The Blackbird can be found almost anywhere in the UK from gardens to the countryside, in woodlands and even near the coast.
Goldcrest

Goldcrest

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The Goldcrest is the UK’s smallest bird and weighs as little as a twenty pence coin.
Grey Heron

Grey Heron

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The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) is the tallest bird in the UK and is almost lanky-looking because of its long thin legs.
Hen Harrier

Hen Harrier

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Hen Harriers (Circus cyaneus) are resident and passage migrants, they nest on moorlands and move to the lowlands in winter.
Kingfisher

Kingfisher

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Kingfishers can be found throughout the UK near slow-flowing rivers and streams, canals, lakes and ponds.
Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier

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The Marsh Harrier is the largest harrier found in the UK, the population is at its highest for 100 years, but still low and very localised.
Merlin

Merlin

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The Merlin (Falco columbarius) is a speedy small falcon, similar in shape to the peregrine but only two thirds the size.
Osprey

Osprey

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The Osprey's have recovered from extinction in the UK to several hundred breeding pairs, mainly in Scotland but also in Wales and England.
Barn Owl

Owl – Barn

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The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) is a beautiful bird, it has buff coloured wings and upper parts, with pure white underside.
The Little Owl

Owl – Little

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The Little Owl (Athene noctua) is the smallest owl in Britain, it is often seen during the day perched on a post, telegraph pole or exposed branch.
Long Eared Owl

Owl – Long Eared

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A medium size long winged owl with long ear tufts and piercing orange eyes.
Short-Eared Owl

Owl – Short-Eared Owl

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The Short-Eared Owl (Asio flammeus) is our most diurnal owl, it is often seen sitting on a post or quartering open country.
Red Kite

Red Kite

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The Red kite (Milvus milvus) is a slender bird with long narrow wings with white patches on the underside of the primaries and a long, distinctive forked tail.
Robin

Robin

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The Robin (Erithacus rubecula) can be seen throughout the year almost anywhere in the UK in gardens, hedgerows, parks and woodlands.
House Sparrow

House Sparrow

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The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) is a well-known bird seen all year round and found throughout the UK in gardens, parks, towns, cities and farmyards
Sparrowhawk

Sparrowhawk

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Sparrowhawks (Accipiter nisus) are sometimes spotted as they try to catch small birds from the bird table, but their secretive behaviour means that they are not well known.
Swift

Swift

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The swift is a summer visitor to Britain from Africa; it is a superb aerial bird and has scythe-like wings and a forked tail.