- Best bird you have seen!?
I was working in an office at the back of Piccadilly, by the canal basin, and saw a blue flash out of the corner of my eye.
Looked out of the window and a kingfisher was sat there on the wall right next to my window. Sat there for a while too. You don’t expect to see that in the middle of the city, mid morningPosted 6 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
Toss up between…Posted 6 years ago
The red kite on a branch over the trail about 10 paces in front of me.
The black woodpeckers in the forest not far from here (didn’t realise they were that big)
Or the eagle soaring in the Süd Tirol last year (they are huge – you know when you’ve seen an eagle the first time, and not a buzzard etc.)BigJohnSubscriber
The blackbird in our back garden who has been here for a couple of years and keeps bullying me to throw another handful of sultanas out to her.
First thing every morning she spots when I go into the kitchen and she flaps around the window while I’m at the coffee machine.Posted 6 years agospacehopperSubscriber
saw a hoopoe in Ibiza… beautiful bird!
wanted to see one of those for years since seeing a picture of one in my observers book of birds as a kid!
also seen sea eagles.. a golden eagle.. on skye.. peregrines in a couple of places too..
the best though has to be puffins… theyre amazing!
*not my pic
Edit: Owls on nightrides are pretty special too.. so silent and good grief they scare the bejeesus out of me when they drop out of trees right in front of me!Posted 6 years agoGrizlaMember
Favourites recently were a Red Kite last weekend, scavenging aside the M11, and a Nuthatch a couple of weeks prior. Hadn’t seen a Nuthatch for years…
Back in December I saw a Great Grey Shrike atop a bush when I was out fishing.
There are loads of Little Egrets round our way these days, I love those. They were rare back when I was into birds.Posted 6 years ago
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