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  • benslow
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    Song Thrush.

    Beautiful, intelligent bird – like the way it cocks its head when thinking …

    camo16
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    like the way it cocks its head when thinking

    Yeah, but how do you know it’s thinking? Might have water in its ear. 😉

    corroded
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    Where to start??
    I see Flashy’s wren and raise him a Superb Fairywren

    Slightly larger, I like these because they look like Lancaster bombers in flight:

    But at no.1 is this, because it says summer (in the UK) has arrived:

    mogrim
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    But at no.1 is this, because it says summer (in the UK) has arrived:

    No, they’re the little bastards that crap all over my car for 3 months a year.

    Bruce
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    Little Grebe for me but I am quite keen on ducks in general

    fasthaggis
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    Up in the hills the noise of Grouse has always been funny .
    My mum told us when we were wee,that they were saying “getback getback”

    Oh,and the cry of the Loons* from hill Lochs, nice 🙂

    * not the lost bikers shouting “my Garmins died”

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I was surprised to hear that Starlings have greatly declined over the last few years. There used to be thousands of em around, with the glistening wings. Not the loveliest of birds, but shame if they’re dying out.

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    I’m not much of a bird watcher but me and a colleague were looking for a fault on an overhead line last Thursday in the pitch black on the edge of the Peaks. As we were sorting out the paperwork in the car, an owl sat on a wall right outside the car window and just watched us. Couldn’t tell you what sort of an owl it was but it was a a bit special as moments go.

    robdob
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    Owls are chuffin amazing. On the one hand they are cute and cuddly and do the weird almost 360 swivel of their heads. Their young are impossibly cute.

    On the other hand they are lean mean killing machines that could rip your face off if they felt so inclined.

    Owls = awesumz

    Reluctant
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    Love ’em all, but if pushed to name a fave ~ jackdaws it is!

    Closely followed by jays and the rest of the corvid family 🙂

    andypaul99
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    Theres something about a Goshawks eyes, terrifying. Awesome Bird.

    bencooper
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    We have a parrot* who visits occasionally – vanished for a while but saw (and heard!) him again a couple of weeks ago. I feel a bit sorry for the poor guy, all alone, but he seems to have fun winding up the jackdaws.


    Parrot in the snow… by Ben Cooper, on Flickr

    *Parakeet, really.

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    I was surprised to hear that Starlings have greatly declined over the last few years. There used to be thousands of em around, with the glistening wings. Not the loveliest of birds, but shame if they’re dying out.

    The entire population is outside Gravely’s Chippy by Leeds market.

    Premier Icon ransos
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    *Parakeet, really.

    Where’s that? I’ve seen them a few times in London, but not elsewhere in the UK.

    bencooper
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    Glasgow 😉

    Waxwings are gorgeous looking things. Like they’ve been painted by a fine artist.

    And the much under rated crested tit:

    fasthaggis
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    The entire population is outside Gravely’s Chippy by Leeds market

    and at Gretna

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    I have an inquisitive little Robin who frequents the back garden.

    Picture taken last year, while I was cleaning the bikes.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Can you northern folk give me my starlings back please.

    jamesfuller
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    Marabou stork is my favourite bird. It always looks a bit grumpy, like me.
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/54/Marabou_Stork_001.jpg

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    These always look good when I’m cycling to work.

    Suprisingly there’s always loads of these on the ground when I’m cycling along the riverbank.

    Premier Icon BillOddie
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    For proper bird life you need to go to New Zealand.

    I give you the Kea (eater of windscreen wipers and tents)…

    …and the mighty Weka stealer of crisps…

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