Species profiles

There could be as many as 35 crossbill species, and most Shore Larks are found anywhere but on the beach. Take an indepth look at these and many more species.

Little Tern can be identified by its small size and black-tipped yellow bill. Note also the white forehead. Photo by Steve Young (www.birdsonfilm.com).

May target bird: Little Tern

The diminutive Little Tern is one of world’s smallest terns, and the sight of it hovering by the shore, giving its excited chittering, make...


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This Waxwing was one of a flock of 162 at B&Q in Folkstone, Kent, on 9 December 2010. Photo by David Featherbe

Bohemian rhapsody

As Britain enjoys a bumper invasion year, David Callahan investigates the biology of this season’s most wanted urban bird, Waxwing. Get one...


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