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.

Dotterel by Steve Young

Dotterel

This most attractive of the plovers is also one of the most elusive. However, with perseverance it can be found on spring passage and there...

01/01/2010

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Dipper by Andrew 2606 (commons.wikimedia.org)

Dipper

This fascinating river bird has an extraordinary aquatic lifestyle. Dipper is the only songbird in Britain that feeds underwater and it has...

01/01/2010

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Great Grey Shrike by Marek Szczepanek (commons.wikimedia.org)

Great Grey Shrike

Handsome northern migrants which overwinter here in small numbers, Great Grey Shrike never fails to delight, and is always a thrilling part...

01/01/2010

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Grasshopper Warbler by Steve Young

Grasshopper Warbler

Spring is the best time to see this secretive bird. Its insect-like reeling song gives the vital clue to its location, but even then seeing...

01/01/2010

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Yellow-browed Warbler by Steve Young

Yellow-browed Warbler

A tiny sprite of a bird, Yellow-browed Warbler is a delight to find in autumn, whether it's fluttering high in a Sycamore somewhere on the...

01/01/2010

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Grey Phalarope by Steve Young

Grey Phalarope

The most Arctic of the phalaropes, this delightful bird is rarely seen in its breeding finery, and occurs more as a pelagic wanderer after...

01/01/2010

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European Nightjar by Chris Harbard

European Nightjar

June is prime time to catch up with the ghostly and fascinating European Nightjar. Chris Harbard looks at the life and times of this...

01/01/2010

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