Photo of the Week: 14-20 February 2022


American Robin by Paul Coombes



Unsurprisingly, there have been plenty of images taken of East Sussex's celebrity visitor – the American Robin in Eastbourne. Being a typically showy example of this exciting vagrant from North America, the robin has been appreciated by hundreds, if not thousands, of admirers over its fortnight-long stay so far, with a fine array of shots appearing in the BirdGuides gallery.

Of all those taken and posted in our gallery, Paul Coombes's image brought the biggest collective smile to the team. Ironically for such a confident bird, it's a shot of it playing hard to get that wins this Monday's Photo of the Week – congratulations to Paul on this effective and unusual take on one of the winter's most popular rarities.


Other notable images


Baikal Teal, Greylake RSPB, Somerset & Bristol (Gary Thoburn).

Eurasian Wigeon, Greylake RSPB, Somerset & Bristol (Carl Bovis).

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Red-breasted Merganser, Moray Firth, Moray & Nairn (Dean Eades).

Ptarmigan, undisclosed site, Highland (C Corbidge).

Barn Owl, Parkgate Marsh/Gayton Sands RSPB, Cheshire (Tony Webb).

Common Sandpiper, Cork City, Cork (Harry Hussey).

Eurasian Oystercatcher, Burntisland, Fife (Chris Hawes).

American Robin, Eastbourne, East Sussex (Mark Rayment).

Eurasian Wren, Walberswick, Suffolk (Andrew Moon).

Crested Tit, undisclosed site, Highland (Tony Davison).

Snow Bunting, Quoys of Reiss, Caithness (Colin Davies).

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