Photo of the Week: 27 February-5 March 2023


Yellow-throated Toucan and Tropical Kingbird by Jonathan Scragg



This fascinating image by Jonathan Scragg of a Yellow-throated Toucan being mobbed by a Tropical Kingbird, taken recently in Costa Rica, injects more than a splash of colour into what has been a grey and chilly week for many areas of Britain. Toucans are often seen buried in the canopies of tall trees, feeding unobtrusively on fruits, so to frame one in flight against a glorious blue sky like this makes for an impressive and unusual POTW winner. Congratulations to Jonathan on this top shot!


Other notable images


Great Crested Grebe, Furzton Lake, Buckinghamshire (Nigel Kiteley).

Tundra Bean Goose, Sound, Mainland, Shetland (Andy Johnson).

King Eider, Bluemull Sound, Shetland (David Cooper).

Northern Fulmar, Butt of Lewis, Lewis, Outer Hebrides (Robert Wemyss).

White-rumped Sandpiper, Slimbridge WWT, Gloucestershire (Jonathan Bull).

Common Starling, Shapwick Heath NNR, Somerset & Bristol (Carl Bovis).

Coal Tit, Studley, Warwickshire (Clive Daelman).

Hume's Leaf Warbler, Compton Dando, Somerset & Bristol (Matthew Barfield).

Robin, Crosby, Lancashire (Pete Kinsella).

Waxwing, Cranfield, Bedfordshire (Mark Rayment).

Written by: BirdGuides