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.

Focus On 'Eared' Owls

Focus On: 'eared' owls

The 'eared owls' can present an identification conundrum to the unwary, but here are several simple steps to identification, even making...


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Focus On Hawfinch Bonanza

Focus On: Hawfinch

Autumn 2005 produced an exceptional passage of Hawfinches. The winter period has also produced superb numbers, with approaching 500 birds...


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Focus On Tricky Sawbills

Focus On: tricky sawbills

Drake Red-breasted Mergansers and Goosanders present few problems at close range, but just how do you separate those more tricky 'redhead'...


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Focus On Bearded Tits

Focus On: Bearded Tits

With its striking appearance and exotic looks, the Bearded Tit looks out of place in a British environment.


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Focus On Hoopoes

Focus On: Hoopoes

Exotic and guaranteed to attract a crowd, favourable conditions could see a number of these scarce migrants making landfall over the next...


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