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Top British garden birds revealed

Top British Garden Birds

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I’m overjoyed this morning to have one of my bird images, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, included in a main article (http://bbc.in/QiDfXV) on the BBC Nature (http://bbc.in/1eTfEpi) website!

Following the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch survey in January the Great Spotted Woodpecker is now in the top 20 birds spotted in our gardens, rising from 25th spot last year.

The House Sparrow was still the most commonly seen bird despite it’s recent dramatic decline in numbers which has seen it classified as a threatened species.

The Blue Tit, one of my favourite birds to photograph, is now ranked second in the survey, it’s highest position since 1979. I can certainly agree with this as I see more Blue Tits than anything else here in Suffolk.

The Great Tit, the largest of the Tit species, one of the more aggressive birds at the feeders, was ranked number 8.

The Blackbird fell from second to fourth place, due mainly to the mild winter which has allowed the bird to find more food in the countryside and not having to rely on garden feeders.

Check out my British Garden Birds album http://bit.ly/1gaPIpp for images of some of the birds in the top 20.

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Kestrel hovering

Kestrel hovering

For #BirdPoker  theme In-flight (curated by +Phil Armishaw)

Spotted this Kestrel hovering nearby my house late one evening back in June and managed to get close enough for this backlit shot.

I’m having a break from posting for a while, will see you all back here soon.

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Buzzard

Buzzard

A Buzzard flying over my garden a couple of days ago.

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Flyby

Flyby

A Canada Goose taken near my house a few days ago.

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Long-tailed Tit

Long-tailed Tit

Taken near my house a little while back. My summer has been focussed on Butterflies so it’s now time to post some Bird images again.

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Pied Wagtail

Pied Wagtail

For today's #BirdPoker theme DOF curated by +Phil Armishaw 

Taken in Long Melford Country Park back in June. There were lots of Damselflies flitting around and this Wagtail was having a field day catching them, great to watch.

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Brown Argus

Brown Argus

A recent shot of a Brown Argus taken at the edge of the field near my house in Suffolk. 

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Small Heath

Small Heath

The Small Heath is a diminutive Butterfly of a similar size to the Common Blue, Small Copper and Brown Argus but in a different family Nymphalidae or Browns. This is the first time I've been able to capture one of these, a great end to the weekend.

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Small Copper

Small Copper

Not had much time for posting recently but here’s another Butterfly from the summer, a first time capture for me, a Small Copper in the same family Lycaenidae as the Common Blue and Brown Argus.

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Comma on Smoke Bush

Comma on Smoke Bush

This Comma is a regular visitor to my garden and obliged by settling on a Smoke Bush for this shot.

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Two Blues

Two Blues

Male and female Common Blues taken recently in the fields near my house in Suffolk. The male is distinctive with his blue inner wing colour compared to the brown of the female.

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#HQSPmacro +HQSP Macro (curated by +Chandro Ji +Terrie Gray +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Robert Vierthaler)
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