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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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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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Peacock

Peacock

Time for a short break for me, I'll leave you with this beautiful Peacock Butterfly taken in my garden in Suffolk.

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Female Mallard

Female Mallard

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For #BirdPoker Monday’s theme Females  (curated by +Phil Armishaw)

Taken in Clare Country Park last week.

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Female Common Blue

Female Common Blue

This is a female Common Blue Butterfly, showing clearly the brown colouration with tints of blue in contrast with the male which is completely blue.

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Common Blue

Common Blue

A male Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) nectaring on yellow daisies in the fields at the back of my house in Suffolk.

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Brown Argus

Brown Argus

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Another shot of the Brown Argus, this time showing the brown colouration of the inner wings and the orange wing tip markings.

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Brown Argus

Brown Argus

Another new Butterfly for me this year, the Brown Argus Aricia agestis is again in the same family as the Common Blue but has no blue scales on the forewings, the male and female both appearing brown rather than blue but with beautiful orange spots on both forewings and hindwings.

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Small Copper

Small Copper

A new Butterfly for me this year, the Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas is in the same family as the Common Blue and is unmistakable with its bright copper-coloured forewings.

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#Macro #MacroPhotography 

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#HQSPmacro +HQSP Macro (curated by +Chandro Ji +Terrie Gray +Albert Vuvu Konde and +Robert Vierthaler)
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#Macromonday (curated by +Kelli Seeger Kim +Kerry Murphy +Sandra Parlow +Jeff Moreau)
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