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Birds

Chris Day | Little Owl

Little Owl

Little Owl is a small, chunky, flat headed and short tailed. It hunts at dusk but can be often seen perched out during the day. Can be found all over Europe and UK
Chris Day | Robin

Robin

The Robin is a common garden bird usually associated with Christmas
Chris Day | Mute Swans

Mute Swans

Cygnets on the Avon river in Dorset
Chris Day | Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Barn Owl
Chris Day | Mute Swan

Mute Swan

Mute Swan at Rickmansworth Aquadrome
Chris Day | Canada Goose

Canada Goose

Canada Goose
Chris Day | Goshawk

Goshawk

Goshawks are powerful predators. They are scarce, due to persecution, in most areas. They are making a come back in the UK where they have been illegally released or simply escaped.
Chris Day | Woodpigeon

Woodpigeon

Wild and shy but common almost everywhere.
Chris Day | Grey Heron

Grey Heron

Grey herons are tall, with long legs, a long beak and grey, black and white feathering. They can stand with their neck stretched out, looking for food, or hunched down with their neck bent over their chest.
Chris Day | Red-Crested Pochard

Red-Crested Pochard

Larger than a pochard, the male has an orange-brown head with a red beak and pale flanks. Females are brown with pale cheeks. In flight they show whitish primaries. They dive, dabble and up-end for their food.There is a large population in Spain and nearer but smaller numbers in France, Netherlands and Germany - and occasional wild birds may come to the UK from the Continent. The UK breeding birds almost certainly all come from escaped birds.
Chris Day | Woodpigeon

Woodpigeon

Wild and shy but common almost everywhere.
Chris Day | Greylag Goose

Greylag Goose

Greylag Goose om Little Britain Lake
Chris Day | Juvenile Blackbird

Juvenile Blackbird

One of the most common birds in Europe, The male has a black body, a bright orange bill and a yellow ring around the eye. The female has a dark brown body with a mottled dark spotted underside. Immature males (1st winter) are coloured dull black with a dark bill. Juveniles have a gingery brown body with pale streaks on the back and an orange bill.
Chris Day | Yellow Legged Gull

Yellow Legged Gull

Yellow legged Gull
Chris Day | Collared Dove

Collared Dove

Collared Dove
Chris Day | Robin

Robin

A cheeky Robin
Chris Day | Mute Swan

Mute Swan

A Mute Swan
Chris Day | Mute Swans

Mute Swans

Cygnets on the Avon river in Dorset
Chris Day | Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Barn Owl
Chris Day | Juvenile Blackbird

Juvenile Blackbird

One of the most common birds in Europe, The male has a black body, a bright orange bill and a yellow ring around the eye. The female has a dark brown body with a mottled dark spotted underside. Immature males (1st winter) are coloured dull black with a dark bill. Juveniles have a gingery brown body with pale streaks on the back and an orange bill.
Chris Day | Juvenile Blackbird

Juvenile Blackbird

One of the most common birds in Europe, The male has a black body, a bright orange bill and a yellow ring around the eye. The female has a dark brown body with a mottled dark spotted underside. Immature males (1st winter) are coloured dull black with a dark bill. Juveniles have a gingery brown body with pale streaks on the back and an orange bill.
Chris Day | Woodpigeon

Woodpigeon

Wild and shy but common almost everywhere.
Chris Day | Day out on the canal

Day out on the canal

Day out on the canal
Chris Day | Yellow Legged Gull

Yellow Legged Gull

Yellow legged Gull
Chris Day | A touch of Hitchcock

A touch of Hitchcock

A touch of Hitchcock
Chris Day | Grelag Geese

Grelag Geese

A family of Grelag Geese on the Thames near Runnymede
Chris Day | Grey Heron

Grey Heron

Grey herons are unmistakeable: tall, with long legs, a long beak and grey, black and white feathering. They can stand with their neck stretched out, looking for food, or hunched down with their neck bent over their chest.
Chris Day | Eagle Owl

Eagle Owl

This massive bird is one of Europes most powerful predators, which even kills other owls to claim exclusive use of territory. Its huge eyes give it exceptional vision in poor light and hunting is almost entirely nocturnal.
Chris Day | Mute Swan

Mute Swan

A mute swan swims along the river Thames in Windsor, Berkshire, England
Chris Day | Mute Swan

Mute Swan

A mute Swan a swimming
Chris Day | Harris Hawk

Harris Hawk

The Harris's Hawk or Harris Hawk also known as the Bay-winged Hawk or Dusky Hawk, is a medium-large bird of prey which breeds from the south western United States south to Chile and central Argentina.
Chris Day | Grey Heron

Grey Heron

Grey herons are unmistakeable: tall, with long legs, a long beak and grey, black and white feathering. They can stand with their neck stretched out, looking for food, or hunched down with their neck bent over their chest.
Chris Day | Young Robin Redbreast

Young Robin Redbreast

The Robin is a common garden bird usually associated with Christmas
Chris Day | Snow Goose

Snow Goose

Snow goose (anser caerulescens)
Chris Day | Mandarin Duck

Mandarin Duck

Mandarin Duck
Chris Day | Gull Silhouette

Gull Silhouette

Gull Silhouette in Sidmouth South Devon
Chris Day | Eagle Owl

Eagle Owl

This massive bird is one of Europes most powerful predators, which even kills other owls to claim exclusive use of territory. Its huge eyes give it exceptional vision in poor light and hunting is almost entirely nocturnal.
Chris Day | Herring Gull

Herring Gull

The herring gull is often considered a nuisance. It nests on rooftops and can be extremely noisy. Has been in decline in Europe but can be found almost anywhere inland or by water. So wherever you are watch out otherwise you may lose your icecream or sandwiches.
Chris Day | Silhouette of Two Gulls on a Lamp post

Silhouette of Two Gulls on a Lamp post

Though called the Common Gull it is not common in all areas of the country. It can be quite localised.
Chris Day | Starlings in my garden

Starlings in my garden

A Collage of Starling images taken in my garden, in West London, during the summer of 2010
Chris Day | Collage of Wildfowl

Collage of Wildfowl

Collage of Wildfowl
Chris Day | Greylag Goose

Greylag Goose

Greylag Goose
Chris Day | Mute Swan

Mute Swan

A mute swan landing on Ruislip Lido
Chris Day | Canada Goose

Canada Goose

Canada Goose
Chris Day | Juvenile Robin

Juvenile Robin

Juvenile Robin in my garden in west London
Chris Day | Juvenile Robin

Juvenile Robin

A juvenile Robin in my garden in west London
Chris Day | Red-Crested Pochard

Red-Crested Pochard

Larger than a pochard, the male has an orange-brown head with a red beak and pale flanks. Females are brown with pale cheeks. In flight they show whitish primaries. They dive, dabble and up-end for their food.There is a large population in Spain and nearer but smaller numbers in France, Netherlands and Germany - and occasional wild birds may come to the UK from the Continent. The UK breeding birds almost certainly all come from escaped birds.
Chris Day | A mute swan

A mute swan

A mute swan
Chris Day | Canada Goose

Canada Goose

Canada Goose