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Their plumage is not water-repellent, but "wettable." It has been suggested that the function of the spread-wing postures in these birds is to dry the wings…

This Female was perched in a Hawthorn Bush singing away to her hearts content. Not many red berries left to nibble on.

This Female Reed Bunting was perched in amongst the Dog Roses that now have many Hips ripe at RSPB Old Moor near Barnsley in South Yorkshire England.

Perched on the Buddleia Bush. Large holes in the leaves of brassica crops and nasturtiums are usually the work of cabbage white caterpillars.

I captured this picture on a recent visit to RSPB Old Moor. It was feeding on some thistle seeds in front of the family hide.

No this is not a mirror image but two birds on two separate posts. It took a long time for them both to turn and face each other. I had to wait for a long time…

These are a fascinating group of insects. They belong to the family Syrphidae, a family within the order Diptera (true flies).

It has brilliant white wings, with small black tips to the forewings and one or two wing spots. The undersides are a creamy white.

The aptly named Speckled Wood flies in partially shaded woodland with dappled sunlight. Butterflies often perch in sunny spots, spiralling into the air to…

Sparrow-sized but slim and with a long, deeply notched tail, the male shown here  has a black head, white collar and a drooping moustache.

A familiar sight with its pointed wings and long tail, hovering beside a roadside verge. Numbers of kestrels declined in the 1970s, probably as a result of…

The largest UK tit - green and yellow with a striking glossy black head with white cheeks and a distinctive two-syllable song. Often seen in gardens using nest…
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