Tom Curtis's Birds Posts

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.

Not really a black-headed bird, more chocolate-brown - in fact, for much of the year, it has a white head. It is most definitely not a 'seagull' and is found…

Adults are blackish with a red and yellow beak and long, green legs. Seen close-up, they have a dark brown back and wings and a more bluish-black belly, with…

White Domestic Goose found wild with Canada and Greylag Geese on a local Nature Reserve in South Yorkshire UK.

The Canada Goose is a large goose, with a distinctive black head and neck and large white throat patch.

Large and conspicuous waterbird, the cormorant has an almost primitive appearance with its long neck making it appear reptilian.

These birds are found on farmland throughout the UK particularly in lowland areas of northern England. This picture was captured at a local Nature Reserve.

Canada Geese in flight over Cudworth in South Yorkshire at the start of Migration. This happens morning and evening throughout September.

Crow sitting on a Park Bench. It may surprise you to know there are 40 known species of crows throughout the world.

Balancing one one leg. Not really a black-headed bird, more chocolate-brown - in fact, for much of the year, it has a white head.

Coot swimming about on a lake. All-black and larger than its cousin, the moorhen, the coot has a distinctive white beak and 'shield' above the beak which…

Mute Swan Cygnets that have been recently ringed, picture taken at Rabbit Ings Country Park Royston South Yorkshire England.

Mallard Duck Female preening beside the lake. This bird must have spent about 15 minutes no stop doing this.

Not often seen in a tree. I spotted this one on a walk round Dearne Valley Park Barnsley South Yorkshire England recently.

Spotted this Canada Goose at our local Nature Reserve, it appeared to have an injured foot but after throwing down some seed it took some and then waddled off…

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 birds 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…
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