What do Birds Eat? 2017

//What do Birds Eat? 2017

Week 3 June: The Robin

The Robin The Robin is a popular visitor to gardens and school grounds throughout the year. It is a plump bird with bright orange-red breast, face, throat and cheeks edged with grey, a white belly and olive-brown upper parts. Juvenile Robins have speckled buff-brown upper parts and underparts. They have no red feathers so [...]

Week 2 June: The Blackbird

The Blackbird The Blackbird can be seen in our gardens and school grounds all year round. The adult male has a glossy black plumage and an orange and yellow bill and eye ring. The adult female has a brown body and a rusty-red breast. Her beak is a dark colour. Juvenile Blackbirds are red [...]

Week 1 June: The Blue Tit

The Blue Tit Blue tits are found all year round in the United Kingdom and most of Europe, Africa and Asia. Blue Tits have yellow under-parts with blue wings, a blue tail and a blue cap. Adults have white cheeks, but those of the juveniles are yellow. The juvenile Blue Tit is duller than [...]

May Week 4 The Barn Owl

The Barn Owl The beautiful Barn Owl is mainly nocturnal, sleeps during the day and is awake at night. They are about the same size as Tawny Owls. The white heart-shaped face and dark eyes are distinctive features of Barn Owls. The upperparts are a golden colour with pale grey and black marks.. The [...]

May Week 3 The Puffin

The Puffin Puffins are sea birds and a members of the “Auk” family. Each summer they leave the sea to breed on land. Puffins are nicknamed “sea parrots” and sometimes “clowns of the sea!” Atlantic puffins have black and white feathers and a large parrot-like beak. They are small seabirds measuring around 25cm in [...]

May Week 2 The Turtle Dove

The Turtle Dove The Turtle Dove is smaller than a Collared Dove. The head is blue-grey with a black and white patch on the side of the neck. The throat and breast are pale pink and the belly white. The wings and back have black and chestnut tortoiseshell-like markings. The yellow eye is surrounded [...]

May Week 1 The Serin

The Serin The Serin is a summer visitor to southern England, usually seen in the spring and autumn. Serins are small, short-billed yellow finches that may be confused with Siskins, juvenile Greenfinches and Canaries. Siskins and Greenfinches are both larger. The male has green streaked upperparts and whitish underparts. The rump, head and breast [...]

April Week 4 The Quail

The Quail The Quail is a small bird that can be seen during the summer months in the south and east of England. Its plumage is light brown with darker brown markings on the back and wings. The head is darker with a light brown streak on the crown and above each eye. The [...]

April Week 3 The Skylark

The Skylark The Skylark is the most common lark you can see in the United Kingdom. It has a large stomach and is slightly smaller than a Starling. The upper parts are brown with heavy black lines. The lower parts are light brown and the breast is streaked with black. The outer tail feathers [...]

April Week 2 The Redwing

The Redwing Redwings can be seen in the United Kingdom all year round. Redwings are smaller than the Song Thrush with red flanks and a prominent yellow stripe above each eye. The upperparts are olive-brown, while the underparts are pale buff with dark spots on the breast. The sides of the body and the [...]