How To See Birds – Further Reading

Numbers of British birdwatchers

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/birdwatching/the-birdwatchers-code/

 

Peregrine Falcon

https://animals.howstuffworks.com/birds/peregrine-falcon-speed.htm

 

Willow Warbler migration

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/natures-home-magazine/birds-and-wildlife-articles/migration/the-incredible-journey/

 

Lee Evans

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/twitcher-devotes-his-life-to-an-obsessive-flight-of-fancy-1480981.html

 

Coal Tits

https://www.britishbirdlovers.co.uk/bird-identification/coal-tit

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife-explorer/birds/tits-crests-and-warblers/coal-tit

https://www.bto.org/sites/default/files/shared_documents/gbw/associated_files/bird-table-65-coal-tit-species-focus.pdf

 

Robin stained with Christ’s blood

https://web.archive.org/web/20160307095635/https://www.gmwildlife.org.uk/wildlife/species/index.php?species=European%20Robin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_robin#cite_note-41

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_robin#cite_note-42

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/robin/

 

House Sparrow numbers

https://www.bto.org/about-birds/species-focus/chaffinch

 

Greenfinch and Chaffinch disease plus Greenfinch more in gardens

https://www.bto.org/science/population-dynamics/greenfinches-and-trichomonosis

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/greenfinch/

https://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/gbw/gardens-wildlife/garden-birds/a-z-garden-birds/greenfinch

 

Great Spotted Woodpecker

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_spotted_woodpecker

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/great-spotted-woodpecker/

 

Parakeets

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/01/parakeet-cull-british-farms-birds-vineyards-research-uk

https://www.rspb.org.uk/our-work/our-positions-and-casework/our-positions/species/invasive-non-native-species/ring-necked-parakeets/

 

Magpie

https://www.livingwithbirds.com/tweetapedia/21-facts-on-magpie

 

Wheatear

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/wheatear/

 

Sedge Warbler

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedge_warbler#cite_note-bin-11

 

Treecreepers

https://www.discoverwildlife.com/animal-facts/birds/facts-about-treecreeper/

 

Starlings in Jutland and colour of beaks

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_starling#cite_note-36

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_starling

 

Kingfishers diet and deaths

https://www.livingwithbirds.com/tweetapedia/21-facts-on-kingfisher

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/kingfisher/breeding-feeding-territory/

https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/features/why-does-the-kingfisher-have-blue-feathers

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/birdwatching/how-to-identify-birds/abnormal-colouration-of-birds/

https://www.discoverwildlife.com/animal-facts/kingfisher-guide-facts-best-places-to-see-film/

 

Atlantic Puffin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_puffin#cite_note-boag43-21

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-44861743/does-wales-hold-the-key-for-saving-the-puffin-from-extinction

 

Arctic Tern

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/07/arctic-tern-makes-longest-ever-migration-equal-to-flying-twice-around-the-planet

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_tern#cite_note-Dutch_terns-4

https://oceanwide-expeditions.com/to-do/wildlife/arctic-tern

 

Sandwich Tern survival

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/sandwich-tern/

 

Ptarmigans in Iceland

https://www.reglugerd.is/reglugerdir/allar/nr/800-2005

 

Eider Duck

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Eider/overview

https://www.thetravelalmanac.com/lists/birds-speed.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_eider

 

Black-throated Diver legs

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/black-throated-diver/

 

Greater Crested Terns

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_crested_tern

 

Crab Plover

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crab-plover

 

Mandarin

https://www.beautyofbirds.com/mandarinduck.html

https://www.livingwithbirds.com/tweetapedia/21-facts-on-mandarin-duck

 

Mallard

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mallard#cite_note-Phillips-11

 

Cattle Egret

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/cattle-egret/

 

Common Crane

http://www.thegreatcraneproject.org.uk/

 

Purple Heron

https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/our-work/rspb-news/news/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-255242

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/07/birdwatch-the-purple-heron-a-rare-visitor-uk-kept-itself-well-hidden

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_heron#cite_note-Witherby-6

 

Black-headed Heron

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_reef_heron

 

Mute Swan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mute_swan
Cuckoos

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/natures-home-magazine/birds-and-wildlife-articles/migration/migratory-bird-stories/cuckoo-migration/

https://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/bbs/research-conservation/cuckoo

 

Waxwings

https://www.discoverwildlife.com/animal-facts/birds/facts-about-waxwings/

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/waxwing

 

Zitting Cisticola

http://www.birdinginmalta.com/tacenc.html

https://www.gwct.org.uk/policy/position-statements/shooting-woodcock/

 

Cape Sugarbird

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_sugarbird

 

Red-faced Mousebird

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-faced_mousebird#cite_note-:0-2

 

Orange-breasted Sunbird

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange-breasted_sunbird

 

Little Bee-eater

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_bee-eater

 

Striped Kingfisher

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Striped_kingfisher

 

African Pygmy Kingfisher

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_pygmy_kingfisher

 

Grey-headed Kingfisher

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey-headed_kingfisher

https://www.beautyofbirds.com/africanpygmykingfishers.html

 

European Roller

https://www.arkive.org/european-roller/coracias-garrulus/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_roller#cite_note-11

 

Yellow-billed Oxpecker

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow-billed_oxpecker

 

Village Weaver

https://www.chesterzoo.org/explore-the-zoo/animals/birds/rollers-and-weavers/village-weaver

 

Kori Bustard

https://themysteriousworld.com/top-10-largest-living-birds-in-the-world/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kori_bustard

 

Southern Ground Hornbill

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_ground_hornbill

 

Three-banded Plover

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-banded_plover

 

African Penguin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_penguin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_penguin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countershading

https://web.archive.org/web/20131203072203/http://www.seaturtles.org/article.php?id=1800

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/African_Penguin

https://animalfactguide.com/animal-facts/african-penguin/

 

Marabou Stork

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marabou_stork

 

Ostrich

https://www.audubon.org/news/which-bird-fastest-runner

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostrich

https://www.livescience.com/27433-ostriches.html

https://animalfactguide.com/animal-facts/ostrich/

https://www.ducksters.com/animals/ostrich.php

 

Tawny Owl

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/trees-woods-and-wildlife/animals/birds/tawny-owl/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAgMPgBRDDARIsAOh3uyL1vxZ0ZMzFDs015qXngzL2TB4rTvPNNrUhTtvfCWSlMvMZQBdITUMaAibXEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife-explorer/birds/birds-prey/tawny-owl

 

Little Owl

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/little-owl/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_owl#cite_note-OwlPages-4

 

Barn Owl

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/barn-owl/

http://www.bbog.co.uk/barn-owl.html

https://www.barnowltrust.org.uk/barn-owl-facts/barn-owl-adaptations/

 

Verreaux’s Eagle Owl

https://www.owlpages.com/owls/species.php?s=1320

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verreaux%27s_eagle-owl

 

Red-footed Falcon

https://www.arkive.org/red-footed-falcon/falco-vespertinus/

 

Hen Harrier

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/hen-harrier/

 

Honey Buzzard

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/honey-buzzard/
Rough-legged Buzzard

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/rough-legged-buzzard

 

Red Kite

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/red-kite/conservation/

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/06/how-this-majestic-british-bird-was-saved-from-the-brink-of-extin/

 

Short-toed Snake Eagle

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short-toed_snake_eagle

 

Brown Snake Eagle

http://birding.krugerpark.co.za/birding-in-kruger-snake-eagles.html

 

Black-chested Snake Eagle

http://www.oiseaux-birds.com/card-black-chested-snake-eagle.html

 

Bateleur

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bateleur

 

Tawny Eagle

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tawny_eagle

http://www.arkive.org/tawny-eagle/aquila-rapax/#text=Facts

 

Golden Eagle

https://animals.mom.me/fast-golden-eagle-fly-9969.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1281970/Swooping-150mph-golden-eagle-really-knows-meaning-fast-food.html

https://www.britishbirdofpreycentre.co.uk/our-birds/birds/golden-eagle/

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/g/golden-eagle/

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/1594670/spectacular-images-capture-moment-golden-eagle-swooped-on-deer/

http://www.habitas.org.uk/priority/species.asp?item=291

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/14/englands-last-golden-eagle-feared-dead-after-decade-trying-in-va/

 

White-tailed Eagle

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/white-tailed-eagle

 

Vultures

https://www.globalanimal.org/2014/02/17/vultures-natures-garbage-men/

 

Lappet-faced Vulture

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lappet-faced_vulture

https://seaworld.org/animals/facts/birds/lappet-faced-vulture/

 

Secretary Bird

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretarybird

https://animalcorner.co.uk/animals/secretary-bird/

 

Most birds don’t have penises

https://www.livescience.com/38379-animal-sex-bird-sex.html