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Pied Wagtail (88)

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A delightful small, long-tailed and rather sprightly black and white bird. When not standing and frantically wagging its tail up and down it can be seen dashing about over lawns or car parks in search of food. 27 more words

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Oystercatcher (87)

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The oystercatcher is a large, stocky, black and white wading bird. It has a long, orange-red bill and reddish-pink legs. 43 more words

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Great Crested Grebe (81)

Final few pics of 2013BirdChallenge, not great quality.

A delightfully elegant waterbird with ornate head plumes which led to its being hunted for its feathers, almost leading to its extermination from the UK. 62 more words

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Great tit (82)

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The largest UK tit – green and yellow with a striking glossy black head with white cheeks and a distinctive two-syllable song. 38 more words

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Green Woodpecker (83)

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The green woodpecker is the largest of the three woodpeckers that breed in Britain. It has a heavy-looking body, short tail and a strong, long bill. 47 more words

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Heron (84)

Final few pics of 2013BirdChallenge, not great quality.

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. 8 more words

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Moorhen (86)

Final few pics of 2013BirdChallenge, not great quality.

Moorhens are blackish with a red and yellow beak and long, green legs. Seen closer-up, they have a dark brown back and wings and a more bluish-black belly, with white stripes on the flanks. 7 more words

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