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Wigeon (36)

The bird I always mix up with others!
The wigeon is a medium-sized duck with a round head and small bill. The head and neck of the male are chestnut, with a yellow forehead, pink breast and grey body. 63 more words

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Pintail (37)

Another new one for me, never spotted a Pintail before.

Slightly bigger than a mallard, these long-necked and small-headed ducks fly with a curved back pointed wings and a tapering tail, making this the best way to distinguish them from other ducks in the UK. 58 more words

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Pheasant (38)

A large, long-tailed gamebird. Males have rich chestnut, golden-brown and black markings on body and tail, with a dark green head and red face wattling. Females are mottled with paler brown and black. 32 more words

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Avocet (34)

A distinctively-patterned black and white wader with a long up-curved beak. It is the emblem of the RSPB and symbolises the bird protection movement in the UK more than any other species. 28 more words

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Redshank (32)

As its name suggests, redshanks’ most distinctive features are their bright orange-red legs. They have a medium-length bill with an orange base to match, brown speckled back and wings and paler belly. 8 more words

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Bar Tailed Godwit (33)

Another one spotted down by the beach at Titchwell.

A long-billed, long-legged wading bird which visits UK shores for the winter. Most usually seen in its grey-brown winter plumage, birds in spring may show their full rich chestnut breeding plumage. 57 more words

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Redshank (29)

Reflecting, the Redshank loks for food while Avocets look closer to the mud.

As its name suggests, redshanks’ most distinctive features are their bright orange-red legs. 27 more words

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