Long Eared Owl

Long Eared Owl

Black Headed Gull

Black Headed Gull

European Robin

European Robin

Grey Heron Profile

Grey Heron Profile

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A Mistle Thrush

A Mistle Thrush

Urban Robin

Urban Robin

Wood Pigeon

Wood Pigeon

Wood Pigeon in a tree.

Gull

Gull

Mandarin Duck

Mandarin Duck

Mandarin ducks in Britain are the descendants of captive-bred ducks which escaped or were deliberately released. Mandarins are one of the few duck species which are not hunted for food - apparently they taste really bad!

Mallard Portrait

Mallard Portrait

Greylag Goose

Greylag Goose

A Swan

A Swan

Robin in the woods

Robin in the woods

Parakeets in London

Parakeets in London

While there are a couple of different species of parrots living wild in pockets of land across the city, the largest colonies of most commonly seen wild London parrots are feral rose-ringed parakeets. These birds are a prolific Afro-Asian species, easily identifiable by their bright green colouration and, on the male of the species, distinctive red ring around the neck. A mature adult bird stands around 40cm tall, including the tail feathers, and they have a loud and piercing squawking call. Rose-ringed parakeets are popular as pets, and like many parrots, can be trained to mimic human speech.

A Blue Tit

A Blue Tit

Grey Heron Fishing

Grey Heron Fishing