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Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Photo: David Allen: The Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) is a medium-sized bird species characterized by its pale grayish-brown plumage, a distinctive black "collar" or crescent-shaped mark on the back of its neck, and red eyes. It belongs to the family Columbidae and is native to Europe and Asia. Collared Doves are known for their soft and cooing calls and are often found in urban and suburban areas.
Author: David Allen
Aperture: 6.3
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Iso: 100
Copyright: Lochmaben Community Council
Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
Photo: David Allen: The Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) is a small, colorful passerine bird native to Europe. It is characterized by its vibrant blue and yellow plumage and is often found in gardens and woodlands. Blue Tits are known for their acrobatic and agile behavior, frequently seen hanging upside down while foraging for insects and seeds.
Author: David Allen
Aperture: 6.5
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Iso: 800
Copyright: Lochmaben Community Council
The Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
The Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
Photo: David Allen:
The Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos), is a small to medium-sized bird species that belongs to the thrush family (Turdidae). It is known for its distinctive and melodious song, which includes repeated phrases.

The Song Thrush is brownish in color with a speckled chest and has a habit of smashing snail shells against rocks to extract the snail inside, which is a notable behavior of this bird.
Author: David Allen
Aperture: 6.5
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Iso: 800
Copyright: Lochmaben Community Council
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Photo: David Allen: The osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a large, distinctive bird of prey commonly found near bodies of water worldwide. It is known for its striking appearance, featuring white plumage on its head and underparts, contrasted by dark brown or black feathers on its wings and back. Ospreys have a distinctive black eye stripe and a hooked beak. One of the remarkable characteristics of ospreys is their diet, primarily consisting of fish. They are excellent fish hunters and are often observed hovering over water bodies before diving feet-first to catch their prey. Their talons are specially adapted for grasping fish, and they are able to rotate fish in their grip for aerodynamic flight.

Ospreys are known for their impressive nests, which they build in high and secluded locations, such as on cliffs, telephone poles, or specially designed platforms. They are known for their strong migratory instincts, with many populations undertaking long-distance migrations between their breeding and wintering grounds.
Author: David Allen
Aperture: 6.5
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Iso: 400
Copyright: Lochmaben Community Council
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Photo: David Allen: The grey heron (Ardea cinerea) is a large wading bird commonly found in wetland habitats. It is characterized by its tall and slender body, long neck, and dagger-like bill. The plumage of the grey heron is mostly gray with white on its head and neck. This bird is known for its slow and graceful flight, often seen soaring majestically or standing still in shallow water, patiently waiting to catch fish or other aquatic prey with its sharp beak. It's a widespread and easily recognizable waterfowl species.
Author: David Allen
Aperture: 6.5
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Iso: 100
Copyright: Lochmaben Community Council
Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
Photo: David Allen: The Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) is a small, colorful passerine bird native to Europe. It is characterized by its vibrant blue and yellow plumage and is often found in gardens and woodlands. Blue Tits are known for their acrobatic and agile behavior, frequently seen hanging upside down while foraging for insects and seeds.
Author: David Allen
Aperture: 6.5
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Iso: 800
Copyright: Lochmaben Community Council
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Photo: David Allen: The Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) is easily recognized by its striking black and white plumage. These woodpeckers are known for their drumming sounds and can often be found in woodlands, parks, and gardens where they forage for insects and larvae by tapping and drilling into tree trunks. They also nest in tree cavities, often reusing the same site in subsequent years.
Author: David Allen
Aperture: 6.5
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Iso: 400
Copyright: Lochmaben Community Council