Category Archives: In the Wild

Great Tit Sunbathing


Passeriformes #1

Place: Piccovagia, Corsica, France
Dates: 4 June 2017.






[Parus major, Family Paridae, Order Passeriformes, Wikipedia Entry: Great tit]

The sound of the great tit (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Stein Ø. Nilsen)

Distribution of the great tit across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Juvenile Italian Sparrow


Passeriformes #2

Place: La Canonica, Corsica, France
Dates: 23 May 2017.







[Passer italiae, Family Passeridae, Order Passeriformes, Wikipedia Entry: Italian sparrow]

The sound of the Italian sparrow (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Tero Linjama)

House Martin Building a Nest


Passeriformes #1

Place: Gill’s Bay, Caithness, Highlands
Dates: 21 July 2017.







[Delichon urbicum, Family Hirundinidae, Order Passeriformes, Wikipedia Entry: Common house martin]

The sound of the house martin (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Patrik Åberg)

Distribution of the house martin across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Great Skua


Charadriiformes

Place: Noup Cliffs, Westray, Orkney Islands
Dates: 23 July 2017.





Place: Stanger Head, Westray, Orkney Islands
Dates: 23 July 2017.


Place: Mull Head, Deerness, Orkney Mainland
Dates: 23 July 2017.







Place: RSPB Hobbister, Orkney Mainland
Dates: 23 July 2017.


[Stercorarius skua, Family Stercorariidae, Order Charadriiformes, Wikipedia Entry: Great skua]

The sound of the great skua (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Dougie Preston)

Distribution of the great skua across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Corn Bunting


Passeriformes #2

Place: Oletta, Corsica
Dates: 26 May 2017.








[Emberiza calandra, Family Emberizidae, Order Passeriformes, Wikipedia Entry: Corn bunting]

The sound of the corn bunting (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Stuart Fisher)

Distribution of the corn bunting across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Cattle Egret


Pelecaniformes

Place: Oristano, Sardinia
Dates: 17 June 2017.








[Bubulcus ibis, Family Ardeidae, Order Pelecaniformes, Wikipedia Entry: Cattle egret]

The sound of the cattle egret (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Marco Dragonetti)

Distribution of the cattle egret across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).

Willow Warbler


Passeriformes #1

Place: Caerphilly Commons, Caerphilly
Dates: 6 May 2017.





[Phylloscopus trochilus, Family Phylloscopidae, Order Passeriformes, Wikipedia Entry: Willow warbler]

The sound of the willow warbler (borrowed from the Xeno-Canto website, recordist Patrik Åberg)

Distribution of the willow warbler across the British Isles (borrowed from the Bird Atlas Mapstore).