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Enjoy these bird photographs kindly sent to us. If you have an interesting bird (or other wildlife) photograph or drawing you would like featured here, please email or post to address on Contact Page. Many of the images below have been produced using the digiscoping method - if this is new to you, read our FAQ - "What is Digiscoping?" by Andy Bright for a brief introduction, or Digiscoping:The Basics, by Richard Ford for a more detailed look at this fascinating activity.

We are now offering a small prize each month to the photographer of the picture that specially catches our eye - it doesn't have to be a technically great picture, (although it could!), but perhaps show some interesting behaviour. The prize will be awarded entirely at our discetion, and will vary. Potential sponsors, please contact us here!. This month, the prize (The Birdwatchers Companion), is awarded to Steve Wells for his picture of a Red Kite
(see below).

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Red Kite by Steve WellsPHOTO OF THE MONTH
Red Kite
© Steve Wells
Soft light catches the plumage details well in this shot taken in the hills north of Henley.

Buzzard by Steven FryerBuzzard
© Steven Fryer
Another excellent raptor in flight - this at Ravensworth Fell, taken with Canon 20D and 100-300mm lens. See more of Steven's photos.

Common Tern by Francis RiceCommon Tern
© Francis Rice
Great reflection while taking bugs from calm water at Tring Reservoirs. See more photos at Francis's Tring Reservoir site.
Pintail by Kim ConnollyPintail
© Kim Connolly
Another lovely reflection shot taken at Matrin Mere with Canon 20D and 100-400mm lens.
Puffin by Dave PuntonPuffin
© Dave Punton
Shows the bird and habitat well - Isle of Lunga, Treshnish Isles (Scotland)
Waxwing by Neville SismeyWaxwing
© Neville Sismey
Neville was lucky enough to have this bird visit his garden.
Sanderling by Tony PrattSanderling
© Tony Pratt
Enjoying a tasty meal of dead fish! Dymchurch beach, Kent taken with Nikon D70 and 80-400mm lens.
Little Egret by Ken ChurcherLittle Egret
© Ken Churcher
Taken with Minolta Dimage Z2 at Warblington nr. Havant, Hampshire.
Robin by Sue ConroyRobin
© Sue Conroy
Plump winter bird taken in Sue's Cheshire garden with a Sony DSC-H1.
Robin by Barrie RoderickRobin (partial albino)
© Barrie Roderick
A Robin showing extensive albinism in its plumage. Cottesmere Golf Course, W. Sussex with Canon 20D and 300mm lens.
Kingfisher by David RochesterKingfisher
© David Rochester
Leighton Moss, Lancashire, Januuary 2006.
House Sparrow by Christine DonnellyHouse Sparrow
© Christine Donnelly
Nice sense of movement and activity in this female bird.
Blackcap and Great Tit by Liz BarrettBlackcap and Great Tit
© Liz Barrett
Feeding confrontation in London garden. You can see more images from Liz at her own website.
Blackcap by Richard GoodwinBlackcap
© Richard Goodwin
This Blackcap is in a calmer mood! You can see more pictures at Notts RSPB
Grey Wagtail by Alison EnticknapGrey Wagtail
© Alison Enticknap
Only a few weeks after digging a new garden pond, this delightful visitor arrived.
Great Spotted Woodpecker by Stephen ToonGreat Spotted Woodpecker
© Stephen Toon
Excellent shot of a Woodpecker. This is a female bird (male has small red nape patch).
Short-eared Owl by Jean FrearShort-eared Owl
© Jean Frear
Taken in a fenland stubble field with a Canon S21s.
The Scream by Meike Baumeister'The Scream'
© Meike Baumeister
Graylag in Regents Park, London, taken with a Canon 10D and 70-300mm. Well, it made us smile!

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