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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.

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Hummingbird Hawk Moth by Steve LuckPHOTO OF THE MONTH (June 2006)
Hummingbird Hawk Moth
© Steve Luck
Photo taken in Dorset garden.
Judges comment - "We thought that this was a once in a life time shot as the Hummingbird Hawk Moth is a very busy creature and so difficult to photograph".

Starlings by Christine DonnellyStarlings
© Christine Donnelly
Great shot, capturing the urgent energy of this parent bird feeding young.

Curlew by Ivan DownesCurlew
© Ivan Downes
Captured with a Canon 20D and 100-400mm lens at Lindisfarne.

Fox by David CooksonFox
© David Cookson
David took this attractive portrait in his own garden with a Canon 20D and SIgma 50-500mm.

Dipper by Dave TaylorDipper
© Dave Taylor
Delighful portrait of a Dipper taken in Lathkilldale, Derbyshire.
Grey Wagtail by Dave TaylorGrey Wagtail
© Dave Taylor
Also taken at Lathkilldale and captures fast flowing river habitat nicely.
Red Kites by Steve WellsRed Kites
© Steve Wells
Difficult to capture display behaviour of a pair of Red Kites in Oxfordshire.
Orange Tip by Steve WellsOrange Tip
© Steve Wells
A smaller, but equally active quarry for Steve - taken by the river Ouse near Stony Stratford.
Blackbirds by Nicholas TreadwellBlackbirds
© Nicholas Treadwell
Colourful family portrait!
Starling by Nicholas TreadwellStarling
© Nicholas Treadwell
Collecting flies!
Canon 20D with 300mm + 1.4 Convertor.
Skylark by Greg TappendenSkylark
© Greg Tappenden
Nice portrait taken on Langdon Common with Canon 300D and Sigma 50-500mm.
Green Woodpecker by Alex FeherGreen Woodpecker
© Alex Feher
A newcomer to bird photography, Alex took this unusual flight view of a Green Woodpecker in Bushey Park, London.
Wren by Christine DonnellyWren
© Christine Donnelly
Perky portrait taken with Canon 350D
Jay by David HowarthJay
© David Howarth
This colourful subject found at Kew Gardens and taken with an Olympus E-300.

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