Wings have white wing patch on inner secondary coverts; tail is long, black. Female different, deep crimson red with purple-blue collar and belly, narrow blue-gray eyering, and a black bill. Female and juvenile have white marks on back and wings, chestnut and black streaks below. www.rspb.org.uk/long-tailed-tit. Diet includes pasture grasses and grains. The wings have a black-bordered white speculum visible in flight. The bill has pale lower mandible with dark tip. Bill is dull yellow and legs and feet are black. The back has white lines that form a V-pattern in flight. Female has a brown cast in the black bands. Wings and back are silver-gray with black-and-white bars. Diet is heavy in seeds and cultivated grains. However, working with our project partners (RSPB and Natural England) our studies have shown there has been a 53% decline in nesting redshank pairs between 1983 and 2011. They are also very inquisitive and will perch at the top of the bush to investigate, before scolding the intruder with a rapid churring call. Fairly long, broad, pointed wings with white-gray linings and blue-green patch on secondaries bordered by black. These flocks of birds also attract their share of raptors with Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard and Kestrel being fairly common, but also Booted Eagle, Hen Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Peregrine and Merlin. Von Schrenck's Bittern: Small heron, chestnut-brown above with black-chestnut on crown, and cream-buff on underparts and shoulder of wing. The Lesser Whitethroatsings less often and rarely perches out in the open. Eyebrows are pale brown. Feeds on freshwater snails, mussels, frogs, crustaceans and insects. It plunge dives on occasion. Long legs, upper part pink-red, lower part black-gray. Eats berries, seeds and insects. The speculum is flashy green bordered with brown above and white below. Females are mottled brown all over with slim, tan head, long neck and a shorter tail. Bill, legs, and feet are black. Strong direct flight with neck extended. It has a rapid direct flight with strong wing beats and flies high, usually in V- formations. Sexes are similar. Often breeds with the White Ibis producing various shades of pink offspring. Eats seeds of aquatic plants, grasses and grains, insects and small marine crustaceans. Turns back sharply on insects it passes. The sexes are similar. Dark legs and feet. White-winged Tern: Small tern, black head, body, and underwing coverts; white rump, vent, upperwing coverts, and tail; flight feathers are pale gray. Thick-billed Vireo: Medium vireo, olive-green upperparts, brown or gray-brown iris, broken dull white spectacles, pale yellow underparts shading to white undertail. Great-tailed Grackle: Large blackbird, iridescent black body and purple sheen. They have a black bill which is short and thin. Hear its trilling call on sunny days in January. It feeds primarily on insects. Eats caterpillars, insects, seeds and grains. It pumps its tail up and down more than any other warbler. White to gray-white throat, gray underparts, and thick brown streaks on throat. Juvenile resembles female but has even more of a brown cast; also has dull orange bill and legs. The face, neck and breast are rust-brown with black spots. Virginia Rail: Medium rail with brown-and-black mottled upperparts, white throat, rust-brown breast, and black-and-white barred belly. Undulating flight, alternates flapping and gliding. Feeds on aquatic insects, vegetation, small fish and crustaceans. Black-crowned Night-Heron: This is a medium-sized, stocky heron with short neck and legs, black upperparts, gray wings and white to pale gray underparts. It has a gray-brown head and neck and gray bill. Head and neck white and pale gray with black streaking. It has a direct flight on steady wing beats. It feeds mainly on insects, which it catches in mid-flight. Legs and feet are red. The Birds of the North Kent Marshes by Gillham, EG and Homes, RC and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.co.uk. Long red legs. Green Sandpiper: Medium sandpiper with pale-spotted, dark gray-brown back and rump, white underparts with dark streaks on neck, upper breast, sides. Cactus Wren: The Interior adult has black-and-white streaked reddish-brown back, dark crown with distinctive white stripe over eye, white chin, and heavily spotted white underparts with buff wash on sides and belly. Weak fluttering flight with legs dangling. Sexes are similar. Eyes are dark. Strong undulating flight. It has a direct flight with steady wing beats. The sexes are similar. Bill, legs and feet are black. Northern Shoveler: This is a medium-sized dabbling duck with a large spoon-shaped bill. Rapid direct flight with strong wing beats, flies in V formation. The breast and throat are dark-spotted; belly, under tail are white. This breed is a common sight in woodlands, hedgerows, parks and gardens. Ross's Goose: Small, white goose with black primary feathers and stubby gray-based red-orange bill. The UK’s birds of prey come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes: Bright red bill with black tip, lower mandible longer than upper. The bill is small and triangular. Little Stint: This medium-sized sandpiper has scaled-brown upperparts and white underparts. Medium-length black-gray legs and feet. Female is similar and juvenile is paler and has white wingbars and feather tips. Long tail with black tip. Diet includes aquatic invertebrates. Eats seeds, grains, berries, fruits, insects, caterpillars, spiders, snails, grubs and mollusks. Black Turnstone: Medium sandpiper, scaled black upperparts, white spot between eye and bill, black breast with white speckles on sides, and white belly. The legs and feet are pink. Short, white bars on flanks, white undertail with black stripe. The legs are orange. Siberian Rubythroat: Medium-sized thrush with olive-brown upperparts, bright red throat, gray breast and sides, and white belly. Legs gray-green and green-yellow. Throat is gray and breast has blue-gray streaks. Red around eye. Lower breast, belly, and undertail coverts are white. Black bill is long and slender. The head is round and lacks tufts, eyes are yellow, and the bill is black. Wings have brown and black bars, white band at base of primaries visible in flight. Wings and tail are dark with white bars on sides. Ruddy Duck: This small, bright red-brown duck has a black cap extending below the eyes onto the nape, heavy blue bill and black tail. Tail and rump have rust-brown wash. Eastern Screech-Owl Gray Morph: Small with gray-mottled upperparts, rows of white spots at shoulders, heavily streaked and barred underparts. Broad white stripe extends from behind eye down back of neck. Sexes similar. www.rspb.org.uk/willow-tit, Foraging flocks resemble Christmas decorations. Medium, red-pink bill with black tip. www.rspb.org.uk/blue-tit, The smallest of the tits, with a white spot on the back of its neck. Feeds primarily on pond weeds. It has a swift direct flight with strong wing beats. Curlew Sandpiper: This is a medium-sized sandpiper with mottled rufous, white and black upperparts. Gray-black streaks on back. Hovers above water before diving for prey. American Coot: Medium-sized, chicken-like swimming bird, dark gray to black overall, short, white bill and undertail coverts. Bill is long and decurved. Head has gray-brown crown and nape, orange-brown face, and gray cheeks. Strong direct flight. Protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981. Swift direct flight on rapid wing beats. Facial disk is lightly mottled with prominent dark rim. Eats snails, insects, frogs, shrimp, small fish and birds, eggs and young of other birds, fruits, berries, seeds and grains. Eats mostly fresh grasses and grains, often in the company of Snow Geese. Neck and upper breast are white with brown streaks. It has an olive morph where the upperparts have darker, black centers and duller, more olive fringes. Buoyant flight with steady fast wing beats. Eurasian Coot: Medium, squat marsh bird, all black with white bill, frontal shield. Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats. Common Gallinule: Medium, chicken-like marsh bird with gray-brown back and slate-gray head, neck, breast, and belly. Round head with red-brown eyes, and white-yellow bill. Gray-brown back, wings, and tail. Sexes are similar. Eye-rings are red, legs are yellow-gray. Eye-ring is white. It is named after the Pechora River Valley in northeastern Russia, where it breeds and nests. Long, somewhat pointed wings. Feeds on insects, crustaceans, and invertebrates. Difficult to distinguish from Tropical Kingbird. Feeds on marine worms and insects. Often cocks tail upward. Long, black bill with wide, spoon-shaped tip. Hovers before dipping for prey. The underparts are white with brown wash. Eyes are red. Sexes similar. In winter shows pale throat, in summer a dark throat. The head and neck are rufous-brown, and the blue-gray bill is black-tipped; eyes are yellow. The legs and feet are yellow-green. Eats seeds, insects. Zigzag pattern when flushed. Yellow Bittern: Small heron with red-brown upperparts, black-gray crown, yellow-brown on sides of neck and shoulder of wing, and white underparts with yellow-brown streaks on throat. Feeds on seeds and aquatic insects. Savannah Sparrow: Small sparrow, dark-streaked, gray-brown upperparts, white underparts, heavy streaks on breast and sides. White crescent below eye, black border to white-buff throat. Wings are olive-gray with two buff wing bars. Baird's Sandpiper: This medium-sized bird has scaled gray-brown upperparts, white underparts and a dark-spotted gray-brown breast. Bill and legs are olive-brown. It eats a variety of plant species and parts, especially grasses, sedges, grain and berries. Back black-gray with black scaling. Black primaries are seen only in flight. The bill is slightly upturned and the legs are long and yellow. Prairie Warbler: Small warbler, brown-streaked, olive-green upperparts with reddish-brown streaking, bright yellow underparts with black streaks on sides. Eats worms, aquatic insects, crustaceans and mollusks. The breast, sides, and flanks are washed yellow with heavy black streaks. Common and widespread, with blue cap and wing, green shoulders and a yellow breast. One of the most nomadic territorial birds. Tail is white with fine dark spotting at tip. Tail is short and pointed. You can easily improve your search by specifying the number of letters in the answer. Long-billed Dowitcher: This large, stocky sandpiper has dark, mottled upperparts, dark cap and eye stripe, short white eyebrow, and red-brown underparts with lightly barred flanks. Thanks! Alder Flycatcher: Small flycatcher with olive-brown upperparts, white underparts, and indistinct white eye-ring. Long broad-based bill with yellow-orange lower mandible. Brant: This small goose has dark brown upperparts and brown-barred, pale gray underparts. The official list of British birds held by the British Ornithologists’ Union currently contains 598 species. Brown and red-brown mottled upperparts. The bill is thick, long, and curved downward. Feeds on snails. Undulating, with several rapid wingbeats and a pause. It has a swift direct flight, sometimes at great heights. Couch's Kingbird: Large flycatcher, olive-green upperparts, gray head, dark eye patch, white throat, bright yellow underparts. Has olive-green to olive-gray upperparts, brilliant yellow throat, breast. Birds lay eggs that require incubation and have hollow bones, allowing even large birds to weigh only a few pounds. Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. Swift flight on rapid wing beats. Flight is often low and erratic. Feeds on crane flies and brine shrimp. Long bill, thick base. Direct flight; slow downward wing beat and a powerful flick on the upbeat. Black tips on the primary feathers are only seen in flight. Least Bittern: Very small, secretive heron with black cap and back, and white throat and belly. Tail is black. Bill is long, red-brown, and curved down. Wings with black tips and black bases of primaries. Pacific Reef-Heron: Medium-sized heron with two color morphs; one all white, the other black-gray with white on the throat. Nape, back, wings, and tail are red-brown, paler red-brown on sides of neck and breast. The Golden group has an olive-brown crown and is found in the Florida Keys and West Indies. Forages on ground for seeds, insects, larvae and caterpillars. King Rail: Large rail with long, orange-based bill. Slightly pointed, longish red-brown tail. Key West Quail-Dove: Medium dove with red-brown upperparts glossed with purple and green, gray-red nape and crown, white throat and streak below eye, and buff-gray underparts. Very rare bird; near extinction. Short to medium green-yellow bill with slightly hooked tip. Sexes similar. Great Egret: This large white heron has yellow eyes and a bill that is also yellow but appears orange when breeding, black legs and feet, and long feather plumes that extend from the back to beyond the tail during breeding season. Very short tail. Black-winged Stilt: Large, tall, slender wading bird with a long black bill. It feeds on small crustaceans, invertebrates and large insects. Flies on slow shallow wing beats followed by glides. Whatbird.com logo design courtesy of The Haller Company. Bill, legs and feet are black. The long neck is gray with a black-bordered white throat stripe. Sexes are similar. Juveniles have grayer plumage with pale scaling on the wings. Undulating flight. Pink-gray legs and feet. Common Teal: This small dabbling duck has pale, gray-barred sides and a buff spotted breast. Forages on ground for fruits, seeds and insects. Sexes are similar. Crown is blue-black, bill is short and black. Flies in a V formation. Wings are dark with two pale bars. Upper neck and head are featherless and dark gray. Marsh Sandpiper: Slender, medium-sized wader. It has red eyes, a straight black bill, long pink legs, and sometimes a narrow dark terminal tail band. White-browed Crake: Small rail, gray-black crown, white lores go above eye, short black mask, white throat in line below and behind eye. Snowy Owl: Large, white owl with variable black bars and spots. The wings are dark with two white bars. , sides, white rump, and red-orange legs marshes, making it a great time spot... 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