Readers’ wildlife photos:

June 27, 2018 • 7:30 am

Reader Mark Jones sent some photos of British birds. I’m going to let you identify them, but I’ll put the IDs below the fold (I’ve numbered the photos). Mark’s notes are indented:

I enclose some shots I took of my friend’s feeder last week in Shropshire, UK. It’s a popular meeting place for the local bird population!


#1 Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
#2 Blue Tits (Cyanistes caeruleus)
#3 Great Tit (Parus major)
#4 Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea) and friends
#5 Great tit again, and…
#6 The same Nuthatch.
#7 Not a bird. Jones’s cat Mooch (Felis silvestris catus)

13 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos:

  1. These are guesses.
    1. Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
    2. ?
    3. Great tit (Parus major)
    4. ?
    5. Same as 3.
    6. ?
    7. Cat (Felis catus)

    I couldn’t find anything for 4 or 6.

  2. It depends where you live. Easier for Europeans. I think I see both the great and the blue tit on the pictures.

  3. I live in Shropshire ,managed to identify all of the birdies .

    Not many birds left in my part of the county ,thanks to my cats .

    On Saturday ,i was looking out for them and saw the 2 black ones had cornered something ,turned out to be a young rabbit .

    It survived the night so i took it to the wildlife rescue center at Much Wenlock .
    It had a few scratches on its ears .

  4. Lovely. I’ve been trying to catch a picture of my resident hummingbirds at the feeder, shall not give up.

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