A stunning white riverbird caught against the steely blue water, the little egret is one of the most accomplished river fishing birds.
Two of the signs that springtime is around the corner: the stork bird and the magnolia blossom.
These are Whooper swans, enjoying the last ice of the winter.
As far as I know the hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards.
- Fun and Amazing Facts about Hummingbirds (brighthub.com)
The dodo is extinct and nothing is going to bring it back. But the original drawings are now thought to be slightly inaccurate, and it is even thought that the artist never saw a dodo, and instead drew the picture based on hearsay.
Recently scientists and illustrators worked together to make a picture that they believe more accurately shows us what this strange bird really looked like.
The snow of winter has come early in Europe.
One of the best known images of winter, which can be seen on so many Christmas cards is that of the robin bird.
- Fewer robins will be keeping gardeners company this winter (telegraph.co.uk)
It’s a bit different from the common kingfisher which darts up and down the river opposite my house, but it is equally bright and colourful
My favourite bird is the kingfisher. I have been told that it is a very unusual animal, it cannot walk!
This bird is one of the symbols of the USA, the bald eagle.
It doesn’t seem so bad when we see one at a time ….
And here’s another photo of the same kingfisher along the Mariko River bank.
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After years of trying I finally managed to get a photo of a kingfisher along the Mariko River near to my house.
These birds do not sit for long in the same place. By the way, did you know that a kingfisher can only move by flying, it cannot walk!
This is a photo of a Common Pheasant, taken in England.
Most pheasant seem to prefer running to flying, but if they need to they can fly up to 90 kph over short distances.