Barn Owl (Tyto alba). Best spotted at dusk in open country. Barn Owls prefer to eat small creatures like voles. This birds call, is not a hoot (like a Tawny Owl) but a very loud shriek. #Birds #UK

Hopefully an owl will live in our future barn to keep mice under control! winged barn owl--and what a wing and face .Nature is so beautiful - how can you not believe, Trisha, Trisha remember that day.How big is it?

Raven (Corvus corax). #Birds #UK

Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul has spoken! Leave my loneliness unbroken! --quit the bust above my door! Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!" Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore.

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus). Seen in wooded habitats, suburban and rural.These birds usually nest in conifers.The sparrowhawk is an excellent hunter, it will hide under cover and then launch out at speed to catch prey (predominantly small birds) in its talons whilst it's in flight. #Birds #UK

Small birds who spot a Sparrowhawk will send out warning calls. They are fast and well suited to hunting in gardens.

Robin (Erithacus rubecula).These birds are the only garden birds to sing throughout winter. #Birds #UK

These birds are the only garden birds to sing throughout winter.

Blackbird (Turdus merula). Found all year round and everywhere in the UK. #Birds #UK

This photo from the TrekNature travel gallery is titled 'Common Blackbird Photo'.

Starling (Sturnus vulgaris). From a distance these birds look black but up close you can see they have green and purple feathers covered with white spots. #Birds #UK

beautiful hues of blue, green, turquoise, purple, black and gold to their -birds- postboard via the Juxtapost bookmarklet.

Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). These birds are found by slow flowing water such as canals, lakes and rivers. Key elements that determine its presence are plentiful small fish and suitable steep banks in which to make nesting burrows.  #Birds #UK

Kingfisher — A Beautiful Message for You Today?

Look at this bird the King Fisher. This little creature was created by God unique to survive. The King Fisher has a coat of feathers that do not soak up water so that it can dive under water quickly and swiftly without having to dry of.

Great Spotted Woodpeckers (Dendrocopos major) are the most widespread and numerous woodpecker in the UK. They have a large range covering almost the entire Palearctic from Britain in the west to Japan in the east and reaching North Africa and the Canary Islands in the south-west. #Birds #UK

Great spotted woodpeckers are the most widespread and numerous woodpecker in the UK.

Buzzard (Buteo buteo). The most common UK bird of prey. Buzzards usually eat small mammals but may also eat birds, amphibians, earthworms and large insects. #Birds #UK

Most often seen soaring on up-swept wings.Now the commonest UK bird of prey.