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There are three woodpeckers which breed in Britain; the Green Woodpecker is the largest and most brightly coloured of the three.


When a Grey Heron flies overhead with neck curled back, you could be forgiven for thinking that you are back in the time when the dinosaurs ruled the earth.


The Grey Wagtail is not a good name for this brightly coloured bird for, although it has blue slate grey upper parts with black wings, beneath it has a bright yellow breast and rump.


You cannot mistake this bird from any other. It is nothing less than brilliantly coloured. They are blue green above and orange chestnut below.


The male birds (drakes) have a glossy green head and are grey on their wings and belly, while the females (hens or ducks) have mainly brown-speckled plumage.


The Moorhen is probably the most common of British water birds although their numbers have been on the decline since the 1970s.


The Nuthatch has blue slate upper parts and buff coloured under parts. The eye stripe is black and it has a white throat, grey bill and yellowish-brown legs.

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