Long Eared Owl
Black Headed Gull
European Robin
Grey Heron Profile
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A Mistle Thrush
Urban Robin
Wood Pigeon
Gull
Mandarin Duck
Mallard Portrait
Greylag Goose
A Swan
Robin in the woods
Parakeets in London
A Blue Tit
Grey Heron Fishing
Long Eared Owl
Black Headed Gull
European Robin
Grey Heron Profile
A Mistle Thrush
Urban Robin
Wood Pigeon

Wood Pigeon in a tree.

Gull
Mandarin Duck

Mandarin ducks in Britain are the descendants of captive-bred ducks which escaped or were deliberately released. Mandarins are one of the few duck species which are not hunted for food - apparently they taste really bad!

Mallard Portrait
Greylag Goose
A Swan
Robin in the woods
Parakeets in London

While there are a couple of different species of parrots living wild in pockets of land across the city, the largest colonies of most commonly seen wild London parrots are feral rose-ringed parakeets. These birds are a prolific Afro-Asian species, easily identifiable by their bright green colouration and, on the male of the species, distinctive red ring around the neck. A mature adult bird stands around 40cm tall, including the tail feathers, and they have a loud and piercing squawking call. Rose-ringed parakeets are popular as pets, and like many parrots, can be trained to mimic human speech.

A Blue Tit
Grey Heron Fishing