There 38 species of woodland birds found in the UK. The number is diminising over time. There are over 4000 species of migrant woodland birds in UK. Here are a few that I have managed to capture.
Goldfinch
The Goldfinch is a colourful finch with a bright red face and yellow wing patch. It's a very sociable bird, often breeding in loose groups. It has a delightful twittering song and call. Their fine beaks allow them to extract otherwise inaccessible seeds from thistles and teasels.
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Seed Eaters
There are many species of seed eaters found in and around our gardens hedgerows and woodlands. There are 11 species of finch.
Chaffinch
Chaffinch
Chaffinch
Chaffinch
Dunnock
Dunnock
Greenfinch
Greenfinch
Female Chaffinch
Female Chaffinch
Siskin
Siskin
Siskin
Siskin
Siskin
Siskin
Siskin
Siskin
Coal Tit
The Coal Tit has a distinctive grey back, black cap, and white patch at the back of its neck. It has a smaller, skinnier bill than Blue or Great Tits which helps it feed in conifers.
Coal Tit
Coal Tit
Coal Tit
Coal Tit
Coal Tit
Coal Tit
Eurasian Blue Tit
The Blue Tit one of our most attractive and most recognisable garden visitors. In winter, family flocks join up with other tits as they search for food.
Eurasian Blue Tit
Eurasian Blue Tit
Eurasian Blue Tit
Eurasian Blue Tit
Eurasian Blue Tit
Eurasian Blue Tit
Eurasian Blue Tit
Eurasian Blue Tit
Eurasian Blue Tit
Eurasian Blue Tit
Great Tit
This is the largest UK tit with a distinctive two-syllable song. It has a green and yellow body and a striking glossy black head with white cheeks. It's a woodland bird that has readily adapted to man-made habitats to become a familiar garden visitor.
Great Tit
Great Tit
Great Tit
Great Tit
Great Tit
Great Tit
Great Tit
Great Tit
Great Tit
Great Tit
Long Tailed Tit
The Long-tailed Tit is easily recognisable with its distinctive blush, black and white colouring. It also has a tail which is bigger than its body, and a bouncing flight. Sociable and noisy residents, Long-tailed Tits are most usually noticed in small, excitable flocks of about 20 birds.
Long Tailed Tit
Long Tailed Tit
Long Tailed Tit
Long Tailed Tit
Spotted Woodpecker
The great spotted woodpecker is about the size of the common Blackbird. It has a very distinctive bouncing flight and spends most of its time clinging to tree trunks and branches, often trying to hide on the side away from the observer. Its presence is often announced by its loud call or by its distinctive spring drumming display. The male has a bright red patch on the back of the head and young birds have a red crown.
Male Great Spotted Woodpecker
Male Great Spotted Woodpecker
Female Great Spotted Woodpecker
Female Great Spotted Woodpecker
Male Great Spotted Woodpecker
Male Great Spotted Woodpecker
Nut Hatch & Robin
The Nuthatch is a plump bird about the size of a Great Tit that resembles a small Woodpecker. It's blue-grey on top and whitish below, with chestnut on its sides and under its tail. It has a black stripe on its head, a long black pointed bill and short legs. It breeds throughout England and Wales and has recently begun to breed in southern Scotland. It is a resident, with birds rarely travelling far from the woods.
The Robin with its bright orange-red breast, is familiar throughout the year and especially at Christmas! Males and females look identical, young birds have no red breast and are spotted with golden brown. Robins sing nearly all year round and despite their cute appearance, they are aggressively territorial and are quick to drive away intruders. They will sing at night next to street lights.
Nut Hatch
Nut Hatch
Nut Hatch
Nut Hatch
Robin
Robin
Robin
Robin
Waxwings
The Waxwing is a plump bird, which is slightly smaller than a Starling. It has a prominent crest. It is reddish-brown with a black throat, a small black mask round its eye, yellow and white in the wings and a yellow-tipped tail. It does not breed in the UK, but is a winter visitor. They eat berries like rowan and hawthorn.
Waxwing
Waxwing
Waxwing
Waxwing
Waxwing
Waxwing
Waxwing
Waxwing
Waxwing
Waxwing
Other Birds
The Wren is a tiny brown bird, although it's heavier and not as slim as the even smaller Goldcrest. It's almost round in shape with a fine bill, quite long legs and toes, very short round wings and a short, narrow tail, which is sometimes stuck up vertically. For such a small bird, it has a remarkably loud voice. It's the most common UK breeding bird, and a common garden visitor, although it suffers declines during prolonged, severely cold winters.
The Jay, lthough they're the most colourful members of the crow family, Jays are actually quite difficult to see. They are shy woodland birds, rarely moving far from cover. The screaming call usually lets you know a Jay is nearby and it is usually given when a bird is on the move, so watch for a bird flying between the trees with its distinctive flash of white on the rump. Jays are famous for their acorn feeding habits and in the autumn you may see them burying acorns for retrieving later in the winter.
Wren
Wren
Wren
Wren
Jay
Jay
Jay
Jay
Magpie
Magpie
Ring Neck Pheasant
Ring Neck Pheasant
Tree Creeper
Tree Creeper
Brambling
Brambling
Male Bullfinch
Male Bullfinch

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