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Enjoy these bird photographs kindly sent to us. If you have an interesting bird (or other wildlife) photograph or drawing you would like featured here, please email or post to address on Contact Page. Many of the images below have been produced using the digiscoping method - if this is new to you, read our FAQ - "What is Digiscoping?" by Andy Bright for a brief introduction, or Digiscoping:The Basics, by Richard Ford for a more detailed look at this fascinating activity.

PHOTO OF THE MONTH
Guide to Digital PhotographyWe are now offering a small prize each month to the photographer of the picture that specially catches our eye - it doesn't have to be a technically great picture, (although it could!), but perhaps show some interesting behaviour. The prize will be awarded entirely at our discretion, and will vary. Potential sponsors, please contact us here!. This month, the prize (A Birdwatchers Guide to Digital Photography by David Tipling), is awarded to Andrew McGubbin
(see below).

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Grey Partridge by Andrew McCubbinPHOTO OF THE MONTH
Grey Partridges
© Andrew McCubbin
Family dustbathing in Fife garden.
Chosen by guest judge, John A Burton, CEO of the World Land Trust.

Spotted Flycatcher by Martin Wilson
Spotted Flycatcher
© Martin Wilson
Lovely portrait that catches the character of this sadly declining bird.
Sparrowhawk by Andrew McCubbinSparrowhawk
© Andrew McCubbin
Another fine portrait in Andrew's garden in Fife.

Common Blue by George GallimoreCommon Blue
© George Gallimore
Martin Mere with Canon 350D and Sigma 70-300mm.

Magpie by D MessengerMagpie
© D Messenger
Close-up of young bird taken with Sony Cybershot DSC H1.
Turnstone by Paul BrayTurnstone
© Paul Bray
Mousehole, Cornwall in August using a Nikon D70 + 55 – 200mm lens.
Swallows by Ray JeffersonSwallows
© Ray Jefferson
Two well grown youngsters.
Stonechat by Billy BurrowsStonechat
© Billy Burrows
A fine male bird. Nikon D70 with 70 – 300mm lens .
Moorhen by Les CaseMoorhen
© Les Case
Treading the lily pads at Bosherston Lily Ponds, Pembrokeshire.
Manx Shearwaters by Les CaseManx Shearwaters
© Les Case
Off Stacks Rocks Lighthouse off the coast of  Pembrokeshire.
Kestrel by Frank AndersonKestrel
© Frank Anderson
Frank's quick reactions caught the bird regurgitating a pellet.
Chaffinch by Alan SmithChaffinch
© Alan Smith
Warm colours produce a pleasing portrait.
Sedge Warbler by Nicholas TreadwellSedge Warbler
© Nicholas Treadwell
Taken in June at reed bed hide, Welney with Canon 20d 300mm + 1.4 conv.
Kingfisher by Ed FrearKingfisher
© Ed Frear
At Lackford Lake in Suffolk with a Cannon Digital S2IS.
Golden Eagle by Mark HoldernessGolden Eagle
© Mark Holderness
Taken with a Nikon D50 while waiting at Loch Frisa to see the White-tailed Eagles at the RSPB hide.
Albino House Sparrow by Malcolm MitchellAlbino House Sparrow
© Malcolm Mitchell
At Lackford Lake in Suffolk with a Cannon Digital S2IS.

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