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From fluffy chicks to birds of prey: The pictures which capture the transformation of growing barn owls

These 3 barn owl chicks are only days from fledging and have appeared at the entrance to their nest one evening patiently awaiting the return of a parent with a rodent dinner.

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Red Kite -- The Red Kite was saved from national extinction by one of the world's longest running protection programmes, and has now been successfully re-introduced to England and Scotland. I like the shift from orange to green.

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British Birds | A romantic alternative to our large scale florals first designed for AW11, with beautifully-drawn, vibrantly-coloured birds. We were inspired by the kind of birds and blossoms you might find in English gardens | Cath Kidston Library Collection AW15 |

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Im not too sure what animal this is....some kind of ferret maybe... but i think he is beautiful.

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The Harris's Hawk or Harris Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) formerly known as the Bay-winged Hawk or Dusky Hawk, is a medium-large bird of prey which breeds from the southwestern United States south to Chile and central Argentina. Birds are sometimes reported at large in Western Europe, especially Britain, but it is a popular species in falconry and these records almost certainly all refer to escapes from captivity.

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The week in wildlife – in pictures

A Baya weaver (Ploceus philippinus) builds a nest in a betelnut tree on the outskirts of Guwahati city, north-east India.

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Aigas - A Day of Wildlife Watching at Aigas Field Centre This is the kind of photography that I used to be able to take; beautiful pose!

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Blue Flamingo: Discovered 2012 in Galapagos Islands. Only 13 are known to exist across the world. South American Blue Flamingos do not get along well with the American flamingos oddly, they screech & peck at each other. "We were surprised when we had to separate the birds. Why they didn't cooperate is still a mystery to us, since both birds are flamingos." The blue flamingo eats a diet of the bluefish & shrimp that live around the island, which is supposedly the flamingo's feathers are…

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