Why do birds migrate

Thousands of starlings surround a lone bird of prey which had swooped down to pick off a straggler. "Starlings have a very particular way of defending themselves from their predators like falcons and harriers. They form a large tightly packed flock and mob their enemy, scaring it off, frequently expanding and contracting and changing shape."

Pictures of the day: 6 December 2010

Thousands of starlings surround a lone bird of prey which had swooped down to pick off a straggler. "Starlings have a very particular way of defending themselves from their predators like falcons and harriers. They form a large tightly packed flock and mo

Our Bird Nest Tuff Spot is lovely idea for an Easter or Spring themed tray. We've used bird seed to cover the bottom which was very cheap and means we now have lots leftover to feed the real birds out in the garden with.

Our Bird Nest Tuff Spot is lovely idea for Spring themed tray. We've used bird seed to cover the bottom which was very cheap and means we now have lots leftover to feed the real birds out in the garden with.

Gift Idea: Bird Bingo | Audubon Magazine Blog

9 Awesome Facts About Bird Migration

Robin :Some birds can sense the Earth’s magnetic field and orientate themselves with the ease of a compass needle. This ability is a massive boon for migrating birds, keeping frequent flyers on the straight and narrow. This incredible sense is closely tied to the sense of  vision. Birds like the European robins can literally see magnetic fields as patterns of light and shade, or even colour, superimposed onto what they normally see, because of the special molecules in the retina

Robin :Some birds can sense the Earth’s magnetic field and orientate themselves with the ease of a compass needle. This ability is a massive boon for migrating birds, keeping frequent flyers on the straight and narrow. This incredible sense is closely tie

The Monarch...  They represent a new transformed life...  They also represent the souls of the dead...

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Monarch butterflies migration, Monarch butterflies life cycle, Monarch butterflies in mexico, Monarch butterflies flying, Monarc.

Blue Tit with its wing spread

The top ten British birds through to the finals of national bird campaign

The top ten British birds through to the finals of national campaign - Mirror Online.

Just one of the birds in decline in the UK. Starlings hit an all time low in the 2013 #birdwatch with their numbers sinking by a further 16 per cent from 2012. Do you expect to see starlings during your #birdwatch this weekend?

Starling - We have a pair of Starlings visiting our feeders. I was told they could be "bully" birds at feeders but we haven't had a problem with them driving away smaller birds so far. They are fun to watch.

Starlings, Mark Hearld.                                  Mouse

Mouse I chose Mark Hearld because his prints are bright and eye-catching. They are unique and each does not solely have one thing. He makes the prints busy which I like.

Flock of Birds | Mark Powell

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Autumn migration The birds make the photo great adding in the sunset and the mirror reflection of the lake make the photo feel calm and safe. It has a relaxing feel

Starling murmuration similar to what is happening near Miller Park at dusk.

Spectacular Starling Flocks The Common Starling, also known as European Starling or in the British Isles just the Starling, is a medium-sized passerine bird in the starling family Sturnidae. It is about 20 cm long

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