Another wrote: Bird Day is celebrated January This holiday was first observed by the superintendent of schools in Oil City, Pennsylvania, Charles Almanzo Babcock. This day focuses on preservation and understanding of their natural habitats.
Two kingfishers mate at a pool near Droitwich, Worcestershire. Wildlife photographer Mark Hancox said: ''The pool is very popular with kingfishers at this time of year and I get some great pictures of them diving. I took dozens of shots of diving kingfishers but was intrigued by these two birds who were obviously in the middle of a courtship.'