The UK has a small resident breeding population of black redstarts supplemented annually by passage migrants, overwintering birds and summer breeders. Often at home as a city dweller choosing derelict sites, old buildings and industrial areas, the black redstart will also choose cliff ledges, gorges, rock and scree habitats.
One of the larger members of the grouse family with seven sub-species, the black grouse, whilst categorised as vulnerable within Europe, is stable throughout its Asian areas of occupation.
Ducks, geese and swans
Winter visitors to the UK, formerly considered a full species, but now considered a sub-species of the Tundra Swan.
The bearded tit, also known by is more accurate name of Bearded Reedling is an extremely localised bird found predominantly in reedbeds.
Avocets and stilts
A conservation success story reintroduced this elegant wading bird back to our shores after the second World War.
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