Birds (near passerines)

Near-passerines are a strange group of birds which come after Auks (irrelevant at Morton Bagot), and before Shrikes which seem to start the passerines in the current taxonomic order. I should include Falcons in this group, but that seems so counter-intuitive to me that I have placed them with the other birds of prey among the non-passerine group.

So we start with Pigeons, move through Woodpeckers and Cuckoo, then Owls, and end with Swift.

Woodpigeon

Stock Dove

Collared Dove

Cuckoo

Tawny Owl
Little Owl

Barn Owl
Short-eared Owl mobbed by a corvid - Dec 2013

Common Swift

Kingfisher

Great Spotted Woodpecker - juvenile

Green Woodpecker - juvenile




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