Great Videos and Photos of the Best Places and Things to see in Birds . For the independent traveller who is interested in seeing places while planning their next trip. Or for anyone who likes to be close to nature and see the quieter parts of the country or city
A collection of Birds and Animals, though maybe not so fierce though they live in the wild.
An Auk is a member of the Alcidae family, which includes gullemots, puffins. They are noted for their ability to swim as if flying under water.
Both Skellig Islands are breeding grounds for a wide range of sea birds, such as Puffins, Razorbills and Guillemots.
The island is home to thousands of birds. During nesting time in late spring early/summer the air is filled with the raucous calls of the gulls. The puffins can easily be seen plodding their way across the heather to their underground homes.
The Little Skellig lies a little closer to the mainland, and is clearly seen from Skellig Michael. On a clear day in early summer, from Skellig Michael you can see the thousands of sea birds circling and diving.
Little Skellig is home to thousands of Gannets, apparently, exactly 22,000 on the last count. It is the biggest Gannet breeding colony in Northern Europe.
Birds of Prey
A crow is a bird of the genus Corvus. The term "crow" is used as part of the common name of many species. There are 40 known species of crows throughout the world.
inches have stout conical bills adapted for eating seeds and often have colourful plumage. The family includes species known as siskins, canaries, redpolls, serins and grosbeaks.
Blue Footed Booby Pair
Gannet and Boobies
A booby is a seabird in the genus Sula, part of the Sulidae family. Boobies are closely related to the gannets (Morus), which were formerly included in Sula. Boobies hunt fish by diving from a height into the sea and pursuing their prey underwater. Facial air sacs under their skin cushion the impact with the water. Boobies are colonial breeders on islands and coasts. They normally lay one or more chalky-blue eggs on the ground or sometimes in a tree nest.
Gannet and Boobies
The Fregatidae are a sister group to Suloidea which consists of cormorants, darters, gannets, and boobies. They are able to soar for weeks on wind currents, frigatebirds spend most of the day in flight hunting for food, and roost on trees or cliffs at night. Their main prey are fish and squid, caught when chased to the water surface by large predators such as tuna.
Black Headed Gull
Various Passeriformes (perching birds) are commonly referred to as warblers. They are not necessarily closely related to one another, but share some characteristics, such as being fairly small, vocal, and insectivorous. Wikipedia
Galliformes is an order of heavy-bodied ground-feeding birds that includes turkey, grouse, chicken, New World quail and Old World quail, ptarmigan, partridge, pheasant, junglefowl and the Cracidae.
Geese are waterfowl of the family Anatidae. This group comprises the genera Anser (the grey geese) and Branta (the black geese).
Grey Lag Goose
Herons Egrets and Cranes
Pelicans and other birds on New Port Pier CA, USA
The Pier jutting out into the Pacific Ocean attracts Pelicans and other Birds. Some are interested in a free meal.
Newport Beach and Harbour is an affluent beach town south of Huntington in Orange County. The pier at Newport is over 300 meters long and is longer than the pier a little further south at Balboa.
The original wharf was built around 1905 and served as an unloading pier and connecting point to the rail road which serve southern California.
Today the pier is a place of leisure, popular with anglers, diners and those just out for a pleasant sea side walk.
The pipits are small passerine birds with medium to long tails. Along with the wagtails and long claws, the pipits make up the family Motacillidae.
As seen on the shore of Lough Gummeenduff, Black Valley, Co. Kerry Ireland.
Rails and Crakes
Great Crested Grebe
Rails and Crakes
Rails and Crakes
The European robin, known simply as the robin or robin redbreast in the British Isles, is a small insectivorous passerine bird, specifically a chat, that was formerly classified as a member of the thrush family but is now considered to be an Old World flycatcher.
Swallow Chick (Barn Swallow)
Swallow and Martins
Long Tailed Tit
Blackbird Sunbathing (Common)
Seen on Lough Brin, Co. Kerry Ireland
Flamingoes are a type of wading bird in the family Phoenicopteridae, the only bird family in the order Phoenicopteriformes.
Flamingos filter-feed on brine shrimp and blue-green algae as well as larva, small insects, mollusks and crustaceans making them omnivores. Their bills are specially adapted to separate mud and silt from the food they eat, and are uniquely used upside-down. The filtering of food items is assisted by hairy structures called lamellae, which line the mandibles, and the large, rough-surfaced tongue. The pink or reddish color of flamingos comes from carotenoids in their diet of animal and plant plankton.
The common name and genus names are derived from their characteristic tail pumping behavior. Together with the pipits and longclaws, they form the family Motacillidae.
Pied Wagtail, Killarney, Ireland