Barn Owl
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Coot
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Great Black-backed Gull
Great Spotted Woodpecker
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Jackdaw
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Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Lesser Whitethroat
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Little Owl
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Long-tailed Tit
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Mallard
Marsh Tit
Meadow Pipit
Mistle Thrush
Moorhen
Nightingale
Nuthatch
Peregrine
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Quail
Raven
Red Kite
Red-legged Partridge
Redpoll
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Robin
Rook
Sand Martin
Serin
Short-eared Owl
Siskin
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Song Thrush
Sparrowhawk
Spotted Flycatcher
Starling
Stock Dove
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Tawny Owl
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Turtle Dove
Waxwing
Whinchat
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Willow Tit
Willow Warbler
Wood Pigeon
Wren
Yellow Wagtail
Yellowhammer

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Monographs

These books provide detailed information about particular species or families of birds.

cover Penguins of the World; W. Lynch; A & C Black Publishers Ltd; ISBN 0713687118; 2007
Who hasn't got a soft spot for these adorable birds? This magnificent explains the lives of all the species of Penguin with both wit and humility as well as being accompanied by breathtaking photographs. The arduous environments in which these birds live and the ways they have adapted make them all the more extraordinary and awe-inspiring.

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cover Owls; C. Mead; Whittet Books; ISBN 1873580215; 2000
Another excellent book by the late Chris Mead. This one is about the resident and common vagrant owls. If you want to know how owls hunt in the dark, this is the book to read. There are no photographs, but there are many excellent sketches by Guy Troughton, including some cartoons.

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cover The Blackbird; D.W. Snow; Shire Natural History; ISBN 085263854X; 1987
In 24 pages this well-illustrated book describes in some detail the life and times of the blackbird - identification, breeding, populations, longevity and mortality, and its relationship with Man.

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cover The Blue Tit; J. Flegg; Shire Natural History; ISBN 0852637160; 1987
Similar to "The Blackbird" this short book reports concisely the lives of one of our best loved birds - the Blue Tit.

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cover The Starling; C.J. Feare; Shire Natural History; ISBN 0852637640; 1985
The Starling is described in this splendid concise book, discussing its distribution, feeding, breeding, and social life.

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Simms The Song Thrush; E. Simms; Shire Natural History;  ISBN 0747800235; 1989
Another excellent book in the Shire Natural History series detailing the Song Thrush.
 
Armstrong The Wren; E.A. Armstrong; Shire Natural History; ISBN 0747806160; 1982
A small book (24 pages) for a small bird, but like the bird the book is enjoyable and interesting as it covers the life of the bird in some detail.
 
Martin Wildfowl of the British Isles and North West Europe; B.P. Martin; David & Charles; ISBN 0715399969; 1993
This book describes the history, distribution, identification, feeding and breeding of the resident and visiting water birds of Britain. More or less every species is accompanied by a photograph (colour, or black and white), or a painting.
 
Robins Robins; C. Mead; Whittet Books; ISBN 0905483367; 1989
This delightful book, by the late Chris Mead, informs the reader about every aspect of the Robin, from biology through to mythology, in a light-hearted way. The book is punctuated with amusing illustrations, but there are no photographs.
 
Read The Robin; M. Read, M. King & J. Allsop; Blandford; ISBN 0713725842; 1995
Packed with beautiful photographs of our much loved Robin, this book takes us through the lives of Robins: distribution, territory and aggression, breeding, feeding, migration, and more.
 
The Sparrowhawk The Sparrowhawk; I. Newton; T & AD Poyser; ISBN 0856610410; 1986
A comprehensive study of the Sparrowhawk, including nesting habitat and population trends, through hunting and feeding behaviour. breeding cycle, moult, migration and mortality. Now out of print but available from second-hand book sellers.
 
The Great Tit The Great Tit; A. Gosler; Hamlyn; ISBN 0600579506; 1993
A fascinating book dedicated to the Great Tit, in which explanations are offered for much of its way of life: nesting, fledging, feeding, flocking, moulting, and more. If you have ever wondered why they feed from underneath leaves, this is the book for you.
 
The Chiffchaff The Chiffchaff; P. Clement; Hamlyn; ISBN 0600579786; 1995

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