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Birds Spotted in Perthshire

Listed here are some of the birds seen in Perthshire, not just by me but other people I know. It started as just a simple list but I decided to expand it so that when clicked, each bird comes up in a small window where you can hear it's song. Flight is a god-given gift and I often wonder whether birds are incarnations of great spirits that enjoy the fruits of the earth but have a type of freedom that we can only dream about. Most are aloof and elusive, like the heron that is particularly hard to get anywhere near. Others are cautiously indifferent to us such as the pied wagtail and the robin. I love them all and do what I can for them during the harsh Winter months. Shelley, my wife, found this interesting list of "groups" of bird types so I'm sharing that with you here. This also opens in a pop up window.

 
Black Backed Gull
Black Backed Gull
Black Grouse
Black Grouse
Blackbird
Blackbird
Blackcap
Blackcap
Black Headed Gull
Black Headed Gull
Blue Tit
Blue Tit
Brambling
Brambling
Bullfinch
Bullfinch
Buzzard
Buzzard
Canada Goose
Canada Goose
Capercaillie
Capercaillie
Carrion Crow
Carrion Crow
Carrion Crow
Chaffinch
Chaffinch
Chiffchaff
Chiffchaff
Chiffchaff
Coal Tit
Coal Tit
Coal Tit
Collared Dove
Collared Dove
Collared Dove
Common Gull
Common Gull
Common Gull
Common Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Coot
Coot
Coot
Cormorant
Cormorant
Cormorant
Crossbill
Crossbill
Crossbill
Cuckoo
Cuckoo
Cuckoo
Curlew
Curlew
Curlew
Dipper
Dipper
Dipper
Fieldfare
Fieldfare
Fieldfare
Garden Warbler
Garden Warbler
Garden Warbler
Gold Crest
Gold Crest
Gold Crest
Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle
Golden Plover
Golden Plovero
Golden Plover
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Goosander
Goosander
Goosander
Goshawk
Goshawk
Goshawk
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Tit
Great Tit
Great Tit
Greenfinch
Greenfinch
Greenfinch
Green Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Green Woodpecker
Green Woodpecker
Green Woodpecker
Grey Heron
Grey Heron
Green Heron
Greylag Goose
Greylag Goose
Greylag Goose
Grey Partridge
Grey Partridge
Grey Partridge
Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Hedge Sparrow
Hedge Sparrow
Hedge Sparrow
Hen Harrier
Hen Harrier
Hen Harrier
Herring Gull
Herring Gull
Herring Gull
Hooded Crow
Hooded Crow
Hooded Crow
House Martin
House Martin
House Martin
House Sparrow
House Sparrow
House Sparrow
Jackdaw
Jackdaw
Jackdaw
Jack Snipe
Jack Snipe
Jack Snipe
Jay
Jay
Jay
Kestrel
Kestrel
Kestrel
Lapwing
Lapwing
Lapwing
Lesser Black Backed Gull
Lesser Black Backed Gull
Lesser Black Backed Gull
Lesser Redpoll
Lesser Redpoll
Lesser Redpoll
Linnet
Linnet
Linnet
Little Grebe
Little Grebe
Little Grebe
Long-Earred Owl
Long-Earred Owl
Long-Earred Owl
Long Tailed Tit
Long Tailed Tit
Long Tailed Tit
Magpie
Magpie
magpie
Mallard
Mallard
Mallard
Marsh Tit
Marsh Tit
marshtit
Meadow Pipit
Meadow Pipit
Meadow Pipit
Merlin
Merlin
Merlin
Mistle Thrush
Mistle Thrush
Mistle Thrush
Moorhen
Moorhen
Moorhen
Mute Swan
Mute Swan
Mute Swan
Osprey
Osprey
Osprey
Oyster Catcher
Oyster Catcher
Oyster Catcher
Peregrine
Peregrine
Peregrine
Pheasant
Pheasant
Pheasant
Pied Wagtail
Pied Wagtail
Pied Wagtail
Quail
Quail
Quail
Raven
Raven
Raven
Red Grouse
Red Grouse
Red Grouse
Red Kite
Red Kite
Red Kite
Red Legged Partridge
Red Legged Partridge
Red Legged Partridge
Redstart
Redstart
Redstart
Redwing
Redwing
Redwing
Robin
Robin
Robin
Rook
Rook
Rook
Sand Martin
Sand Martin
Sandmartin
Scaup
Scaup
Scaup
Sea Eagle
Sea Eagle
Sea Eagle
Short-Earred Owl
Short-Earred Owl
Short-Earred Owl
Shoveler
Shoveler
Shoveler
Siskin
Siskin
Siskin
Skylark
Skylark
Skylark
Snipe
Snipe
Snipe
Song Thrush
Song Thrush
Song Thrush
Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
Sparrowhawk
Spotted Fly Catcher
Spotted Fly Catcher
Spotted Fly Catcher
Starling
Starling
Starling
Stock Dove
Stock Dove
Stock Dove
Stonechat
Stonechat
Stonechat
Swallow
Swallow
Swallow
Swift
Swift
Swift
Tawny Owl
Tawny Owl
Tawny Owl
Teal
Teal
Teal
Tree Creeper
Tree Creeper
Tree Creeper
Tufted Duck
Tufted Duck
Tufted Duck
Turtle Dove
Turtle Dove
turtle-dove
Waterrail
Waterrail
Waterrail
Waxwing
Waxwing
Waxwing
Wheatear
Wheatear
Wheatear
White Throat
White Throat
White Throat
Whooper Swan
Whooper Swan
Whooper Swan
Wigeon
Wigeon
Wigeon
Willow Warbler
Willow Warbler
Willow Warbler
Whinchat
Whinchat
Whinchat
Woodcock
Woodcock
Woodcock
Wood Pigeon
Wood Pigeon
Wood Pigeon
Wren
Wren
Wren
Yellow Hammer
Yellow Hammer
Yellow Hammer

My undying thanks to the RSPB for their wonderful website and all the exhaustive work they do for the protection of birds.