Birds, amphibians & mammals
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Male Blackbirds live up to their name with glossy black plumage with a bright yellow/orange beak and yellow ring around their eyes.
A dark bird similar to a robin in size (13-14cm) and shape but very different in colour.
This colourful little bird is often seen in our gardens and urban environments.
A small (12cm) brightly-coloured bird, with a red, white and black head and bright yellow patch on otherwise black wings.
The Great Tit is the largest UK tit growing to about 14cm.
A relatively small-bodied bird but with a very long-tail, which overall means its length is usually about 18cm.
A relatively small (14cm) bird, with a big, chunky bill.
The Jay is a member of the Crow family and is a very colourful bird. It is fairly large at about 34-35cm in length.
A large thrush at 26-29cm, with grey brown upper-parts, a long, white-sided tail and buff-coloured breast with round or crescent-shaped spots.
A relatively small (12-14cm) round bodied bird, which gives it a slightly dumpy appearance, with a slim tail.
The Starling is a medium-sized bird (20cm) which is very dark, appearing black at a distance. Has a short tail, sharp pointed bill and a flat head.
The Swift is a medium-sized bird, which is an outstanding and acrobatic flier.
The woodpigeon is a large (38-44cm) and somewhat cumbersome bird, with blue-grey head, dark grey back and dusky-pink breast.
An adult fox is a relatively large mammal, ranging in length from 50-70cm not including the tail, which is usually around 40cm long (and can be very bushy in winter).
Common Pipistrelle Bat
Pipistrelle bats are Britain’s most common bat species. They are a very small with a body length of around 4cm but their wing span makes them seem much bigger at around 20-24cm
European Gray Squirrel
An Adult Gray Squirrel is 21-28cm long. It has a silver-gray coat and bushy tail.
An adult hedgehog is between 24-34cm in length and excluding their face are covered all over in sharp, brown spines, used to deter predators.
Common frogs are between 6-9cm in length and have smooth, moist skin which can be very varied in colour, from reddy-brown through to yellow, grey and olivey-green.
The common toad is between 8-15cm in length and has bumpy or warty skin, which is usually quite dry in appearance.