I've really no idea - don't laugh ...........1) Rook 2) Reed Bunting 7) haven't even the wildest guess 15) Kittiwake !
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
Only 7 & 10 to go. :-)
My bird photos HERE
7. Bit of a fuzzy area this one.
10. Deceptively fearless in defence of young.
In reply to Paul A:
7) Ruff !
still working on 10 !!
I'll have to give up on 7 & 10. I gave up on 7 from the outset and I've never been good with cryptic clues. Looks quite large legs & feet. Black tailed godwit doesn't seem to fit the clue. 10 I've not been able to make into anything other than shelduck but again, doesn't fit the clue and has already been ruled as incorrect.
No7 is a large predator with a colour in it's name.No10 has various names (including one with a colour in it) and a very distinct call. Can be very acrobatic in flight and is not unknown to use deception to lure predators away from the nest.Many thanks again to everyone for trying, turned out to be much more difficult than I had imagined.Full answers tonight. :-)
oops, misread the clues but now I have finally decided on my answers ...................
7) Great black-backed Gull
Answers as promised. I now realise just how difficult this has been, but with a bit of gentle prompting we got there in the end. I'm quite sure that if I was on the other side of the fence I would also have struggled with some (most) of them. As I've said before, they just seem obvious when you already know the answers so I always think it's going to be too easy for you. Once again, very well done to all of you, most impressive, and thanks again for giving it a bash. :-)
2. Reed Bunting
3. Willow Warbler
4. Herring Gull
7. Grey Heron
14. Meadow Pipit
I was not very good at this, but it was fun trying to guess. Well done to those who had a stab at it. Thanks.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
We spend 90% of net income on conservation, public education and advocacy
The RSPB is a member of BirdLife International. Find out more about the partnership
© The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a registered charity: England and Wales no. 207076, Scotland no. SC037654
Accepting all non-essential cookies helps us to personalise your experience
These cookies are required for basic web functions
Allow us to collect anonymised performance data
Allow us to personalise your experience