Photo by @jmnaturephotos / Travelling the UK photographing wildlife and Landscapes / Instagram Takeover.⠀
From a recent trip to Cumbria I photographed this male common Chaffinch perched on a branch after having a morning meal. These birds are some of the most common bird species in the UK and the most colourful. The males typically have two or three different song types and are found to have regional accents. In winter female European Chaffinches migrate to Britain and the male's remain.
Starthroats, a beautiful genus of Hummingbird-Heliomaster. I’m lucky enough to enjoy two species at our research site the Long-billed Starthroat and Plain-capped Starthroat the later being previously unknown to the region. You can see two adult males here, this picture is from a few years ago, we were banding and happened to get both adult males at the same time. @audubonsociety