Posted by: atowhee | June 18, 2021


Many of the names are familiar, but the birds won’t be. Jay, goldfinch, robin, blackbird, various warblers, nuthatch, various woodpeckers. Sounds familiar, but look closely. However, their wren is a close cousin to our Pacific Wren. A Firecrest is related to our kinglets, their tit family has several cousins of our chickadees.

Many if our bird names in English came across with the early Europeans, but the original birds did not accompany those sailing ships so the old names stuck ti new species.

Here’s a website that will get you ready for the ten most common birds in England.

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