are the only animals alive today that evolved from dinosaurs ... fortunately they have lost some of their in-flight presence since the days when Pterodactyls roamed the skies.
The Woodpigeon is the largest of all European pigeons, common in gardens, parks, farms and woodlands. Did you know most birds drink by gulping water then throwing their heads back, so the water pours down their throats. Pigeons suck water, using their beaks like straws.
A flock of Starlings is called a murmuration. Each bird tried to match its neighbours speed and direction. The constantly changing shape of the murmuration makes it a clever decoy against attacking birds of prey.
This tiny little bird has mouse-like movements. It can be found rushing around, under trees and bushes where they can camouflage well. When this small restless bird stops to sing it perks up its tail, puffs out its wings and opens its long bill wide - its song can be heard from afar
A wren will feed its young more than 500 spiders and caterpillars in a single day.
This easily recognised bird in Britain defends its territory with extreme aggression. Robins are known for boldly following gardeners digging, in the hope of picking up worms and grubs that are dug up.
Young robins lack the characteristic colour of their parents, their dull plumage allows them to hide from predators.
The most common bird in Britain (the male) with its piercing golden yellow rings around its eyes and yellow bill.
The song of the blackbird is arguably the most beautiful and best-loved of any British bird, as well as being the most familiar. They typically like to sing after the rain which in England we luckily get to hear a lot of!