Bob Law: Walks and Photography – Scotland has some colourful birds

Green Parakeet in Tree

Some Colourful Birds found in Scotland

Recently I was looking through some old photographs I had taken of various birds over the years that I had spotted whilst walking in different parts of Scotland.  Although New Guinea’s  Birds of Paradise are rightly famous we do have some of our own to match – not all of them were originally from Scotland but brought in for various reasons then released or escaped and swiftly adapted to our climate.

Goldfinch and Bullfinch

The Goldfinch and Bullfinch are native but the Rose Ringed Parakeet is a relative newcomer, originally found in parts of Africa, India and Asia but no longer an uncommon sight to see in certain parks and woodlands across Europe.

Partridge, Pheasant, and Peacock

Older residents but no less exotic are the game birds brought in for sport or show and now thought of as a part of the British countryside but they too hail from the Indian Subcontinent or in the case of the Red Legged Partridge the hot sun of Southern Europe, as you can probably deduce from the spectacular colours.

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