This gull is attempting to crack the shell of a mussel – but it's not exactly dropping it from a great height, so will it succeed?
Battling for freshly provided food and filmed by Bird Watching magazine assistant editor Mike Weedon in Alinyà, Catalunya... September 25, 2016
The lengths that Bird Watching photographer Tom Bailey goes to in order to get great pictures for the mag - here he is at Baytree Owl Centre, Spalding, with one of the female Kestrels.
Bird Watching magazine had the pleasure of meeting these little ladies at Baytree Owl Centre near Spalding in Lincs – Siberian Eagle Owls, just four weeks old! Filmed by our Art Editor Katie Wilkinson.
One of the great experiences of early summer is a walk around a damp wood with extensive open areas, looking for Woodcock doing their dusk ‘roding’ display flight. They patrol just above tree height, alternating high-pitched ‘wizzik’ calls with soft bass croaking - which you can hear well at approximately 1:20 on the video below.
You'll really struggle to beat a massive Starling roost when it comes to birding spectacles in the UK. Some gatherings on the Somerset Levels can reach six million individual birds at their peak.
The flock in this video, shot at Fen Drayton Lakes just down the road from the Bird Watching office, contains a considerably more modest 3000 birds but filmed against the orange-hued sky of a late autumn night, it's beautiful nonetheless.
This wonderful amateur footage show two Hobbies chasing a Swift. The Hobbies bank and stoop, accelerating into G-force turns, the wingbeats deep and elastic, the tail ruddering. Repeatedly, they swing under and up at the Swifts, attacking from beneath so that their target is silhouetted against the sky.