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Ruff. Photograph by Ed Drewitt
By learning how to recognise Ruff in their various guises through this video, you’ll be able to pick them out with confidence.

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Two species regularly found in Britain and Ireland - their ranges and habitats overlap, so how can we tell them apart?

A sudden view of an elegant falcon in summer, but is it a Hobby or Kestrel?

Collared Dove is one of our most familiar species, but how can you confidently separate it from the rarer Turtle Dove?

Young Chaffinches and females are harder to identify than the stunning males. In winter, Chaffinches are joined by their northern cousins, Brambling. How can you pick them out?

In Autumn and winter we tend to see Auks flying rapidly past or bobbing around in heavy seas offering poor views. Without their distinctive breeding plumage and colouring, winter Auks can be a serious challenge to identify.

Not all green finches are Greenfinches. There are a number of green and yellow finches that visit garden feeders, some common, some much more rare.

Sparrows are not just sparrows - are they House Sparrows or Tree Sparrows? In winter, the familiar sparrows in your garden may be joined by an unfamiliar brown bird, the Reed Bunting.

Scoters are known to most of us as winter visitors, usually far off shore. Learn to tell the difference between the species, when seen far out to sea in poor viewing conditions?

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