Tits, “Jacobins”, king-fishers, kites, skimmers, woodcreepers, oystercatchers, nightjars and flycatchers… Sounds like types of people or utensils used to eat wild foods. These amazing wild bird photographs, the first of 2014, are world-class and represent everything the Wild Bird Trust seeks to protect for future generations – the freedom, beauty and security of birds in the wild. Each species has an evolutionary story that, like ours, goes back millions of years and is a living example of the creativity of nature. Wild birds are threatened all over the world with most species with restricted distributional ranges under threat of extinction. We need a global effort to combat with wild-caught bird trade, the capture en masse of migratory birds for food, and ongoing habitat destruction that threatens our birdlife.
We are proud to bring the wonder and vibrance of wild birds direct to you every week. With your help we plan to publish the Top25s to 1 million people every month by the end of 2014. That is a revolution that will change the world! Thousands of wild bird enthusiasts going out everyday to photograph our planet’s beautiful birdlife. Pick up a camera, fill your bird feeder, open your heart, and join the Wild Bird Revolution!!
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See last week “Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #57″: