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Nest of Wheatear

Nest of Wheatear containing 6 eggs.

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Nest of Swallow

Swallow nest containing 3 eggs (1 missing)

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Gyr Falcon

A pair of uncased Buzzards, originally assessioned as Gyr falcons.

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Albino Crow

Albino crow

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Nest of Greenfinch

Greenfinch nest containing 5 eggs, three of which have '7' written in pencil on them.

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Long-eared Owl

Long-eared owl in a case

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Nest of Golden Oriole

Nest of golden oriole with 3 eggs

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Gannet

Gannet in a case

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Glaucous Gull

Glaucous gull in a case

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Nest of Goldfinch

Nest of goldfinch with 3 eggs

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Common Tern

Common tern

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Chough

Black bird with a yellow beak. One half of its beak has been painted red to fool people into thinking that it is a chough. It is probably of the crow family.

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Nest of Weaver ?

Nest of a weaver bird

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Nest of Chaffinch

Nest of chaffinch containing 2 eggs & eggshell fragments

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Cuckoo

Cuckoo in a glass case

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Nest of Chaffinch

Nest of chaffinch containing 5 eggs. Two of the eggs have '5.11.13' written on them in pencil.

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Nest of Coal Tit

Nest of coal tit containing 14 eggs, originally 15 eggs.

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Knot

Knot

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Nest of Whinchat

Nest of whinchat containing 3 light blue eggs, 18 mm in length. Have '4.5.13' on them in pencil.

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Grey Heron

Grey heron in a case

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Little Bittern

Little Bittern

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White-tailed Sea-eagle

White-tailed sea-eagle

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Snowy Owl

Snowy owl in a case

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Osprey

An Osprey mounted on a stand

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Nest of Sedge Warbler

Nest of sedge warbler with 5 green/grey speckled eggs, 10 mm in length. One egg has '13.5.13' written on it in pencil.

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