Rare, Unusual Wildlife or Birds of Conservation Concern

This section presents a selection of rare or unusual wildlife images captured over time or images of species identified on the UK RSPB "Birds of Conservation Concern" List.

The UK's birds can be split in to three categories of conservation importance - red, amber and green.

Red is the highest conservation priority, with species needing urgent action. Amber is the next most critical group, followed by green.

A more detailed explanation of the rating criteria can be found on the RSPB website under Birds of Conservation Concern.