Friday Photos: Birds

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 37 months ago
Friday Photos: Birds
Birds take off from the shore opposite Canary Wharf. Photo: Joe Dunckley
Birds take off from the shore opposite Canary Wharf. Photo: Joe Dunckley
A mixture of birds in St James's Park in spring last year. Photo: David Abbs
A mixture of birds in St James's Park in spring last year. Photo: David Abbs
Feeding time on Albert Embankment in December 2013. Photo: Olly Denton
Feeding time on Albert Embankment in December 2013. Photo: Olly Denton
Bird Island in Walthamstow. Photo: Peter H
Bird Island in Walthamstow. Photo: Peter H
In Kensal Green Cemetery. Photo: Gary Etchell
In Kensal Green Cemetery. Photo: Gary Etchell
A cormorant drying his wings in Mile End Ecology Park. Photo: helenoftheways
A cormorant drying his wings in Mile End Ecology Park. Photo: helenoftheways
Canary Wharf in 2008. Photo: Edward Simpson
Canary Wharf in 2008. Photo: Edward Simpson
"Which way to Birdcage Walk, mate?" Photo: Palash Mitra
"Which way to Birdcage Walk, mate?" Photo: Palash Mitra
Trafalgar Square in 2007 Photo: LaMadrileña
Trafalgar Square in 2007 Photo: LaMadrileña
This mural on Leytonstone High Road pays tribute to local lad Alfred Hitchcock, who grew up in a house on the road. Photo: Lee Jackson/ Victorian London
This mural on Leytonstone High Road pays tribute to local lad Alfred Hitchcock, who grew up in a house on the road. Photo: Lee Jackson/ Victorian London
A raven at the Tower of London. Legend has it that the Tower, and the kingdom, will collapse if the ravens ever leave the Tower. Photo: Michael Garnett
A raven at the Tower of London. Legend has it that the Tower, and the kingdom, will collapse if the ravens ever leave the Tower. Photo: Michael Garnett
Herring gulls on the Albert Embankment in Vauxhall in 2012. Photo: Melanie Stanton
Herring gulls on the Albert Embankment in Vauxhall in 2012. Photo: Melanie Stanton

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch takes place this weekend. We've already helped out Londoners who don't have a garden by pointing them in the direction of the best places to go birdwatching all year round in London. We also told you about a new nature reserve coming to Stoke Newington. All of this left us feeling an affinity with our flying feathered friends, so to round off the week, here's a gallery of London birds.

Thanks to the following photographers for use of their photos via the Londonist Flickr pool: David Abbs, Edward Simpson, Gary Etchell, helenoftheways, Joe Dunckley, LaMadrileña, Lee Jackson, Melanie Stanton, Michael Garnett, Olly Denton, Palash Mitra, Peter H.

Last Updated 23 January 2015

helenoftheways

A wonderful gallery of our two legged friends! :)