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A Bahraini man takes pictures with his mobile phone as great crested terns fly over their nests during the breeding season today on Fasht al Jarim Island, north of the Bahraini capital Manama
A grey egret preens itself near Pusztaszer, southeast of Budapest, Hungary
Puffins join Shags and Guillemot birds on the Farne Islands just off the Northumberland coast for the start of the breading season. Rangers on one of Britain’s most important seabird colonies are hoping for a more successful summer after flooding wreaked havoc last year
A flock of birds fly in the sky in Tbilisi, Georgia
A woman feeds birds as the sun rises in Bal Harbour, Florida
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Gulls fly over a partially frozen lake in a park in Bucharest, Romania
Starlings perform a murmuration at sunset over Gateshead in Tyne and Wear
Seagulls fly during sunset at Bang Pu seaside resort in Samut Prakan province on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand
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Siberian gulls hover over Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers, in Allahabad, India. The gulls travel thousands of miles to India during the Siberian winter in October and return home in March
A man sits next to pigeons resting on a pile of bricks collected from the collapsed temple damaged during the earthquake at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday
A Hindu holy man asks for alms as he walks amongst birds flying at a beach along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai on Wednesday
A flock of starlings fly in formation near the Arab town of Rahat, southern Israel
Men ride a boat as seagulls fly over the waters of the river Yamuna on a cold, winter morning in New Delhi
Tens of thousands of starlings start their murmuration, with Criffel mountain in the background, as dusk falls near Gretna Green on the England and Scotland border. The reason for the beautiful spectacle is not definitively known, with theories ranging from a defense mechanism against predators to attracting more birds to join their roost.
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Pink-footed geese take off to feed from Montrose Basin on Wednesday in Montrose, Scotland. Staff and volunteers at the Scottish Wildlife Trust have recorded more than 78,000 geese arriving to spend the winter in the reserve, eclipsing a previous record set in 2010
Doves sit on cables at a former lignite surface mining area in Grosspoesna near Leipzig, central Germany.
A woman feeds birds on the banks of the Rhone river in Lyon, central-eastern France, on Thursday.
A gallery assistant stands next to ‘Language of The Birds’ by Anselm Kiefer, which forms part of an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London
Policemen and volunteers release eagle owls after their recovery from injury, in Cangzhou, Hebei province in China. About 36 of these injured rare birds were released back into the wild after receiving treatment for their injuries, according to local media
A rag picker sorts through garbage, picking out recyclable materials to sell at the Ghazipur landfill site in the east of New Delhi, India, on Friday