10 birdy instagrammers we love

bird photographers on instagram

We love being a bird food seller, because with every single nut, grain and little bit of fat we sell, we know that we’re helping the creatures around us. So while we’re busy squirrelling away in the Happy Beaks offices, we love to take five, put the kettle on, and spend a bit of time seeing the sights on Instagram.

We’ve shared a few lovely photos on our Instagram so far, but we are but mere padawans to the masters of the filtered (and unfiltered craft).

So here, in no particular order, are ten of our favourite Instagrammers. Make sure you give them a follow!


“Sharing her endless fascination with wildlife and nature”, this Midland based photographer really does take some interesting pictures. We’ve featured this inquisitive little great tit, as she clearly caught his eye!

lucy lapwing great tit
What you looking at?
Image source: lucy_lapwing


Martin takes all manner of wonderful photos, right from his garden. Some of the variety is astounding! We’re always partial to a blue tit, especially ones that help with the laundry…

martinsbirdwatch bluetit
A help or hindrance?
Image source: martinsbirdwatch


A lady that likes “all things bright and beautiful” and managed to take this rather great shot of a kestrel in the snow. We liked it so much, that we picked it as a runner up in the first ever Snap of the Month competition.

beautiful_nutnut kestrel runner up
Very imposing!
Image source: beautiful_nutnut


Tom has been kind enough to share lots of his photos with us. Both on Instagram and on Twitter. He also manages to capture some great videos, but let’s take a look at this lovely little robin for now.

zanshijtsu robin
The UK’s favourite garden bird
Image source: zanshinjitsu


We’ve recently grown to love some of this Scottish based snapper’s pictures. We shared one photo on our guide to nest boxes, but this rather soaked robin made us laugh too. A great shot.

tw1tterpated dripping wet robin
Image source: tw1tterpated


Karen’s jay was another runner up in our first ever Snap of the Month competition. We love her efforts on Instagram, as she seems to really capture the moment. You can really tell that Karen has a passion for what she does.

karen dot miller dot photography jay with nut in mouth runner up
What a haircut!
Image source: karen.miller.photography


Graham is the master of a close up. Another snapper based in the Midlands, he manages to capture all kinds of garden birds, but this great tit really is wonderful. A very pensive looking little thing!

grahamjefferyphoto great tit
Ruffling in the wind!
Image source: grahamjefferyphoto


Helen was kind enough to let us share this simply breathtaking photo of a blackbird suffering from leucinism. The black and white does wonders for this photo, but there is a whole range of colour on offer in some of Helen’s other pictures.

helenlew albino blackbird
Have you seen a blackbird with albinism or leucinism?
Image source: helenlew


Emma’s little cat is a real cutie, but we’re here for all things feathered. The first thing that ever caught our eye was a video of a rather un-toilet-trained chaffinch. But for now, let’s take a look at this shot from RSPB Middleton. Keep those videos and photos coming!

emma__laws feeder
Can you name all the birds on show?
Image source: emma__laws


In October 2017. Kez bought a camera, and since then, she’s built a big following, all thanks to her simply fantastic photos of birds of all shapes and sizes. We loved her photo of this nuthatch so much, that we even picked it as our first ever Snap of the Month winner!

kezphotod3400 winner nuthatch with nut
The first ever Snap of the Month winner!
Image source: kezphotod3400

Before you go…
If you think we’ve missed any amazing Instagram accounts, please let us know! Make sure you check out our Snap of the Month contest too. All you have to do is take a photo then share it with us and use #SnappyBeaks.


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