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Nature’s Top 40 counts down to the UK’s number one wildlife spectacle. Wildlife experts ranked suggestions from the public to compile the UK’s Top 40.

Black Grouse lek c/o RSPB Images and Chris Gomersall

No. 4 - Black Grouse lek

The Black Grouse is one of Britain's rarest birds, renowned for the magnificent display the male puts on at its ancestral 'lek' or breeding ground.


Atlantic Salmon c/o Gilbert van Ryckevorsel

No. 3 - Salmon migrating

The spectacle of the Atlantic Salmon leaping out of the water is one of the most dynamic migration displays to be seen anywhere in the animal kingdom.


Flock of Starlings

No. 2 - Starlings

The aerial display of vast flocks of Starlings gathering together to roost is a winter spectacular not to be missed.


Gannet c/o RSPB Images and Andy Hay

No. 1 - Gannets

Gannets are one of the Britain's most impressive seabirds - they're fast, agile and expert fishers. Their feeding frenzy is a sight to behold.


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