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Oxon bird Pics Autumn 2005

White-rumped Sandpiper, Radley Gravel Pits, Oxon

5 November 2005

Impossible to get very close to this bird, but this was a better attempt than last week's efforts (see below) - brighter conditions helped. The best of over 200 shots taken!

White-rumped Sandpiper, Radley Gravel Pits, Oxon

5 November 2005

Not especially sharp, but note the clear primary projection, and supercillium.

White-rumped Sandpiper, Radley Gravel Pits, Oxon

30 October 2005

The best attempt of my first visit to see this bird, taken in much duller conditions than above, with lower 'scope mag.

Kingfisher, Radley Gravel Pits, Oxon

18 September 2005

This was a pic taken at considerable distance, with the 'scope magnification cranked up to almost x60. The result compares well with my previous attempts at such high mags - the sunny conditions must have helped, with a surprising absence of heat shimmer.

Kingfisher, Radley Gravel Pits, Oxon

18 September 2005

Note presence of ring

Dunlin moulting out of summer plumage, Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon

17 September 2005

Kestrel, Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon

17 September 2005

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