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Oxon Bird Pics Autumn 2007

Grey Phalarope, Farmoor Reservoir

29 September 2007

What an amazing day at Farmoor, with this bird, Arctic Skua, Sabine's Gull and Knot all present! It was even more remarkable that this was a Saturday - my normal birding day of the week.

It was the phalarope that was the star of the show for the assembled photographers in the afternoon.

Grey Phalarope, Farmoor Reservoir

29 September 2007

Another shot...

Grey Phalarope, Farmoor Reservoir

29 September 2007

The phalarope and its companion in the background.

Grey Phalarope, Farmoor Reservoir

29 September 2007

and another...

Grey Phalarope, Farmoor Reservoir

29 September 2007

Final one, and maybe the best? No apologies for this sequence from this confiding bird!

Knot, Farmoor Reservoir

29 September 2007

A fearless bird in the afternoon - much more so than in the morning. Was it comforted by its pal the Phalarope?

Knot, Farmoor Reservoir

29 September 2007

A more distant shot in the morning, from the top of the causeway - looking down - not my favourite viewing angle.

Arctic Skua, Farmoor Reservoir

29 September 2007

Obligingly close to the shore, but poor light

Little Stint, Farmoor Reservoir

22 September 2007

A nice collection of waders today, with this accompanied on the causeway by 2 Dunlin and 6+ Ringed Plover (see below).

Unfortunately, the sun wasn't shining for this "close approach" by the Stint.

Little Stint, Farmoor Reservoir

22 September 2007

Somewhat more distant, but with better lighting.

Ringed Plover, Farmoor Reservoir

22 September 2007

Dunlin, Farmoor Reservoir

22 September 2007

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