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Oxon Bird Pics: Autumn/Winter 2018/19

Water Rail, Pinkhill, Farmoor

10 November 2018

Showing well from time to time under the feeders.

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Water Rail, Pinkhill, Farmoor

10 November 2018

As above.
Little Grebe, Letcombe Bassett

2 November 2018

My first views of this species at this site, being quite obliging.

Also see below.
Little Grebe, Letcombe Bassett

2 November 2018

Full sun with an interesting green reflection in the water. 
Little Grebe, Letcombe Bassett

2 November 2018

A different lighting effect.
Black-necked Grebe, Farmoor

19 October 2018

Thanks to Dai & Badger for getting the word out so quickly!

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Black-necked Grebe, Farmoor

19 October 2018

As above!

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Black-necked Grebe, Farmoor

19 October 2018

As above!

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Black-necked Grebe, Farmoor

19 October 2018

Close encounter
Little Egret, Letcombe Bassett

18 October 2018

A crop of the photo below.

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Little Egret, Letcombe Bassett

18 October 2018

Full sun and a close bird today!
Arctic Tern, Farmoor Reservoir

27 September 2018

Another confiding bird at Farmoor - a juv Arctic Tern. It wasn't present on my way out but was there on the way back. Difficult lighting for this photo though with brilliant  white areas in full sun.

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Arctic Tern, Farmoor Reservoir

27 September 2018

See above - in flight.
Wheatear, Farmoor Reservoir

22 September 2018

A most confiding bird at the western end of the causeway. From this angle, there is almost no sign of the concrete!

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Wheatear, Farmoor Reservoir

22 September 2018

As above. Again little sign of the concrete.
  Little Egret, Letcombe Bassett

14 September 2018

A crop of the photo below. I like the dark background to this shot.
  Little Egret, Letcombe Bassett

14 September 2018

A close approach after some wait!  
Kingfisher, Farmoor Reservoir,

13 September 2018

A somewhat distant shot from the Shrike Meadow hide as this bird perched briefly in brilliant sunlight. Has cropped well at this resolution though. The 500f4 II continues to impress me, even with the x1.4TC on.
Great crested Grebe, Farmoor Reservoir

13 September 2018

The light was great in the morning so I couldn't resist making something of it by pausing to get some images of this bird that was close in to the SE corner of F1. Still a good deal of summer plumage left. 

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