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Oxon Bird Pics: Autumn/Winter 2019/2020

  Grey Wagtail, Letcombe Bassett

10 November 2019

I find these birds difficult to photograph. This is a snap shot which I wasn't really set up for properly but is probably my best to date.

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  Goldeneye, Standlake Pit 60

8 November 2019

Came close to the LL hide in a brief sunny spell. The deep water probably helped!

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  Scaup (female), Farmoor

7 November 2019

Fairly close to the causeway

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  Little Egret, Letcombe Bassett

31 October 2019

After several recent blank visits, it was good to find this bird back in its usual autumn/winter haunt at the cress beds.
  Water Rail, Pinkhill

25 October 2019

Again a very dull day. This confiding bird appeared under the feeders quite soon after I arrived, but did not show again in the following 2 hours.

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Water Rail, Pinkhill

25 October 2019

A crop of the shot above. It was quite close!

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  Great Tit

24 October 2019

Even a humble Great Tit paused briefly on this perch today!
Kingfisher

24 October 2019

No sun today! Today this bird appeared just as the rain set in and stayed for even less time than last week. No dives either.
  Kingfisher

17 October 2019

Yet another Kingfisher shot - it showed only briefly in a 3 hour wait.

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Kingfisher

17 October 2019

Looking the other way!

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Kingfisher

17 October 2019

Looking down for prey

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Kingfisher

17 October 2019

A brief earlier appearance before the sunshine had reached the perch.
  Teal, Standlake Pit 60

3 October 2019

A quiet morning today with only a pair of eclipse Teal coming within proper photo range. This photo was taken in a brief moment when the sun almost came out.

Again no sign of the Kingfisher this morning.
  Great Creasted Grebe, Standlake Pit 60

3 October 2019

This bird was some distance away but was worth a few shots in the brief period of time it took to swallow this rather large looking fish!
  Kingfisher, 

28 September 2019

After several fruitless visits, it was good to have another productive session this morning. Earlier on, the sun was out for most of the time which certainly helped.

Flight shots are pretty hit and miss, but it was diving often enough for several attempts.

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Kingfisher, Shrike Meadow, Farmoor

28 September 2019

One the post.

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Kingfisher, Shrike Meadow, Farmoor

28 September 2019

Another one with the sun out, resulting in huge contrast on the bird.

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Kingfisher, Shrike Meadow, Farmoor

28 September 2019

No sun on this bird, but it does have a tiny fish!

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  Common Sandpiper, Standlake Pit 60

27 September 2019

A brief appearance on what is usually the "island" - but now connected to the "mainland" due to the low water levels.

No sign of the Kingfisher this morning!
  Little Grebe, Standlake Pit 60

27 September 2019

There were some nice patches of early morning light from the LL hide briefly, but unfortunately only this juvenile Little Grebe presented itself during the short time before it clouded over. The more showy adult was less obliging.
  Little Stint, Farmoor

19 September 2019

Nice to have some decent waders at Farmoor for once! In addition to this charming Little Stint there was also a Ruff, and Dunlin. Later on a Knot appeared but I missed that one.

Great light today as well!

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Little Stint, Farmoor

19 September 2019

The Little Stint with its friend the Dunlin on the background.

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Little Stint, Farmoor

19 September 2019

No concrete on this one!
  Chiffchaff, Farmoor

7 September 2019

Plenty of adult and juveniles today in the fisherman's car park above the zig-zag path. I presume this is a pristine juvenile and that the worn ones were the adults.

No sign again of the Kingfisher afterwards!

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