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Oxon Bird Pics: Autumn/Winter 2023/24

  Great White Egret, West Oxon

13 September 2023

An unusual very close approach! Probably the same bird as last week, but the legs have now progressed to being almost all black.

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Great White Egret, West Oxon

13 September 2023

Crop of photo above

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  Marsh Harrier West Oxon

13 September 2023

Also a closer than usual approach.

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  Great White Egret, West Oxon

6 September 2023

The legs on this bird are still partially in their yellow breeding colour but the bill has already turned into winter yellow.

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  Mute Swan, West Oxon

2 September 2023

Flying in this bird presented itself briefly for the camera.

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  Kingfisher, West Oxon

2 September 2023

Last year, at least three different Kingfishers turned up at this site briefly in late August and into September.

This year, they seem less reliable and visit only infrequently. This looks like a juvenile male that stayed for a full 10mins, early morning. That's an extended visit for this site!

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Kingfisher, West Oxon

2 September 2023

Looking for a fish! It made one unsuccessful dive before it was off.

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