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Oxon Bird Pics Spring/Summer 2017

Grey Wagtail Grey Wagtail, Upper Thames

10 June 2017

At the lock with what appears to be a small spider.
Curlew Curlew, Upper Thames

10 June 2017

Some compensation for again not finding any sign of Clubtail dragonflies!

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Curlew Curlew, Upper Thames

10 June 2017

Another photo.

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 Turtle Dove Otmoor Turtle Dove, Otmoor

3 June 2017

Purring in its favourite oak tree - but not in the best light.
Dunlin Dunlin, Farmoor

6 May 2017

Pretty cool, dull and quiet birdwise at Farmoor today. Along the causeway the only waders were 2 Dunlin, of which this was the brighter plumaged. This photo benefitted from a brief slightly brighter spell early on.

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Dunlin Dunlin, Farmoor

6 May 2017

Another shot of the bird above.
Ring Ouzel Ring Ouzel, Cholsey Meadows

28 April 2017

This was a quick after-work visit that paid dividends! The bird was showing on the pools in this meadow which is now surrounded by new housing. I managed to get this image from the car, just before the bird was flushed by a dog walker!

A considerable improvement on my only previous Rouzel photos from previous much more distant encounters in 2009 and 2016.
Song Thrush Song Thrush, Lark Hill, Wantage

14 April 2017

While I was intent on photographing the Wheatear (see below), at one point this Song Thrush suddenly appeared and came hopping towards me! Surprisingly, this is the first photo of this species on my website!
Wheatear Wheatear, Lark Hill, Wantage

14 April 2017

Taken through the chain link that forms an impenetrable barrier around the underground reservoir.

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Wheatear Wheatear, Lark Hill, Wantage

14 April 2017

Not sure what this prey item is. Any ideas?
Wheatear Wheatear, Lark Hill, Wantage

14 April 2017

Can't get too much of Wheatears - one of my favourites!
Lesser Whitethroat Shrike Meadow Lesser Whitethroat, Shrike Meadow, Farmoor

8 April

Surprisingly singing out in the open in the morning sun - probably very recently arrived.
Great crested Grebe Farmoor Great crested Grebe, Farmoor

8 April 2017

Superb light for photography early on, but little within reach of the lens!

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Firecrest

1 April 2017

Guessed right that the BN Grebe would have gone, so went for these instead. Not an easy bird to photo in Oxon...
Firecrest Firecrest

1 April 2017

See above

All pictures copyright Stephen Burch

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