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Oxon bird Pics Winter 2005/06

Water Rail, Otmoor, Oxon

12 February 2006

This bird appeared conveniently out in the open on the mud in front of the first blind, but only after the sun had more or less set. Not bad, considering the poor light..

Tree Sparrow, Rushey Lock, Oxon

22 January 2006

One of very few shots of these birds in front of all the twigs, instead of behind!

Great Tit, Rushey Lock, Oxon

22 January 2006

Foggy conditions, dispelled with PhotoShop! What's wrong with the odd common bird?!

Tawny Owl, Harwell, Oxon

21 January 2006

This day-time roosting owl was a real challenge - very obscured by branches, and then the bright sky behind.

Slavonian Grebe, Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon

10 December 2005

A couple of record shots of this distant bird. It is unusual in Oxon to have both Slavonian & Black-necks at the same location - a good chance to practice rare grebe ID skills!

Black-necked Grebe, Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon

10 December 2005

An obliging individual, close to the shore

Black-necked Grebe, Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon

10 December 2005

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