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UK Bird Pics Autumn/Winter 2013/14

Red flanked Bluetail Red flanked Bluetail, Marshfield, Gloucs

22 February 2014

A much better visit than last week when a 3hr stint produced no useable pics! The trick was to arrive early enough before the hordes roll in and cause the bird to become wary and elusive.

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Red flanked Bluetail Red flanked Bluetail, Marshfield, Gloucs

22 February 2014

A better view of the blue tail!
Red flanked Bluetail Red flanked Bluetail, Marshfield, Gloucs

22 February 2014

On the ground looking for meal worms left out for it by keen photographers.
Green-winged Teal Green-winged Teal, Caerlaverock WWT, Dumfries & Galloway

2 January 2014

This rarity was difficult to find initially in the Folly Pond, but easier once we knew which part it frequented.  A record shot from a small, basic hide built into the bank.
Greylag Geese Greylag Geese, Caerlaverock WWT, Dumfries & Galloway

2 January 2014

I believe these are genuine wild birds, unlike the feral ones that frequent Oxfordshire and elsewhere in England!
Barnacle Goose Barnacle Goose, Caerlaverock WWT, Dumfries & Galloway

2 January 2014

These birds on the approach road to the reserve were remarkably tame for wild geese - perhaps because they are protected from shooting?

However the poor light did not make for good photography!
Barnacle Goose Barnacle Goose, Caerlaverock WWT, Dumfries & Galloway

2 January 2014

Even poorer light - as we were leaving.
Desert Wheatear Desert Wheatear, Severn Beach, Gloucestershire

14 December 2013

Very confiding at times, elusive at others!
Desert Wheatear Desert Wheatear, Severn Beach, Gloucestershire

14 December 2013

Shortly after I arrived, there was some sun and the bird came very close to its audience. However after about an hour the clouds rolled in, more people arrived and the bird moved away, as did I!
Desert Wheatear Desert Wheatear, Severn Beach, Gloucestershire

14 December 2013

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