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UK Bird Pics Autumn/Winter 2014/15

Water Rail Water Rail, Slimbridge WWT

1 February 2015

From the very popular Willow hide on the way to the Holden Tower - underneath the feeders.

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Long tailed Tit Long tailed Tit, Slimbridge WWT

1 February 2015

En-route to join its mates on the Willow Hide feeder - there were at least 8 at once on it!

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Pintail Pintail, Slimbridge WWT

1 February 2015

From the Martin Smith - both these and some Wigeon were quite close in.
Short-eared Owl Short-eared Owl, Berkshire Downs

13 December 2014

Just as the sun was setting giving this superb light, I came across one of the birds which allowed me a remarkably close approach.

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Short-eared Owl Short-eared Owl, Berkshire Downs

13 December 2014

This bird stopped tussling with its rival and came and had a look at me!

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Short-eared Owl Short-eared Owl, Berkshire Downs

13 December 2014

A somewhat earlier photo that same afternoon, before the sun was as low.
Short-eared Owl Short-eared Owl, Berkshire Downs

13 December 2014

A reasonably close fly past, before it turned and flew towards me (see above).
Short-eared Owls Short-eared Owl, Berkshire Downs

13 December 2014

These two birds really didn't seem to like each other!

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Red Breasted Flycatcher Red Breasted Flycatcher, Beachy Head, East Sussex

26 October 2014

A real gem requiring a very long drive by my standards to connect with. Made up for failing to see the one in Poland earlier this year!

Red Breasted Flycatcher Red Breasted Flycatcher, Beachy Head, East Sussex

26 October 2014

Another view of this ace bird - never that close but reasonable results.
Red Breasted Flycatcher Red Breasted Flycatcher, Beachy Head, East Sussex

26 October 2014

Probably the closest shot and a great view its red breast! Shame about the leaf in the way if its tail!

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