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UK Bird Pics Autumn/Winter 2022/23

  Little Owl. Portland, Dorset

27 March 2023

One of the well know pair of birds at home in its quarry. 

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  Wheatear. Portland, Dorset

26 March 2023

Nicely perched up along the exit road from a car park at the end of Chesil Beach. But rather distant and hand held, using the car as a hide.

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  Buzzards. Berwick Basset, Wiltshire

9 February 2023

A great visit to David White's Buzzard Hide, high on the Marlborough Downs. Unlike my previous two visits, I got some great light, albeit not until the afternoon. The morning was very dull and misty.

Action shots are possible here as the Buzzards seem to be very aggressive towards one another, even when there is plenty of food available.

This shot was taken in a duller spell.

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Buzzard. Berwick Basset, Wiltshire

9 February 2023

A flight shot in great late afternoon light.


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Buzzard. Berwick Basset, Wiltshire

9 February 2023

Another flight shot in great late afternoon light.


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Buzzard. Berwick Basset, Wiltshire

9 February 2023

A photo of one on the ground.


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Buzzard. Berwick Basset, Wiltshire

9 February 2023

A beautiful pale bird perched up in sunlight


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Buzzard. Berwick Basset, Wiltshire

9 February 2023

Close up.


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Buzzard. Berwick Basset, Wiltshire

9 February 2023

Another close up but later in the day when the light was fading.


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  Red Kite. Berwick Basset, Wiltshire

9 February 2023

Red Kites were around but difficult to photo today as they were not landing and the wind was blowing towards the hide. This one made a brief close appearance late on.

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  Raven. Berwick Basset, Wiltshire

9 February 2023

As well as the raptors, there was a pair of Ravens around. This photo shows the male taken once the sun had come out.


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Raven. Berwick Basset, Wiltshire

9 February 2023

This photo was taken early on when it was very dull at a crazy ISO setting of 32,000 with the Canon R7! It is amazing was noise reduction tools can do (in this case mainly Topaz)!


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Raven. Berwick Basset, Wiltshire

9 February 2023

An unusual view of a Raven!


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  Pheasant. Berwick Basset, Wiltshire

9 February 2023

Rather ironically, this live Pheasant wandered around early on!

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  Bar-tailed Godwit. Titchwell Beach, Norfolk

28 November 2022

My annual low tide vigil on the water's edge at Titchwell Beach produced just one fairly close fly-past. This is it. Shortly afterwards the light went and it became very dull.

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  Turnstone. Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk

28 November 2022

It was very cloudy for nearly all of our week in Norfolk but this was a very occasion when the sun came out briefly . 

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  Pochard. Welney WWT, Norfolk

25 November 2022

By looking to the right of the hide, I managed to get a few close photos of Pochards, in good light. 

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  Whooper Swan. Welney WWT, Norfolk

25 November 2022

Nice to have full sun on our annual visit to Welney, en-route to North Norfolk. But by the time we had got to the photo hide underneath the main one, it had moved rather too far round for best results. 

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