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UK Bird Pics Spring/Summer 2014

Greenshank Greenshank, Leighton Moss, Lancs

27 August 2014

From the Eric Morecambe hide.
Greenshank Greenshank, Leighton Moss, Lancs

27 August 2014

As above, but with a partial reflection and shadow. Due to the breeze today, the water was never completely smooth, unlike some shots I have seen from this site on Bird Guides.
Greenshank Greenshank, Leighton Moss, Lancs

27 August 2014

As above, from the Eric Morecambe hide. 
Black Grouse Black Grouse, North Yorkshire

25 August 2014

The one that got away!
Pied Flycatcher Pied Flycatcher, Gillfach RWT, Radnorshire

4 May 2014

The Otter hide was brilliant for this and Nuthatch - see below.

These are one of my favourite passerines (along with Redstart) and it was great to finally get close shots of both.

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Pied Flycatcher Pied Flycatcher, Gillfach RWT, Radnorshire

5 May 2014

A close view elsewhere on the reserve.

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Pied Flycatcher Pied Flycatcher, Gillfach RWT, Radnorshire

4 May 2014

And another close view...
Pied Flycatcher Pied Flycatcher, Gillfach RWT, Radnorshire

5 May 2014

The less showy female. 
Redstart Redstart, Gillfach RWT, Radnorshire

5 May 2014

These birds are stunning when seen close up, which is often impossible. Not here, though!

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Redstart Redstart, Gillfach RWT, Radnorshire

5 May 2014

Another close view.

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Nuthatch Nuthatch, Gillfach RWT, Radnorshire

4 May 2014

Another close view from the Otter hide.

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Nuthatch Nuthatch, Gillfach RWT, Radnorshire

5 May 2014

And another close view!

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Red Kite Red Kite, Bury Down, Berks

21 April 2014

Flying very low over the Bury Down car park, despite the hordes of people there!

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