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UK Bird Pics Spring 2018

Cuckoo, Thursley Common

12 May 2018

"Colin" the Cuckoo appeared twice while I was there. The first at c. 11:45 and the second about 2 hours later, by which time it had started to rain.

What an amazing bird!

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Cuckoo, Thursley Common

12 May 2018

Extraordinarily close - on the same log as the Redstart below!

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Cuckoo, Thursley Common

12 May 2018

On the ground coming towards us!

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Redstart, Thursley Common

12 May 2018

A pair appeared periodically but more frequently than the Cucoo!
Redstart, Thursley Common

12 May 2018

Incredibly close on this log! Pity the male didn't pose as well.

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Stonechat Stonechat, Thursley Common

12 May 2018

Another diversion while waiting for the Cuckoo
Woodlark, Thursley Common

12 May 2018

A pair of Woodlark made an appearance from time to time while waiting for the Cuckoo to appear. They never came very close, but made an interesting diversion. My first pic of this species as well!
 Coot Coot, Farlington Marshes, Hampshire

6 May 2018

Hoped for a memorable shot but I'm not sure I achieved it! Very much into the sun but there wasn't much I could do about that.
Meadow Pipit, Farlington Marshes, Hampshire

6 May 2018

Somewhat closer than the Ruff below!

Ruff Titchfield Haven Ruff, Titchfield Haven, Hampshire

5 May 2018

A frustrating but nice bird almost in full summer plumage! It spent most of its time on a patch of mud well away from the hide. Only one or twice did it stray closer and when it did it was constantly feeding.

This was the one shot I got with it sideways on, and well light by the sun, but it was at a considerable distance.

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