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UK Bird Pics Spring/Summer 2019

Whimbrel, Pagham Harbour, West Sussex

5 May 2019

At high tide, while sitting on the bench that overlooks the harbour down the track from Church Norton, I suddenly became aware that the nearby marshy area contained some Whimbrel. Not only that, they seemed fairly confiding and by sitting still this one eventually came pretty close. It even then tolerated me getting up to follow its movement!

Surprising, as I've always previously found Whimbrel to be very wary. 

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Whimbrel, Pagham Harbour, West Sussex

5 May 2019

As above, as it was still in the process of coming closer.

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Ring Ouzel Cleeve Common Ring Ouzel, Cleeve Common, Gloucestershire

18 April 2019

After quite a wait this bird came moderately close to where I was waiting. Thanks to Jim Hutchins for providing me with info on this site.

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