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So I think that concludes this year in Africa, as much as I can find anyway. AS you are around @@Soukous, here are some from a few days in Suffolk in November!

Herring gull, adult

 

Aldeburgh beach, 18-20/11/14

 

All Canon 5D, except the one with its' mouth open, which was on the 7D

 

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juvenile

 

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Black-headed gull (winter plumage)

 

Aldeburgh beach, Sufolk, 21/11/14

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 1000, f 7.1, 1/1600

 

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Canon 7D 100-400, ISO 800, f 7.1, 1/160! (arrggh it is so much harder taking photos in the dark UK)

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Starlings

 

Aldeburgh beach, Suffolk, 20/11/14

 

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Canon 5D 100-400, ISO 800, f 7.1, 1/500

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Turnstones - new for us

 

Aldeburgh beach, Suffolk, 18/11/14

 

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Canon 7D, 100-400, ISO 800, f 5.6, 1/1000

 

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Canon 7D, 100-400, ISO 1250, f 5.6, 1/2000

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Little egret

 

Aldeburgh beach, Suffolk, 21/11/14

 

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Canon 7D, 100-400, ISO 800, f 7.1, 1/1000

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White-fronted geese - new for us

 

Aldeburgh beack, Suffolk, 21/11/14

 

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Canon 7D, 100-400, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/2500

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Aldeburgh, that's just down the road from me. But I rarely take a camera. :rolleyes:

too bloody cold for my taste.

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Aldeburgh, that's just down the road from me. But I rarely take a camera. :rolleyes:

too bloody cold for my taste.

 

yes, quite bracing in the wind :unsure:

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Now for the really challenging UK photography conditions, a day trip to Minsmere nature reserve on a cloudy day in November (18/11/14)....

 

Mute swan

 

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Canon 7D, ISO 3200, f 5.6 1/1600 - 2.30pm!!

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I always find Minsmere a challenge. Plenty of birds but it is so hard to get close to them. The hides are OK for 'spotting' but not much use for photography.

If you find yourself heading over our way again let me know and we can grab a pub lunch or something equally culturally rewarding

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Coots

 

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Canon 7D, ISO 3200, f5.6, 1/2500

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Comorant

 

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Canon 7D, ISO 3200, f 5.6, 1/1250

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I always find Minsmere a challenge. Plenty of birds but it is so hard to get close to them. The hides are OK for 'spotting' but not much use for photography.

If you find yourself heading over our way again let me know and we can grab a pub lunch or something equally culturally rewarding

 

Thanks @@Soukous - we were staying in Aldeburgh for a few days, but I imagine we will return at some point

 

I think the hides are ok, some of them are a bit far away from the water, but you probably need a longer lens than I have and obviously a bit of sunshine would help......

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Teal

 

These could have really benefitted from a few rays of sunshine as their colours are amazing

 

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Canon 7D ISO 3200, f5.6, 1/1600

 

Here is one with a bit more light on it

 

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Lapwings (and others)

 

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Canon 7D, ISO 2000, Ff 5.6, 1/1250

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Greylag goose (I think)

 

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Canon 7D, ISO 3200, f5.6, 1/3200

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Goldfinches - could also have fone with some sunshine to see their colours...

 

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Canon 7D, ISO 3200 f5.6, 1/800

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And now for some from the garden...

 

This one was caught on the motion-sensitive camera, luckily as they are very skittish and I only see them rarely - a jay!!

 

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and a video

 

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Bullfinch.

 

Only the second time I've seen one in two years of living here. He obligingly waited while I went downstairs to get the camera (taken through my open bedroom window). Unfortunately he couldn't make the sun come out though..

 

My back garden, 7/12/14

 

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Canon 7D, ISO ridiculous

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Coal tit - another new one for me

 

After the Bullfinch flew off, I was watching for other birds. As this flew towards me, I thought that it was too small to be a great tit, so I snapped a few shots to look in the book, and there he was a coal tit. Never seen one before or since.....

 

My back garden, 9/12/14

 

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Canon 7D

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Great tit

 

Not the best shot (too many branches in the way), but at least the sun was out!!

 

My back garden, 7/12/14

 

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Canon 7D

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Dunnock (hedge sparrow)

On my garden table (through the kitchen window!!), 9/12/14

 

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Canon 7D

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