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Ouse washes reserve, Cambridgeshire, UK, 30/3/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 500, f8, 1/1250, EV +1/3

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 200, f8, 1/1600

 

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126) Northern shoveler

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No sooner had I got into the car than it had started raining. However, the birdspotting was not over. I had nearly got to the main road, where I saw a kestrel hovering and then it landed - full on gam

And some garden duplicates to make up for earlier shots   Dunnock       Goldfinch         Blue tit    

Unlikely to get any more this year, unless the weather is conducive to a festive walk, leading to some unusual geese, so here's one for Christmas that we found in the wild (not a garden) in Cornwall,

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Ouse washes reserve, Cambridgeshire, UK, 30/3/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 320, f8, 1/1250

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 500, f8, 1/1000

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 640, f8, 1/2500, EV +2/3

 

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127) Gadwall

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Ouse washes reserve, Cambridgeshire, UK, 30/3/17

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 500, f8, 1/1250, EV +1/3

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 320, f8, 1/1000-1250

 

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128) Black-tailed godwit

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Ouse washes reserve, Cambridgeshire, UK, 30/3/17

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 320, f8, 1/1250

 

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129) Whooper swan

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Ouse washes reserve, Cambridgeshire, UK, 30/3/17

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 400, f8, 1/640, EV +1/3

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 320, f8, 1/640

 

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130) Pied wagtail (international name - white wagtail)

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Ouse washes reserve, Cambridgeshire, UK, 30/3/17

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 640, f8, 1/1000, EV +2/3

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 800, f8, 1/2000, EV +1

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 320, f8, 1/800

 

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131) Reed bunting

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Ouse washes reserve, Cambridgeshire, UK, 30/3/17

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 200, f8, 1/500

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 200, f8, 1/640

 

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132) Egyptian goose!!!!

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Ouse washes reserve, Cambridgeshire, UK, 30/3/17

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 200, f8, 1/500, EV +2/3

 

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133) Common moorhen

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Ouse washes reserve, Cambridgeshire, UK, 30/3/17

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 200, f8, 1/640

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 500, f8, 1/1000, EV +1/3

 

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134) Eurasian teal

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Ouse washes reserve, Cambridgeshire, UK, 30/3/17

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 320, f8, 1/800

 

 

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Female

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 400, f8, 1/1250, EV +1/3

 

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135) Eurasian wigeon

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Ouse washes reserve visitor centre, Cambridgeshire, UK, 30/3/17

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 320, f8, 1/640

 

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136) House sparrow (we don't get these in our garden)

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Approach road to Ouse washes reserve, Cambridgeshire, UK, 30/3/17

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 320, f8, 1/1000

 

I was just driving out, when I spotted this in a field so I grabbed a shot from the car

 

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137) Common pheasant

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And some duplicates, to make up for some ebcs....

 

Mallard

 

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Tufted duck

 

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Greylag goose

 

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Great crested grebe

 

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Black-headed gull

 

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cormorant

 

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Just found another new one, but the photos are not great



Ouse washes reserve, Cambridgeshire, UK, 30/3/17



Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, 1.4x extender mark iii, ISO 200, f8, 1/800



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138) Ruff


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Now back to South Africa

 

S126, KNP, 20/1/7

 

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/320

 

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139) Natal spurfowl

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S126, KNP, South Africa, 20/1/7

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/1000

 

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140) White backed vulture

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S126, KNP, South Africa, 20/1/7

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 640, f7.1, 1/320, EV +1/3

I think this was the only sighting that we had

 

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141) Brown-hooded kingfisher

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S126, KNP, South Africa, 20/1/7

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 320, f7.1, 1/800-1000

 

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142) Black-bellied bustard

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Muzandzeni picnic spot, KNP, South Africa, 20/1/7

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 1600, f5.6, 1/200, EV +1

 

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143) Red-billed buffalo weaver

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Muzandzeni picnic spot, KNP, South Africa, 20/1/7



Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/400



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144) Red-billed hornbill


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S40, KNP, South Africa, 20/1/7

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 250, f7.1, 1/1000, EV +1/3

 

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 250, f7.1, 1/1250

 

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145) European roller

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S40, KNP, South Africa, 20/1/7

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 250, f7.1, 1/1600

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 250, f7.1, 1/1250

 

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146) Southern white-crowned shrike

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S40, KNP, South Africa, 20/1/7

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 250, f7.1, 1/2500

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Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 200, f7.1, 1/1250

 

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147) Lesser grey shrike

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S40, KNP, South Africa, 20/1/7

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 200, f7.1, 1/1250

 

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148) Shikra juvenile - thanks to @ImSA84 for the ID

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S40, KNP, South Africa, 20/1/7

Canon 7D mark ii, 100-400 mark ii, ISO 320, f7.1, 1/800

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149) Red-breasted swallow

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