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293) Peregrine Falcon I would have happily swopped my photo haul for being in the canoe until this magnificent specimen came along. Peregrine Falcon   Falco peregrinus by Dave Williams, on F

294) Ring-necked Duck. I wasn't going anywhere on Sunday but sitting in bed with laptop and coffee I read that a rarity had been spotted down at the local reserve. I had to go for it. I decided I

48) Black Heron On a visit a few years ago I found the perfect place to watch the Umbrella Bird in action from a few feet away. I got some terrific views and some great shots  but then lost the l

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Galana

Very nice set. Loved the Green head on the Scaup. Having problems with your numbering system.:D

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Thanks for showing us how a Pochard from closer looks like, @Dave Williams. And the Teals are equally stunning. Numbering system?! 

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Dave Williams

The only problem with my numbering system is that it's a lower count than yours Alex:( .......... but that can change!

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Galana
17 hours ago, Dave Williams said:

it's a lower count than yours Alex:( .......... but that can change!

I sense last years Tortoise has been training hard to take on the Hare. Pole pole!

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Geoff

Excellent Eurasian sparrowhawk & lovely Bar-T godwits

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193) Gull-billed Tern

Time to catch up a bit! Here in Tamborim, Goa to escape the "Beast form the East" which has left the UK in it's usual chaos when bad weather hits.

38840762500_d04e95ddd7_b.jpgGull-billed Tern  Gelochelidon nilotica by Dave Williams, on Flickr

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How better to celebrate my 200 than a Kingfisher in flight shot!

The only frost in Goa is on the glass, sorry for those still in sub zero climates!

39806867065_cd96f8b67c_b.jpgKingfisher in flight by Dave Williams, on Flickr

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Peter Connan

Congratulations on reaching 200 in fine style Dave!

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TonyQ

Well done on reaching 200, and with a lovely bird.

I imagine you will see a lot of kingfishers during your trip:)

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xelas

All the way to Goa only to get the #200 before the (astronomical) winter is over ... that shows a serious commitment, @Dave Williams! The Flycatcher is nice but the Kingfisher for sure taste better :P.

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Galana

Oh dear @Dave Williams

Such a responsibility and with 200 so close.

I have to say 'probably' a Yellow.

You will want my reasons?

The 'face' is too pointy. Citrines always seem to have a 'happy rounder face'. anthropomorhic I know.

Thighs are yellow. Citrine are normally white (in my book.)

My guess, FWIW, is that your bird is a first winter bird which, being March is just about to moult into true plumage. Some yellow coming through.

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PeterHG

Great photos from Goa, Dave! That must be the longest shutter speed ever for a flight shot...

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Galana

@Dave Williams

My response above was interrupted and my train of thought temporally lost.

A further distinguishing feature between Citrine and Yellow is the supercilium. That of the Yellow is the normal eye stripe but that of the Citrine invariably continues round and down behind the ear coverts to make a junction with the throat.

 

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