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196. UK. 55. Common Shelduck, Norfolk, May

 

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121. UK. 8. Eurasian Jay, London, 5/4/18    

127. UK. 18. Eurasian Robin, London  

117. UK.4. Long-tailed Tit, London, 24/2/18  

Galana

A nice selection. Good luck with the new job!

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lmSA84

Thank you @Galana - much appreciated

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elefromoz

@lmSA84, some lovely little Warblers there, particularly like the Sedge Warbler amongst the reeds, singing away. The Eurasian Hobby interests me, we have had one visit at a local Lake for the last 3 summers, causing great excitement, hope it returns this year. Hope the new job includes some exciting travels too. 

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PeterHG

A very good set! I love your Mistle Thrush. It's still on my to-do list for this year.... Good luck with the new job, @lmSA84 ! I hope it won't keep you away from the field (an ST) too long.

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Peter Connan
18 hours ago, Galana said:

A nice selection. Good luck with the new job!

 

And from me.

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TonyQ

A great selection- I hope the new job lets you continue posting soon!

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michael-ibk

Great additions, especially like the Reed Warbler. Good luck with your new job. FWIW, I´d also say Meadow Pipit. Your Mistle Thrush looks pretty Songthrushy to me, but since our proper birders @PeterHG and @Galana have no objections I must be clearly wrong?

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Galana
1 hour ago, michael-ibk said:

Your Mistle Thrush looks pretty Songthrushy to me,

I will admit to looking hard at that one but on a coin toss let it go.  To me the ST would have more yellow/buff base colour to underparts and no white tips to outer tail although there is signs of a small buff wing bar that would suggest Song Thrush.:)

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Dave Williams

Good luck in the new job from me too!

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Kitsafari

All the best on the new job - may it take you to more exotic birding spots so you can share with us!

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lmSA84

Thank you to everyone for the well wishes for my new job. So far so good!

 

It has unfortunately, kept me from going out but I do have some photos from a two week family holiday to Andalusia, in the weeks before starting.

 

@michael-ibk - I was very tempted to put Song Thrush and wanted it to be one. I'm not sure I'll get one but Mistle Thrush is almost a given.

 

A few duplicates from Spain to start, juvenile Crested Lark,...

 

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...Zitting Cisticola, both images taken near about 20 miles inland from the Costa de la Luz, and...

 

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...Common Swifts above Seville

 

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197. Spotted Flycatcher, Alajar, Huelva Province Spain, June

 

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198. White Stork, Alajar, Huelva Province Spain, June

 

Every church in the region comes with a White Stork.

 

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199. Common House Martin, Alajar, Huelva Province Spain, June 

 

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200. Eurasian Nuthatch, Alajar, Huelva Province Spain, June

 

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And because it's the 200 I'm going to throw in another random one.

 

Whilst searching for birds in the fading light I came across a Meloncillo or Egyptian Mongoose. Wikipedia tells me that it was originally thought to have introduced by the Moors but may actually have been a natural dispersal during the Pleistocene era.

 

Either way I was happy to see it

 

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Dave Williams

Excellent stuff, well done on 200, keep them coming.

Love the Mongoose too.

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Peter Connan

Congratulations on reaching 200!

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Tdgraves

Well done on 200

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Galana

Well done on the 200. Shame the job stops you getting out as much.

Love the Mongoose.

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TonyQ

Well done on reaching 200, and the Nuthatch is a lovely bird to reach that milestone.

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Zim Girl

Congratulations on reaching 200.

Cute mongoose.

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PeterHG

Congrats on reaching 200 and a lot of great  photos there, too. Love the sky in the swift photos and that mongoose is something special, too!

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lmSA84

Thank you to everyone for the kind words! I doubt I'll make 300 but I'm going to try crawl across the 250 line.

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201. European Serin, Alajar Spain, June

 

These guys were very common 

 

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