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TonyQ

A good selection from Spain. I didn't know partridges climbed trees!

A lovely Orn Bunting shot.

 

I would also be interested in the Cadiz link.

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Galana
6 hours ago, TonyQ said:

I didn't know partridges climbed trees!

Evidently they do it a lot at Christmas straight after the two Turtle Doves #215 in the photo above. Was I the only one to get the symbolism?

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Kitsafari
22 hours ago, Galana said:

Evidently they do it a lot at Christmas straight after the two Turtle Doves #215 in the photo above. Was I the only one to get the symbolism?

:lol:

a good one. 

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lmSA84

@Galana - very insightful of you! If only those damm french hens would have stayed still....

 

@TonyQ and Galana - the online guide can be found at his blog at the below link. That guide is from 2016. He has one updated from June 2018 which he will share if you email him direct. His details are on the website. I found it very useful

 

John's Blog 

https://birdingcadizprovince.weebly.com/

 

Link to online version

https://issuu.com/johncantelo/docs/cadiz_birding_may_2015_-

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michael-ibk

Belated congratulations on #200, well done. Beautiful additions from Spain, especially like the Partridge. And excellent Nightingale shot, that's one of my nemesis birds.

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lmSA84

Well it's finally time to end my damp squib of a Big Year!

 

I always knew having another child and changing job was going to restrict my birding, so instead I've gone down the Peter Connan route and really focused on improving my art - in this case high quality EBCing!

 

The first trick I've discovered with EBCing is that the right kit is everything. The D500, even if you shake it really hard when taking photos can let you down, so I've finally invested in 2015 Iphone with a busted screen and I'm very happy with the results :D

 

219. UK 53. Brent Goose, Norfolk, May

 

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220. UK 54. Red Kite, Marlow, July

 

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221. UK 55. Mandarin Duck, Yorkshire, July

 

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222. UK 56. Goosander, Yorkshire, July 

 

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223. Griffon Vulture, Crete, Greece, October

 

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TonyQ

Well you certainly had good reasons to be distracted!

Onwards to 2019 I hope:)

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UK 57. Eurasian Curlew, Rainham Marshes, October

 

This is one of only two times since July that I have been able to sneak away with the camera.

 

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UK 58. Eurasian Teal, Rainham, October

 

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UK 59. Common Stonechat, Rainham Marshes, October

 

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UK 60. Common Kestrel, Rainham Marshes, October

 

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UK 61. Ruff, Rainham Marshes, October

 

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UK 62. White Wagtail, Rainham Marshes, October

 

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UK 63. Common Snipe, Rainham, October

 

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223. UK 64. Eurasian Wigeon, Rainham Marshes, October

 

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224. UK 65. Rook, Gloucestershire, November

 

This is my UK BY nemesis bird!

 

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UK 66. Common Buzzard, Gloucestershire, November 

 

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225. UK 67. Yellowhammer, Gloucestershire, November 

 

First time I have ever seen these birds in the UK and one I'm happy to end on

 

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and one last shot for fun

 

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Galana

Brilliant end. Congrats on the new addition. Have you bought him or her a camera yet?

Love those Starlings. Your Rook, Griffon Vulture and Goosander set new standards in the EBC world. Where you lead others will surely follow.

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michael-ibk

A fun end to your BY with thise glorious ebcs! The Yellowhammer on the other side of the quality spectrum is excellent however, and I also really like the Starlings.

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PeterHG

Good to see you back at the final stages of the 2018 Big Year. In addition to the famed EBC's you certainly ended up with some beautiful shots. I love those starlings, too!

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Peter Connan

Congratulations in staying the course. And a great total considering the quality of the diversions!

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xelas

Really nice fun photo to end your BY2018, see you in BY2019!

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Dave Williams

I haven't seen a Yellowhammer for years. Nice one. You had a very respectable total for the year, one to aim to beat this year hopefully?

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Zim Girl

Lovely Yellowhammer to finish with and I love the Starlings - great picture!

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Kitsafari

great shot of the starlings all lined up, and lovely yellowhammer to finish on. 

 

ONwards and upwards to 2019 then! and bring the baby along for early training. 

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