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Congrats on reaching #200 and beyond. You do make a compelling case for India with the variety and quality of your photos @Soukous ! I'm with Dave in this, though, there's no way I could sell the idea at home and ,truth be told, Ive always been hesitant about India myself. Thoroughly enjoying your BY thread, however!

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Passing by the #200 in great style, @Soukous. The IQ is excellent ... as to be expected.

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1 hour ago, PeterHG said:

Congrats on reaching #200 and beyond. You do make a compelling case for India with the variety and quality of your photos @Soukous ! I'm with Dave in this, though, there's no way I could sell the idea at home and ,truth be told, Ive always been hesitant about India myself. Thoroughly enjoying your BY thread, however!

 

I'm curious @PeterHG, what is it about India that concerns you and your wife? Is she not interested in wildlife?

 

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@PeterHG

You need have no concerns about India. I have twice vowed "never to return". It is that kind of place!

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4 hours ago, Soukous said:

 

I'm curious @PeterHG, what is it about India that concerns you and your wife? Is she not interested in wildlife?

 

As suggested by @Game Warden I've replied in your 'Key differences...' thread

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#206 Indian Spotted Eagle (Aquila hastata)

Pench Tiger reserve, India. April 2018

 

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@Soukous, the Crested Hawk Eagle is impressive, congrats on 200

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Only up to the end of page 7. you've been getting around Martin.

 

Wow, those Indian fish owls. 

 

excellent bif in #36 too.

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#207 Wood Pigeon ((Columba palumbus)

Suffolk Coast, April 2018

 

In recent days, mostly because the weather has improved significantly and there is some light, I have started carrying a bridge camera whilst walking the dogs. 

Of course trying to photograph birds with 2 cocker spaniels in the vicinity is not destined for great success, but every once in a while I get a shot.

 

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#208 Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)

Suffolk Coast, April 2018

 

the male

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the pair

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#209 Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Suffolk Coast, April 2018

 

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that's an impressive male shelduck. 

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  • 3 weeks later...

#210 Greylag Goose (Anser anser)

Sylt, Germany. May 2018

 

I had expected much more from a weekend visit to Sylt, some decent shore birds at least. But my tally was limited to 2 species of goose, Shelducks, some gulls and a Bar Tailed Godwit

 

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#211 Brent Goose (Branta bernicla)

Sylt, Germany. May 2018

 

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@PeterHG would give you the chance to up your score as he says that your bird is treated as a full species and not a race in Europe. Nice flock.

 

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good stuff. Some fab birds from India.   

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Just for the purposes of closure.

My 2018 started really well and there was a moment when I thought it would be a spectacular year for my bird tally. For various reasons it petered out.

 

Anyhow, thanks to a late flourish I managed to get my total of species sighted for the year to 527. ( I didn't manage photographs of anywhere near that many unfortunately) 

In amongst that I had 10 species of starling, 13 sunbirds and 8 different Bee-Eaters. 

so let's see what 2019 brings.

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Dave Williams

You certainly ticked off a few species.Lots of wriggle room to boost this year's figure for the photo count though. Good luck! 

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