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3 hours ago, Galana said:

Er,,, Not really with that supercillium and those long legs. More like juv. Wood although the length of bill is of concern. :huh:

 

ok then @Galana - what about a marsh sandpiper? thin long bill, very long legs...

unfortunately this is the only shot I have

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2 hours ago, Tdgraves said:

what about a marsh sandpiper?

It would be incorrect to say that had not crossed my mind. Not 100% certain but pretty close.

Can you crop it a bit without losing much detail and let's see what others think!

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Dave Williams

Wood and Marsh Sandpipers for me.

 

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michael-ibk

Very thin bill, long legs and a clean "cap" - looks good for Marsh to me.

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Galana

A Marsh it is and an extra tick!;)

Your qualification to the next round of the EBC challenge cup is before the judges.:lol:

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PeterHG

I agree with the Marsh. Good find and new addition!

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Dave Williams
14 hours ago, Galana said:

A Marsh it is and an extra tick!;)

Your qualification to the next round of the EBC challenge cup is before the judges.:lol:

 

I'm afraid it's out of the running as far as I'm concerned , far too good a picture! It's actually quite clear.

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Zim Girl

Congratulations on reaching 300 @Tdgraves and well done on getting a picture of the Bittern.

 

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Back to Blighty then. I had a day off today, so thought I would re-try the main RSPB Ouse Fen reserve, something I won't bother with in the future. I know it's a reserve in the making, but it is very disappointing walking the "reed bed trail" and not being able to see any reed beds, because they are behind trees and hedges, so I could hear water birds, but not see any in this part of the reserve. Maybe it'll get better when they eventually put in more paths. I also got lost (again) but this lead to a new bird, so can't complain too much about the poor signposting!!

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Not the prettiest perch, but at least I could get a shot, unlike the one I saw from the car the other week...

 

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The first part of the day was spent looking in said hedgerows

 

RSPB Ouse Fen,  Cambridgeshire, UK,19/7/18 

 

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A bit EBC but nothing compared with the shot I got in my garden a few weeks ago - you can actually tell what it is...

 

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RSPB Ouse Fen,  Cambridgeshire, UK,19/7/18 

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 800, f 7.1, 1/6400

 

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311) Greater black-backed gull

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RSPB Ouse Fen,  Cambridgeshire, UK,19/7/18 

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 320, f 7.1, 1/1250

 

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Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f 6.3, 1/1250, EV +1/3

 

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RSPB Ouse Fen,  Cambridgeshire, UK,19/7/18 

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 320, f 7.1, 1/3200

 

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RSPB Ouse Fen,  Cambridgeshire, UK,19/7/18 

 

a bit of an EBC

 

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"selfies" from my garden are better - motion camera, 15 and 17/6/18 (see my lawn was green before the drought :()

 

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314) Eurasian jay

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RSPB Ouse Fen,  Cambridgeshire, UK,19/7/18 

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 320, f 7.1, 1/800, EV +1

 

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and a "selfie" 9/6/18, my garden

 

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315) Black-billed magpie

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RSPB Ouse Fen,  Cambridgeshire, UK,19/7/18 

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 800, f 5.6, 1/500, EV +2/3

 

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Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 1000, f6.3, 1/500, EV +1

 

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316) Green woodpecker

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Tdgraves

The rest are duplicates

 

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and I still haven't managed to get a decent marsh harrier

 

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this guy was a new one on me though...

 

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TonyQ

A nice selection of new additions 

 

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Kitsafari

Love the selfies! 

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Tdgraves

Here's one especially for you @Kitsafari on the same day as above!!

 

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Tdgraves

This hot weather has brought a real glut of insects to the garden, the most I have ever seen. Bizzarrely no bats as yet though. However, it has brought a pair of these guys, who up until now, I think I have seen the grand total of three times in my garden

 

21-24/7/18, My Garden, Cambridgeshire, UK

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 400, f 7.1, 1/1000

 

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Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f 7.1, 1/320, EV +1/3

 

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Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 400, f 7.1, 1/320

 

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317) Common chiffchaff

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Tdgraves

So just did another instalment of my Kruger TR and found another couple...

 

is this a greenshank? (heavy crop already)

 

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and can I persuade you that this is a common sandpiper?

 

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Galana

Yes to both although the Common Sand is definitely up there in EBC territory..:o

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Tdgraves
1 hour ago, Galana said:

Yes to both although the Common Sand is definitely up there in EBC territory..:o

 

thanks @Galana

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