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14 hours ago, Tdgraves said:

Just heard my first cuckoo of spring - from my own garden!

 

photo please :rolleyes:

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I was looking for somewhere different to go for a walk yesterday and as luck would have it, it was the day that Grafham water had reopened. This had its' downsides though, a couple of trails were very

Grafham water, Cambridgeshire, 2/6/20   Canon 5D mark IV, 100-400 mark II, ISO 1000, f5.6, 1/2000   7T4A4726a by tdgraves, on Flickr   148) Common chaffinch

A garden duplicate, as the original was verging on an EBC. A pair have moved in and are getting much bolder (and quite loud)...   J19A5198a by tdgraves, on Flickr   J19A5250a by td

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6 minutes ago, Soukous said:

 

photo please :rolleyes:


I said I heard it - quite far off in the fields...

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Just going through KTP photos and found one which I (understandably) missed...

 

Lower Auob, KTP, 29/1/20

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/1250

 

49845978546_06c1be8a78_o.jpgJ19A4671 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

131 again) Verreaux's eagle-owl

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RSPB Fen Drayton, UK, 14/4/20

 

Canon 5D mark IV, 100-400 mark II, ISO 320, f7.1, 1/2000

 

49787552263_ebfb270c70_o.jpg7T4A3750 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

132) Common linnet

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RSPB Fen Drayton, UK, 14/4/20

 

Canon 5D mark IV, 100-400 mark II, ISO 320, f7.1, 1/1250

 

49788093226_86a94f9cea_o.jpg7T4A3759 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

133) Carrion crow

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RSPB Fen Drayton, UK, 14/4/20

 

Canon 5D mark IV, 100-400 mark II, ISO 320, f7.1, 1/1600

 

49788093896_a534f088b1_o.jpg7T4A3770 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

134) Common tern (first of the year)

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RSPB Fen Drayton, UK, 14/4/20

 

Canon 5D mark IV, 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f5.6, 1/1000

 

49788414002_1074dd3b50_o.jpg7T4A3763 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

135) European robin

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RSPB Fen Drayton, UK, 14/4/20

 

Canon 5D mark IV, 100-400 mark II, ISO 250, f8.0, 1/1000

 

49788416427_e86d2b6aa6_o.jpg7T4A3937 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

136) Mute swan

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RSPB Fen Drayton, UK, 14/4/20

 

Canon 5D mark IV, 100-400 mark II, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/1250

 

49787556378_f36219c64b_o.jpg7T4A3943 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

137) Red-legged partridge

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I wasn't expecting the hide to be open, given the social distancing measures, but I was surprised to find that it was. It is quite far from the breeding islands, however, just as I arrived, this pair chose a close little island to perform for me!

 

RSPB Fen Drayton, UK, 14/4/20

 

Canon 5D mark IV, 100-400 mark II, ISO 640, f7.1, 1/1250

 

49787553668_b4bb4fe09d_o.jpg7T4A3774 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

Canon 5D mark IV, 100-400 mark II, ISO 640, f7.1, 1/2000

 

49788094551_4ecf0ac74e_o.jpg7T4A3787 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

Canon 5D mark IV, 100-400 mark II, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/1250

 

49788415447_4c24021fa4_o.jpg7T4A3863 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

Canon 5D mark IV, 100-400 mark II, ISO 400, f7.1, 1/1600

 

49788415807_57a49939bd_o.jpg7T4A3908 by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

138) Great crested grebe

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Nice additions. I've been trying to nab a Red-legged Partridge for a while now. I see them almost every day, but by the time I've got my camera in hand they have strutted into the undergrowth .

 

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Peter Connan

Lovely sighting of the Grebes!

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PeterHG

Great set of Grebe photos and also a beautiful Mute Swan!

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Thanks @PeterHG @Peter Connan and @Soukous

 

i am usually scratching around at the end of the year to get the partridges - very visible when driving to work, not so when a camera is available....

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Galana

A very worthwhile lock down day.

Love the Grebes. We don't have them here so that is one I won't get this year.

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TonyQ

A very productive day with some great sightings 

I especially like the Grebes.

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Kitsafari

Love the grebe series too. 

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xelas

Nice weather, nice birds, what more a birder in UK should ask for?!

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michael-ibk

Another fan of the Grebes here - lovely shots. And would love to see the Partridges one day.

 

Question - your pictures now take a very long time for me to load (some more than five, sometimes ten seconds) - is that just me? Don´t have that problem on any other BY, and have only noticed it since you changed your FlickR modus operandi.

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probably my fault @michael-ibk I clearly don't know how to use the tools properly!! Maybe it's because ST is having to resize. I'll try resizing them first next time and see if that helps...

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Back out and about again and the warblers have arrived...

 

RSPB Fen Drayton, UK, 4/5/20

 

Canon 5D mark IV, 100-400 mark II, ISO 1250, f7.1, 1/1250

 

49860101686_d170c8eab5_k.jpg7T4A4175a by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

139) Garden warbler

 

@michael-ibk is this any better?

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RSPB Fen Drayton, UK, 4/5/20

 

Canon 5D mark IV, 100-400 mark II, ISO 500, f7.1, 1/2500

 

49859566368_b5deee6745_k.jpg7T4A4184a by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

140) Common whitethroat

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Beautiful swan portrait

 

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