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Kitsafari

 

A long-tailed nightjar at 5am this morning, hence the poor light. But I was buzzing because it was so close by, and it was calling away. it behaved like a bee-eater, a few times it flew straight ahead caught something and returned to the same spot. 

 

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On a rainy day in the UK Midlands I wasn't expecting a lot from my kitchen window but I left my camera on the counter just in case. Both hand held through double glazing that needs a clean inside and out :rolleyes:

 

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Tdgraves

Nice @JohnR I saw a spotted woodpecker in our garden for the first time this year last week, as well as a wren, which evaded my attempts at toilet hide photography!

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Zim Girl

Two great garden sightings @JohnR.

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Another rare visitor at this time of year. The reed bunting adults were around in May. Taken in very gloomy conditions between showers at ISO 6400, f5.6, 1/320, 400mm handheld; I like the graininess in the background.

 

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TonyQ

@Kitsafari @JohnR amazing garden sighting!

 

 

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For ages I've been seeing *finches and and a few *tits. In just a few days on some of the more miserable days I'm suddenly seeing some of the more rare garden birds. Now where are my pair of bull finches? It's an age since they put in an appearance.

 

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Kitsafari

I should have put this up when I posted the nightjar. this was a video clip I made of it calling and moving on the lamp-post that same early dark hours of the morning. It's not called for the past week so I think it's not around - i hope it is safe somewhere else and will come back soon. 

 

 

 

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Towlersonsafari

i will swap you 2 of my bullfinches for a lend of your Nuthatch @JohnR

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Caracal

I waited a while for this kookaburra in my neighbour's tree to cooperate by moving clear of the intervening branch to no avail.

 

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Admittedly not in my back yard but in the paddock just over the road from my house

 

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Little Pied Cormorant, Wood Ducks aka Maned Goose and a Mudlark joining the party

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Then a White Ibis dropped in

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