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Wow owls in the garden, awesome ūü¶Č

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I can't believe it has been 8 years already...   A New Year's Day walk was off, as the weather was not great, but the forecast for the 2nd was accurate, blue sky but a bit of a cold wind, so

The last 5 all taken from the car on the drive out. We also saw a buzzard, but it is bordering on the EBC, so can wait...   RSPB Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire, 2/1/21   Canon 5D Mark

RSPB Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire, 2/1/21   Canon 5D Mark IV, 100-400 Mark II, ISO 1000, f7.1, 1/1600   7T4A7131 by tdgraves, on Flickr   8) Redwing

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Thanks @Galana and @shazdwn

 

@Dave Williams there was one in the garden where we stayed in jersey, but since we have been home, we have heard nothing. This could either mean that they have fledged and there is no point in begging absent parents or that they have moved on…

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We had a few days in Jersey in July. It felt like a real holiday - we went on a plane, the weather was fabulous, the food amazing and it was wall to wall beaches. The birding however, not so much :angry:.....

 

St Saviour, Jersey, 14/7/21

 

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

 

51367882693_039aebbf33_k.jpg00000236a by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

95) Great black-backed gull

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La Roque, Jersey, 15/7/21

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 320, f7.1, 1/1000, EV +2/3

 

51368672075_947bc2ead4_k.jpg00000239a by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

96) Herring gull

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Plemont point, Jersey, 15/7/21

 

Canon 5D mark IV, 100-400 mark II, ISO 320, f7.1, 1/1600, EV +2/3

 

51368398739_4cd31e994c_k.jpg00000238a by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

97) Common linnet

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I got excited thinking that I had found a new bird, but realised later that it was black-headed, not Mediterranean :(

 

51368399344_a7ecb54d03_k.jpg00000241a by tdgraves, on Flickr 

 

and an obliging duplicate from the Botanical Gardens

 

51367882468_b31d5ac4b4_k.jpg00000235a by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

and that was that!

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Getting to the ton slowly but surely!

I liked Jersey, haven't been in 40 years though so I wonder what it's like nowadays! One thing is certain, the Jersey Royal new potatoes ain't what the used to be since they tried exploiting the market and forcing two crops a year.

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@Dave WilliamsIt is extremely smalI and the roads are very narrow, which I imagine are much busier now than 40 years ago. I refused to pay £3.50 for a kilo of spuds, but everything we ate out was amazing….

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On 8/17/2021 at 11:05 PM, Tdgraves said:

we went on a plane, the weather was fabulous, the food amazing and it was wall to wall beaches. The birding however, not so much :angry:.....

ha ha, birders are hard to please.

What a memorable Owl experience, hope they like your place and come back next time.

 

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I had forgotten this guy with our daily serenade back in June

 

My garden, Cambridgeshire, 5/6/21

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 800, f5.6, 1/1600

 

51405411700_703a379832_k.jpg00000250a by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

98) Song thrush

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And after seeing these frequently at lots of different sites last year, this was actually my first 2021 sighting!

 

Berry Fen, Cambridgeshire, 24/8/21

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/2500

 

51405409845_2f915a0ca8_k.jpg00000245a by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

Canon 7D mark II, 100-400 mark II, ISO 1250, f7.1, 1/6000

 

51405410100_6d4ca7c7cd_k.jpg00000246a by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

99) Great white egret

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Finally got out for a walk again today

 

Grafham water, Cambridgeshire, 16/9/21

 

Canon 5D mark IV, 100-400 mark II, ISO 800, f7.1, 1/2000

 

51484724540_74ab95aa27_k.jpg7T4A0889a by tdgraves, on Flickr

 

100) Yellow-legged gull

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Galana

Congratulations on the big 100. Well done.

Have you counted the wagtail on the right too?

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Zim Girl

Well done on reaching 100!

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xelas

Congrats on #100!

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Soukous

Oops, sorry I didn't notice that this was your 100th. Congratulations. For some reason I thought you were way past that milestone. 

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Thanks @xelas and @Zim Girl

@Galana I think that the photobombing wagtail appears in the spring migration 

 

1 hour ago, Soukous said:

Oops, sorry I didn't notice that this was your 100th. Congratulations. For some reason I thought you were way past that milestone. 

Because I usually would be, sigh….

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TonyQ

Well done on reaching 100!

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PeterHG

Congrats on reaching #100! Yellow-legged Gull would be quite a find in the Netherlands, although sightings are more frequent than they used to be. Is that the same for where you live?

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Kalaharikind

Congrats on your 100!

 

And thank you for your booming bittern: what an amazing voice!  

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16 hours ago, PeterHG said:

Congrats on reaching #100! Yellow-legged Gull would be quite a find in the Netherlands, although sightings are more frequent than they used to be. Is that the same for where you live?


I think in some parts of the uk, but I seem to get one each year for the BY. They are certainly not the most common gulls around here (black headed and black backed)

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Kitsafari

Congrats on the 100th!

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mvecht

congrats on the 100th!

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Peter Connan

Congratulations! Well done.

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