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126.UK.126. Avocet  Recurvirostra avosetta

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Adult, Upton Warren, Worcestershire           03.08.2021

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A well grown Juvenile, Upton Warren, Worcestershire           03.08.2021

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           03.08.2021

As far as I know, this is the only local place that is reliable for Avocet, so we missed seeing them last year. A real treat to catch them before they head off.

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Galana

As you say, 'always a treat to get a Water Rail, and I would add Hobby too.

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PeterHG

A worthwhile visit! Both Water Rail and Hobby are very good finds!

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elefromoz

Beautiful Avocet, glad you caught them this year.

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michael-ibk

A great Water Rail Tony!

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Dave Williams

Hobby and Avocet are rarities up here!

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TonyQ

@Galana@PeterHG@elefromoz@michael-ibk@Dave Williamsthank you!

 

A couple more as I move forwards very slowly!

 

127.UK.127. Pintail  Anas acuta       

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           20.09.2021

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           20.09.2021

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TonyQ

A duplicate Black-tailed Godwit

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I posted this because I like the way it shows how small Godwits are

 

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TonyQ

128.UK.128. Snipe Gallinago gallinago        

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Quite difficult to see when amongst reeds, Upton Warren, Worcestershire           20.09.2021

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A bit easier when out in the open, Upton Warren, Worcestershire           20.09.2021

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           20.09.2021

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           20.09.2021

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I have a lot of photos like (:)) this as they rapidly put their head underwater to feed, Upton Warren, Worcestershire           20.09.2021

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xelas
14 hours ago, TonyQ said:

A couple more as I move forwards very slowly!

 

You are not the only one ^_^. Maybe this is not a Big Year but a Slow Year :D?!

 

Yet they are nice photos and you have been out ... what else one needs!!

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Soukous

Ooh! A Snipe. I've not managed to find one yet. Nice shots.

 

Interesting to see that most of us UK Big Year players are all creeping along at pretty much the same rate. Slowly

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Peter Connan

Very nice open sighting of that Snipe! And you used the opportunity to very good effect too.

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shazdwn

Nice. I’ve never seen a snipe, great looking birds 

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Kitsafari

wow a skulking, sneaky snipe out in the full open! great shots. 

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elefromoz

Terrific Snipe shots, easy to miss amongst the reeds. Ive only ever seen one here and I think the Guides said they were very shy, yours look quite bold. Yes the Godwit looks quite delicate amongst the other waterbirds

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