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TonyQ Big Year 2022 - We go again


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A bit late starting, but the Big Year does give a good reason to get out. to look at and photograph common birds again

 

1.UK.1. Stock Dove  Columba oenas

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Swanshurst Park, Birmingham           03.01.22

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Swanshurst Park, Birmingham           07.01.22

 

This one is especially for @michael-ibk

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2.UK.2. Cormorant  Phalacrocorax carbo

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Swanshurst Park, Birmingham           07.01.22

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3.UK.3. Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea  

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Swanshurst Park, Birmingham           07.01.22

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52 minutes ago, TonyQ said:

This one is especially for @michael-ibk

I hate you Tony. ;)

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Good to see you back Tony

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Great start Tony, I had better get going soon too!!

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Thannk you @michael-ibkI thought you would appreciate it!

@shazdwnthank you

@Zim Girlthank you - and yes you should :D

 

A few more

4.UK.4. Herring Gull  Larus argentatus         

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Trittiford Pool, Birmingham     04.01.22

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And a cousin

5.UK.5. Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus fuscus      

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Trittiford Pool, Birmingham     04.01.22

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6.UK.6. Magpie  Pica pica     

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Trittiford Pool, Birmingham     04.01.22

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7.UK.7. Greylag Goose  Anser anser

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Trittiford Pool, Birmingham     04.01.22

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Trittiford Pool, Birmingham     04.01.22

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8.UK.8. Jay  Garrulus glandarius      

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Trittiford Pool, Birmingham     04.01.22

Fairly distant crop, but decent light!

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9.UK.9. Mute Swan  Cygnus olor      

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Trittiford Pool, Birmingham     04.01.22

Easy for us to take it for granted, but it is a magnificent bird

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10.UK.10. Robin  Erithacus rubecula

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Trittiford Pool, Birmingham     04.01.22

Confident and posing nicely

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Beautiful close-ups of the gulls!

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And a cool expression on that Goose.B)

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Robins always steal the show but a nice Scandinavian fuscus too.

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beautiful robin and magpie.

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Thank you for the kind coments

@GalanaI have learned something new about Lesser Black-backed Gulls thanks to your comment!

 

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A smaller gull, and probaly the most common around here

 

11.UK.11. Black-headed Gull  Chroicocephalus ridibundus 

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(First Winter) Trittiford Pool, Birmingham     04.01.22

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Trittiford Pool, Birmingham     04.01.22

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(Still with a dark head) Trittiford Pool, Birmingham     04.01.22

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12.UK.12. Canada Goose  Branta canadensis         

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Trittiford Pool, Birmingham     04.01.22

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13.UK.13. Feral Pigeon (Rock Dove)  Columba livia

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Everyone's favourite, Trittiford Pool, Birmingham     04.01.22

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14.UK.14. Little Egret  Egretta garzetta        

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Trittiford Pool, Birmingham     04.01.22

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15.UK.15. Pied Wagtail  Motacilla alba         

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Trittiford Pool, Birmingham     04.01.22

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Trittiford Pool, Birmingham     04.01.22

This is a female - there was a male around as well but I missed it!

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16.UK.16. Goosander  Mergus merganser   

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(m) Trittiford Pool, Birmingham    04.01.22

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(m) Trittiford Pool, Birmingham     04.01.22

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(f) Earlswood, nr Birmingham  12.01.22

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Thank you @Zim Girl- Iwas pleased. I think the male was the closest we have been to a Goodander as they often stay in the middle of lakes.

A few more. This was our first visit of the year to our favourite reserve - Upton Warren. It was quiet, and the light wasn't great but we enjoyed visiting again

 

17.UK.17. Shelduck  Tadorna tadorna          

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Upton Warren, Worcestershire           05.01.22

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