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mvecht`s fifth BY


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Last year was very quiet.

With a new camera and hopefully some travelling the aim is to make this a bigger year:D

Unless otherwise noted the pictures were taken with a Canon EOS R7 and a Tanron 150-600mm G2.

A trip to the local lakes at the Sugarfactories gave a lot of birds but not so many species.

IOM 1 Tufted Duck

With a bad hairday

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There were lots of them

 

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A Peregrine Falcon gave them a good scare

 

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I did manage to single one of them out.

 

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IOM #2 Black-headed Gull in winter plumage

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IOM #3  Common Pochard

with a oucple of Tufted Ducks

 

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IOM #4 Eurasian Wigeon

 

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Well done on beginning the Big Year foe 2023.

The number of Tufted Ducks in that picture is amazing!

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Off to a good start of the new year with the new camera! The number of Tufted Ducks in your photo is just amazing!

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Off to a good start. as others, that is one heck of a  lot of Tufts.

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Great start and the ducks seem to be popular at the start of the year :lol: 

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Wow, a new gear for a new year! We will be seeing a lot of great photos in 2023, you have started with a bang!

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Great start, also very impressed with the huge number of tufted ducks.

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R7 seems quite popular in the Big Year! Certainly giving you some great results already.

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For the first time in a while we had some decent weather this morning and went to the Northwestern part of the Island.

Lots of Geese.

IOM #5 Greylag Goose

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IOM #6 Barnacle Goose

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The Geese attract a lot of Eagles.

We saw 6-8 individual Eagles and at the same time another birder had 8 other Eagles just a few miles away,

IOM #7 White-tailed Sea Eagle.

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Great pictures in flight ! No descent weather here ; it’s raining cats and dogs and I’m stuck at home for the rest of the day 

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Beautiful photo of the Barnacle Geese, and an amazing sighting of the Eagles!

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Good photos of flying Geese and excellent Eagles too.

Enviable weather too.

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Extremely windy today but we went back to the same place as yesterday.

Again we had 6-8 Eagles.

We went to a birdhide app 3 miles away overlooking a flooded meadow.

IOM #8 Pintail

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The Eagles made a few attempts at the Pochard`s

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but decided to take a rest in the trees

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On 1/6/2023 at 11:06 PM, mvecht said:

 

 

 

There were lots of them

 

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A Peregrine Falcon gave them a good scare

 

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Wowowow!! i would be jumping with joy at that sight!

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@Kitsafarilast count from a reliable birder had the total at 13.000 in that area!

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Wow, love the Eagle series. EIght of them!

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Some more pictures from the North Western part of the Island.

IOM #9 female Greater Scaup (top of the picture)

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IOM #10 Goosander

Quite a few of them but also quite shy.

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IOM #11 Common Kestrel posing nicely

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