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Hopefully I'll build up a portfolio of all the Rare & Scarce Birds i've managed to photograph in the UK past & present

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Oriental (Rufous) Turtle Dove

Chipping Norton,Oxfordshire 5/3/11

Finally after 3 attempts i managed to see this bird with good friend Andy Jones,after spending 2 fruitless visits in the last 10 days in poor weather seaching for & not connecting with the bird i was certainly relieved even more so to get some decent images from Stephen Akers kitchen window (top bloke for putting up with everyone)

Long-billed Dowitcher

Poole Park,Dorset 13/2/11

2nd visit inside a week to Poole for the Long-billed Dowitcher in much better light than on my previous visit on 10/2/11 when it didn't stop raining.

Ring-billed Gull

Poole Park,Dorset (1st Winter) 10/2/11


Coton Pools,Warwickshire 2/1/11


Alvecote Pools,Warwickshire 17/2/08

Black Redstart

Blithfield  Reservoir,Staffordshire (top 2) 31/12/07
Coleshill,Warwickshire (bottom 3) 14/3/09


Cannock Chase,Staffordshire 27/1/09

Mealy Redpoll

Marsh Lane,West Midlands 30/12/07 (top 3)
Whitacre Heath,Warwickshire 14/4/09 (Bottom bird a rather dark individual)

Red-necked Grebe

Draycote Water,Warwickshire (1st w) 13/1/09
Foremark Reservoir,Derbyshire (ad summer) 29/3/09

Black-necked Grebe

Undisclosed,Lincolnshire 26/6/08

Slavonian Grebe

Chasewater,Staffordshire 6/1/08

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