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Roy Norris
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Goldfinch Eating Alder Seeds
Alder seeds attract several species of birds at this time of year.  Redpolls, Siskins and in the particular case of this set of images, the Goldfinch.  Only problem is its a neck aching job shooting them as the seeds are high up in the trees.

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Some Colour in Winter
In these dull days of Winter there is still some colourful birds to be observed. Male Pochard Male Great-spotted Woodpecker

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Great White Egret
I had an Egret Day. To get my first photos of a Great White Egret ever, I had to shoot across a wide river with the sun behind the 'white' bird. Definitely not recommended. It really must have been my Egret Day as on the way back......... a Little Egret was...

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Kingfisher
This male Kingfisher was perched on a wooden railing along side a small stream.  This is a fairly regular sight on my parkland walk, but getting close to the bird for a shot is another matter. The only approach worth trying is the other side of a tall hedge...

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Bullfinch
Always one of my favourite birds to photograph. The beautiful male colours really standout especially now. The problem is trying to find it in the open, its usually half hidden behind a lot of branches and twigs. Catching one in the open is a rarity. This p...

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Muntjac Deer (Female)
A fortunate sighting this week.  This delightful little female Muntjac deer wading through water. This introduced species are very common in UK now. You may not always get to see them though as they are quite secretive and because they are quite small can r...

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Stonechat Portraits
Our resident female Stonechat in the Parkland still enjoys plenty of food and on this occasion when I shot the images last week, a good deal of sunshine as well.

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Snipe
Yet another overcast and damp day for a walk.  It did however produce a rare opportunity for me to observe and take a few shots of a pair of Snipe.  Always difficult to find and even more difficult to get anywhere near. I was fortunate to be inside one of t...

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Meadow Pipit
The Meadow Pipit is a bird of the open fields and often found in small groups out in the middle of grassland. Finding them is not always easy. You can look at a patch of distant grassland and see nothing, look through your binoculars and there crouched low ...

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Contrasting Days
Shooting nature photography can be quite frustrating especially in respect of the weather. At this time of year the weather can change overnight and on occasions bares no resemblance to the previous night's weather forecast. An example was two consecutive d...
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