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Photos from Leighton Moss: a few more birds

Discussion in 'Birds' started by alanhill, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. The last shots I'm posting from my visits to this reserve last week. All shots D200 and 300mm f/4 Nikkor on top of a Manfrotto monopod, except for the first.

    Redshank, photographed from one of the hides beside a coastal scrape.
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    Willow warbler. The sharp-eyed will notice that it looks almost identical to the chiffchaff that Phillip200 posted yesterday (although my shots are not nearly as good as his :frown:) . The easy way to tell them apart is their songs - the willow warbler has a pretty tune, but the chiffchaff just repeats its name.
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    Great tit (near the feeders)
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    Cock pheasant
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    A handsome fellow who posed nicely. No field skills were necessary to get close to him, thousands of hand-reared pheasants are released each year for shooting: I'm afraid this guy is too tame to live long once the season opens :Sad:
    I hadn't realised that a crowing pheasant closes it eyes, until I looked at this last shot.
    Comments welcome.

    Alan
     
  2. Hokum

    Hokum

    599
    Jun 20, 2006
    Pennines UK
    Nice Shots, alan, the Pheasant, is very nice. Nice Red shank, esp as you where shooting with a 300mm.
     
  3. TimK

    TimK

    Apr 17, 2006
    Hong Kong, China
    Good captures, Alan. Very nice color and details!
     
  4. Thank you. I had two good days at Leighton Moss. I just wish the marsh harriers had come closer and that I hadn't dipped out on the avocets :Sad: I'll just have to go back again :Happy:

    Alan
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Nice work Alan
     
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