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Birds from my 2011 holiday..
« on: May 13, 2011, 07:33:54 pm »
Despite the rain & [hail today] I still got some pics of birds in the Strathclyde area..

Pheasant at Muirsheil county park ..



Great spotted woodpecker RSPB Lochwinnoch ..



Great crested grebe.. Roebank res..





Common buzzard. near Howood..







Chaffinch.. RSPB Lochwinnoch ..



Bullfinch RSPB Lochwinnoch ..



Blue tit.. RSPB Lochwinnoch ..



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Re: Birds from my 2011 holiday..
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2011, 08:06:08 pm »
My word!  Some cracking photos there George!  The woodpecker is a stunner! :)

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Re: Birds from my 2011 holiday..
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011, 08:38:53 pm »
Thank you lynne.. my favorite is the first buzzard pic. it was taken hand-held, the bird was hunting in a meadow, i set the camera for 5 photos a sec.. but it was'nt easy as the camera and 500mm lens is very very heavy, and no time to set up my tripod, so i'm quite happy with the result...

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Re: Birds from my 2011 holiday..
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011, 06:25:47 am »
Despite the persistant rain, i've been out most days clicking away. but today I think i'll give it a pass.. [shopping]

Chaffinch.. RSPB Lochwinnoch..



Whitethroat.. R. Calder near RSPB ..



Great crested grebe.. Roebank res..







Great spotted woodpecker. RSPB from the hide..



Dunnock.. from the hide RSPB..



Buzzard from Roebank res..



Near Roebank..



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Re: Birds from my 2011 holiday..
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2011, 05:48:21 am »
Yesterday was Cuckoo time, we saw three together, then one being mobbed by a Meadow pipit.. the birds went a few times to the ground.. unfortunatly they were too far for the lens I was using, so no pics of them..

I searched for the Whitethroat again, but no luck, but I did get another Sedge warbler, so a few pics of it, then the rain stopped play.. As I was leaving Muirsheil county park, I noticed a Common Buzzard sitting at the top of a tree, so a few pics of that bird..

Then it was off to Roebank res.. there I got Canada geese, but no Great crested grebes ..

Common Buzzard..





Sedge Warbler at the R.Calder..







Mistle Thrush.. Muirsheil Park..



Canada geese.. Roebank res.





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