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Oxon Bird Pics Autumn/Winter 2017/18

/Red necked Phalarope Red necked Phalarope, Farmoor Reservoir

21 September 2017

Great to get this rarity on my county list. Certainly more cooperative than the Osprey last week!

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Red necked Phalarope, Farmoor Reservoir

21 September 2017

By taking a large number of shots, I hoped that a few would be reasonably sharp, despite the constantly moving bird and water!

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Red necked Phalarope, Farmoor Reservoir

21 September 2017

Another pic of this charming bird.

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Red necked Phalarope, Farmoor Reservoir

21 September 2017

And another.
Osprey, Radley Lakes

16 September 2017

Having flown from the tree below, this bird was visible for only 20sec, during which time it caught a fish and departed!
Osprey, Radley Lakes

16 September 2017

In a rather too distant tree!
Little Egret Letcombe Bassett Little Egret, Letcombe Bassett

9 September 2017

After an totally blank visit to Farmoor, it was good to find something in photo range. This bird was initially very close to the road, but flew a bit further away before I could get on to it.
Shag Shag, Farmoor

2 September 2017

One of two on F2 from the causeway. A very rare bird in Oxon, but not the most exciting!

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Shag Shag, Farmoor

2 September 2017

See above. This one was very inactive. Just sitting on the causeway apparently dozing and allowing a very close approach.

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