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Oxon Bird Pics Spring/Summer 2017

Song Thrush Song Thrush, Lark Hill, Wantage

14 April 2017

While I was intent on photographing the Wheatear (see below), at one point this Song Thrush suddenly appeared and came hopping towards me! Surprisingly, this is the first photo of this species on my website!
Wheatear Wheatear, Lark Hill, Wantage

14 April 2017

Taken through the chain link that forms an impenetrable barrier around the underground reservoir.

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Wheatear Wheatear, Lark Hill, Wantage

14 April 2017

Not sure what this prey item is. Any ideas?
Wheatear Wheatear, Lark Hill, Wantage

14 April 2017

Can't get too much of Wheatears - one of my favourites!
Lesser Whitethroat Shrike Meadow Lesser Whitethroat, Shrike Meadow, Farmoor

8 April

Surprisingly singing out in the open in the morning sun - probably very recently arrived.
Great crested Grebe Farmoor Great crested Grebe, Farmoor

8 April 2017

Superb light for photography early on, but little within reach of the lens!

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Firecrest

1 April 2017

Guessed right that the BN Grebe would have gone, so went for these instead. Not an easy bird to photo in Oxon...
Firecrest Firecrest

1 April 2017

See above

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