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Thursday, July 14, 2011

14th July

Common Tern: pair present on lake.

Willow Warbler: one seem by Long Bridge at 7.30am moved to area 33 later.

Chiffchaff: at least eight birds in and around the Wetland Pen, several juveniles.

Blackcap: four in area 31.

Common Whitethroat: birds present in area 31.

The series of owl photos below show the differences when using two different set ups

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All the juveniles showed well early this morning, by mid morning the only one that I could see was on top of a Horse Chestnut tree. The three photos below were taken with my Nikon D5000 SLR with 300mm plus 1.4 converter.

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The next group of four were digiscoped using a coolpix P5100

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Kestrel stooping on insects in the long grass by area 34

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In the last few days there has been a few recently fledged Mistle Thrushes and Blackbirds. I also found a nest with almost ready to fledge Song Thrushes in.

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Blackcap (above) and Chiffchaff (below)

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These two Bees were flying around locked together. The first Wasp Spiders (below) of the year are now appearing.

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