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2020-01-25

Permalink 16:45:31, Categories: Observation by Howard, Admin - Howard King  

After the Christmas, New Year break its always nice to doodle around and see what has remained in situ through the winter - my first surprise was that the only Stonechat I could find - this Siberian a female at Adhari

Siberian Stonechat
Siberian Stonechat

Siberian Stonechat

and the next pleasant surprise was a Marsh tern at Alba Marsh
White-whinged Black Tern
White-winged Black Tern

White-winged Black Tern

White-winged Black Tern

I have to admit I was surprised to find the Marsh Harrier still in residence here too - no longer one, it is now one of a pair
Marsh Harrier
Marsh Harriers

Marsh Harriers

This Pintail Snipe was out in the open for once
Pintail Snipe

Pintail Snipe

Pintail Snipe

Marsh Sandpiper one of about a dozen at Alba Marsh
Marsh Sandpiper

GreenShank nice for comparison
GreenShank

out and about I came across some
Cattle Egret
Cattle Egret

Common Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper

Pied Wagtail
Pied Wagtail

Pied Wagtail

Isabelline Shrike
Isabelline Shrike

Herons by the dozen
Grey Heron and a Western Reef
Reef and Grey Heron

Squacco Heron
Squacco Heron

Curlew
Curlew

And the every present Graceful Prinia
Graceful Prinia

Grey Fancolin
Grey Fancolin

Moorhen
Moorhen

and A displaying
Crested Lark
Crested Lark

Crested Lark

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