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Barn Owl385 viewsphotographed @ Lancaster Road, Pilling © Cliff Raby
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American Mink296 viewsIn spring 2007 I was stood photographing the Grey Herons, when suddenly the whole Heronry went wild, making a real racket, it was soon clear what had agitated them when this Mink appeared from the undergrowth & quietly slipped into the water & swam away. It was a fantastic sighting & they're a beautiful animal, what a shame they're such a menace.
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Sparrowhawk276 viewsPrior to getting this shot we'd only had two fleeting glimpses of a Sparrowhawk in the garden, but on this occasion I was lucky enough to photograph this female checking out the birds visiting the feeders, fortunately for them it left empty handed.
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Swallows263 viewsAn adult Swallow flies in to feed it's young. Taken in South West Brittany in June 2008.
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Kingfisher250 viewsmy only Kingfisher sighting at Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Long-eared Owl237 viewsone of the roosting Long-eared Owls @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool, regular winter residents here. They can be very difficult to see as usually tuck themselves away deep into the undergrowth. I got by far my best sightings & photographs at this particular visit.
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Barn Owl233 viewsphotographed @ Lancaster Road, Pilling © Cliff Raby
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Cormorant225 viewsJuggling with an eel.
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Stoat224 viewsphotographed on New Years Eve 2006, from the Fylde Bird Club hide @ Marton Mere nature reserve, Blackpool
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Long-eared Owl Asio otus Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool221 viewsone of the roosting Long-eared Owls @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool, regular winter residents here.
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Blackcap - Sylvia atricapilla217 viewsmy 1st Blackcap of 2012 seen @ Stanley Park, Blackpool on 14/04/2012
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Red Kite216 viewsphotographed at the Red Kite feeding station @ Bellymack Hill Farm near Laurieston, Dumfries and Galloway
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Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Stanley Park Blackpool215 viewsThe park attracts good numbers of Cormorants and can be seen at the lake fishing & sunning themselves on the wooden posts.
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Sparrowhawk213 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Water Rail212 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere Nature Reserve Blackpool
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Kestrel209 viewsphotographed @ Ashfield Road, Bispham, Blackpool
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mating Black Darters - Sympetrum danae204 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss
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Common Kingfisher202 viewsphotographed from where channel crosses the Causeway @ Leighton Moss RSPB reserve, this was my best sighting of a kingfisher to date - now I just need one to come a bit closer.
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Firecrest200 viewsFirecrest photographed @ Stanley park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Stonechat199 viewsA male Stonechat, looking resplendant in breeding pluamge, photographed at Séne nature reserve in South West Brittany.
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American Mink Mustela vison Stanley Park Blackpool197 viewsIn spring 2007 I was stood photographing the Grey Herons, when suddenly the whole Heronry went wild, making a real racket, it was soon clear what had agitated them when this Mink appeared from the undergrowth & quietly slipped into the water & swam away. It was a fantastic sighting & they're a beautiful animal, what a shame they're such a menace.
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Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus Stanley Park Blackpool197 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Red Kite - Milvus milvus197 viewsphotographed at the Red Kite feeding station @ Bellymack Hill Farm near Laurieston, Dumfries and Galloway
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Long-eared Owl194 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Great Crested Grebes187 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve, Blackpool
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Fieldfare186 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Giving me the Finger - How Rude184 viewsThe Starlings form huge flocks at dusk, swirling around Blackpools' North Pier before descending to roost on the various buildings & on the timbers under the pier.
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Emerald Damselfly - Lestes sponsa182 viewsI love the background of this shot - photographed @ Foulshaw Moss
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Short-eared Owl180 viewstaken @ Lancaster Road, Pilling
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Bittern - Botaurus stellaris178 viewsa nice sighting to start the New Year with, photographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Marton Mere Nature Reserve Blackpool177 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere Nature Reserve Blackpool
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Marton Mere nature reserve, Blackpool176 viewsWaiting for dusk & for the Starlings to arrive - Marton Mere nature reserve, Blackpool
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Starling flock aerial display before roosting176 viewsStarling roost at dusk, Marton Mere,nature reserve, Blackpool, with Blackpool Tower in the background
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Greater Flamingo174 viewsphotographed @ Martin Mere WWT reserve
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Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Stanley Park Blackpool174 viewsMy only Kingfisher sighting at Stanley Park was a quick flyby by this bird.
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Red Kites170 viewsphotographed at the Red Kite feeding station @ Bellymack Hill Farm near Laurieston, Dumfries and Galloway
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Bittern - Botaurus stellaris169 viewsa nice sighting to start the New Year with, photographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea169 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Pine Marten - Martes martes169 viewsphotographed in the garden of the gîte we were renting in the Vendée, France
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Red Kite - Milvus milvus167 viewsphotographed at the Red Kite feeding station @ Bellymack Hill Farm near Laurieston, Dumfries and Galloway
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Waxwing - Bombycilla garrulus166 viewsphotographed @ Euston Street, Preston
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Common Kingfisher165 viewsphotographed from where channel crosses the Causeway @ Leighton Moss RSPB reserve
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Common Kingfisher165 viewsphotographed from where channel crosses the Causeway @ Leighton Moss RSPB reserve
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Moorhen165 viewsMarton Mere allows good close views of Moorhens, as they are used to being fed, so not quite so wary of people as at some locations.
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Cormorant163 viewsI was lucky enough to photograph this Cormorant struggling with an eel as it swam past one of the hides @ Marton Mere nature reserve
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Tree Sparrow Passer montanus Todderstaffe Hall Singleton162 viewsThe feeding station at Todderstaffe Hall provides an excellent opportunity to see Tree Sparrows in good numbers. Sit quietly in your car for 5 minutes & usually the Tree Sparrows arrive.
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Little Owl Athene noctua Warton Crag161 viewsphotographed @ Warton Crag
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The Fox & Duck160 viewsit would make a good pub name
photographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve, Blackpool
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Pine Marten - Martes martes160 viewsphotographed in the garden of the gîte we were renting in the Vendée, France
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Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool160 viewsthis Sparrowhawk was being mobbed by the Crow, although in this photo it would appear the Sprawk had given the crow the slip, photographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Great Crested Grebe159 viewswith a small Perch to feed to it's young
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Long-eared Owl159 viewsone of the roosting Long-eared Owls @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool, regular winter residents here. The owls can be difficult to photograph because of branches between you & the Owl, but it's important to stick to the paths to avoid disturbing the birds - some visitors to the reserve feel the need to climb over the fence to get a closer view which only serves to spook the Owls.
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Black Darter - Sympetrum danae158 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss, Cumbria
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Large Red Damselfly - Pyrrhosoma nymphula158 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss
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Firecrest157 viewsFirecrest photographed @ Stanley park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Firecrest157 viewsphotographed @ Stanley park Blackpool
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Goldcrest157 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Coot156 viewsThis is a favourite Coot shot of mine, my wife says it looks like it's smoking a fag, photographed @ Marton Mere Nature Reserve Blackpool
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Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major Stanley Park Blackpool155 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Brown Rat155 viewsThe park, somewhat worryingly, had a thriving population of rats up until 2007. They had a series of tunnels at one corner of the lake where it was believed they were breeding. In 2007 the Council destroyed their tunnels & poisoned the rats & I've not seen one since.
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Blackcap154 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Black Darter154 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss © Cliff Raby
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Goldcrest Regulus regulus Stanley Park Blackpool154 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea154 viewsphotographed flying in with nesting material @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Nuthatch - Sitta europaea154 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Whooper Swan - Cygnus cygnus151 viewsworn out from whooping, photographed @ Martin Mere WWT Reserve
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Black Darter150 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss © Cliff Raby
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Long-eared Owl150 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Large Red Damselfly - Pyrrhosoma nymphula149 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss
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Black Darter148 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss © Cliff Raby
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea148 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea146 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Long-eared Owl146 viewsone of the roosting Long-eared Owls @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool, regular winter residents here.
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Long-eared Owl146 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Sparrowhawk146 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Common Buzzard145 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Coot145 viewsDoing a bit of nest building & looking like it's buitten off more than it can chew.
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Pheasant145 viewstaken @ Fluke Hall Lane Pilling
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Pheasant145 viewstaken @ Fluke Hall Lane Pilling
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