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Barn Owl505 viewsphotographed @ Lancaster Road, Pilling © Cliff Raby
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American Mink411 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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Kingfisher388 viewsmy only Kingfisher sighting at Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Blackcap - Sylvia atricapilla380 viewsmy 1st Blackcap of 2012 seen @ Stanley Park, Blackpool on 14/04/2012
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Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Stanley Park Blackpool377 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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Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus Stanley Park Blackpool371 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Sparrowhawk369 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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Swallows364 viewsAn adult Swallow flies in to feed it's young. Taken in South West Brittany in June 2008.
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Barn Owl352 viewsphotographed @ Lancaster Road, Pilling © Cliff Raby
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Cormorant350 viewsJuggling with an eel.
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Firecrest347 viewsFirecrest photographed @ Stanley park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Sparrowhawk347 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Long-eared Owl339 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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Great Crested Grebes displaying - Podiceps cristatus336 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea335 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Great crested Grebe333 viewsAn adult busily catching fry (in this case a tiny Pike) to feed to it's' young
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Water Rail333 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere Nature Reserve Blackpool
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Stoat324 viewsphotographed on New Years Eve 2006, from the Fylde Bird Club hide @ Marton Mere nature reserve, Blackpool
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Great Crested Grebe323 viewswith a small Perch to feed to it's young
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Kestrel317 viewsphotographed @ Ashfield Road, Bispham, Blackpool
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Nuthatch - Sitta europaea314 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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American Mink Mustela vison Stanley Park Blackpool310 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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Nuthatch310 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Great Crested Grebes303 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve, Blackpool
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Goldcrest Regulus regulus Stanley Park Blackpool302 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea302 viewsphotographed flying in with nesting material @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major Stanley Park Blackpool302 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Nuthatch - Sitta europaea300 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Long-eared Owl Asio otus Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool299 viewsone of the roosting Long-eared Owls @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool, regular winter residents here.
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Red Kite - Milvus milvus299 viewsphotographed at the Red Kite feeding station @ Bellymack Hill Farm near Laurieston, Dumfries and Galloway
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea298 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Bittern - Botaurus stellaris295 viewsa nice sighting to start the New Year with, photographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Firecrest295 viewsFirecrest photographed @ Stanley park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Firecrest295 viewsphotographed @ Stanley park Blackpool
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea295 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea295 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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mating Black Darters - Sympetrum danae294 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss
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Short-eared Owl294 viewstaken @ Lancaster Road, Pilling
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea291 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea291 viewsStanley Park during a downpour
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Starling flock aerial display before roosting291 viewsStarling roost at dusk, Marton Mere,nature reserve, Blackpool, with Blackpool Tower in the background
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Fieldfare289 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Stonechat287 viewsA male Stonechat, looking resplendant in breeding pluamge, photographed at Séne nature reserve in South West Brittany.
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Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla Stanley park Blackpool285 viewsFirecrest photographed @ Stanley park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Long-eared Owl285 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Red Kite283 viewsphotographed at the Red Kite feeding station @ Bellymack Hill Farm near Laurieston, Dumfries and Galloway
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Common Kingfisher281 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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Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Stanley Park Blackpool277 viewsMy only Kingfisher sighting at Stanley Park was a quick flyby by this bird.
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Emerald Damselfly - Lestes sponsa269 viewsI love the background of this shot - photographed @ Foulshaw Moss
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Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Marton Mere Nature Reserve Blackpool267 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere Nature Reserve Blackpool
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Cormorant266 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 Singleton266 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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Brown Rat262 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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Goldcrest260 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Greenfinch259 views2008 heralded the first year we started to get regular visits from Greenfinch, they just love those sunflower hearts.
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Blackcap258 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Greater Flamingo258 viewsphotographed @ Martin Mere WWT reserve
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Giving me the Finger - How Rude257 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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Moorhen255 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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The Fox & Duck254 viewsit would make a good pub name
photographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve, Blackpool
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Pine Marten - Martes martes252 viewsphotographed in the garden of the gîte we were renting in the Vendée, France
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Red Kite - Milvus milvus250 viewsphotographed at the Red Kite feeding station @ Bellymack Hill Farm near Laurieston, Dumfries and Galloway
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Coot247 viewsDoing a bit of nest building & looking like it's buitten off more than it can chew.
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Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Stanley Park Blackpool245 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Barn Owl243 viewsphotographed @ Lancaster Road, Pilling © Cliff Raby
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Large Red Damselfly - Pyrrhosoma nymphula242 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss
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Marton Mere nature reserve, Blackpool242 viewsWaiting for dusk & for the Starlings to arrive - Marton Mere nature reserve, Blackpool
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Pine Marten - Martes martes242 viewsphotographed in the garden of the gîte we were renting in the Vendée, France
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Waxwing - Bombycilla garrulus241 viewsphotographed @ Euston Street, Preston
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Coot240 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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Bittern - Botaurus stellaris239 viewsa nice sighting to start the New Year with, photographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Mallard239 viewsphotographed @ 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.
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Goldcrest236 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Long-eared Owl236 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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Common Kingfisher235 viewsphotographed from where channel crosses the Causeway @ Leighton Moss RSPB reserve
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Common Kingfisher235 viewsphotographed from where channel crosses the Causeway @ Leighton Moss RSPB reserve
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Goldfinch - Carduelis carduelis229 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere Nature Reserve Blackpool
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Little Owl Athene noctua Warton Crag228 viewsphotographed @ Warton Crag
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Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool227 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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