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Barn Owl379 viewsphotographed @ Lancaster Road, Pilling © Cliff Raby
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American Mink290 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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Sparrowhawk272 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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Swallows259 viewsAn adult Swallow flies in to feed it's young. Taken in South West Brittany in June 2008.
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Kingfisher245 viewsmy only Kingfisher sighting at Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Long-eared Owl234 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 Owl228 viewsphotographed @ Lancaster Road, Pilling © Cliff Raby
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Cormorant221 viewsJuggling with an eel.
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Stoat221 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 Blackpool219 viewsone of the roosting Long-eared Owls @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool, regular winter residents here.
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Blackcap - Sylvia atricapilla214 viewsmy 1st Blackcap of 2012 seen @ Stanley Park, Blackpool on 14/04/2012
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Red Kite213 viewsphotographed at the Red Kite feeding station @ Bellymack Hill Farm near Laurieston, Dumfries and Galloway
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Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Stanley Park Blackpool211 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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Water Rail209 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere Nature Reserve Blackpool
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Sparrowhawk207 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Kestrel206 viewsphotographed @ Ashfield Road, Bispham, Blackpool
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mating Black Darters - Sympetrum danae201 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss
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Common Kingfisher197 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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Stonechat196 viewsA male Stonechat, looking resplendant in breeding pluamge, photographed at Séne nature reserve in South West Brittany.
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Firecrest196 viewsFirecrest photographed @ Stanley park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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American Mink Mustela vison Stanley Park Blackpool193 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 Blackpool193 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Red Kite - Milvus milvus192 viewsphotographed at the Red Kite feeding station @ Bellymack Hill Farm near Laurieston, Dumfries and Galloway
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Long-eared Owl190 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Fieldfare183 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Great Crested Grebes183 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve, Blackpool
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Giving me the Finger - How Rude182 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 sponsa178 viewsI love the background of this shot - photographed @ Foulshaw Moss
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Short-eared Owl176 viewstaken @ Lancaster Road, Pilling
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Bittern - Botaurus stellaris175 viewsa nice sighting to start the New Year with, photographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Marton Mere nature reserve, Blackpool174 viewsWaiting for dusk & for the Starlings to arrive - Marton Mere nature reserve, Blackpool
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Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Marton Mere Nature Reserve Blackpool173 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere Nature Reserve Blackpool
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Starling flock aerial display before roosting173 viewsStarling roost at dusk, Marton Mere,nature reserve, Blackpool, with Blackpool Tower in the background
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Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Stanley Park Blackpool172 viewsMy only Kingfisher sighting at Stanley Park was a quick flyby by this bird.
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Greater Flamingo171 viewsphotographed @ Martin Mere WWT reserve
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Red Kites168 viewsphotographed at the Red Kite feeding station @ Bellymack Hill Farm near Laurieston, Dumfries and Galloway
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Bittern - Botaurus stellaris167 viewsa nice sighting to start the New Year with, photographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea166 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Pine Marten - Martes martes166 viewsphotographed in the garden of the gîte we were renting in the Vendée, France
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Red Kite - Milvus milvus163 viewsphotographed at the Red Kite feeding station @ Bellymack Hill Farm near Laurieston, Dumfries and Galloway
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Waxwing - Bombycilla garrulus163 viewsphotographed @ Euston Street, Preston
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Common Kingfisher162 viewsphotographed from where channel crosses the Causeway @ Leighton Moss RSPB reserve
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Common Kingfisher162 viewsphotographed from where channel crosses the Causeway @ Leighton Moss RSPB reserve
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Moorhen162 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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Cormorant160 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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Little Owl Athene noctua Warton Crag158 viewsphotographed @ Warton Crag
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Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool158 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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Tree Sparrow Passer montanus Todderstaffe Hall Singleton158 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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The Fox & Duck157 viewsit would make a good pub name
photographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve, Blackpool
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Long-eared Owl157 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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Pine Marten - Martes martes157 viewsphotographed in the garden of the gîte we were renting in the Vendée, France
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Black Darter - Sympetrum danae156 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss, Cumbria
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Great Crested Grebe156 viewswith a small Perch to feed to it's young
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Goldcrest155 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Firecrest154 viewsFirecrest photographed @ Stanley park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Firecrest154 viewsphotographed @ Stanley park Blackpool
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Large Red Damselfly - Pyrrhosoma nymphula154 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss
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Coot153 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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Brown Rat153 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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Blackcap152 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Black Darter152 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss © Cliff Raby
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Goldcrest Regulus regulus Stanley Park Blackpool151 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea151 viewsphotographed flying in with nesting material @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major Stanley Park Blackpool151 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Nuthatch - Sitta europaea151 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Black Darter148 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss © Cliff Raby
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Long-eared Owl148 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Whooper Swan - Cygnus cygnus148 viewsworn out from whooping, photographed @ Martin Mere WWT Reserve
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Black Darter146 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss © Cliff Raby
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea145 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Large Red Damselfly - Pyrrhosoma nymphula145 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss
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Long-eared Owl144 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Sparrowhawk144 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Common Buzzard143 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Coot143 viewsDoing a bit of nest building & looking like it's buitten off more than it can chew.
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea143 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Long-eared Owl143 viewsone of the roosting Long-eared Owls @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool, regular winter residents here.
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Pheasant143 viewstaken @ Fluke Hall Lane Pilling
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Pheasant143 viewstaken @ Fluke Hall Lane Pilling
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