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Barn Owl395 viewsphotographed @ Lancaster Road, Pilling © Cliff Raby
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American Mink306 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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Sparrowhawk283 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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Swallows267 viewsAn adult Swallow flies in to feed it's young. Taken in South West Brittany in June 2008.
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Kingfisher261 viewsmy only Kingfisher sighting at Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Long-eared Owl245 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 Owl241 viewsphotographed @ Lancaster Road, Pilling © Cliff Raby
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Cormorant234 viewsJuggling with an eel.
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Stoat232 viewsphotographed on New Years Eve 2006, from the Fylde Bird Club hide @ Marton Mere nature reserve, Blackpool
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Blackcap - Sylvia atricapilla228 viewsmy 1st Blackcap of 2012 seen @ Stanley Park, Blackpool on 14/04/2012
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Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Stanley Park Blackpool228 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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Long-eared Owl Asio otus Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool227 viewsone of the roosting Long-eared Owls @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool, regular winter residents here.
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Sparrowhawk224 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Water Rail220 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere Nature Reserve Blackpool
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Red Kite219 viewsphotographed at the Red Kite feeding station @ Bellymack Hill Farm near Laurieston, Dumfries and Galloway
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Kestrel218 viewsphotographed @ Ashfield Road, Bispham, Blackpool
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Firecrest212 viewsFirecrest photographed @ Stanley park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus Stanley Park Blackpool210 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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mating Black Darters - Sympetrum danae207 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss
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Common Kingfisher206 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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American Mink Mustela vison Stanley Park Blackpool206 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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Stonechat203 viewsA male Stonechat, looking resplendant in breeding pluamge, photographed at Séne nature reserve in South West Brittany.
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Long-eared Owl201 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Red Kite - Milvus milvus201 viewsphotographed at the Red Kite feeding station @ Bellymack Hill Farm near Laurieston, Dumfries and Galloway
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Great Crested Grebes195 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve, Blackpool
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Fieldfare194 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Giving me the Finger - How Rude189 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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Short-eared Owl188 viewstaken @ Lancaster Road, Pilling
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Emerald Damselfly - Lestes sponsa187 viewsI love the background of this shot - photographed @ Foulshaw Moss
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Bittern - Botaurus stellaris186 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 Blackpool184 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere Nature Reserve Blackpool
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Starling flock aerial display before roosting184 viewsStarling roost at dusk, Marton Mere,nature reserve, Blackpool, with Blackpool Tower in the background
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Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Stanley Park Blackpool182 viewsMy only Kingfisher sighting at Stanley Park was a quick flyby by this bird.
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Marton Mere nature reserve, Blackpool181 viewsWaiting for dusk & for the Starlings to arrive - Marton Mere nature reserve, Blackpool
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea180 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Greater Flamingo177 viewsphotographed @ Martin Mere WWT reserve
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Bittern - Botaurus stellaris174 viewsa nice sighting to start the New Year with, photographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Cormorant172 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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Pine Marten - Martes martes172 viewsphotographed in the garden of the gîte we were renting in the Vendée, France
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Red Kites172 viewsphotographed at the Red Kite feeding station @ Bellymack Hill Farm near Laurieston, Dumfries and Galloway
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Moorhen171 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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Red Kite - Milvus milvus171 viewsphotographed at the Red Kite feeding station @ Bellymack Hill Farm near Laurieston, Dumfries and Galloway
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Tree Sparrow Passer montanus Todderstaffe Hall Singleton171 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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Waxwing - Bombycilla garrulus171 viewsphotographed @ Euston Street, Preston
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Great Crested Grebe170 viewswith a small Perch to feed to it's young
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The Fox & Duck169 viewsit would make a good pub name
photographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve, Blackpool
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Common Kingfisher169 viewsphotographed from where channel crosses the Causeway @ Leighton Moss RSPB reserve
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Common Kingfisher169 viewsphotographed from where channel crosses the Causeway @ Leighton Moss RSPB reserve
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Firecrest168 viewsFirecrest photographed @ Stanley park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Firecrest168 viewsphotographed @ Stanley park Blackpool
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Goldcrest Regulus regulus Stanley Park Blackpool167 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major Stanley Park Blackpool167 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Nuthatch - Sitta europaea166 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Goldcrest165 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Long-eared Owl165 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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Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool165 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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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea164 viewsphotographed flying in with nesting material @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Little Owl Athene noctua Warton Crag164 viewsphotographed @ Warton Crag
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Brown Rat164 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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Blackcap163 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Large Red Damselfly - Pyrrhosoma nymphula163 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss
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Pine Marten - Martes martes163 viewsphotographed in the garden of the gîte we were renting in the Vendée, France
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Coot162 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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Black Darter - Sympetrum danae160 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss, Cumbria
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea159 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea158 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park, Blackpool
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Black Darter156 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss © Cliff Raby
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Long-eared Owl156 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Nuthatch156 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Large Red Damselfly - Pyrrhosoma nymphula154 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss
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Whooper Swan - Cygnus cygnus154 viewsworn out from whooping, photographed @ Martin Mere WWT Reserve
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Coot153 viewsDoing a bit of nest building & looking like it's buitten off more than it can chew.
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Long-eared Owl153 viewsone of the roosting Long-eared Owls @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool, regular winter residents here.
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Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Stanley Park Blackpool152 viewsphotographed @ Stanley Park Blackpool
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Black Darter152 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss © Cliff Raby
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Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla Stanley park Blackpool152 viewsFirecrest photographed @ Stanley park Blackpool © Cliff Raby
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Sparrowhawk152 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Long-eared Owl151 viewsphotographed @ Marton Mere nature reserve Blackpool
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Black Darter150 viewsphotographed @ Foulshaw Moss © Cliff Raby
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