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Old Sunday 9th February 2020, 13:00   #51
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A great shot Clark!...can Merlins exceed 30 mph?
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I get the impression it is policing any other bird that does....

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Assume it was taken in Wales and that the Policeman was an Ev-a-a-ns
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Lovely images! A tad bit jealous, actually... especally with those cuckoo images of Colin! Maybe you just found a cooperative individual. But golden orioles... I wonder if anyone thinks anything surpasses it.
In regards to LSW and hawfinch- I've heard they are elusive as well, too. Finding any of those birds will be impossible if they hide in a tree canopy.
That merlin image is excellent!
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Over my head that one?
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The worst birds to Photograph (continued)

3. Merlin

Female/immature Shetland X 2

4. Bittern

Minsmere Bittern hide

Blashford Lakes Ivy Lake

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Lovely images! Guess the birds I've seen so far have been very uncooperative...
Such a shame the golden orioles are gone from the UK...
Lost the orioles, got the cranes at Lakenheath... probably even better, given cranes are more showy.
Will try some good sites this summer- I love locating them for myself, cuckoos. In regards to merlin- hopefully I'll see some soon enough.
I wouldn't agree about the goshawks actually- or maybe it is just the Russians which are easy to observe, smashing through the forests like bullets, stooping like peregrines... had no difficulty seeing one in the main botanical garden. Will try my luck at hawfinch, firecrest, goshawk, LSW and tawny owl soon enough- maybe one will enrage me more than even an cuckoo?
Though am sure nothing can surpass an oriole...
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