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  1. Clearly not a troglodyte

    Clearly not a troglodyte

    This wren was singing high up a tree. Clearly not a troglodyte (cave dweller/hermit). Guess this is the view from down under.
  2. A bald raven in breeding plumage

    A bald raven in breeding plumage

    A cormorant fly by. Have never been this close to cormorants in the UK. They tend to stay a bit further away from us. Phalacrocorax - means bald raven (hence the title); carbo - charcoal.
  3. Black haired spirit of the wood.

    Black haired spirit of the wood.

    There were plenty of blackcaps singing during that visit. Unfortunately they tended to stay in the shadows. I like its scientific name. Sylvia means "spirit of the wood" and atricapilla means "black haired".
  4. Egyptian Goose

    Egyptian Goose

    A bird we don't see in Scotland
  5. Gadwall through the reeds

    Gadwall through the reeds

    A shot from a few years ago. Revisiting them as there is no possibility of birding. A chance visit to Oostvaardersplassen. What a place to visit!
  6. August 2008 at the Birdfestival

    August 2008 at the Birdfestival

    Last August I participated at the Birdfestival, at the Oostvaardersplassen, Holland. In the nature reserve Oostvaardersplassen a couple White taled eagles is breading at this reserve for a couple of years now.