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Thread: Cuckmere haven again - sorry very photo heavy

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    a lovely walk in a stunning part of our local countryside down to the beach , really enjoying seeing it change through the year - as its effectively a 'servce station' for migrants there are so many species on show

    5 new species for me today and aload of old favourites

    Due to every bush being covered in these...


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    There were at least 50 ( !!) Whitethroats around - never sen these up close before - gorgeous song - will go back when light is better but unfortunately it wasn't great when I was passing their territory


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    Thought these were curlews until I got home and found out they were bar tailed godwits - the gorgeous ruddy one wouldn't separate from the crowd so I got his missus instead


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    Not sure if this works - looks better big



    Lovely little yellowhammer - wouldn't come out of the stinking bush


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    Reed Bunting ( another new one for me)


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    And and egret and a heron for good measure


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    oh and a chaff - pretty chuffed to get so close to a 'wild' one


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    Sorry so photo heavy - will go back and do better when I can

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    Lovely photos
    Not keen on the first one, it made me go all itchy.

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    Lol. Sorry about the awful typos. Will sort at home. Having trouble with the forums at the mo.

    The whitethroats are amazing little things when you consider that a few days ago they were in Ethiopia ! The more I learn about our feathered friends the more astonished I am

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    The two bigger birds towards the bottom are just gorgeous!

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    Thanks Billie - the Egrets are very new to British shores, only ever used to see them around Elephants feet in Africa or on holiday in Florida - there was much excitement when they first arrived here, now they stay year round and breed

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    Lovely photos Chris!

    However, I can do without the tent caterpillars.

    Don't get me wrong... the pictures great. It's the caterpillars that suck!

    Tom (... nasty little critters!)

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    They were all being noshed by the birds though :) circle of life and all that ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 251287
    circle of life and all that ;)
    As long as the caterpillars lose, I'm good with it!

    Tom (... merciless!)

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    Lovely....was that with your really really expensive lens?














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    lol yes Brit - when togging birds inly ever use the 100-400 - its the business

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