WHAT'S BUZZING OR FLYING NEAR YOU 2019

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    Grey Wagtail.
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      @Kandy a strange coincidence that you were trying to find a Ring Necked Duck on Saturday as I was too, although easy to find, as it was on it's own. It has been at the Radipole reserve in Weymouth for over two months.
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      I also looked for the long staying Yellow Browed Warbler at Lodmoor reserve, a mile away and found it but it was a dark dot in the trees!
      I got one 'lightened' shot just to ID it and that was all!!Y B Warbler 2.JPG
       
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        @strongylodon We now have two in the county but the first one is over at Pitsford Resorvoir and the only decent place to see it is a long way off and even with those posh telescopes (the ones starting with S) that some of the birders have even struggle to see it and the one at the other nature reserve near to where we used to live went missing on the day we were looking for it and then turned up again the next day at the same place but we can’t keep trekking over there every day to try and see it:sad:

        There are also a couple of Great Northern Divers at Pitsford but they tend to stay over at the other end of the Resorvoir and it is a bit of a trek when Mr Kandy is trying to carry a camera,scope and binoculars :snorky:

        Lovely to see your birds as usual and I sometimes find if I can’t get a decent photos of a bird I try to take a photo of it with the flash on on my camera and that sometimes helps:smile:
         
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          There always seems to be a lot of travelling about with this hobby!!
          Particularly as the birds don't always stay where they are.:smile:
           
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            Hi @strongylodon at least you have got some to travel about for:lunapic 130165696578242 5:
             
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                Great Grey Shrike, a regular Winter visitor to Wareham Forest from somewhere in Europe.
                It was a long way off and I had a job holding the camera still a, because of the wind and b, because I was bl**dy freezing!!:smile:
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                  There's no gain without pain Strongy! :biggrin:

                  It's a pretty bird. :)
                   
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                    @Sheal, unfortunately for the resident bird population in the forest and heath it's prey are Pipits Stonechats and Dartford Warblers as well as voles :frown:
                     
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                      I'm surprised at that Strongy, it doesn't look big enough to prey on those.
                       
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                      Question:- Do woodpeckers get headaches? :scratch:
                       
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                      I don't know Shiney, but the next time the one that visits my garden drops by I'll ask him. :biggrin:
                       
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                          73EC5614-FC39-4A92-8862-A29641BAB41C.jpeg084E4E2E-2ED0-4A40-8DD1-0C405157BBD0.jpeg2D5B93D3-895D-4C30-86E0-50019E7F19C5.jpegDB840031-375C-4871-830F-E25FB0B98228.jpeg826462BD-F7DE-48E9-879C-4740B6B5A3D6.jpegD08DE978-5D3D-40B3-A6D3-5BCC429154C2.jpeg2292476A-11C4-4F44-9CE1-45362F455DD7.jpeg70089F70-895B-4F2D-AEFB-24E99036A5A4.jpeg @shiney No Woodpeckers do not get headaches because due to evolution they have a reinforced skull which takes the impact when they drum into trees.If you hear drumming this time of the year it is usually due to Great Spotted Woodpeckers hitting their heads on tree trunks trying to attract a mate for breeding:biggrin:

                          Talking of Robins,I was fortunate enough to have a Robin land on my hand this morning when we met up with friends at a nature reserve.A gentleman we met along one of the trails gave me a few sunflower hearts which I held in my hand and a few seconds later Mr Kandy was able to get a couple of photos so sorry for the state of the first photo.I really felt humbled.:snorky: The close up photos are what I took :snorky:

                          You must admit they are such a beautiful little bird and note this one has rings on its leg for tracking purposes if he pops over to Europe for a holiday:biggrin:
                           
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