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Redwing

Observed: 12th April 2013 By: scarpermacscarpermac’s reputation in Birdsscarpermac’s reputation in Birdsscarpermac’s reputation in Birdsscarpermac’s reputation in Birds
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Initially saw 2 birds, followed by a flock of up to 10 some twenty minutes later. Only got fleeting views and a few very ropey pictures - hoping someone will feel more certain about identification if that's possible from this awful picture!!?

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Ray Turner's picture

Don’t be too hard on yourself

I call these birds ghosts of the wood, they truly are willow-the whisps. There are many who would be quite happy with any picture of a Redwing.

Ray

Ray

scarpermac's picture

too hard on myself...

Thanks Ray, I guess I'm judging by my other bird photos (not that all of them are particularly great) but felt this was particularly ropey - but I was very pleased to see them!

Feel free to look at my ongoing (hopefully improving) collection of pictures on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46256910@N00/

ophrys's picture

Redwing

Large numbers have been moving coastwards through the East Riding, this week, with lots of excited chattering and sub-singing. I have seen groups in most places I have visited, recently. All too soon, they will be gone, until those first misty October mornings, when their 'tseep' can be heard overhead, through the gloom.

Still, let's enjoy a summer, first!

Ian
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scarpermac's picture

Redwing

I seem to have sees Fieldfare more, always looking to see Redwing in amongst but missed them this year until this spot! Roll on summer - saw my first Chiffchaff this week too

Feel free to look at my ongoing (hopefully improving) collection of pictures on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46256910@N00/

rgammon's picture

Redwing

I agree Redwing. Very difficult bird to photograph somehow. Well done.

scarpermac's picture

Redwing

Thanx rgammon; I'll prepare myself for an improved picture next year mebbe?

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/46256910@N00/