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nightingale and some other birds 25-2018

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nightingale and some other birds 25-2018

Post by andygolfer » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:32 pm

I spent an hour or so at Abberton nature reserve in Essex today looking for nightingales. There were several around but they get into the thickest bushes that they are very hard to see. This one did pose for me on the edge of the hedge for a few moments which was a bit of a treat for me...

Imagenightingale abberton, 25-04-2018 0440 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

Imagenightingale abberton, 25-04-2018 0495 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

Imagenightingale abberton, 25-04-2018 0500 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

and then you know how you wait for one and two come along together, well there was this chaffinch sitting on the old road minding it's own business and then along comes another one, loads of space to land but what did it do - landed right on top of the first one :D

Imagechaffinches mating abberton, 25-04-2018 0421 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

also I didn't get round to posting these at the time , 3 weeks ago I was at Blue house Farm (another Essex Wildlife Trust reserve) and the stars of the day were avocets right in front of one of the hides:

ImageAvocet, EWT Blue House Farm 04-04-2018 8624 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageAvocets, EWT Blue House Farm 04-04-2018 8448 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

there's a few more in my flickr album if you are interested, https://www.flickr.com/photos/125470545 ... 440674790/

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Re: nightingale and some other birds 25-2018

Post by PorkScratching » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:07 am

Congratulations on the nightingale shots Andy. I've seen one and recorded their song, but have never had a chance to photograph one. The avocet shots are lovely too.

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