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Peter's Big Year 2017

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On a trip to Dublin earlier in the year we estimated there were about 400 Common Gulls in Dublin harbour area, where they were going who knows but they are pretty rare in North Wales,

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Those BeeEaters are well worth more than one point!

Enjoying your thread immensely. Did @xelas give you any of my beers he owes me? (thought not!)

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For this I thought I had quit ;): I hadn't, but I was not able to go out for quite some time. Fortunately this week I managed a little trip and even got some for my Big Year thread.

285. Common Buzzard. Definitely common, but raptors never fail to fascinate me.

 

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286. Eurasian Kingfisher. A grey day, but the colours of three juvenile Kingfishers stood out beautifully.

 

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Not counting, but I enjoyed these moments too.

A Western Marsh Harrier venturing closer than it usually does

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And both Great Egret and Little Egret in one shot. The difference in size is amazing. Both Egrets have made a rather spectacular comeback since the start of this century, the Great Egret being the more common of the two. As the Little Egret is rather localised in our country the changes of getting both at the same time are quite slim. I was very happy with this one.

 

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Great shots of the Buzzard (common, yes, but I never manage to get close) and the Kingfishers!

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I agree with Michael. But the shot of the two Egrets together is very interesting too!

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Three Kingfishers in one shot....wow!

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The grey day both added to the vibrant colours and to the smooth background! What a photo !!

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