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Monday, 25 January 2016

Local goodies from the last week...

Dave Helliar has had a great time last week in the local counties with some fine birds and great photo captures to go with them. Kicking off the selection is the long staying (though often elusive) drake American Wigeon at Bowling Green Marsh in Devon:

American Wigeon: Dave Helliar
American Wigeon: Dave Helliar

Next up are Purple Sandpipers at Lyme Regis - not nearly as many as usual this - presumably because of the mild weather.
Purple Sandpiper: Dave Helliar 
Purple Sandpiper: Dave Helliar 
Turnstone: Dave Helliar 
Brambling have been very scarce this winter in the southwest so this local bird was a nice find...

Brambling: D. Helliar
A trip into Dorset towards the end of the week yielded good opportunities at Radipole in Weymouth on the 20th:

Bearded Tit: Dave Helliar
The resident drake Hooded Merganser: D. Helliar
Med Gull, adult winter: Dave Helliar
The car park has always been host to some good
gulls and meds dominate it some times.
Med Gull, adult winter: Dave Helliar

Never get tired of seeing Med Gulls - one of my favourite birds. Thanks for sharing your week in pictures Dave, another round-up soon.

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