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49 minutes ago, HamRHead said:

Arthur caught a glimpse of the tour group leader and promptly took a header!

I have three great shot of the same bird, all perched.  I love the spread of the wings, the light coming through the clearly delineated feathers, the contrast with the dark sky.  There's just one minor problem...

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6 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

I have three great shot of the same bird, all perched.  I love the spread of the wings, the light coming through the clearly delineated feathers, the contrast with the dark sky.  There's just one minor problem...

I agree. The lighting is great. There is a certain mood...almost stormy. Maybe the bird is heading for cover.

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8 minutes ago, HamRHead said:

I agree. The lighting is great. There is a certain mood...almost stormy. Maybe the bird is heading for cover.

Nah, it had spotted lunch.  The perch overlooks an extensive tidal marsh.  I have another of its head above the grasses.  A few tenths of a second earlier and I would have had something great.

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3 hours ago, Clip said:

Looks like it had a narrow escape but lost it's tail.

For a while it seemed that every other bird I came across in August was missing its tail so I guessed it was  moulting.

We will never know 🙂.

PS. On that subject some birds seem to lose their old tail first and then replace it, whereas others seem to push out the old tail with the new one.

 

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