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AlanF

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Aug 16, 2012
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Visited the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust site in Welney in Norfolk. Migrant birds descend on it in November for the winter, flying in from Russia, Iceland and northern countries. It has overcome my bird famine. Here is a selection. First, a view from the major hide. Then the reason why the birds are flying, a Marsh Harrier. Canada and Greylag geese flying. A male Pochard, and unusually a female as well - they normally winter in Spain. Great light for the 100-500 on the R5.

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Ivan Muller

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Oct 25, 2011
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Ivan, those are some lovely photos. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks! For some reason my 'story' didn't get included...I started bird photography as hobby in January this year ( because of covid restricting my usual travel photogrpahy) and my goto place for birds apart from my garden is the Rietvlei Nature Reserve 10min drive from my home...there are more than 200 species to be found there plus some animals like rhino, eland, cheetah, zebra etc.
 
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Ivan Muller

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Oct 25, 2011
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Hi, everyone! I'm new at bird photography (although not new at photography) having started this year in January because covid put severe restrictions on my people and travel photography and , after a lifetime of photography, I at last got myself a long lens. Having a fabulous nature reserve right on my doorstep really helped getting this very addictive hobby going...the Rietvlei Nature Reserve is a mere 10min drive from my home and I try and go a few times a week. October saw controlled burning and as its the beginning of summer and rains everything is uncharacteristically green and with the migratory birds returning I'm hopeful for some great photography opportunities. Here are some more from October...

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usern4cr

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Sep 2, 2018
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Hi, everyone! I'm new at bird photography (although not new at photography) having started this year in January because covid put severe restrictions on my people and travel photography and , after a lifetime of photography, I at last got myself a long lens. Having a fabulous nature reserve right on my doorstep really helped getting this very addictive hobby going...the Rietvlei Nature Reserve is a mere 10min drive from my home and I try and go a few times a week. October saw controlled burning and as its the beginning of summer and rains everything is uncharacteristically green and with the migratory birds returning I'm hopeful for some great photography opportunities. Here are some more from October...

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Really beautiful photos, Ivan!
 

AlanF

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Aug 16, 2012
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CR is downloading so slowly I can't see the images. This happens periodically. Does anyone else notice it?
 

gruhl28

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CR is downloading so slowly I can't see the images. This happens periodically. Does anyone else notice it?
I’ve found that the whole site has been very slow lately on Chrome on an iPad, but it's been fine for me on a PC. Chrome hasn't worked well on the iPad for years, but this site has been much worse than other sites only for the last month or two.