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    Whilst walking to the Anni Waltz the other day, we some what I presume to be sand martins. Looked like house martins - but changed my opinion when i saw them disappear, and consequently reappear, from holes in the river bank.

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    Saw and heard a drumming snipe yesterday evening

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    And fab views of a hunting barn owl Wednesday night by the Ashby Canal. I was watching it for maybe 15 minutes

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    If someone knows C. African (Bateke Palteaux in Gabon) birds, please can you identify these sitting on my electricity cable the other day. There were four in all and I don't think I've seen them before in myCopy (1) of IMG_1667_1.JPG many years here.

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    No, but they're nice looking things. We don't get many round here either.
    No longer "resting"

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    I'm in Winchcombe in the Cotswolds looking after my Mum and out walking yesterday heard my first Cuckoo and saw a raven. My wife is at home in Otley and also heard a cuckoo on the way up Simon's Seat. She also saw the TDY, which I sadly missed, but you do have to protect your inheritance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latege View Post
    If someone knows C. African (Bateke Palteaux in Gabon) birds, please can you identify these sitting on my electricity cable the other day. There were four in all and I don't think I've seen them before in myCopy (1) of IMG_1667_1.JPG many years here.
    I'm certainly no expert, but they look a bit like bee-eaters to me.

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    Swift over our house in the Worth Valley this morning. I’m delighted because I hadn’t been here in ‘swift season’
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    A pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers at the bird table. Wonderful plumage - black, white and red undertails. Looked so sharply coloured, as if someone had just taken the wrappers off them.
    “My actions are my only true belongings.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffB View Post
    I'm certainly no expert, but they look a bit like bee-eaters to me.
    Thanks, perhaps the swallow-tailed bee-eater. If they are still around when I get home I'll try to get a good look at the tails.

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