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This is another Corncrake shot from my recent visit to the Hebrides.

Camera:Canon EOS 30 d
Lens:Canon 500mmf4+1.4ext
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Corncrake.
Username:ron thomas ron thomas
Uploaded:21 Jun 2007 - 7:49 PM
Tags:Bird, Calling, Corncrake, Wildlife / nature
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jeanie
jeanie Plus Member 115978 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2007 - 7:55 PM

Got visions of Simon King and his comb now on Springwatch imitating the sound of this bird Smile

Jeanie

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norton
norton Plus Member 11norton vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2007 - 8:19 PM

Great shot,well captured........

Tony.

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AZZA_AJD
AZZA_AJD  8 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2007 - 8:46 PM

Great shot Think Bill would love it.!!!

Arran.

Last Modified By Dave at 21 Jun 2007 - 8:45 PM

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2007 - 8:58 PM

Well done Ron. A great shot of a bird that I am led to believe is getting quite rare these days.
Ron

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Magpiemick
Magpiemick Plus Member 8Magpiemick vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2007 - 9:20 PM

Fantastic....how long did you have to wait to get this cracker..

Mick..

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Ganto
Ganto Plus Member 8769 forum postsGanto vcard Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2007 - 9:49 PM

I think these are actualy extinct in Ireland now.

Pat.

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ringyneck Plus Member 8308 forum postsringyneck vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2007 - 10:41 PM

Why can't we have audio as well.I can almost here the CREX CREX.
Most only ever here them but well done to actually see him AND singing as well.
Brilliant.

Keith.

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freybird Plus Member 8freybird vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2007 - 9:15 AM

Any sighting never mind a great shot deserves a click. Geoff

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podgod Plus Member 10513 forum postspodgod vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2007 - 11:26 AM

Great spot and shot, it must have taken some time to track down.

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didgpix
didgpix Plus Member 8didgpix vcard
22 Jun 2007 - 1:29 PM

What an incredible shot, just jaw dropping. Wonderful capture, what an acheivement.
Les

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juldon
juldon Plus Member 1178 forum postsjuldon vcard England
22 Jun 2007 - 1:47 PM

Very happy to give the RC and what a great capture of a very hard to see bird.

Lucky you,

Julie

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albi
albi Plus Member 1068 forum postsalbi vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2007 - 4:43 PM

Excellent capture Ron..

Tony

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GeoffP
GeoffP  9130 forum posts Portugal
23 Jun 2007 - 10:40 AM

Hi Ron

You make your own luck - good catch. Only one I ever heard was in a barley field Wormhill Nr Buxton in 1999 - must have been on midgration or lost its way.

Regards
Geoff

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dalischone
dalischone Plus Member 10293 forum postsdalischone vcard Scotland
23 Jun 2007 - 11:17 AM

Wow Ron, the illusive corncrake!! Well done you. Fantastic capture, you should be chuffed to bits with this one.

Tracy

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dickiedriver
dickiedriver Plus Member 8212 forum postsdickiedriver vcard United Kingdom
23 Jun 2007 - 9:42 PM

I agree with Tracey you should be well chuffed with this shot well done

Richard

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