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Shit Bird Photos

This side is the unfortunate product of a "dead hour" during a protracted seawatch. Unfortunately conversation wandered over to the question of why on earth bird invariably drop their guts whilst being photographed. Normally I have just deleted such pictures but of late I have taken so few pictures that are actually close to being in focus that I have kept whatever has been more or less sharp....

White-tailed Eagle

White-tailed Eagle lets one go

Cory's Shearwater, Maderia
So few seabird pictures are in focus so this had to be a keeper....

Great Grey Owl lets one go in a Norwegian forest
Great Grey Owl, near Oslo, Norway, January 2020

Oh shit...!

Northern Fulmar lets one go in flight Great black-backed gull drops its guts
Northern Fulmar, Brent Field, April 2007  Great Black-backed Gull, Tjeldstø, April 2007
digiscPurple Swamphen
Purple Swamphen, S'Albufera, Mallorca, August 2007

Bohemian Waxwings feeding on Mistletoe
Bohemian Waxwing enjoying a feast of mistletoe berries, Horten, Norway, January 2008
What goes in must come out or so the saying goes....
- but these Waxwings were a bit on the extreme side - this "string of berries" hung in the wind for some time.

Bohemian Waxwing suffering from "mistletoe bottom"
Bohemian Waxwing having "berry problems". Horten, Norway, January 2008

Colour ringed Sanderling drops its guts
A colour ringed Sanderling lets one go on the beach at Gardur, Iceland, May 2022

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