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Alpha1
21st February 2013, 04:53 PM
The Smew is a fairly rare visitor from Scandinavia:

http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Female_Smew_OlyUK_.jpg

A beautiful red head if you are a male Smew!

http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Male_Smew_DSweb_.jpg

A handsome male for the lady!

Both using the E-M5 and Pana 100-300

Alpha1
21st February 2013, 04:54 PM
I'm into the swim of it now. Many thanks again. *chr

brian1208
21st February 2013, 05:02 PM
Nice work Dave, we sometimes see these around the harbour at Christchurch but usually too far off to get a decent shot

Wee man
21st February 2013, 05:31 PM
Nice shots these birds seem to be getting around this year.

PeterBirder
21st February 2013, 06:07 PM
Superb shots Dave, especially the "redhead". You did well to get them so close.

It's proving to be a good winter for Smew. We had five drakes and three redheads on our reservoir on Saturday.

Thanks for sharing.*chr