Southend Ornithological Group Photo Gallery

This is a photo gallery for bird images, mostly taken in SOG.

Recent Pictures

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Corn Bunting at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (55509 bytes)

Corn Bunting at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Corn Bunting (Juv), 19/07/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

Southern Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way (Richard Howard) (45479 bytes)

Southern Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way.
male Southern Emerald, 14/07/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Canvey Way (Richard Howard) (69347 bytes)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Canvey Way.
male SMH munching on a pair of Scarce Emeralds!, 14/07/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Private site with no public access (Jeff Delve) (70762 bytes)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Private site with no public access.
Upperwing - apparently missing sex brands so female, 13/07/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500, 200-500)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Private site with no public access (Jeff Delve) (73652 bytes)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Private site with no public access.
Underwing, 13/07/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500, 200-500)

Southern Hawker at West Canvey Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (65661 bytes)

Southern Hawker at West Canvey Marsh (RSPB).
Southern Hawker, 11/07/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

Southern Hawker at West Canvey Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (115421 bytes)

Southern Hawker at West Canvey Marsh (RSPB).
Southern Hawker, 11/07/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

Kestrel at Gunners Park (Andrew Armstrong) (73156 bytes)

Kestrel at Gunners Park.
Kestrel, 10/07/2018
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx m2 with a Canon 500mm m1)

Migrant Hawker at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (112622 bytes)

Migrant Hawker at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Migrant Hawker, 10/07/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Mobile phone)

Small Copper at Gunners Park (Andrew Armstrong) (50332 bytes)

Small Copper at Gunners Park.
Small copper, 10/07/2018
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx m2 with a Canon 500mm m1)

Painted Lady at Gunners Park (Andrew Armstrong) (51363 bytes)

Painted Lady at Gunners Park.
Painted Lady, 10/07/2018
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx m2 with a Canon 500mm m1)

Brimstone at Belfairs N.R. (Graham Oakes) (95726 bytes)

Brimstone at Belfairs N.R..
Brimstone, 08/07/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

Purple Hairstreak at Belfairs N.R. (Graham Oakes) (143994 bytes)

Purple Hairstreak at Belfairs N.R..
Purple Hairstreak, 08/07/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

White Admiral at Belfairs N.R. (Graham Oakes) (108168 bytes)

White Admiral at Belfairs N.R..
White Admiral, 08/07/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Belfairs N.R. (Graham Oakes) (81731 bytes)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Belfairs N.R..
Silver Washed Fritillery, 08/07/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Belfairs N.R. (Andrew Armstrong) (82406 bytes)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Belfairs N.R..
Silver Washed Fritillary, 08/07/2018
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx m2 with a Canon 500mm m1)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Belfairs N.R. (Andrew Armstrong) (49708 bytes)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Belfairs N.R..
Silver Washed Fritillary, 08/07/2018
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx m2 with a Canon 500mm m1)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Belfairs N.R. (Andrew Armstrong) (36420 bytes)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Belfairs N.R..
Silver Washed Fritillary, 08/07/2018
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx m2 with a Canon 500mm m1)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Belfairs N.R. (Andrew Armstrong) (56687 bytes)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Belfairs N.R..
Silver Washed Fritillary, 08/07/2018
(© Andrew Armstrong, Canon 1dx m2 with a Canon 500mm m1)

White Admiral at Belfairs N.R. (Richard Howard) (51784 bytes)

White Admiral at Belfairs N.R..
White Admiral, 07/07/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Belfairs Great Wood (Steve Arlow) (33346 bytes)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Belfairs Great Wood.
Silver-washed Fritter, Belfairs Woods, 07-07-2018, 07/07/2018
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 1D MKIII 70-300mm F4)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Belfairs Great Wood (Steve Arlow) (33978 bytes)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Belfairs Great Wood.
Silver-washed Fritter, Belfairs Woods, 07-07-2018, 07/07/2018
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 1D MKIII 70-300mm F4)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Belfairs Great Wood (Steve Arlow) (31785 bytes)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Belfairs Great Wood.
Silver-washed Fritter, Belfairs Woods, 07-07-2018, 07/07/2018
(© Steve Arlow, Canon 1D MKIII 70-300mm F4)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Belfairs N.R. (Richard Howard) (57187 bytes)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Belfairs N.R..
Silver-washed Fritillary, 07/07/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Belfairs N.R. (Richard Howard) (36898 bytes)

Silver-washed Fritillary at Belfairs N.R..
Silver-washed Fritillary, 07/07/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Skylark at West Canvey Marsh (RSPB) (Richard Howard) (122134 bytes)

Skylark at West Canvey Marsh (RSPB).
Skylark, 06/07/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (52514 bytes)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Southern Migrant Hawker, 06/07/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

Common Darter at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (78376 bytes)

Common Darter at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Common Darter, 06/07/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

Emerald Damselfly at Canewdon (Jeff Delve) (36914 bytes)

Emerald Damselfly at Canewdon.
On yellow flag by ond, 05/07/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 + 200-500)

Comma at Canewdon (Jeff Delve) (60399 bytes)

Comma at Canewdon.
Posing in the sun, 05/07/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 + 200-500)

Emerald Damselfly at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Tim Bourne) (34697 bytes)

Emerald Damselfly at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Emerald Damselfly, BM, 01/07/2018
(© Tim Bourne, )

Scarce Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way (Richard Howard) (47140 bytes)

Scarce Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way.
female Scarce Emerald damselfly, 01/07/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Tim Bourne) (65037 bytes)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
SMH Bowers Marsh, 01/07/2018
(© Tim Bourne, )

Southern Migrant Hawker at Canvey Way (Richard Howard) (47827 bytes)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Canvey Way.
male Southern Migrant Hawker, 01/07/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Ruddy Darter at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Tim Bourne) (47119 bytes)

Ruddy Darter at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Ruddy Starter, BM, 01/07/2018
(© Tim Bourne, )

Painted Lady at Canvey Way (Richard Howard) (50939 bytes)

Painted Lady at Canvey Way.
Painted Lady, 01/07/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D500 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Herring Gull at River Roach (Graham Mee) (40545 bytes)

Herring Gull at River Roach.
Herring Gull with crab, 30/06/2018
(© Graham Mee, nikon d750)

Common Seal at River Roach (Graham Mee) (50684 bytes)

Common Seal at River Roach.
Common Seal with Pup, 30/06/2018
(© Graham Mee, nikon d750)

Scarce Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way (Jeff Delve) (50448 bytes)

Scarce Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way.
female, 30/06/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 200-500)

Scarce Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way (Jeff Delve) (59807 bytes)

Scarce Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way.
male, 30/06/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 200-500)

Scarce Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Wick (Tim Bourne) (39032 bytes)

Scarce Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Wick.
Scarce Em Damselfly, Canvey Wick, 30/06/2018
(© Tim Bourne, )

Southern Migrant Hawker at Bowers Marsh (RSPB) (Graham Oakes) (73116 bytes)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Bowers Marsh (RSPB).
Southern Migrant Hawker, 30/06/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Canvey Way (Jeff Delve) (59036 bytes)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Canvey Way.
SMH ad male at rest, 30/06/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 + 200-500 )

Southern Migrant Hawker at Canvey Way (Jeff Delve) (22502 bytes)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Canvey Way.
Flight Shot, 30/06/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 + 200-500 )

Southern Migrant Hawker at Canvey Way (Jeff Delve) (42439 bytes)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Canvey Way.
Flight sjot, 30/06/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 + 200-500 )

Southern Migrant Hawker at Canvey Way (Jeff Delve) (50943 bytes)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Canvey Way.
Ad male at rest, 30/06/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 + 200-500 )

Southern Migrant Hawker at Canvey Wick (Tim Bourne) (42334 bytes)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Canvey Wick.
SMH, C Wick, 30/06/2018
(© Tim Bourne, )

Ruddy Darter at Canvey Way (Jeff Delve) (59934 bytes)

Ruddy Darter at Canvey Way.
male, 30/06/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 200-500)

Ruddy Darter at Canvey Way (Jeff Delve) (57736 bytes)

Ruddy Darter at Canvey Way.
female, 30/06/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 200-500)

Essex Skipper at Canvey Way (Jeff Delve) (48598 bytes)

Essex Skipper at Canvey Way.
male, 30/06/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 200-500)

Marbled White at Canvey Way (Jeff Delve) (53278 bytes)

Marbled White at Canvey Way.
Sunny side up, 30/06/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 200-500)

Marbled White at Canvey Way (Jeff Delve) (53743 bytes)

Marbled White at Canvey Way.
Underwing, 30/06/2018
(© Jeff Delve, Nikon D500 200-500)

Scarce Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way (Tim Bourne) (47904 bytes)

Scarce Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way.
Scarce Em Damselfly, Canvey sea wall, 29/06/2018
(© Tim Bourne, )

Southern Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way (Tim Bourne) (37626 bytes)

Southern Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way.
Southern Emerald Damselfly, Canvey sea wall, 29/06/2018
(© Tim Bourne, )

Southern Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way (Graham Oakes) (64927 bytes)

Southern Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way.
Southern Emerald Damselfly, 28/06/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

Southern Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way (Richard Howard) (63873 bytes)

Southern Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way.
Southrn Emerald, 28/06/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D7200 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Southern Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way (Graham Oakes) (86104 bytes)

Southern Emerald Damselfly at Canvey Way.
Southern Emerald Damselfly, 28/06/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

White-letter Hairstreak at Benfleet Downs (Richard Howard) (54898 bytes)

White-letter Hairstreak at Benfleet Downs.
W.L.Hairstreak, 28/06/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D7200 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Purple Hairstreak at Belfairs Woods (Richard Howard) (61433 bytes)

Purple Hairstreak at Belfairs Woods.
distant (tree-top) Purple Hairstreak, 25/06/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D7200 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Benfleet (Tim Bourne) (106878 bytes)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Benfleet.
Phone image, 24/06/2018
(© Tim Bourne, )

Southern Migrant Hawker at Benfleet (Tim Bourne) (85081 bytes)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Benfleet.
Phone image, 24/06/2018
(© Tim Bourne, )

Southern Migrant Hawker at Benfleet (Tim Bourne) (130781 bytes)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Benfleet.
Phone image, 24/06/2018
(© Tim Bourne, )

White-letter Hairstreak at Benfleet Downs (Graham Oakes) (100010 bytes)

White-letter Hairstreak at Benfleet Downs.
White-letter Hairstreak, 23/06/2018
(© Graham Oakes, Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500 mm lens)

Marsh Harrier at Benfleet Downs (Richard Howard) (23109 bytes)

Marsh Harrier at Benfleet Downs.
adult male Marsh Harrier, 22/06/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D7200 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Emerald Damselfly at Benfleet Downs (Richard Howard) (38908 bytes)

Emerald Damselfly at Benfleet Downs.
Emeral Damselfly female, 22/06/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D7200 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Small Red-eyed Damselfly at Benfleet Downs (Richard Howard) (53042 bytes)

Small Red-eyed Damselfly at Benfleet Downs.
Small Red-eyed Damselfly, 22/06/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D7200 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Benfleet Downs (Richard Howard) (69359 bytes)

Southern Migrant Hawker at Benfleet Downs.
Sothern Migrant Hawker, 22/06/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D7200 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Ruddy Darter at Benfleet Downs (Richard Howard) (73022 bytes)

Ruddy Darter at Benfleet Downs.
Ruddy Darter, 22/06/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D7200 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

Essex Skipper at Benfleet Downs (Richard Howard) (45972 bytes)

Essex Skipper at Benfleet Downs.
Essex Skipper, 22/06/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D7200 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

White-letter Hairstreak at Benfleet Downs (Richard Howard) (49481 bytes)

White-letter Hairstreak at Benfleet Downs.
White-letter Hairstreak, 22/06/2018
(© Richard Howard, Nikon D7200 camera with 200 - 500 NIKORR lens)

White-letter Hairstreak at Blenheim Park (Vince Kinsler) (54746 bytes)

White-letter Hairstreak at Blenheim Park.
White-letter Hairstreak vs Fly, 22/06/2018
(© Vince Kinsler, )

White-letter Hairstreak at Blenheim Park (Vince Kinsler) (46914 bytes)

White-letter Hairstreak at Blenheim Park.
White-letter Hairstreak, 22/06/2018
(© Vince Kinsler, )

Full Index of Pictures (click links)

TaxonNumber of Photos
Red-throated Diver7
Black-throated Diver2
Great Northern Diver20
Little Grebe2
Great Crested Grebe5
Red-necked Grebe15
Slavonian Grebe12
Black-necked Grebe8
Fulmar1
Sooty Shearwater1
Gannet4
Shag26
Bittern6
Night Heron7
Cattle Egret27
Little Egret26
Great White Egret14
Grey Heron3
Purple Heron9
Glossy Ibis24
Spoonbill18
Black Swan11
Bewick's Swan15
Whooper Swan11
Pink-footed Goose2
White-fronted Goose14
Lesser White-fronted Goose2
Greylag Goose2
Snow Goose1
Canada Goose2
Barnacle Goose15
Dark-bellied Brent Goose6
Pale-bellied Brent Goose21
Black Brant35
Red-breasted Goose5
Egyptian Goose14
Ruddy Shelduck1
Cape Shelduck1
Shelduck2
Mandarin Duck12
Anas sp.10
Wigeon3
Chiloe Wigeon2
Teal2
Pintail4
Garganey27
Shoveler2
Muscovy Duck1
Red-crested Pochard11
Aythya sp.12
Pochard1
Tufted Duck2
Scaup13
Eider5
Long-tailed Duck15
Common Scoter1
Velvet Scoter8
Goldeneye3
Smew4
Red-breasted Merganser2
Goosander12
Honey Buzzard3
Red Kite17
Marsh Harrier14
Hen Harrier46
Montagu's Harrier2
Sparrowhawk26
Buzzard45
Rough-legged Buzzard18
Osprey17
Kestrel13
Red-footed Falcon30
Merlin15
Hobby14
Peregrine Falcon29
Red-legged Partridge5
Grey Partridge3
Pheasant1
Water Rail3
Crane11
Oystercatcher1
Black-winged Stilt7
Avocet2
Cream-coloured Courser3
Little Ringed Plover8
Ringed Plover2
Kentish Plover1
Dotterel23
Golden Plover3
Grey Plover1
Lapwing4
Knot6
Sanderling10
Little Stint11
Temminck's Stint4
White-rumped Sandpiper4
Pectoral Sandpiper3
Curlew Sandpiper14
Purple Sandpiper37
Dunlin1
Ruff3
Jack Snipe5
Snipe1
Woodcock5
Black-tailed Godwit18
Whimbrel16
Curlew3
Spotted Redshank11
Redshank2
Greenshank8
Lesser Yellowlegs6
Green Sandpiper5
Wood Sandpiper13
Common Sandpiper3
Wilson's Phalarope3
Red-necked Phalarope2
Grey Phalarope6
Larus sp.24
Mediterranean Gull103
Little Gull23
Black-headed Gull4
Ring-billed Gull71
Common Gull3
Herring Gull14
Yellow-legged Gull40
Caspian Gull185
Slaty-backed Gull1
Iceland Gull22
Glaucous Gull47
Great Black-backed Gull6
Kittiwake22
Sandwich Tern5
Common Tern12
Black Tern10
Guillemot20
Razorbill1
Little Auk2
Stock Dove1
Wood Pigeon1
Turtle Dove16
Budgerigar1
Grey Parrot1
Ring-necked Parakeet6
Cuckoo19
Barn Owl15
Little Owl14
Short-eared Owl38
Swift3
Kingfisher9
Hoopoe3
Wryneck11
Green Woodpecker13
Great Spotted Woodpecker10
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker13
Skylark1
Shore Lark12
Sand Martin1
Swallow6
Red-rumped Swallow6
Olive-backed Pipit1
Meadow Pipit6
Rock Pipit10
Water Pipit5
flava wagtail1
Yellow Wagtail17
Grey Wagtail7
White Wagtail7
Waxwing53
Wren1
Nightingale5
Bluethroat2
Black Redstart16
Redstart18
Whinchat21
Stonechat22
Wheatear50
Ring Ouzel20
Blackbird5
Fieldfare10
Song Thrush2
Redwing3
Mistle Thrush2
Cetti's Warbler1
Grasshopper Warbler22
Savi's Warbler1
Sedge Warbler7
Reed Warbler7
Blackcap11
Garden Warbler4
Barred Warbler7
Lesser Whitethroat7
Whitethroat12
Dartford Warbler4
Yellow-browed Warbler1
Chiffchaff16
Willow Warbler3
Goldcrest12
Firecrest15
Spotted Flycatcher24
Pied Flycatcher13
Bearded Tit29
Long-tailed Tit4
Marsh Tit11
Coal Tit9
Nuthatch21
Treecreeper14
Penduline Tit14
Red-backed Shrike16
Great Grey Shrike6
Woodchat Shrike4
Jay3
Starling1
Rose-coloured Starling11
House Sparrow1
Tree Sparrow7
Brambling15
Serin30
Goldfinch1
Siskin5
Linnet2
Twite18
Lesser Redpoll9
Mealy Redpoll11
Parrot Crossbill9
Bullfinch4
Hawfinch39
Snow Bunting36
Yellowhammer6
Reed Bunting6
Corn Bunting14
Smooth Newt3
Common Frog1
Marsh Frog4
Common Lizard7
Slow-worm6
Grass Snake8
Adder9
Western Hedgehog1
Common Pipistrelle1
Red Fox9
Weasel6
Common Seal28
Grey Seal6
Bottlenose Dolphin6
Harbour Porpoise2
Minke Whale2
Bank Vole1
Northern Water Vole2
Brown Rat2
Banded Demoiselle11
Emerald Damselfly10
Scarce Emerald Damselfly24
Southern Emerald Damselfly8
Willow Emerald Damselfly4
Large Red Damselfly14
Red-eyed Damselfly3
Small Red-eyed Damselfly8
Azure Damselfly17
Common Blue Damselfly4
Blue-tailed Damselfly12
Migrant Hawker16
Southern Hawker9
Brown Hawker2
Southern Migrant Hawker44
Emperor Dragonfly12
Hairy Dragonfly7
Four-spotted Chaser8
Broad-bodied Chaser9
Black-tailed Skimmer10
Common Darter7
Red-veined Darter3
Ruddy Darter16
insects1
Butterflies and Moths49
Small Skipper6
Essex Skipper9
Large Skipper12
Clouded Yellow7
Brimstone6
Large White3
Small White3
Green-veined White16
Orange-tip9
Green Hairstreak18
Purple Hairstreak10
White-letter Hairstreak24
Small Copper12
Brown Argus15
Common Blue23
Holly Blue10
White Admiral30
Red Admiral14
Painted Lady12
Small Tortoiseshell6
Peacock Butterfly10
Comma18
Silver-washed Fritillary18
Heath Fritillary6
Speckled Wood10
Wall20
Marbled White26
Gatekeeper11
Meadow Brown9
Ringlet7
Small Heath9
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