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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Mandarin Ducks are native to East Asia and are now a long-established feral breeder in the UK.
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Mandarin Ducks............

All the way from China, or the local wildfowl reserve
There's been a feral colony in Cheshire for a quarter of a century.
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There's been a feral colony in Cheshire for a quarter of a century.
This pair are now my next door neighbours. I will try and get some better pictures if they are still there in the morning when the light will hopefully be better.
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This pair are now my next door neighbours. I will try and get some better pictures if they are still there in the morning when the light will hopefully be better.
There's a pub called The Shady Oak on the canal near Beeston Castle. There was a small feral population around there in the early 90's. You could sit in the beer garden watching them as well as the local Peregrines and Ravens.
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We have a captive pair in the WWT. They are not uncommon, for an Asian bird..........
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

A few from Fen Drayton RSPB reserve.


On arrival a little Dunnock was singing his heart out to to the car park!

I was going to crop it a little but quite like the isolation in the middle of the frame...



An Egyptian Goose? (a long way away - or is it very small?)



The C-AF continues to frustrate me... It did really well with this group of Goldeneye as they flew behind a tree, then later wouldn't sort a simple single full frame bird!



A closer look at a Goldeneye:



This bird seems to have a passenger!



And finally a little fishing.

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We have a captive pair in the WWT. They are not uncommon, for an Asian bird..........
Some of the south Cheshire meres seem to attract escaped wildfowl. There was a small feral population of Bar-headed Geese on one and a pair of Black Swans on another. I had a female Wood Duck a few miles from the Mandarin Ducks hang out.
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Some more LTTs.





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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

That Itch.............. by Mark Johnson, on Flickr

That bloomin' itch WWT Llanelli

Under attack by Mark Johnson, on Flickr

Under attack at WWT Llanelli

Heron at WWT by Mark Johnson, on Flickr

Classic Heron Pose (for the toggers!) WWT Llanelli
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Those are super shots of the Long Tailed Tits, Tordan..............
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Grey Wagtain on his rock by Mark Johnson, on Flickr

Grey Wagtail in the river by Mark Johnson, on Flickr

Grey Wagtail in river by Mark Johnson, on Flickr


Grey Wagtail at Penllergaer Woods today.

Tried to pull back a bit from the boid to show it its environment, as well as close up..

Little bit of an experiment with 1000 ISO. Works reasonably well in these shots. Other shots were not quite as well defined tho'

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Those are super shots of the Long Tailed Tits, Tordan..............
AKA Cotton Wool balls on sticks, that's a great description Tord.
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Jackdaw or "Chimney Bird"

I was prefocusing befoore trying to shoot some Red Kites in flight. My kit was EM-1, 4/3-m4/3 adapter, x2 4/3 TC, 4/3 Oly 50mm f2. At maximum FL the maximum aperture is f11, I used f13 and 1/6400 sec, hand-held.

The image has been slightly cropped. I can't access my Topaz software at the moment so I used the Nik Collection. Sharpener Pro3 Raw Presharpener and Define2.

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ID Help...

These appeared to be very different birds, but both are coming out as Redshank when I read my book... (I'm not very good at this! )

What are they?



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