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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Marvellous natural-looking shots David, especially the Spotted Flycatcher and Whitethroat. That lens certainly seems to deliver – in the right hands. I am very impressed.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Love the Hare shot.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

A pleasant encounter I made this evening while on a casual walk in one of the the city parks.

Actually there was was a couple of KF which is quite remarkable considering this is in the heart of a fairly large city. I was also pleased that the setup was capable of delivering decent result as the pond was in deep shade. EM1, Canon 400/5.6 + 1.4x, F/8, 1/80s handheld.

These are 50% crops. I intend to pay a new visit at earliest convenience, bringing the right tools.



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I went for a walk at Lowestoft today to see what was about and found this juvenile Cuckoo feeding in the Birdseye factory car park. It didn't appear to be eating Birdseye Fish Fingers or Waffles, so it must have found something else to its taste.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Ron, Excellent spot. and at one of your favourite birding haunts.

I have seen Cuckoos from 100 yds and no closer (usually in flight). Love to have been there.

Did you get more shots or did it move on quite quickly? It looks to be on the point of taking off as you shot.
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Thanks Peter. I got a few more shots but they are similar poses to this one and this is the best. It then took off and moved along the car park bushes, visiting the ground every so often, but I couldn't get close enough again before it flew away inland.

The birding is hotting up here a bit at last. There have been quite a few Wheatears and Whinchats, although I have yet to see the latter, and there has been a Wryneck at my 'favourite' local sewage farm for several days. I haven't been in the right frame of mind to look for it yet.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Tord's recent posts of birds on signs at a site of ancient monuments used for military training reminded me of this shot. The Tree Pipit is on the site of an iron age hill fort in Cheshire and the area has been used for military training in the past.

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I went for a walk at Lowestoft today to see what was about and found this juvenile Cuckoo feeding in the Birdseye factory car park. It didn't appear to be eating Birdseye Fish Fingers or Waffles, so it must have found something else to its taste.

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This may be the first shot of a Cuckoo in an industrial setting I've seen. Quite unusual, all my sightings were in rural areas.
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Tord's recent posts of birds on signs at a site of ancient monuments used for military training reminded me of this shot. The Tree Pipit is on the site of an iron age hill fort in Cheshire and the area has been used for military training in the past.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

All Terns except from the Sandwich Terns are gone by now. As soon as one managed to catch a fish (Sandeel in this case) half of the colony takes off in what is either excitment or envy.



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All Terns except from the Sandwich Terns are gone by now. As soon as one managed to catch a fish (Sandeel in this case) half of the colony takes off in what is either excitment or envy.



Autumn migration has started for us as well. We have had a hot, very dry summer, the leaves started changing colour a month ago. I suspect that a lot of the trees and bushes haven't had enough water to produce fruit and seeds so it could be a bad winter for the species that rely on them.
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Closeup of Common Moorhen. Wish I had been able to get even lower perspective but the terrain was effectively preventing from it.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Nice Common Gallinule.

Edit: Apparently it's no longer a Common Gallinule having been separated from the North American species a few years ago.
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Spotted this shy male Redstart in the deep shades by a pond in one of the city parks. Pushing ISO to 1600, long range shot with the 700mm scope.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

I posted a Snow Geese flock on autumn migration early in this thread. Here's 3 different takes on them.

First, a flock in front of smoke from a fire. Probably a farmer burning stubble that got out of hand.



Next, a small group in flight.



And finally a flock flying in to roost at sunset.



All film shots from Saskatchewan in the 90's.
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