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[IMG]heron spade oak 19/1/19 by Walter Warburton, on Flickr[/IMG]heron building @spade oak mk2 p/l 100/400
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Greenshank - Tringa nebularia



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That's a nice photo of a gold crest Mark, we get them in the front garden occasionally, but always when the light is rotten and you can't get out to them... So I've not managed to take any sort of photo yet!
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Thanks Walti, as usual, right place right time.....
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[IMG]Buzzard chacombe 22/1/19 by Walter Warburton, on Flickr[/IMG]mk2 p/l 100/400 still about locally.
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[IMG]Red kite chacombe 22/1/19 by Walter Warburton, on Flickr[/IMG]mk 2 p/l 100/400, not seen them up here before.
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[IMG]swan south efford marsh 25/1/19 by Walter Warburton, on Flickr[/IMG]mk2 p/l 100/400lens
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

A Flush of Thrushes

I am not a bird photographer and the images presented here are not particularly good but show a community of species which might otherwise require several sessions to complete. I hope this is of some interest.

I wanted some images of two species of thrush and found that I had captured five* in one session, at one location, with one lens and one setting.

The location was our garage roof or adjacent to it, as viewed from my bedroom window. The weather was dull overcast and needed high ISO and wide aperture.

In winter two species of thrush which normally live in the open countryside form mixed flocks to feed on abundant berries on tree, including tree in urban gardens. The Holly berries are the first to go. This year they were taken by the birds without me seeing the feasting. On subsequent visits they go for a hybrid Cotoneaster tree which has fruit-laden branches sprawling across our garage roof.

At the start of the session I found myself photographing a Song Thrush. We don't see those every year and only one individual turns up at a time to be seen. The sexes are identical. They like to eat garden snails, which they break open on an "anvil" stone.

The two flocking birds are Fieldfares, with the grey heads, are Redwings, with reddish brown markings and a pale stripe above the eye. The former has nested in the British Isles only for the last 50 years and the latter for nearly a century, but only in Scotland. The sexes are indistinguishable.

The Blackbird is common in gardens, often seen together as pairs. The male is black with a yellowish or orange beak and the female brown with a dull-coloured beak. They are ground feeders. They are commonly seen feeding their fledglings.

* The Robin used to be considered to be a thrush but is now classed with fly-catchers. The sexes are indistinguishable. They behave much like miniature Blackbirds.

In terms of approachability, the first three species are very nervous and will fly away when they see you, the Blackbird is variable and can become bold and the Robin is very bold (a trait not found in the population in mainland Europe).

Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Panasonic 100 - 400 mm Leica DG Vario-Elmar at 400mm 1/100 at f6.3, ISO 1600.

I used AF, trying to make it relevant to any expected turning of the bird's body.

All images have been cropped by about a third.

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[IMG]buzzard chacombe 28/1/19 by Walter Warburton, on Flickr[/IMG]mk2 p/l 100/400lens
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Female Chaffinch, Olympus 300 f/4 and MC-14, Lumix body.
Chaffinch (female) by Huw Prosser, on Flickr
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

I still haven't been out to look for birds this year, so here is a Treecreeper inspecting some very craggy tree bark in my local woods last year.



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[IMG]buzzard chacombe 28/1/19 by Walter Warburton, on Flickr[/IMG]hiding from me. mk2 p/l 100/400lens
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