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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

I was lucky enough to see these Goldfinches. I presume those without red are this years youngsters? To me a lovely family group in the sunshine with that nice grey colour alongside the soft colours.

Bit of a crop and iso 1600 (so sunshine of sorts!)


Goldfinches amongst the teasel heads
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Nice to see them in their natural habitat Peter. We have had two broods of juveniles in the garden this year, so it seems they have done well.

It was a lovely sunny day here today but for some reason I decided to change all the tap washers in my house. This led to the inevitable weeping stop cock and by the time I had fixed that it was too late to go out. Oh well, at least I can turn the taps off now and hopefully we will get a little more sunshine this weekend.

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Nice sharp shots Peter
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Here a Red-necked Grebe family, photos taken shortly after dawn, late May earlier this year. It took me several attempts to get these photos with some preparations involved. The conditions were too windy for my liking but the good thing was the wind direction that allowed nearly free line of sight towards the sheltered side of the pond. At one occasion one of the parents took a break from providing food and went for breakfast, a roach I think it is.

All with the E-M5 and TLAPO804 480mm scope F/6

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There was a lot of Bearded Tits in the reedbeds at Minsmere on Sunday. We stood on the North Wall path, which gave a good view in all directions, and could trace their progress through the beds as the reeds moved. Unfortunately they were rather distant but it was thrilling to watch.

The first shot shows a female, the second is a party of two females and a male which have worked their way to the top of the reeds, shortly before flying off, and the last image is a juvenile (I think) which was sunning and preening itself at the bottom of the reeds.










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What delightful shots of the Grebes, Tord. Excellent work. I never get tired of seeing the youngsters riding on the parents' backs. Very cute. While I was out yesterday I saw a juvenile Little Grebe being fed by its parents, which seems quite late. There was also a brood of eight freshly hatched Mallard ducklings swimming in a line behind their mother.

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There was a lot of Bearded Tits in the reedbeds at Minsmere on Sunday. We stood on the North Wall path, which gave a good view in all directions, and could trace their progress through the beds as the reeds moved. Unfortunately they were rather distant but it was thrilling to watch.

The first shot shows a female, the second is a party of two females and a male which have worked their way to the top of the reeds, shortly before flying off, and the last image is a juvenile (I think) which was sunning and preening itself at the bottom of the reeds.


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Reminds me to pay a visit to a place with a decent chance to spot these charming birds. The reed beds there are huge though, several km2, and hard to access so coming close enough is a game. Stay tuned...
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Tord's Grebes reminded me of this shot,



Female Common Merganser with young.
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Tord's Grebes reminded me of this shot,



Female Common Merganser with young.
David that is a wonderful shot, everything is just perfect.
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

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Having seen bearded tits in semi-captive conditions I was totally charmed. You are very fortunate to have the opportunity of approaching them in more natural conditions, and so skilled in what you have achieved.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

One of my main reasons for not doing Bird Photography is I don't have the long lens to reach out to where they always seem to be...

These guys are right outside my front room window, at about 100 - 150 yards away. It's not much of a day weather wise and too cold to open the window (plus I can't find the key) so shot through an uncleaned double glassed window.

The lens is an old Sigma IF 400mm f/5.6

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It is to me.

When Ron and I spoke about doing this it was about being more social and discussing what we enjoy. I am now very interested in where you live and what you have just so close by. The birds are a part of that. I also imagine you have lots of wildlife in that water(pond?/river?) so if you have any dragonflies or butterflies you'd be welcome over at the companion thread

For me wildlife is not about rarity. It is about the joy of seeing and photographing nature. I very often take pictures of pheasants through my window. But I open mine first.
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Ron just noticed this and it has left me wondering. Not just one but all...I hope it was because they needed changing...you can take obsessions with DIY too far you know.

But on a more serious point you also said 'We have had two broods of juveniles in the garden this year, so it seems they have done well.' So I hoped you'd taken pictures of the youngsters as they fledged? Here's hoping.

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