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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Goldfinches feeding on thistle seeds in open terrain, skittish and difficult to come close in open terrain. Which I had brought the scope for more details, but I was on a fairly long walk.



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Goldfinches feeding on thistle seeds in open terrain, skittish and difficult to come close in open terrain. Which I had brought the scope for more details, but I was on a fairly long walk.



What you need is a 500mm f/5.6 with the option of converting to a 350mm f/4 and a 700mm f/8. [cough]Kowa[/cough]
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These were taken with the Canon 400/5.6. A nice lens for hiking photo sessions. The EM1 IS comes in handy too. And the AF is reliable even with 1.4x.
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

You know you want to try the Kowa. It could potentially replace a few of your birding optics.

I'd be really interested in the results you'd get with the Kowa.
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

A few North American birds from Saskatchewan in the 90's. First a male Bobolink, in the spring the white on the back of the head and nape is cream coloured, it gets whiter with feather wear as the breeding season progresses.



Next a male American Goldfinch feeding on wind blown weed seeds trapped in a ditch.



And a different take on a male American Goldfinch.



And finally a Tree Swallow. A fairly typical view as they happily use nest boxes on fence posts.

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Nice set. Keep them coming.
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Very nice David. The illuminated bird and grass seeds against the soft background in first shot give a wonderful 3D effect.

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Not the best of shots but it's the first one I've been able to photograph.
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Here's one from Cheshire in the late 80's. Can anyone ID It? Ignore the dirty breast and belly.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

I am no expert, but it looks like a Woodpecker to me?
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I am no expert, but it looks like a Woodpecker to me?
Correct, but there's something unusual about it. Long time birders may have seen a different shot of the bird in one of the birding mags.
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

It's the forked tail with slightly visible markings that makes me agree it's a green woodpecker.
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

It's actually a leusistic juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

This years crop of Spotted Flycatchers were doing what they do best in the cemetery. I can see why they like it in there, as I popped up the hide a thousand fruit flies feasting on the sticky dew from the lime trees joined me in there! Every time I moved gradually forward another cloud emerged! Some sun would have been nice....






The young Robin won the battle of the stone!

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I love Spotted Flycatchers - such dainty little birds. Unfortunately I haven't seen one this year. That is a beautiful shot. We had a plague of fruit flies indoors a few weeks ago and they were driving us crazy. Everybody we spoke to had the same problem, so it wasn't just us.

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