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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Very nice Peter, especially the second one. A car hide must be very useful for photographing these timid birds. It is also quite handy for getting to the spot in the first place. I suppose it is what we refer to in this part of the world as - a car.

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Very nice Peter, especially the second one. A car hide must be very useful for photographing these timid birds. It is also quite handy for getting to the spot in the first place. I suppose it is what we refer to in this part of the world as - a car.

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...erm.. what are wheels? Will they help me to push it into place? It does take two of us to slide it at the moment...
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Did you have trouble getting the wooden shutters through the MOT? Watch out for splinters from the seats.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

A quick trip to Upton Country Park this morning, with a few seeds in a bag, brought the nuthatches out + a robin and a bluetit.

It was too cold to stand around for long and the early light was a bit harsh but the EM-1 + 40-150 Pro 2ith 1.4 TC did a reasonable job (these are quite large crops as the birds were a bit "flighty" )

bluetit 21-11 by Brian Wadie Photographer, on Flickr

nuthatch + bluetit background by Brian Wadie Photographer, on Flickr

Nuthatch 21-11-15 .1 by Brian Wadie Photographer, on Flickr

Nuthatch 21-11-15 .2 by Brian Wadie Photographer, on Flickr

the next two are grab shots when I spotted a bit of bother between Nuthatch and Robin, I don't know what the nuthatch said, but robin too umbrage

nuthatch insults robin by Brian Wadie Photographer, on Flickr

robin attacks Nuthatch by Brian Wadie Photographer, on Flickr
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Did you have trouble getting the wooden shutters through the MOT? Watch out for splinters from the seats.

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I had an ex BT yellow Bedford van with a bracket for a tripod head attached to the inside of the drivers door. That's probably an MOT fail these days.
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Some smashing shots there with good light. It's always nice to see a Nuthatch but I haven't found one for over a year. Nice work Brian.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Thanks Ron, there seem to be a resident group of them at this location and some appear at another local reserve but otherwise we see very few, so its always nice when these decide to appear
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

I have at least one that comes to my feeder most days. It intimidates everything except the Robin. I have lived in the same house in Manchester for 35 years & never saw one until about 5 or 6 years ago.
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

A couple of seasonal shots taken on the same day - An Autumnal Mallard and a Winter Robin

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Ron will correct me if I am wrong but I assume this Mistle Thrush is using my neighbour's tree as a scratching post. Only an occasional visitor to my garden - sorry if you see them every day.

This was April 2014. But I am stuck at home and looking back. I'm seeing a few pictures I haven't really looked at closely. But it seemed a nice behavioural shot.


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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

The thread's gone quiet so I thought I'd post something from my gallery.

Male Red-breasted Nuthatch.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

David

Excellent shot to get things moving again.

If you have any insects then that thread has been feeling lonely too.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Lovely light on the Nuthatch
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Thanks Tord, it's natural light, the fill being provided by snow on the ground.
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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

It has been rather quiet for birds near me recently, so I haven't taken many photographs. However, here are a few odds and ends which I have seen at Lowestoft in the past few days.

E-M1, EC14 and 50-200 SWD.




This poor Turnstone has lost a leg at some stage but it doesn't seem to have affected it too much. I often see it hopping about and feeding with the other Turnstones. These birds are enthusiastic and brazen scavengers, so I am not surprised they get into trouble sometimes.




One of the car parks contains a lot of puddles which act as magnets for gulls. Most of them are Black-headed but there are a few different species mixed in amongst them. I am pretty sure that this is a Mediterranean Gull but I am no expert on gulls and am willing to be corrected.




Even when there is nothing else to be seen there are usually a few Pied Wagtails flitting and strutting about. This one was basking in the sunshine on the sea wall.


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