Garden birds in the snow


Blythman

Link Posted 16/01/2013 - 00:32
Haven't been out for ages and its driving me crazy. These were taken from the bedroom window with a K5 and Sigma 150-500. Thought I'd share



Female Bullfinch in the snow by Alan Wennington, on Flickr



Male Bullfinch in the snow by Alan Wennington, on Flickr



Blue Tit in snow up to his knees by Alan Wennington, on Flickr
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08tiger

Link Posted 16/01/2013 - 08:06
Terrific. Poor things , hope you are feeding them?
C&C welcome.
Don.

Mike-P

Link Posted 16/01/2013 - 08:30
Great shots ... natural light looks so much better than using a flash.

geordie01

Link Posted 16/01/2013 - 09:01
Very good Alan

Jumbo48

Link Posted 16/01/2013 - 09:54
Superb shots Alan.
Regards John/Jumbo

tyronet2000

Link Posted 16/01/2013 - 10:01
Super images Alan, (I'm not jealous, honest )
Regards
Stan

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Blythman

Link Posted 16/01/2013 - 11:38
Thanks guys.

Will try with the DA 300 and a teleconverter when I get a chance. See if there is much difference

08tiger wrote:
Terrific. Poor things , hope you are feeding them?

Eating me out of house and home ... lol
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Stuey

Link Posted 16/01/2013 - 12:21
Very nice Alan
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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coker

Link Posted 16/01/2013 - 12:32
Great set, Alan.

How close were you, are these crops?

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!

philstaff

Link Posted 16/01/2013 - 14:58
Nice selction well done your lucky to get so many varieties all I seem to get is black birds

regards Ian

Blythman

Link Posted 16/01/2013 - 15:09
coker wrote:
Great set, Alan.

How close were you, are these crops?

Roger.

Thanks Roger. Sizeable crops. Certainly less than 1/4 of the frame used.



philstaff wrote:
Nice selction well done your lucky to get so many varieties all I seem to get is black birds

regards Ian

Have you tried different seed Ian. Nyjer seed for the goldfinches. Sunflower seeds for Bullfinches and Greenfinches. Peanuts and fatballs for the Tits. Chaffinches, Robins, Blackbirds and Dunnocks tend to eat whatever falls to the ground. Saw a wren yesterday too, but I was too slow.

May be of interest to you. There's been a kingfisher hanging around in Roker Park for the last few weeks

Quote from birdforum on 11th Jan "usually seen around the park pond, i've seen it all round the pond but the south west corner seems to be the best spot, Its also often seen down by the stream just to the north of the pond(the Water Rail is probably still there too though elusive)."
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Last Edited by Blythman on 16/01/2013 - 15:13

Unlocker

Link Posted 16/01/2013 - 16:23
Nice bullfinches considering the crop, would love to see some down our way!

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dcweather

Link Posted 03/02/2013 - 18:19
Cracking shots. Bullfinches in the garden! I'm moving to Northumberland

Lennardinio

Link Posted 03/02/2013 - 18:33
Lovely and sharp.
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Blythman

Link Posted 03/02/2013 - 21:15
Unlocker wrote:
Nice bullfinches considering the crop, would love to see some down our way!

dcweather wrote:
Cracking shots. Bullfinches in the garden! I'm moving to Northumberland

I've got three pair coming daily. Got a single siskin today. Only the second one in the garden this winter. Hope to get a pic if it comes back in decent light
Lennardinio wrote:
Lovely and sharp.

Thanks
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Last Edited by Blythman on 03/02/2013 - 21:16
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