So after my short problem walking I’m back to form. Earlier this week while being a little fitter to move I shot some birds in the garden. With a few feeders near by it was a matter of waiting to see where their waiting perch was. So installing myself in a large bush close by I settled in. Giving the birds some time to get used to me there, soon they ignored me. Shooting with a Nikon D7200 ans Sigma 150-600 mm lens on a mono-pod I could get some close up shots.
So first up is a Robin which is a ground feeder and gets the seed and nuts that others drop from the feeders. They are happy around humans and come close. While working in the garden they will perch on tools waiting for you to turn up insects or grubs. Flying down around your feet for a free meal.
Here we have the House Sparrow with some hair from the ponies in the field beside me. The lining for a nest somewhere close by. Known to nest in some of the out buildings. Below are a few more different poses of them.
The marking above the eye on this Sparrow shows its still a juvenile.
This one is a Coal Tit, look closely and see a nut being felled between his feet. They hold it there while they peck at it.
I could not get a shot of the smallest of the Tit family away from the feeder. So had to settle of this one of the Blue Tit.
Time for a coffee, I hope you enjoyed your time watching a few garden birds.
Thank you for visiting,
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Great pics! Especially like the one with the nesting material! 🙂
Thanks Tom , right place right time has they say. These little Sparrows do not sit around, a couple of seconds and they are away. That was about the forth shot has he weaved through the branches and the only one without a piece of tree not obscuring it in some way.
Great shots. Robins and sparrows can be hard to capture as they are so hyperactive.
Thank you, yes they are active.
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