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.
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We get a good range of birds visiting the feeders in the garden, this afternoon I grabbed a few shots from a window in the house. Also been making and putting nesting boxes around the area, with plans to make and install a camera in one for next year. So a couple of photographs off our visitors.
Great Tit swinging in the breeze.
Rook a member of the crow family.
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The nests been flown
There were Blue Tits nesting in this box earlier in the year. But there young and them have gone. Hopefully next year a new family will take up home.
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Here,s my little helper again. Been getting a start on a small orchard and was having a look around when I spotted my little friend eyeing up a small apple on one of the young trees. Will have to get out tomorrow and get something different.
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My little helper
This Robin has got used to me working in the garden. I always keep the camera to hand and here he is a few feet away looking for a meal in the ground I had dug over.
Taken from a window in my home, I saw this Robin sheltering from the rain under a pallet. Looks like it has swallowed a ball from this angle.
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Spotted this pheasant walking around my mothers garden. I got one shot before it disappeared over the hedge. It was only when I open the image I spotted it was missing it’s tail feathers.
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A wet evening and spotted a couple of thrush fledglings sitting in a hawthorn hedge.got a shot of one before it moved deeper into the hedge.
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With the grass just cut in the garden this young Robin was getting the picking that the short grass revealed.
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Spotted this Hose Martin in a barn where my motorcycle was stored overnight While attending a motorcycle meeting.