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Old 22-09-2009, 10:24   #881
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You can really see how furry they are in those.

A couple of feeder shots taken in my garden a bit earlier in the summer:

Juvenile Blue Tit
Yellow Bluey

Squabbling Starlings
"Mine! Mine! Go away!"
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Old 22-09-2009, 10:55   #882
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That young starling looks like he means business

Nice shots.
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Old 22-09-2009, 17:05   #883
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He really was giving it some - very aggressive! I loved the expression of the other starling.
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Still a few butterflies around, saw this Painted Lady feeding on some ivy this morning

Lady Ivy

also spotted a pair of Sparrowhawks up high, but rather too high for anything more than a record shot - first time I've managed to photograph one though!

Sparrowhawk!
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Have been looking through my old photos and found this I hadn't done anything with, a Grey Wagtail youngster photographed back in May:

Tail-blurrer

plus here's a young Goldfinch from yesterday:

A teen Goldfinch
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plus here's a young Goldfinch from yesterday:

A teen Goldfinch
I think these are my favourite british bird, extremely pretty little things (once they've got their full plumage).
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Yes they're great, really colourful and when you get a flock feeding in a tree the calls are lovely too, a kind of merry burbling.
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I think these are my favourite british bird, extremely pretty little things (once they've got their full plumage).
Yes, I agree, lovely lovely birds.

Nice shots (as usual) Fozzy
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Thanks Arthur. Went on a flickrmeet to Galleywood Common this morning:

Copper bells
Small Copper

Darter on the heath
Female Common Darter

The hunter's stare
Kestrel (highlight of the day!)

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A very heavily cropped Great White Egret:-



Posted more for the content than the quality! Taken at Chard Reservoir last week. Unfortunately, it was right over the other side where we couldn't walk. Apparently, only about 10 a year visit the UK so quite pleased to see it.
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The hunter's stare
Kestrel (highlight of the day!)
Lovely face on that.

Really like the dragonfly as well
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A very heavily cropped Great White Egret:-



Posted more for the content than the quality! Taken at Chard Reservoir last week. Unfortunately, it was right over the other side where we couldn't walk. Apparently, only about 10 a year visit the UK so quite pleased to see it.
Here's my Egret pic :-

Eegret fishing, Holiday Beach Conservation Area


Not unusual around here though....
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Lovely face on that.

Really like the dragonfly as well
Thanks Moldiver, was really great to get up close and personal to one at last. He'd been eating insects on the heath and he has a very dirty beak if you look closely.

Good catch of the Egret Gavin and Joe... they're quite rare here aren't they?
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Good catch of the Egret Gavin and Joe... they're quite rare here aren't they?
Not rare here, so I can't take too much credit
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Not rare here, so I can't take too much credit
And mine was blind luck - just out for a birthday walk with the family while on holiday!!!
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Ahhh.... cheats!
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Managed to get some shots of one of the Dunnocks in my garden earlier:

The field guide shot

Lucky lighting

Dunnock on the prowl

As usual with Dunnocks he was constantly making little flicking movements so wasn't easy to get clean shots but I think these came out ok.
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"ok?" - excellent I would say (with my usual in depth critiques of your shots ).

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Old 04-10-2009, 17:40   #899
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Wish I got shots as "OK" as that They're great!

That first one is excellent - almost like it's posing for you ...

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Well maybe a bit better than 'ok' then - cheers guys.

Was fortunate that the sun was reflecting in my house windows and illuminating the shrub he was sitting in, the photos would have been pretty rough without that.

Last one from the set:

Poseur
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