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Old 22-12-2012, 18:56   #201
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Great detail on those head shots Fozzybear.

Love the composition in that one Rob.
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Old 23-12-2012, 11:38   #202
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Robin in Sorrento;



Siggy 70-200/2.8 @ 200/5.6 on a 7D through a wire fence.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:29   #203
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redpoll & siskin flock now up to 16!

set up camera in the shed this morning now it has finally stopped raining. getting through a lot of nyjer seed.....


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Old 01-01-2013, 20:09   #204
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A couple from a recent trip to Chester Zoo:


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Old 01-01-2013, 20:20   #205
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redpoll & siskin flock now up to 16!

set up camera in the shed this morning now it has finally stopped raining. getting through a lot of nyjer seed....
Superb!


Liking the robin and lion pics too, that's quite a shaggy female lion!
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Old 01-01-2013, 20:33   #206
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Great detail on those head shots Fozzybear.
Thanks - worked quite hard on the technique for the close-ups, a kind of shot I've always liked for birds, but not easy unless you find obliging subjects!







Easier with captive birds though:







I think those were mostly, if not all, taken with the Nikon 70-300VR zoom.


...really need to get out to take some photos, have done so little photography over the last year it's embarrassing!

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Old 02-01-2013, 15:39   #207
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just about to get some logs in this morning and spotted this by the feeders, never use them though...


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got to the bottom of the garden and the dog flushed a woodcock! seen quite a lot on the estate over xmas & local keeper said has been a bumper year, fortunately they cap the number allowed to be shot.
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Your garden sounds awesome! Pretty fair pic of a bullfinch too, I've never managed better than a tiny blotch!

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Garden is quite big, and very overgrown, because I'm a gardener nothing really gets done at home but its a great spot for wildlife.
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Old 02-01-2013, 19:15   #210
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Love those owl shots - beautiful detail.
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Thanks very much! I tend not to go to the wildlife fun days much where the captive owls are shown these days because I get a bit uncomfortable about the birds being put into a crowd of people (and noisy, pokey kids!), but they are certainly a good way of getting a close view of these birds. The last one I went to had a Tawny Owl and a Barn Owl, really was amazing to get close up to a Barn Owl, usually they are at a distance or in low light when I see those in the wild.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:18   #212
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Not too far from me (n herts) if you ever want to sit in on a barn owl ringing session let me know, I monitor 2-3 pairs every year, ringing normally July/August.

Little & tawny sometimes found in the boxes as well.
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Thanks for the offer - would be tricky though as I don't drive. I think with ringing wild birds I'd feel too concerned about my presence adding to the stress of capture (whether it actually did or not) so it's not something I'd really be comfortable doing. I'm sure it's fine and would be wonderful to get that close to wild owls but I'd be really worrying about that and of doing something wrong around them.

First photo opportunity of the year in my garden today - while I was ripping out some brambles I disturbed a plume moth:



There was a small leafhopper too, but it disappeared before I could get the camera.
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Footage of the Robin in my garden, taken on a very dull and dismal day:



It doesn't like the camcorder too much so haven't managed to get footage of it coming to feed on my hand yet.
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Fair enough, it's something I've been doing for 10+ years and I can assure you the owls are remarkably laid back, I sit in on quite a lot of ringing sessions and although small birds can often show signs of stress raptors and owls just don't seem bothered.
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Interesting that the larger birds are calmer, I guess when I've seen chicks being rung before on TV programmes they've seemed pretty relaxed.

Out of interest, do you just go along to observe or are you training/ringing yourself? I know it takes many years to become a ringer!
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Only observe, I was training but nerve damage in my arm caused a loss of movement in one hand so had to give it up, hand is better but need a lot of dexterity to avoid injuring the birds.

Monitoring (still licensed) means I still get to do some work by myself.
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Quite pleased with this one.

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Only observe, I was training but nerve damage in my arm caused a loss of movement in one hand so had to give it up, hand is better but need a lot of dexterity to avoid injuring the birds.

Monitoring (still licensed) means I still get to do some work by myself.
That sucks, but good that you still can do some monitoring work at least.

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Went to Reading today to visit relatives, took camera out of the car as didn't see any need for it.

Got back to car to find 6 Waxwings sat in the tree above it
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