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Skywatcher
18-03-2011, 08:45 AM
....... yep :lol: more bird photos

:angry: after a day of glorious dappled sunlight it was.... raining , and cold, and grey and frankly I'm getting hacked off with this country :sigh: I know clearly compared with half the planet we havd NOTHING to complain about at all but it owuld be nice to feel warm for just once and not have to have the car light s on pretty much all the day.

Anyway Battle high woods, the reason we went was the SOS website had spotted 10 or more crossbills feeding in there

.... which we didn't find.

These are the least awful of the shots - always carry a bag of sunflower seeds around if there are friendly birds about even in a wood ;)

I LOVE these birds, I think although I flirt with other species these are my absolute favourites adn I will always remember the day a pair came to the garden.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5017/5534792625_d2589f0c89_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5260/5534793043_1564e8e55a_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5017/5534793443_fd993340b3_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5014/5534796183_9879945550_z.jpg

... now I don't know why because I took some much better Robin shots the oher day but I really really like this one...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5137/5534792349_7cbdc99d77_z.jpg



And for the twitchers - may I present the worst photograph ever recorded of a Goldcrest ;)

Top branches of a crazy high tree in the rainy gloom - tiny dots flying about - click click clikc and then zoom in to see what they were

IMO that still couts as a 'spot'

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5177/5534793901_176458131a_z.jpg

arkvilla
18-03-2011, 10:26 AM
I love your bird photo's

I am hoping to spot some hummingbirds when we go to Fl next week.

We are hiring a boat at Hontoon Landing and apparantly thy have them there, but I don't a have a proper camera so even if I spot them I don't know if I will catch them on a digital ( but I'll have a go)

Keep your fingers crossed for me Chris :-)

Sandra

lozzy
18-03-2011, 12:36 PM
Lovely photos,
I take the dog for a walk over stanmer park most days and I have heard what I think is a woodpecker, I have tried to spot him but have failed.

Skywatcher
18-03-2011, 02:05 PM
Oooo top woodpecker tip - if you hear one drumming , stop dead still near a tree and witha stone or the end of a stick wait for a pause and then copy his drumming

As it is largely a territorial thing he will fly over more often than not to see what the competition is!! works 7/10 I reckon!!

MystikPiglit
18-03-2011, 02:13 PM
Very nice, lovely shot of the robin. :yes:
Have you ever managed to photograph a wren?

Skywatcher
18-03-2011, 02:26 PM
Wrens are tricky little blighters , even more hoppy and scuttly than goldcrests , we have one in the front garden and I will get him one day, ho yus!

They are completely seetthough but apparently the goldcrests are even far smeller than them!!

Sandra I soooo hope you finally see your humming birds - do please take a photo or 50 :)

MystikPiglit
18-03-2011, 02:44 PM
Wrens are tricky little blighters , we have one in the front garden and I will get him one day,

Yep, same here. :lol:

Dawn
18-03-2011, 03:38 PM
Ooh oooh oooh I see the Goldcrest :overhere:

If you go to Pulborough and sit in the hide at the bottom of the steep path a wren regularly comes and sits on the fence post in front of the hide about 10 feet away. :D

Skywatcher
18-03-2011, 04:23 PM
Cool - must go there if for no other reason than to get that Wren!! - Pulborough does sen awesome though seen so many great 'spots' from there posted!!

Tink
19-03-2011, 09:09 AM
What is the pretty blue bird? Your robins look different than ours. Pretty birds! Thank you for sharing them (and would you stop already with the knocking of your photos)! :hug2:

Dawn
19-03-2011, 11:26 AM
It's a Nuthatch Tink. Lovely woodland bird that often comes into nearby gardens for peanuts.

Skywatcher
19-03-2011, 10:57 PM
Yep we have had nuthatches quite a bit in the garden a year or so ago, then briefly for 2 days last year would love them back again.


They are my best( apart from waxwings which are on their way bak to breed now, along with the lapwings)

Tink
20-03-2011, 10:39 AM
Just beautiful. By waxwing I wonder if you mean Cedar Waxwing? We have an incredibly beautiful bird here, very elusive but we saw a whole flock of them once at Disney! :yes:

Herself is the birder here, I'm just the hanger on who loves the pretties. :D

Skywatcher
20-03-2011, 06:46 PM
Nah our waxwings are very very rare migrants and ther are some shots somewhere in the photography forum I took of ours, they are a little different from the cedar waxwings