Saturday, 28 February 2009

It was Jackdaw day today, once one decides to come and have a look they all follow!

The Jackdaws got close - really close! I could hardly get the camera any closer to the window to get these shots in the tree just below.

Looks like spring - everyone seems to be collecting nesting material.

The woodpigeons decided to pay a visit, they don't normally get down into the garden but seemed attracted to it today.

'Ere, what's up there then?'

Having scoffed their way through all the fat balls the starlings had to make do with other food until I could get out for supplies.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Got a great shot of this Jackdaw flying out of the tree.

Mrs blackbird .

Bit worried about this one though - it looks like it may only have one leg. I know they often tuck one up inside their feathers but I can't see it here.

Robins have to be the easiest bird to photograph - they just naturally pose for you.

Here's the male Chaffinch being very obliging and standing on the stone wall - got a few shots and was wondering what that was on his feet? Has he got a foot problem?

Monday, 23 February 2009

Here's my favourite bird visitor - the male Blackcap. I love this little guy - he's so sweet and not too shy, although he tends to wait until the raucus starlings have left, or stays in the undergrowth.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Second day of playing with the camera.

Two dunnocks in the tree but which one is it in the hedge?

The robin in full song and two house sparrows.

Turn round matey - we can only see the back of your head!

One of the blue tits.

A goldie on the telephone wire.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

And one of the Robins
Mr House sparrow, with the image stabilizer turned on.

Here come the starlings.

Here's missus chaffinch. I think the focusing is going to take a bit of fiddling to get right - the auto focus tends to go for the stronger ivy image behind rather than the fuzzier birds. I think there's a setting for that or it's on to the manual focus.

Nice goldies - sharing for a change!

This was the first attempts at using the new camera, basically I just put it on auto and tried out the zoom to see how it worked and four goldfinches arrived on cue! And no squabbling this time either - I'm beginning to think these four are a little group separate from my bad tempered loner who hogs the seed for himself.