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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Toko » Tue May 13, 2014 5:00 pm

You found goslings close-up ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Mel » Tue May 13, 2014 5:51 pm

Oh my word, they are cute, Pumbaa! 0/0
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Mel » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:28 pm

A black redstart has been on my photo wishlist for ages. I finally managed to capture a few
and yesterday one even put on a nice show, looking for food in the crevices of the ancient
wall opposite my balcony.

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Mel » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:31 pm

The starlings have just started their second breed in a nest that they built somewhere
between the tiles of the roof and the gutter. Can't see it but mum and dad keep flying
in there to feed the young.

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Mel » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:33 pm

Then there are the ubiquitous sparrows - a male and a youngster:

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The tits - blue tit and great tit:

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Mel » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:36 pm

And the blackbirds have had their first breed already up and flying by the start of May.

One of the youngsters spent almost a whole afternoon with me - obviously feeling quite
comfortable in my presence. :-0

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When mum came, it demanded to be fed and looked rather puzzled when mum didn't oblige. =O:

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Mel » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:37 pm

This one is bad quality - but a lifer for me: a serin.

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:33 pm

^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^

I have had a couple of redstarts nesting on a my balcony for a couple of years and now I see that there are several more couples around than before O\/ O\/

I see them in the morning from my bedroom window. Must remember to prepare the camera ;-)
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:36 pm

I still have not seen a blue tit around :-? Must go for a walk in the forest ( Walk is the bad word O-/ )
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Mel » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:37 pm

Lucky you regarding the redstart! Would love to have them closer by.
Maybe that would increase my chance of a really good photo. And even of a male.
But those birds were never taught how to sit still. :-0

Looking forward to your photos, Lis. 0()
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