In reply to HAZY:
I was meant to be out walking today, rather than birdwatching. Of course, there's always some birds to see but I didn't want to be carrying the big lens around or keep taking it out of the rucksack and putting it back again. You can guess what happened: Mipits were so close they were almost perching on the brim of me hat. Male and female stonechats posed a few feet away. Mistle Thrushes were feeding fledglings in the trees and I even heard a Cuckoo but couldn't find it. And this bird sang for 10 minutes just yards away when the longest lens I had was the macro.
If you crop really harshly you get this
My first PF and a gorgeous little bird. It was really close in the bins and I could have got some great shots if I'd had my 200-500mm with me! That'll learn me!!
In reply to Nigel O:
well spotted and captured on camera Nigel, I've only seen a SF, never a pied one.
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
In reply to Mike B:
My Flickr photos
In reply to Alan:
can you see this one LOL need magnifying glass !
Whilst at Leighton Moss last week I thought I'd come across a rare duck similar to a female Gaganey but it turns out it was Mrs Teal with a feather across her face LOL
I think I may have posted this before, so my apologies in advance.
A timid robin taking some brave footsteps to feed from a tub of seed. Sadly, camera shake and autofocus doing its own thing made it a poor photo, but ideal for here.
Flickr Peak Rambler
About sums up today LOL was also freezing cold, grey and now drizzling !
a headless male Marsh Harrier
Found this one when finally labelling some photos from a trip a couple of years ago. Me too slow or Bird too fast??
And can't remember what it is........
Would that be the headless aerodynamic Marsh Harrier?
Something spooked Mr Shoveler
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