Bad pics of fab wildlife - part 2!

  • 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!!

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    Nige   Flickr

  • In reply to Nigel O:

    well spotted and captured on camera Nigel, I've only seen a SF, never a pied one.

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to Alan:

    can you see this one  LOL    need magnifying glass !

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • 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

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • 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.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • About sums up today   LOL        was also freezing cold, grey and now drizzling  !

    a headless male Marsh Harrier

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • 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........


    Tony

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/wherryman/

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Would that be the headless aerodynamic Marsh Harrier?

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • Something spooked Mr Shoveler

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"