The last thing I expected to see was a Buzzard swooping down to nick the scraps put out for the Kites. Took me completely by surprise.
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In reply to TeeJay:
wow Tony, those shots aren't bad at all considering you were taken by surprise with little time to grab pics; what a fantastic bird to have swoop down so close - I'd keep the chicken scraps going with camera on standby lol
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Wow is right! Perhaps you can persuade it to come back when you are doing your Big Garden Bird Watch, TJ; I don't imagine many folk will have a Buzzard on their list!
A lovely surprise … and I'm sure it will keep you busy for the coming days keeping an eye out in case it returns
Well, at least I saw a Bittern. I did actually see the whole thing but, of course, as soon as I thought to try and photograph it, it disappeared!!
In reply to Nigel O:
lol, Nigel! At least you saw it!
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In reply to Germain:
Better than not at all C ... is very cute!
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In reply to Mike B:
A couple of a wood pigeon falling from a feeder, then going back for more.
Sadly the autofocus didn't quite capture the moment clearly enough....
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Hmmm- the thing I'm beginning to realise is that my brain filters out the boring bits (Canada goose and branches in the foreground) - so why did I think the camera knew I was focussing on the 2 male mandarins just behind? Doh!
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