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Lot to learn
Another day off, another mooch around Arne
At 1st I thought Brambling but now erring towards Stonechat
Distant Dartford Warbler
The big question is... how do birds know the extent of your zoom, and manage to stray just beyond it's good picture limit??
In reply to PimperneBloke:
PimperneBloke said:At 1st I thought Brambling but now erring towards Stonechat
Not erring towards Stonechat but correcting towards Stonechat. Your Linnet is indeed a Linnet, confirmed by that little white cheek patch. Yes also to your other Stonechat.
As far as the zoom recognition goes, i believe they all have silhouette recognition charts for each lens, similar to the aircraft and ship recognition charts from WWII
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Healthiest (Fattest) youngster competition......
A Blue Tit taking food to the nest.
Although you can't see the hole, it is right on the doorstep, looking around to check if anyone is watching before it goes in. Apparently, I didn't count as both parents returned several times in the few minutes while I was there.
Of course, after taking food in, you have to take waste out
Brilliant sequence of photo Nige, we also have a nest in one of our oaks; it's always interesting to see how the adults take the long route back to the nest and wait to check for any nest watchers before they head in to feed their offspring.
Thank goodness for digital camera's. I took 200 photos of this reed warbler amongst the reeds. Only managed 2 clear shots. They don't hang around for long. You have to be as quick as lightning.
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