"Odds & Sods" (old version) - please add to the new thread 2020 instead !

  • In reply to Bobs_Still_Retired:

    Great close ups of the Siskin Bob, and the bolshy Blue Tit too,

    Lot to learn

  • In reply to Paul Cousins:

    I love to see the Yellowhammers, between you and Alan you are putting on a great show Paul. Lovely shot of the cirl bunting too.

    Lot to learn

  • In reply to Alan.:

    No Alan, I don't think Mr Fox will last long on that!!!!

    Lot to learn

  • Had a rare day off work yesterday so went to a local marsh early morning. This little guy came out of the reeds and posed for 20 seconds before he retreated.

  • Nice one Lorri that's a lovely shot.
    I don't know if you take any seed when going to somewhere like that but it's always best to carry some for a bit of bribery.

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  • I don't normally but that is a good idea.
  • In reply to Nigel O:

    Nigel O said:

    Not seen any migrant Chiffchaffs, yet, Alan, let alone any singing.

    I'm with you, Paul, the local Jays are extremely secretive and it's only at Leighton Moss that I occasionally get close.

    HAZY said:
    we sit under a thick dark blanket of cloud with rain and hailstone in-between

    This is what greeted me on my way out this morning - an imminent but rather spectacular hail storm over a local reservoir. The two gulls are Lesser Black-backs by the way

    In fact, I don't think I've taken a bird photo all week (a part from the gulls above) with the incessant wind and storms but I always think that's when to go and do landscape photography (no blue skies here please!) Earlier, while exploring migrant hotspots on the moors in readiness for next month I also got this stormy shot of a local landmark in the West Pennine Moors. It's only a stone's throw from where Flycatchers (both), Cuckoos, and even Ring Ouzels are supposed to stop over, so fingers crossed!


    Both shots are obviously heavily done in Photoshop, to recreate traditional B&W darkroom styles.

    Maybe I'll get some birds next week!

    Cracking B&W pics Nige, edited or not, and I especially like the first one, where you can see what looks like a heavy shower descending.


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  • In reply to Goldfincher:

    Loads of Reed Buntings on my patch this morning, this one was trying out the bullrushes.

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