BANKSY - update 29th March

  • Thanks Catlady and Tony,   this little critter seems to be getting used to having the camera pointing at it and shutter clicking;  it runs at lightening speed  (as does the camera lol )  but now and again it does sit and pick up a nibble treat to eat in front of me  lol

    I read that they like fruit, nuts and flowers !!    so substituting flowers with berry suet pellets  lol    

    it likes apple  (Pink Lady ones  !  )

    post edit:     I just noticed the log this robin is perched on with those strange mystical etchings    -    maybe it is Banksy after all        LOL

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    Regards, Hazel 

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

  • Banksy will have to watch his waistline or he will fail to get back into his hideaway when the Buzzard appears. Glad he appreciates the apples too!! Can see a bird table and a head shot of a bird in that etching!!

    Lot to learn

  • In reply to HAZY:

    HAZY said:
    this little critter seems to be getting used to having the camera pointing at it and shutter clicking

    An occupational hazard of living in your garden, I suspect. He is certainly well rewarded for his patience, anyway  

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    Nige   Flickr

  • @ Gaynor,    I turned the photo upside down and can see a boat and seagulls in the air  - methinks more David Hockney than Banksy   LOL

    @ Nigel .....    lol, yes definitely the birds have to not mind either me or a camera   !    I can bribe them with treats so win win all round ;)   

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    Regards, Hazel 

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

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    WendyBartter said:

    Number 27 is here & still can't see it aitch!

    Seen it now aitch, well worth watching this cute well spoiled, well fed, little critter ... be sure to get some more footage please!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • Hi Wendy and thanks,    I grabbed a few photos about an hour or two ago.   This time I decided to photograph at ground level propping myself up on my elbows and resting the camera on a cushion and my fleece jacket !   The aches and pains we go through to get pics sometimes   lol    

    So, here's Banksy at his/her level ..................

    It's a cunning little critter as I often have the camera focused on the tunnel entrance and then it nips round the back and appears at the left hand side   LOL

    "Ha ha  Mrs ............ I fooled you that time "     !! :)

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    Regards, Hazel 

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

  • Great stuff aitch ... your pain is our gain! Lol

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • LOL Wendy - I've got to get some housework done now so more aches and pains to come ! will catch up later.

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    Regards, Hazel 

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

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Looks like you've got yourself a new resident. Wonder if there will be other family members turning up

    HAZY said:
    This time I decided to photograph at ground level propping myself up on my elbows and resting the camera on a cushion and my fleece jacket !   The aches and pains we go through to get pics sometimes

    Next time put the camera on something else and use the cushion for your elbows :)

    But it's worth it - not only do you get a vole's-eye-view, but it often means the background is more out of focus, making the real subject stand out and creating a better photo. I hate to see photographers just walking around pointing their camera without even trying different viewpoints! One of my personal rules of thumb is that any photo of eg a duck, a wader or even a landscape will probably be improved just by kneeling down - unless you're in a hide, of course! Helps if it is dry, too ...

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    Nige   Flickr

  • I love the latest photos Hazy, it seems not only well fed but pretty contented too, looks at the lens but isn't bothered at all.

    Lot to learn