Bird Photographs

  • In reply to Squirrel:

    Hi Anna.

    What brilliant pictures!  Welcome to the forum.

     

    Paul.

    Warning!  This post contains atrocious spelling, and terrible grammar.  Approach with extreme edginess.

  • In reply to Heron77:

    Thank you everybody!

    If you are interested in some more pictures which aren't confined to the birds and wildlife in my garden, I have uploaded a few to my personal gallery. I don't know how to link to it though, you'll have to go to my profile page and view them from there for now!

  • I'm not entirely sure this counts as true wildlife, but it's a life, and it's in my garden! A lonely lost racing pigeon - I know pigeons aren't always the most popular of birds but who can deny this one's splendour? Well I can't, I think it's gorgeous.

     And here it is again :)

     

  • In reply to AnnaBanana:

    Wow! Now there's a bird that knows how to pose! What a film star!

    Where kestrel hangs wing-stiff at hungering dawn

    And fern fronds, unfurling, from winter are torn

  • In reply to Shelagh:

    Absolutely - great shots there, Anna. Is the bird still with you or has it decided to continue on home now?

    The necessity of bird-watching is a really good reason for avoiding all forms of housework.

    The dust will still be there tomorrow - the birds may not be!

  • In reply to Squirrel:

    Love that iridescence!! Lovely shots!

    "All weeds are flowers, once you get to know them" (Eeyore)

    My photos on Flickr

  • In reply to Squirrel:

    Squirrel B said:

    Absolutely - great shots there, Anna. Is the bird still with you or has it decided to continue on home now?

     

    It has since moved on - it stayed for about a week or so, feeding and drinking in my garden or just sitting on my roof. I was beginning to worry about it! I hope desperately its homing instinct kicked back in and it returned to its owner - if you're interested, I managed to read its ring number from all the photographs I took and did a bit of research - it was an Irish bird, so it was a long way from home (I live in Cornwall!!)

  • In reply to AnnaBanana:

    AnnaBanana said:

    ... - it was an Irish bird, so it was a long way from home (I live in Cornwall!!)

    Summer holidaying?... ☺

    The necessity of bird-watching is a really good reason for avoiding all forms of housework.

    The dust will still be there tomorrow - the birds may not be!

  • In reply to Squirrel:

    Squirrel B said:

    ... - it was an Irish bird, so it was a long way from home (I live in Cornwall!!)

     

    Summer holidaying?... ☺

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    Could well have been - it did pick the best week, weather-wise, that we've had for a long while!

  • In reply to AnnaBanana:

    Hi Anna,

    Again more lovely photos!

    We had a racing pigeon that came in once, we named him Schumacher! He was black and white and stayed for a couple of weeks feeding from the feeder, quite tame.  One day I came out to find him perched on the back of the garden chair right near the back door watching me.  So I chatted away to him (as you do) and he then flew off.  We never saw him again.  I'd like to think he was waiting to say goodbye in a silly sentimental kind of way.....but when I saw the rather large deposit he'd left on the chair...mmmm perhaps not!

    We did have photos of him but alas we lost these when our hard drive failed.

    Regards

    Kerry

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