Plenty of bright sunlight today but still only 4 degrees outside so I set up the Canon with my 170-500mm Sigma lens (both excellent value buys on eBay) on a tripod in the kitchen.
Lots of bird activity. Mostly my usual visitors - Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Blackbird, Robin, Collared Dove, Pigeon and Starling.
At one time I thought I was getting my first close up of a Wren though I did notice the tail didn't look correct. When I came to look at the results I saw that in fact I had managed to snap my first view of a Dunnock.
The Dunnock sat on the cables from my video cameras.
I was shooting away at a female Chaffinch on a branch about 60 feet away when it suddenly took off.
The local Robin obligingly came down to have a drink.
Birdbath, birdbath on the floor
Who is the prettiest bird you saw?
A tiny Coal Tit having a good session at the chopped peanuts.
All in all I had a busy and entertaining hour and a half until the Sun moved round and left the back garden in shadow.
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