Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Bird Watching in the Garden

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.

Canon EOS350D with Sigma 170-500mm

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.

Chaffinch taking off

The local Robin obligingly came down to have a drink.

Birdbath, birdbath on the floor
Who is the prettiest bird you saw?

Robin Drinking

A tiny Coal Tit having a good session at the chopped peanuts.

Coal Tit

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.

1 comment:

  1. Been going through some of your older posts John, a real treat!


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