As it kept raining yesterday I set up the 350D on a tripod in the kitchen and trained it on my bird table. Then I connected the intervalometer and left it to take a photo about once every 16 seconds. The bird table has wire mesh on all sides to keep out the larger birds but the front can be lowered to allow cleaning and topping up the seed. So the camera could get a clear view I left the front section down. For the first hour or more there was nothing caught on camera but towards late afternoon several species paid a visit.
One of the most frequent visitors was the Coal Tit racing in to grab black sunflower seeds and flying off with them to build up its winter stash.
Another frequent visitor was a Great Tit which would collect a sunflower heart to take to a nearby branch to eat.
Of course a list of regulars here wouldn't be complete without a Starling
or a visit from some House Sparrows.
Recently there has been at least one juvenile Magpie hanging about making an awful din. This one had to visit the table several times before it found the way in.
Finally managing to get some seed after several attempts to find the entrance.
I don't think I would have ever got the Magpie photos if I had been in the kitchen as they are very easily scared away. Another day I can leave the camera to concentrate on one of the seed feeders or the peanut feeder. The borders on the photos were once again added using the plugin Border Mania.
How shall we manage?
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