Spotted on the bird table today part 2

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  1. dylan

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    still shaking ! what a brilliant Red Kite :BigGrin:
     
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    OMG Brilliant pic, he must be hungry though with the snow so deep , John just been for more nuts for the little birds are flocking to the seeders even with the dogs about :RollEyes::RollEyes:
     
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    Nice piccie wish we had those they are gorgeous. :thumb:
     
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    Kath, we have run out of peanuts and can't get out yet - just put some scraps out and Mark said its gone dark quick a big bird and there he was, just amazing
     
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    Brilliant , the wildlife in our country is fabulous , keep watching !
     
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    Super picture Eileen, the birds seem to have disappeared here this year, nothing on the feeders whenever I look out of the window, not ours nor next doors bird table.
    Still full of peanuts after a month, must be the wrong brand, hee hee.
     
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    We're seeing the same thing here. There seem to be far fewer great tits, blue tits, and finches this year. The long tailed tits still turn up mob-handed on a regular basis, but not nearly the number of other species I'd expect to see plenty of. Strange. :Confused:
     
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    We've got 3 reed buntings at our feeder quite regularly at the mo....I think the next doors cats have frightened the rest off. Gonna buy a BB gun to frighten the bl**dy cats off...grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
     
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    We thought that too...:Sad:

    During the coldest spell they weren't around at all.

    We kept putting out food...and as important...water frequently for them.

    Seeing more of them now which is good.

    The robin is around as are some of the other Blackbirds and small birds making homes in the bushes by out front windows.

    Hope they all return in the warmer weather.:thumb:

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    Eileen, This is such a special photo of a Red Kite as they normally feed on meaty morsels I believe.... :RollEyes::RollEyes: i would send it to a daily rag ...they may publish it :thumb::thumb: well done !
     
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    We're in Torridge (the northern part of middle Devon not as far north as Roger) and our garden has scores of birds in it, all day. We've seen - as you would expect - sparrows, robins, chaffinches, blue tits, blackbirds and starlings but also thrushes, bull finches, (I think) greenfinches, saw a redwing this morning and a nuthatch on the bird table. We are spreading seed on flat surfaces (top of water butts and garden waste wheelie-bin for instance), some on the ground and more on the birdtable. Amazing watching them.:Smile:

    Blackbirds were eating snow (for water) - our pond is frozen over of course.


    John
     
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    wow a vegi red kite eating nuts :Rofl1:
     
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    No not veggie, I had run out of nuts as we are snowed in so put out bits of bread and bacon fat and the starlings were milling around so he thought maybe there was something to eat there.
     
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    We went looking at Motorhomes at TyneValley Motorhomes which isn't far from You and got a photo of one wheeling over the place, so keep Your eyes open!!

    I'm a keen birdwatcher and have recorded over 40 different species in our garden. Only one that seems to be missing is the Greenfinch, havn't seen one this year!! We've had 2 pairs in the garden for the last 7 years but they've gone.
     
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    We always had loads of green finches on site but yes they seem to be missing this year.
     
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    And I get excited about a woodpecker on the feeders.

    Wonderful photo, and a good job you had your camera handy!
     
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    Taken through the window, crawled across the floor to the camera and snapped away !
     
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    Photo of Red Kite over TyneValley Motorhomes. Sorry it's not very good but it was a real rush job, had to run back to the car for the camera!!!
     

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    I think it's amazing you all manage to get these photos..... I see something, look for my camera which is never where it should be, struggle trying to work out the DIGITAL settings (hate the blooming things .. bring back FM), get the subject on screen and it disappears.....

    I have some lovely pictures of empty skies and birdtables if anyone interested.:Doh::Doh:
     
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    auto setting then keep an eye on your target
    zoom in for the best pic you can get and keep clicking
    delete those that you dont want to keep
    upload to your puter
    then crop the bit out you dont want:thumb:


    sorry if teaching you to suck eggs
    i have never got the hang of the settings
    tried but failed
    just let the camera do what it thinks is right
    and posted it
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