Sunday, January 13

Au Naturel

I'm taking a break from publishing seed choices just so you don't get too bored - more to come on that subject soon.

Meanwhile I thought I'd give you an easy read and share a couple of photos of  a male blackbird. I'm trying to get some photos of birds in our trees and bushes rather than on bird tables and feeders. It isn't as easy as they tend to flit around a bit more but here are a couple that I like of a male blackbird posing 'au naturel'.

At the moment we have blackbird wars in our garden so there are plenty of potential subjects if they'd only stop zooming around!

Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments http://glallotments.blogspot.co.uk/ author S Garrett

16 comments:

  1. Nice shots - I am rubbish at birds.

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    1. The birds have to co-operate, Janet

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  2. Have you got any photos of Jays? I saw one this afternoon and it reminded me how difficult they are to photograph. They are so nervous that they never seem to relax, and they fly so fast.

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    1. Unfortunately we don't get Jays in the garden, mark and I see them very rarely and then only fleetingly. They are on my photograph wanted list!

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  3. There seems to be oodles of blackbirds by me at the moment. I think they are enjoying the apples & pears I put out for them.

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    1. There are loads at the moment, Jo. Sometimes they spend more time chasing one another away rather than tucking in.

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  4. They're fabulous photos. I've got quite a few blackbirds flitting about the garden at the moment, and had another coal tit here today.

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    1. A pair of coal tits visit our garden, Jo but as yet I haven't managed a photo

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  5. Hi Sue, Love the blackbirds! Birds are so tricky to photograph. Well done! Cheers, Jenni

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  6. There are seven blackbirds at this very moment chasing each other off the apples I have put down. My camera isn't good enough to take close up shots of them but I enjoy watching their antics.

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    1. We are counting similar numbers at one time too and sometimes all are make, Elaine.

      They zoom around the garden so much that at time when we are outside we are in danger of having our head taken off by one.

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  7. Great photos. There does seem to be a lot of blackbirds about this year!

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    1. There does seem to be more than usual, Patricia

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  8. the bird look so cute. It is same like crow? we have many here....

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    1. It's much smaller than a crow Malar and it is a songbird. It has a lovely song. I doesn't eat carrion as a crow does. The female is brown with a brownish beak.

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