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Animal Kingdom / Re: Avian Pox and other Illnesses
« on: April 28, 2013, 10:06:06 AM »
He certainly doesn't look well!
Cheers Brian

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Avian Pox and other Illnesses
« on: April 28, 2013, 09:39:15 AM »
And another Great tit with Avian Pox. Apparently 90% of all Avian Pox affected birds in Germany are great tits.
Cheers Brian

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: April 27, 2013, 05:04:58 AM »
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Great shot of a red squirrel,
Nice to see some shots of squirrels where they are not being torn apart by some bird.
It was a bad month for squirrels on CR in March  ;D
So whats with the ear tufts? Ours have them too now. Mating plumage?
Cheers Brian

Thanks Sporgon! I tend to shoot live birds and animals. Prefer to have them alive before, during and after my photo sessions.
Yeah Brian, I noticed those tufts too, and can't remember seeing such big ones before on any Red squirrel. I'm just guessing, but it could perhaps be a leftover from the rather long and cold, icy, winter we've had here.
Apparently its the Winter fell/coat. They'll be gone after the next moult.
Cheers Brian

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Avian Pox and other Illnesses
« on: April 27, 2013, 03:16:27 AM »
Here's a greenfinch thats not doing too well, probably got Trichomonosis

Cheers Brian

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: April 26, 2013, 03:42:51 PM »
One of my best shots. At least for yesterday..  ;)
I managed to annoy a Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) by not moving out of its way and insisting to stick around and photograph him/her.

Great shot of a red squirrel,

Nice to see some shots of squirrels where they are not being torn apart by some bird.

It was a bad month for squirrels on CR in March  ;D
So whats with the ear tufts? Ours have them too now. Mating plumage?
Cheers Brian

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 26, 2013, 03:40:41 PM »
I call this bub "Fat Boy".
Hopefully he will not explode ;)
Hmmm, so what would be the correct shutter timing required to capture that?
Questions, questions, questions.......

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 26, 2013, 07:21:57 AM »
Yellow Rumped Warbler~
Fabulous shots Ken, all of them.
Where were they taken? There's certainly a great diversity there, must be a lot of food available.
Cheers Brian

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 25, 2013, 11:58:41 AM »
A few more from a recent trip.

Is that a giant tadpole the GBH has? It doesn't look like a fish...
Its really hard to tell, maybe a crab or crawfish? Maybe a closeup at full resolution would tell?
Cheers Brian

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 25, 2013, 11:56:54 AM »
Blue Tit, Bearded Tit, ZZ-Tit or just a very orthodox one?

It just looks like its molting. Every bird has two primary molts a year...one for breeding plumage, and one for winter plumage. When they are in the middle of a molt, or just about to molt, they can look a bit raddy and their colors/patterns aren't quite standard. This looks like a Blue Tit to me. Definitely not a Bearded.
Ooops, it was meant as a joke, due to the mouthfull of dog hair that it has in its beak........ :-\

When we brush our dog, in the springtime the hairs go into the feeder shown so birds can take them as nesting material.

Cheers Brian

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 22, 2013, 04:29:35 PM »
Lovely tits! :)



Fabulous colours, just a great shot.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 22, 2013, 04:23:46 PM »
And an elegant Greenfinch landing.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 22, 2013, 04:18:07 PM »
Great Tit.
Man! You are SO COOL!

And we have another bird whisperer!
Hey thanks for the kind words, and thanks to the others that commented too.
You're very kind.

Here's a Greenfich squabble.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 21, 2013, 12:20:20 PM »
Blue Tit, Bearded Tit, ZZ-Tit or just a very orthodox one?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 21, 2013, 12:08:46 PM »
Great Tit.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 21, 2013, 11:55:48 AM »
Ooops.......

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