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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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Animal Kingdom / Re: Avian Pox
« on: April 14, 2013, 12:23:52 PM »
And lastly, Gammy, from a few years ago.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Avian Pox
« on: April 14, 2013, 12:21:03 PM »
And another one......

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Avian Pox
« on: April 14, 2013, 12:20:21 PM »
Another one....

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Animal Kingdom / Avian Pox and other Illnesses
« on: April 14, 2013, 12:17:06 PM »
Hi,
pretty gruesome I know but I have a few new shots of a great tit in my garden that has the Avian Pox.
Any donations made I will surely pass on for his medical bills..........

As if life isn't hard enough already. Poor thing?

Cheers

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Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: April 14, 2013, 06:37:39 AM »
Chops, that's cool how you can just lift him straight up by his lips!   ;)

Looks more like his nostril hair to me  :P

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Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: April 14, 2013, 06:33:49 AM »
Dave the BC:

Canon 5DIII EF 100-400.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 14, 2013, 06:28:31 AM »
Nothing too startling here, just a Siskin Squabble, a lone Siskin, a Robin and a Blue Tit attack:

Canon 5DIII EF 100-400

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