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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1485 on: May 25, 2013, 02:12:20 PM »
Seven of our thrushes (six of them are being sat on by the mother here).

Cheers Brian
Lovely! Is she nesting inside your house? There seems to be three light sources showing up in her eye and one looks like a fluorescent tube light.
In our shed. I had the light on to see if it would help my webcam, it looks down into the nest.
If I go in the shed then she just sits there very still, so I avoid eye contact. Obviously I try to
keep out of the shed, and now all are hatched a lot of time she's not sat on the nest. So we get
along OK.
Cheers Brian
Fabulous! Sometimes they just know they are safe. I am trying to communicate with the hawk that frequents our garden. Let us see how it goes - so far he lets me talk and hangs around for a while :)
I think in the end you are just part of the environment, they know that you pose no great danger if they are around regularly. The birds (Mainly magpies) run around behind our dog stealing his breakfast on a morning.
But its a long way from tame.
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« Reply #1485 on: May 25, 2013, 02:12:20 PM »

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« Reply #1486 on: May 25, 2013, 02:20:46 PM »

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« Reply #1487 on: May 25, 2013, 08:09:10 PM »

Good lord! Gravity seems to be malfunctioning at that spot. ;)

Lovely picture :)

LOL ;D

Maybe there is a little bird trampoline hidden just behind the rail. Really cool shot!
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« Reply #1488 on: May 25, 2013, 11:22:35 PM »
Seven of our thrushes (six of them are being sat on by the mother here).

Cheers Brian
Lovely! Is she nesting inside your house? There seems to be three light sources showing up in her eye and one looks like a fluorescent tube light.
In our shed. I had the light on to see if it would help my webcam, it looks down into the nest.
If I go in the shed then she just sits there very still, so I avoid eye contact. Obviously I try to
keep out of the shed, and now all are hatched a lot of time she's not sat on the nest. So we get
along OK.
Cheers Brian
Fabulous! Sometimes they just know they are safe. I am trying to communicate with the hawk that frequents our garden. Let us see how it goes - so far he lets me talk and hangs around for a while :)
I think in the end you are just part of the environment, they know that you pose no great danger if they are around regularly. The birds (Mainly magpies) run around behind our dog stealing his breakfast on a morning.
But its a long way from tame.
Cheers Brian
:) That must be a fun sight! My friend's German Shepherd had a particularly rough time with a pair of sparrows. One would distract her and the other would go on a dive and pull off some of her fur! After six or so sorties the dog had enough and ran off under a bed :)

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« Reply #1489 on: May 25, 2013, 11:26:33 PM »

Good lord! Gravity seems to be malfunctioning at that spot. ;)

Lovely picture :)

LOL ;D

Maybe there is a little bird trampoline hidden just behind the rail. Really cool shot!

>:( I make this Nobel prize worthy discovery and you dismiss it of as a trick?

:P

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1490 on: May 26, 2013, 12:18:38 AM »
I haven't posted in a while.  Cooper's Hawk and prey (small lizard), photographed in our back yard.  5Diii, ISO 640,  F 7.1 @ 1/800.

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« Reply #1491 on: May 26, 2013, 12:33:27 AM »
This one is from October of last year at Cuyamaca SP.  I missed the Osprey catching the fish but got to watch it devour almost the entire thing, down to pulling the last meat off the tail, before taking off and ringing the lake for more. 

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« Reply #1491 on: May 26, 2013, 12:33:27 AM »

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« Reply #1492 on: May 26, 2013, 01:01:22 AM »

Good lord! Gravity seems to be malfunctioning at that spot. ;)

Lovely picture :)

LOL ;D

Maybe there is a little bird trampoline hidden just behind the rail. Really cool shot!

>:( I make this Nobel prize worthy discovery and you dismiss it of as a trick?

:P

Sorry rpt...I didn't realize the gravity of the situation 8)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1493 on: May 26, 2013, 02:08:26 AM »
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« Reply #1494 on: May 26, 2013, 06:25:39 AM »

Good lord! Gravity seems to be malfunctioning at that spot. ;)

Lovely picture :)

LOL ;D

Maybe there is a little bird trampoline hidden just behind the rail. Really cool shot!

>:( I make this Nobel prize worthy discovery and you dismiss it of as a trick?

:P

Sorry rpt...I didn't realize the gravity of the situation 8)
LOL! You made my day!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1495 on: May 26, 2013, 08:33:32 AM »
I guess this is a Sparrow Hawk, after an unsuccessfull hunt in our garden this morning. Had to take it through the window, and its a very dull cold day here.
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« Reply #1496 on: May 26, 2013, 08:37:58 AM »
Sorry rpt...I didn't realize the gravity of the situation 8)


Ha ha ha  ;D

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1497 on: May 26, 2013, 12:09:20 PM »
I guess this is a Sparrow Hawk, after an unsuccessfull hunt in our garden this morning. Had to take it through the window, and its a very dull cold day here.
Cheers Brian


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« Reply #1498 on: May 26, 2013, 12:35:47 PM »
Sorry rpt...I didn't realize the gravity of the situation 8)
Ha ha ha  ;D
Serious matter this defying gravity stuff. This guy hasn't got the hang yet, or it doesn't work when you are wet. Whatever, he's still holding on. Didn't Douglas adams say "you just need to forget to fall down"?
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« Reply #1499 on: May 26, 2013, 12:38:33 PM »
A Bee-Eater from the looks of it. Dunno the name ... clicked with a 5D3 @ 400mm earlier this morning.
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