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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2012, 02:35:15 PM »
I suspected so, and the RSPB website says tht other tits can have the crest too as the mother has  little crest on top...Few of the birds around that very popular cafe in Great Langdale are all that shy as there are always plenty of crumbs...
Yep, we get a few different types, sometimes I suspect cross-breeding due to the way some will look like
other species, not sure if that happens or not. Which Cafe is that? I know a few Pubs and Hotels where
they are very tame/cheeky. Going for 2 weeks in September.

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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2012, 03:42:45 PM »
I suspected so, and the RSPB website says tht other tits can have the crest too as the mother has  little crest on top...Few of the birds around that very popular cafe in Great Langdale are all that shy as there are always plenty of crumbs...
Yep, we get a few different types, sometimes I suspect cross-breeding due to the way some will look like
other species, not sure if that happens or not. Which Cafe is that? I know a few Pubs and Hotels where
they are very tame/cheeky. Going for 2 weeks in September.

It's chesters by the river at skelwith bridge about 3 miles away from Ambleside on the Coniston road. It's just Ambleside side of the bridge itself. Have been going there for years. The food is excellent there they've just installed a wood burning stove which they use for pizza, pitta and bread. They are famous for their cakes too. There used to be a kirkstone and brathay blue stone workshop right by it but the banks foreclosed and they went out of business. Plenty to see and photograph in the area. Get there before 3 for hot food and loiter around- they have outside seating area and open til 5 the birds become more timid once the crowds die down. When there aren't many people around you'll see birds on the matte metal tables robins in particular. I usually put a few crumbs on a neighbouring table. I'm a regular there and been going there for 15 years.
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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2012, 05:56:51 PM »
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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2012, 06:00:24 PM »
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« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2012, 06:04:38 PM »
:-)

That's a risky shot!  Now that's a photographer.  Ready to take it for the picture.
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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2012, 06:16:14 PM »
:-)

That's a risky shot!  Now that's a photographer.  Ready to take it for the picture.

Indeed :)

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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #36 on: June 27, 2012, 04:37:07 AM »
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It's chesters by the river at skelwith bridge about 3 miles away from Ambleside on the Coniston road. It's just Ambleside side of the bridge itself. Have been going there for years. The food is excellent there they've just installed a wood burning stove which they use for pizza, pitta and bread.
OK we know Chesters, as we usually stay in Chapel Stile. By the time we hit there on the way back from a hike I'm too
tired to get the Camera out though.
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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #37 on: June 27, 2012, 01:28:24 PM »
This merganser was feeding on kokanee salmon.  Taken on my 40d with a rented L series lens.  The bald eagle was taken with a Canon Rebel. 

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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2012, 08:58:28 PM »
Arctic Terns at the Isle of May reserve just off the coast of Anstruther in Fife, Scotland.

The boat slipway is surrounded by the Terns nesting grounds, and on this visit the chicks had just hatched, so the usually benign terns were very aggressive.

We were warned to wear a hat and carry a tripod or similar over our heads so that they attack that rather than us, as they could draw blood.

However they also poo on you, I took an allergic reaction and had eyes like golf balls on sticks for a while after.

Thankfully Anstruther boasts the best fish and chips shop in the UK, so a wee smoked kipper supper helped to soothe the pain.

Great place to get all up close with puffins, if thats your thing.

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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2012, 06:41:47 PM »
Am in Klagenfurt, South Eastern Austria at the moment and Hired a car today and took an afternoon drive down to the western end of Wörthersee to a town call Velden am Wörthersee. The weather cheered up after a few hours (we had major thunderstorms in the area which only abated when I got my camera out on a tripod on the balcony of my hotel room ready to put it on bulb - a camera shy storm whatever next!).  Sat down awhile at the shores of the lake.  The water is clear and as many alpine lakes are, a unique colour, but this one is at the moment verify warm - 27 degrees (81F). 

Sat down a while and a family of sparrows came over looking for food.

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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2012, 01:45:37 PM »
Took my 7D with me to my regular watering hole at Skelwith Bridge

This young Robin seems to be looking for some snacks and poised to swoop

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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2012, 02:53:14 PM »
Took my 7D with me to my regular watering hole at Skelwith Bridge

This young Robin seems to be looking for some snacks and poised to swoop

It's actually a male chaffinch and they often display that sort of behaviour in public areas, they can be quite bold, sitting on chair backs and chirping to be fed. Nicely captured.
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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2012, 12:50:17 PM »
Low Pass from a Nuthatch

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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2012, 04:02:03 PM »
Didn't plan the shot, just looked up and saw it.  Clicked to spot metering very fast and auto ISO as quick as I could and got this shot.
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Re: Birds with attitude
« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2012, 04:21:18 PM »
Nice duck! No, no don't bite, I will go away.... 
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