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Birds of a Feather….

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I make no bones about it I can sit for hours watching common garden birds at a feeder.  I have been known to sit and just watch the Blue Tits, Great Tits and Chaffinch flying into and out of the various feeders without taking a picture.  Mind you that  could not be said at a recent visit to Bellymack Hill Farm – AKA – Red Kite Feeding Station on Sunday 10th April.  I took over 570 images that day.  I was using a Nikon D7100 and a Sigma 150-500 Zoom:

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Think I’ll have to go again as I’m still not that happy getting birds in flight that and the fact that the flying display by these birds is mesmerising to say the least.  20160410-_DSC4523However I do have a pc set up near my living room window  and keep a camera near to had to capture the garden birds that visit my feeders or in the case of the Starlings – raid my ground feeders of meal worms.  Today I managed to get a shot of a starling showing the hidden colours of the bird.  Some people that the starling is a dull black. I did an extra processing step to bring out the details a bit better, picture on left was teh normal edit the picture on right the enhanced edit:

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4 thoughts on “Birds of a Feather….

  1. Great shots. The enhanced edit is wonderful.

  2. I agree – can watch common birds for ages, but it is nice to see something different – kites are fantastic!

    • I spend ages in front of my PC in the living room.. not working on PC just watching the garden birds from my livingroom window. Thank you for your kind comment

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