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Monday, 25 August 2008

A welcome return.

A nice surprise this morning, looked out of the window and saw a Nuthatch.

I haven't seen these birds since Jan / Feb and I'm pretty certain there was a pair.

I managed to get a few shots and I am hoping they will stay around for a while so I can get more photos to post. Hope you like these...

We also had a few Great tits around the feeders, I managed to catch this one. Surprisingly these birds are very difficult to get right, even in the shot below the white on the side of the face is over exposed, I normally shoot these the the exposure knocked down a bit, but didn't do the trick this time, maybe that's just me being over critical.


All photos taken 25/08/2008 with Nikon D70 + Sigma 170-500mm.

12 comments:

  1. Wow! Mike - how the heck did you do that? The Sigma is a nice piece of glass - but you must have been very close anyway! Excellent!
    Cheers, Klaus

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  2. Hi Mike, brilliant in yer face shots of a great characterful bird.

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  3. Thanks guys, I'm about 3-4 mtrs away from my feeding tree where all the birds land and I have a good speck hanging out of my window, glad you like them, cheers.

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  4. I'm glad you explained all the flaws in your photos to us, because we would have never noticed them :-) Wonderful, as always! What great close-ups on the nuthatch!

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  5. That first picture is gorgeous (the others are as well... but that one does it for me). It looks like the bird is coming out of the picture. I wish my pics were 10% as good as these! Jane

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  6. I'm with Jane thinking that the nuthatch looks like it could fly right off of the computer screen. Good shot.

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  7. Your little Red-breasted Nuthatches look just like ours on this side of the ocean. And the Tits look like our Black-capped chickadees. Very nice pictures. I see Chickadees daily but like you, I haven't seen Nuthatches now for a long time. Very nice pictures.

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  8. 'Are you looking at me?'

    I agree - I love the first photos too. What a delight they must be to see in your garden. I can't imagine what your 'better' shots would be like ;-)

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  9. You hope we like them. Are you kidding? These are amazing!

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  10. Those are just incredible shots as usual. I really like the first one.

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THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS, MIKE.