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Old 26-11-06
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Wildlife Challenge!

Hi All,

OK, it has been a really miserable day in the UK weather wise. Raining all day, so I thought I would sepnd sometime seeing what birds land in the garden.

I thought I would post a couple of shots here as I was pretty excited that a Spotted Woodpecker landed in the garden, (a Green Woodpecker also landed, but didnt get a shot, by the time I got the camera it had gone)

So, here are my shots, my challenge to others is to post some pictures of their garden visitors. Please dont worry about the quality of the shots, as you can see by mine, the quality is very poor. A combination of low light, high ISO, and slow shutter speed renders theshots poor, so, this is purely from an interest point of view.



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Re: Wildlife Challenge!

Just one of many that dig my garden up all year round. Any one want an Oak tree?
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Re: Wildlife Challenge!

Trying out a new lense , this is the only vistor to my garden last july , think my dog has something to do with the lack of wildlife ?

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One of the regulars, a Flycatcher.

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Re: Wildlife Challenge!

Thi is one of my regular visitors

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Re: Wildlife Challenge!

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Just one of many that dig my garden up all year round. Any one want an Oak tree?

Ha ha!
I love squirells, unfortunately they dont seem to visit my garden any more.

I hope the councill didnt cull them!!
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Re: Wildlife Challenge!

This frog was known as Freddy, alas i think the dog him
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Re: Wildlife Challenge!

I'm sure the ones round here are employed by the forestry commission. They plant enough acorns and they all seem to grow into little oaks.
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Re: Wildlife Challenge!

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I'm sure the ones round here are employed by the forestry commission. They plant enough acorns and they all seem to grow into little oaks.
brilliant! I had a peanut plant grow last year
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Re: Wildlife Challenge!

Here's a juvenile Robin from a nest we had last year.

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Re: Wildlife Challenge!

Nice shots, nonetheless!

I was outside in the dark and well-below-freezing weather tonight, having a look at a wee saw-whet owl that's perched in our neighbour's crabapple tree. If he's there in the morning, I'll get a shot. Tried tonight, but with snow falling, couldn't manage it -- just got too many circular blobs. Didn't seem to disturb the little guy, though, even when I tried flash. Maybe he'll find a mouse for dinner!
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Re: Wildlife Challenge!

Well, I managed a shot of the Saw Whet owl at about 9:30 OM last night, in the snow (round transparent globs in the photo). Temperature was about -20C, which is about -7F, and it was windy, so I wasn't out there for long! It was difficult to even focus on the little guy, given the circumstances, but I put the flash on, zoomed in a little with the Sony H1, and managed to get at least a record shot of the fact he was indeed there.

When I focussed, the focus aid reflected in his eyes, but by the time I got the shot he'd twisted his head; you can see the neck feathers are protruding as a result. Too bad! Cropped a bit and slight light temperature change to adjust for the strength of the orange cast of the security lights in the background.

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Re: Wildlife Challenge!

I forgot about this one. She waddles into the back garden maybe a couple of times a year, struts back and forth around the various bark paths and eats up all the mess that's fallen from the fat balls and various other feeders. She hides under that Acer or behind the compost bins if anyone approaches.

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Re: Wildlife Challenge!

Sorted out a couple more from last years hol.



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Re: Wildlife Challenge!

You guys have some really nice visitors to your gardens, thanks for sharing.
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