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Birds in the garden

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Hi yes if I'm correct it was borehamwood/elstree, I used to live there, apparently they have or used to have the only flock of monk parakeets there. But they have gone to all different places now.
Boring afternoon, grey day, don't feel like a walk: son out playing pool with his buddy and I hate housework, so grabbed the camera ..
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Long tailed tit
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Blue tit
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Rabbit alert!
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A couple more..
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feathered frenzy
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Glossy magpie
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Friendly wood pigeon
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Scally,

You and me both. In about an hours’ time or so, I have to go and start sorting my flat out which I’m dreading. It’s barely been touched in a year.

Something really odd happened when I was scrolling on the long tailed tit photo. An entirely different website popped up out of nowhere called Paperclip Community Networks (serving Scotland)
Any idea what that was all about?

I’ve only just discovered that if you click on the photos you get to see it in its entirety, instead of all that scrolling up & down stuff. I can be a right div sometimes.

I take it you have one hell of a telephoto lens, as there's noways you could've got that close to a wild bunny otherwise... I want one! (Telephoto lens that is, not a wild bunny.)
We have so many sparrows and I nearly missed this bird among them - never seen one before in my life, but obviously I realized it must be a blackcap.

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Lucky to have one in the garden, I've seen them in the hedgerows, but never that close.
That's linked to my profile on the right of the post, not the picture, so it must have been a pretty wild click!
The bunnies come into my garden, so I can photograph them from the window with ease. And they are much bigger than most birds.
I have a 21x digital zoom on my Panasonic bridge camera, and I've learned to have a very steady hand. I use the full zoom most of the time, but a rest like a windowsill or a tripod is even better.
But you may like these hand-held pics of roe deer in low light - I can sometimes capture them from my window too, but these were in a local country park at dusk: you have to sneak up very quietly on them, lest they bolt. The one on the right has already got my number, see those ears? They can hear a pin drop a mile away, in stereo.
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roe deer
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roe deer
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Sajehar wrote:Scally,

Something really odd happened when I was scrolling on the long tailed tit photo. An entirely different website popped up out of nowhere called Paperclip Community Networks (serving Scotland)
Any idea what that was all about?

I’ve only just discovered that if you click on the photos you get to see it in its entirety, instead of all that scrolling up & down stuff. I can be a right div sometimes.

I take it you have one hell of a telephoto lens, as there's noways you could've got that close to a wild bunny otherwise... I want one! (Telephoto lens that is, not a wild bunny.)
I don't have any bird photos, but have a question. Does anyone else have really tame robins in their garden? I was clearing some leaves up and cutting back some brambles recently, and a robin kept hopping around very close to me, it seemed fascinated to watch me work. I guess it was just looking to see if any worms had been unearthed.
Yes Shewolf, my garden robin joins me when I'm gardening, will perch on the arm of the chair I'm sitting out in and has even flown in the backdoor to perch on the edge of the sink whilst I'm working at the kitchen table!

Melly1
I get up to four or five robins at a time, and they squabble most amusingly. They are famous for their fearlessness.

Here's something new to me: common as muck in some gardens , but not in mine: this is the first starling I can recall seeing on my feeders: what amazingly sharp beaks they have.
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Starling
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