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Birds in the garden

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Ive got my feeding pole positioned in front of a handy large evergreen shrub so the birds can dive for safety if necessary.
We get a lot of birds - they are constantly swooping in and out of my garden. I get blackbirds, thrushes, robins, bluetits, greattits, long-tailedtits, coaltits and Ive once seen a willowtit. Goldfinches, chaffinches and greenfinches nest in my garden (the green finches are bossy birds and ousted the bluetits!) I get house sparrows, dunnocks, wrens, starlings as well as the usual woodpigeons, collared doves, magpies and crows.
In summer I get black caps and I can hear chiff-chaffs, though they never come into my garden. At night I can also hear a tawny owl (or maybe a pair). In cold winter I get greater spotted woodpeckers - Ive seen both male and female, though not this year.

I sit in the conservatory with my binoculars and a bird book and it gives me a great deal of pleasure.
Jakdaws... you lucky git!
Now I need your technical help. I'm a lucky git in many ways. I was given a digital camera
with tripod. A friend who won a Raffle, but complained they'd rather of won 3rd prize; a bottle of whiskey.
I got them one, and got me a digital camera. Probably a load of rubbish but it's a FujiFilm Finepix JZ700. Personally, I think it's rubbish. It has all these settings but the chair was chopped!!!!??? I am not impressed.
All I really want is a half-way decent camera... to take a half-way decent piccie with. It is not to be.
My wish to photo Cassidy and co will never happen..... I'm gutted! I'm stuck with my smart phone (which is rubbish)
This bird watching stuff is depressing.
hi sajehar ,just had a look at the camera on google it says it has a zoom lens which goes from 25mm to 200mm compared to a 35mm film camera .
i don't think i explained that very well Image

did you see my earlier post about a camera on ebay?
Actually I think the problem is with the memory card thing I bought from Curry's. I looked up trouble shooting on the CD that came with camera. When I go to view my piccies it more often than not comes up with 'Read Error' I did everything the Trouble Shooting guide suggested; no joy. It then said to change the Memory Card. Now I'll have to wait till Monday as that's the earliest I can get away to Liverpool. Bugger!
The Zoom's ace compared to my smart phone. The normal zoom is x 8, but if I use something called intelligent zoom that doubles it to 16.
The tripod's good too. Shame about that bloody memory card.
you can get cards cheaper on ebay ,you might be trying to put a high capacity sd card in a camera that does not support it .
cancel that post ,just looked up the cameras spes's it takes high capacity cards. doh.
i have a FujiFilm Finepix AX245W...a little pink one with 12 mega pixels. I like a minimum of 10 megapixels as I take so many bird shots and do not always get up close - so often use the zoom, but with the high megapixels it means the pictures come out with good detail even with the zoom on full.
Couple of things you might have done...
have you inserted the memory card fully and the right way round?
and have you formatted it for first time use?
and have you tried loading the photos onto your computer rather than viewing them on the camera?
I've got a Finepix F460 that doesn't 'need' a memory card - saves pictures directly into the camera Image But I still prefer the little Nikon that I had before.

'my' Jay's are back Image Saw the male this morning having a go at the half coconut filled with fat/seeds !

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@Crocus - we do have a lot of feeders Crocus but then we are rewarded with lots of visitors, we put out the same as you but with the addition of home made suet cake for the Greater Spotted Woodpeckers and "Cheapo" Tesco Fairy Cakes for our variety of tits - Long Tailed Tits just love the fairy cakes LOL

@ Sajehar - our camera box was an unwanted gift that my cousin was given so she recycled it and gave it to me for a Birthday gift. It sits on the side wall of the house and my husband drilled through the wall to the computer so the cable could slide through. I think there are ways that you can do it via laptop with a wireless connection but I'm really no expert you would need someone like "Sussex" to explain this to you - I must admit tho' it gives us lots of pleasure watching the great tit popping in and out so I can only imagine lots more pleasure if she decides to bring her mate to breed in it which is looking more of possibility each day xxxx
Ive got my feeding pole positioned in front of a handy large evergreen shrub so the birds can dive for safety if necessary.
We get a lot of birds - they are constantly swooping in and out of my garden. I get blackbirds, thrushes, robins, bluetits, greattits, long-tailedtits, coaltits and Ive once seen a willowtit. Goldfinches, chaffinches and greenfinches nest in my garden (the green finches are bossy birds and ousted the bluetits!) I get house sparrows, dunnocks, wrens, starlings as well as the usual woodpigeons, collared doves, magpies and crows.
In summer I get black caps and I can hear chiff-chaffs, though they never come into my garden. At night I can also hear a tawny owl (or maybe a pair). In cold winter I get greater spotted woodpeckers - Ive seen both male and female, though not this year.

I sit in the conservatory with my binoculars and a bird book and it gives me a great deal of pleasure.
Sounds very familiar Crocus we must have the same interests although we're not lucky enough to have the conservatory I do have a remote device for my camera tho' and on a fine day I can sit in the patio window with the camera set up outside right underneath one of our feeding poles and get some jolly nice close ups once they've got used to the sound of the lens twizzling round xxxxxx
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