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Mar 16, 2018 13:11 |  #15466

Lester Wareham wrote in post #18587202 (external link)
Yes, house sparrows used to be everywhere when I was a kid. When we moved out of London to Hampshire (about 20 years ago) we had a huge number here too. For some reason they disappeared over night about 5 years ago.

One theory for the decline is modern houses do not have such good nesting opportunities, but the houses round us are older and were supporting the population, so it can't be that.

Very strange, I'll have to read about that and see if that is true in most places. I have a few here in this house I live in now, but they are not a problem, my problem is squirrels, I don't even care if the sparrows eat birdseed now, as long as there is not 1 million of them. :)
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Mar 16, 2018 13:17 |  #15467

What I havn't seen many of are Euarasian Starlings.

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Mar 16, 2018 13:18 |  #15468

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Yep I get yeah, I have arthritis that affects my hands and a few fingers and also dupuytrens on my left hand, this has caused loss of feeling in my two small fingers on my left hand.
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Both my hands and wrists are almost shot and after a few bursts of firing, my trigger finger goes dead and I cannot feel the button anymore. Missed a few opportunities because of this. I now pass the camera strap over my back, like a bandolier, so that if I lose my grip, it cannot fall far or jolt my neck. But, hey, we must suffer nobly* for our art!  :p

*PS : and, in my case, not quietly...


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Mar 16, 2018 13:20 |  #15469

Great Blue Heron taken with my Nikon CoolPix P900. it actually got a fairly good shot when my GOOD cameras and lenses wouldn't... This camera definitely has its place. This was about 85 feet away or so.
The color's kind'a wonky, but anyway.


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Mar 16, 2018 13:21 |  #15470

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Both my hands and wrists are almost shot and after a few bursts of firing, my trigger finger goes dead and I cannot feel the button anymore. Missed a few opportunities because of this. I now pass the camera strap over my back, like a bandolier, so that if I lose my grip, it cannot fall far or jolt my neck. But, hey, we must suffer nobly for our art!  :p


Yep very true and much better than knitting;-)a

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Mar 16, 2018 13:24 |  #15471

What a dear little thing and such a big eye. Lovely shot.


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Mar 16, 2018 13:44 |  #15472

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Mar 16, 2018 13:46 |  #15473

Trik wrote in post #18587227 (external link)
What a dear little thing and such a big eye. Lovely shot.

Thank you, I think they are a very cute little bird. I loved waking up to the sound of them in the morning


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Mar 16, 2018 13:47 |  #15474

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Mar 16, 2018 14:59 |  #15475

Fluffy feather day.

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Mar 16, 2018 15:00 |  #15476

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Thank you, I think they are a very cute little bird. I loved waking up to the sound of them in the morning

I'm going to try and find a recording online, as, if it is a combination of a nightingale's and a thrush's song, it should be a virtuoso performance.


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Mar 16, 2018 15:08 |  #15477

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I'm going to try and find a recording online, as, if it is a combination of a nightingale's and a thrush's song, it should be a virtuoso performance.

Had to go and listen myself

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