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Nov 26, 2020 16:13 |  #2206

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Figured I'd venture out here before Thanksgiving dinner, to see what winter birds were on offer and to force myself to get back into the game. In order to stave off any potential frustration, my #1 rule is to not waste any time on Dark Eyed Juncos or White-throated Sparrows, and instead focus on the birds that are more plentiful: Nuthatches, Carolina Wren, Hermit Thrush. It was a short outing, as the light fades very fast at this time of year, but it was delightfully warm enough to go out in short sleeves. Felt nice to be back out shooting again.

My all-time favorite winter bird is the Hermit Thrush, and within minutes of being back out I encountered just that:


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While White-throated Sparrows are out of my jurisdiction, Song Sparrows are welcomed customers:


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Nov 26, 2020 17:37 as a reply to  @ post 19157123 |  #2207

Super shot Phil.




  
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Nov 26, 2020 17:42 as a reply to  @ post 19157745 |  #2208

Great shots Chris.




  
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Nov 26, 2020 17:45 as a reply to  @ MatthewK's post |  #2209

Two more great shots Matthew.




  
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Nov 26, 2020 17:50 |  #2210

A couple of shots of a rather confiding female Roe Deer, from the Chorley, Lancashire area of the UK. Taken in late afternoon when the light was very poor so a very high ISO producing a rather noisy background, but just serves to show how good the combination is in poor light.


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Nov 27, 2020 09:16 as a reply to  @ Len Poxon's post |  #2211

Thank you, Len!




  
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Nov 27, 2020 09:23 |  #2212

While I intentionally didn't try to capture any White-throated Sparrow photos, every now and then I'd get a few that would come into range and tempt me to waste time on them. Naturally, once you ignore them, they start asking for your attention, so I grabbed a shot of one.

What makes WTS so annoying is that they're rather fearless when you're around, and will easily respond to a pishing, but they never offer you a clear shot. Without fail, they will almost always seem to place a branch or leaf in between themselves and the camera. In the past I've spent hours trying to capture a clear shot of these birds, and on most occasions came away empty handed.


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Another winter resident are the American Robins. They come and go, sometimes there's a flock of them for days at a time, and then you won't see them for weeks:


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Nov 27, 2020 14:03 |  #2213

MatthewK wrote in post #19158316 (external link)
While I intentionally didn't try to capture any White-throated Sparrow photos, every now and then I'd get a few that would come into range and tempt me to waste time on them. Naturally, once you ignore them, they start asking for your attention, so I grabbed a shot of one.

What makes WTS so annoying is that they're rather fearless when you're around, and will easily respond to a pishing, but they never offer you a clear shot. Without fail, they will almost always seem to place a branch or leaf in between themselves and the camera. In the past I've spent hours trying to capture a clear shot of these birds, and on most occasions came away empty handed.

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Another winter resident are the American Robins. They come and go, sometimes there's a flock of them for days at a time, and then you won't see them for weeks:

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Love that Robin
Beautiful setting The background colours compliment the bird branches and berries that all make a very pleasing photo



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Nov 28, 2020 17:41 as a reply to  @ MatthewK's post |  #2214

Great shots Matthew. You even provided a fly to distract the WTS in order to get its photo!




  
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Nov 28, 2020 17:44 |  #2215

A Blue Tit and A great Tit from Alance Bridge, Anglezarke, Lancashire UK. Also not in the brightest lighting conditions.


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Nov 28, 2020 17:53 as a reply to  @ Len Poxon's post |  #2216

how nice are they
Beautiful birds.

The common thing in many of you fellas posts is the light. not in the brightest lighting conditions.
But that doesn't prevent a really great photo from materialising.
Hats off to you where many would give up.
This proves that light can be testy but the results can triumph



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Nov 30, 2020 05:47 |  #2217

avondale87 wrote in post #19158425 (external link)
Love that Robin
Beautiful setting The background colours compliment the bird branches and berries that all make a very pleasing photo

Appreciate the kind words, Richard. Just needs a little snow, and it would have been a perfect candidate for a Christmas card :D

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Great shots Matthew. You even provided a fly to distract the WTS in order to get its photo!

Thank you, Len. Even with my assistant fly, the sparrow was on his toes ready for this paparazzi. Tough little birds to catch unawares!

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A Blue Tit and A great Tit from Alance Bridge, Anglezarke, Lancashire UK. Also not in the brightest lighting conditions.

First shot is gorgeous, the soft, even lighting is perfect.




  
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Dec 02, 2020 19:01 |  #2218

Eurasian Nuthatch and Eurasian Treecreeper from Alance Bridge, Anglezarke, Lancashire, UK>


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Dec 03, 2020 06:23 |  #2219

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You're getting some really nice, low light images Len.

Nice work! :-)


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Dec 03, 2020 18:03 as a reply to  @ EyeSpyEagle's post |  #2220

Thanks Phil. The weather has been pretty poor recently, but it can only get better:-)




  
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