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Old 03-02-10, 08:12 AM
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A pair of Bullfinch in my garden this morning..they didn't stay long but good to see a rare visitor to my garden!
Nice one Judith.....I've seen a lot of Bullfinches this year but unfortunately not in my garden!
A nice flock of Goldfinches in my neighbours Silver Birch while I was feeding the birds this morning......I grabbed me bins and did a quick scan in case Bramblings were with them like a few years ago.......but not this time!
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My birds of the week were seen on Monday 1st Feb at RSPB Sandwell Valley. 7 Bullfinches - about 4 males and 3 females, the most I've seen at once, and 4 Goosanders - 2 males and 2 females which are a life tick for me
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A wee star that stuck close to me after a Sparrow Hawk had went through the whole finch flock, letting me get a pic and good views. My 108th Bird in Lothian this year.
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Old 04-02-10, 08:27 AM
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Nice to see your Goosanders and a nice Gadwall Alan!
A stunning shot of your Redpoll Mike!
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A wee star that stuck close to me after a Sparrow Hawk had went through the whole finch flock, letting me get a pic and good views. My 108th Bird in Lothian this year.
Fantastic shot! What equipment are you using (top of range no doubt) and do you use any digital 'enhancing'?
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Old 04-02-10, 12:18 PM
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Fantastic shot! What equipment are you using (top of range no doubt) and do you use any digital 'enhancing'?
NIKON CAMERAS, Sigma 500mm f4:5 + 1:4 pro-converter.
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Cracking shot Mike, the investment in that glass is clearly worth it, and the teleconverter has made little difference to the image quality too.
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I'm over the moon to have captured this little beauty on the apple tree outside my kitchen window this morning. The RSPB book says it never stays still but it did allow me to dash off to fetch the camera!! Tried the same with video camera but that was asking too much.

This is yet another first for our garden this winter along with Blackcap, Redwing, Goldcrest and Fieldfare.
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I'm over the moon to have captured this little beauty on the apple tree outside my kitchen window this morning.
Wow,a superb capture Paul,well done and how nice to have Treecreepers in your garden!!!!
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2 x GREENSHANKS at Crammond this AM, 109th bird.
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