Super set of images, Doug. I can just imagine you relaxing in your potting shed, beer in hand, waiting for the garden birds to arrive. I've often dreamed of setting up a permanent hide in our garden, but I think my wife would be somewhat upset if I did!Have a good weekend - - - Richard
Have you been spying on me Richard :-) Luckily for me the house is mine and the girlfriend a lodger...though I could be single now. The shed will hopefully serve me well over the coming months
Nice set Douglas ..... don't forget the moss covered log against a light background.
Cheers John, I had forgotten about the log thanks for the reminder.
Good set Doug. Envious of the visiting Coal Tit; very rarely get them in my garden.
Keith for me the Coal Tit is a lesson in the appreciation of "common" birds. Years ago it was easily the most common bird on our park and gardens then the "common" bird vanished and a gap of 4-5 years of no garden visits. I had a juvenile in the garden during the summer and it was like I had found a rarity. We have two visiting the garden now so was really happy.
I bet you've got that hi..er....potting shed set up to perfection Douglas? I can see it now, nice comfy soft furnished chair, a cooler for the beer, a coffee machine for when the stamina starts to flag, a rack for the birding(?) magazines and a little bell that you can ring to summon the other half so that she can bring you all the things that you've forgotten...perfect!Glad you managed to stir from your comfort for long enough to get these cracking images...[;o)Just heard the news on five live sports extra (fp1) that Marussia have just announced that they are no more...sad news, but not the last I guess?
Oh yeah the potting shed is coming along nicely, no comfy chair, a bar stool as the window is high up. I was thinking about a fridge and Co gas style heater but it is a dodgy area round here at times. As for the bell the summon the servant ooop's I mean girlfriend but don't fancy a brick thrown at me:-lIt's a shame about Mariska, surprised no one wanted to purchase the team especially since Newman/Hass want in on F1 it must be cheaper to purchase a team already up and running then starting from scratch, Red Bull did it with Stewart racing. Guess Caterham won't be far behind. But I have to wonder since the switch to Sky, falling audience figures how many big name sponsors will hang around forcing some big names into a spin
Autocorrect seen how it corrected Marussia =Mariska!!
The starling is perfect. Nothing wrong with the others but the starling is different. I have noticed the fleglings do have a bit of orangey brown on the plumage. Great lighting.
Thanks Adrian the Starling even with 300mm filled the frame, just a small crop to balance the image a bit. They have an amazing pattern in the plumage. The light is a bit tricky as it comes from the right handside of the image/frame
The Starling is my favourite, superb. But, they are tremendous lot, thanks Douglas.
Cheers Bob, I think the starling is probably the best too spent ages looking at the detail of the plumage
I agree with the consensus this time (I'm normally an stubborn argumentative so and so) but the Starling image is a peach Doug, nice one!