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A Coal tit Periparus ater, commences the 2013 uploads from The Coppice

Thank you all for your kind words regarding Bailey tomcatSmile

BAILEY UPDATE

I went to put some bottles in the bin, around 12.30 this morning and the first thing I saw. in the street light, was a fox, trotting across the courtyard, which is off the road to the side of us. Mrs T reckons she saw Bailey there, just before she came to bed on Christmas night.
We are now resigned as to how he met his fate. At least it would have been quickSad


HNY againGrin

Adrian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens:EF400mm f/5.6L USM + 12mm extension tube
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Dec 2012 - 1:53 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Coppice CCCLXXIX
Username:tomcat tomcat
Uploaded:1 Jan 2013 - 8:48 AM
Tags:Birds, Coal tit, Northants, The coppice, Tits, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:61
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 8:51 AM

Cute as buttons and very well taken.

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accipiter
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1 Jan 2013 - 8:53 AM

This is a very fine image - well captured. A

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 8:57 AM

A happy new year to you... Very sorry to hear about Bailey.. But don't give up yet, our Fafnir went missing once for nearly a week and came back just fine. My cat Maya went missing twice, once for four weeks. Came back with no hair left round the paws... Although she as fluffy. Fed and slept for three days...

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NaturesHaven
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1 Jan 2013 - 9:02 AM

Foxes rarely take cats, you would have heard the battle going on, a cat can inflict some terrible injuries on a fox, there would be evidence of a kill..........look for this evidence. Was your cat ill or is it aged, if so this may explain why he has disappeared. I hope he returns.

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Badgerfred
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1 Jan 2013 - 9:06 AM

Super image Adrian,
Fred.

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 9:22 AM

Don't give up hope Adrian...you never knowSmile
Love the richness of the mossy perch,nice catchlight & dof.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8168 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 9:32 AM

HNY, Adrian. Cold, wet and miserable here, so no chance of getting a new year image Sad So sorry to hear about Bailey, not a good way start the year, but things can only get better. As Janet says, don't give up hope, miracles can happen. Carol

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Maiwand
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1 Jan 2013 - 9:43 AM

Fine looking Coal Tit Adrian.
Ron

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
1 Jan 2013 - 10:29 AM

A very perky little chap Adrain, nicely presented and nice detail, in a good light. have a Happy New year! regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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CaroleS
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1 Jan 2013 - 10:36 AM

Adrian, although you keep it tucked away in the back of your mind, don't give up hope just yet. Nick's tom faced off three foxes on a railway line, this was watched by a neighbour who could do nothing to help. He just made a point of telling us the next day when he saw that our 'Pixie' (a very lean, elegant looking, black and white tom) was completely unmarked!
CaroleSad

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RonnieAG
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1 Jan 2013 - 10:55 AM

Excellent shot of the tit and so nicely presented, Ade: happy New Year to you and your's.
Ronnie.

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Fogey
Fogey  295 forum posts United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 10:56 AM

Excellent capture. I don't think it could be bettered.

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FeatherFriend
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1 Jan 2013 - 11:20 AM

Lovely detailed image Adrian, HNY,
Geoff.

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1 Jan 2013 - 11:22 AM

Great shot, Adrian.
Tony

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Glostopcat
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1 Jan 2013 - 11:30 AM

A fine shot of this lovely little coal tit Adie, a great start to the new year from the Coppice

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Norfolkboy
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1 Jan 2013 - 11:33 AM

A superb capture, Adrian. Don't give up on the cat yet. One of ours went missing the summer before last
but returned 8 days later, thinner but otherwise ok.
All the best mate.
Colin

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Joline
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1 Jan 2013 - 12:09 PM

Sad news for sure....we have a fox running around here, too. My cats are not happy with me for putting then on house arrest!
Still, there is hope. Cats are amazingly resilient, he may be hiding out somewhere.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 2:04 PM

A truly beautiful image. So very sorry to learn the likely fate of your little cat. As Colin says, still a chance this is not the answer and he may yet return.

Ann

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1 Jan 2013 - 2:14 PM

Been there Adrian - sad news indeed Sad

A fine image to kick the New Year off with - wishing you and yours all the best for 2013...

Mike

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JuBarney
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1 Jan 2013 - 2:16 PM

A really super coal tit, and I keep hoping for all the best with Bailey.
Ju

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  671 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2013 - 3:52 PM

I was hoping you would have posted some good news here about Bailey. Knowing how you feel about your cats, Adrian, I am saddened for you.

Excellent CT photograph - finely detailed throughout.

Terry

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1 Jan 2013 - 4:53 PM

lovely detailed capture

david

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tonyng
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1 Jan 2013 - 5:48 PM

Fantastic capture. I hope one day my birds can be as good as yours. I have a long way to go yet. Meanwhile Happy New Year. Regards.

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tonyng
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1 Jan 2013 - 6:01 PM

Adrian, I lost my cat for 6 days. He was discovered in neighbour's shed. He must have gone in whilst the door was open and the neighbour locked it without realising he was in there. He was fairly weak when discovered but recovered very well. So perhaps this could be your line of enquiry. All the best.

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Brian65
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1 Jan 2013 - 8:16 PM

Top shot Adrian. Had a go with new toy but not good light so DOF was abit off, will be better tomorrow i hope.
Brian

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1 Jan 2013 - 8:21 PM

This is a bit good Adrian Wink
Happy New Year.
Brian.

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1 Jan 2013 - 10:28 PM

Great shot again lovely detail still sorry to hear about the cat
mike

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wolfy
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2 Jan 2013 - 11:19 AM

Excellent details and uncluttered BG! All the best for 2013 Smile Sorry to hear of your loss Sad

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2 Jan 2013 - 7:14 PM


Quote: This is a bit good Adrian Wink
Happy New Year.
Brian.

Yep sure is Wink A cracker mate Smile HNY

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Mike_S
Mike_S  3 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 - 7:15 PM

A fine pin sharp shot Adrian.
HNY.
Mike.

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