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My sincere thanks to all who commented (and voted) on Lunch 43 - The Olive Thrush, with a very special Thank You to Patricia (PentaxPatty), for her yummy 'slice of cake' UA.

One of the things I relish about EPZ is the combined 'fountain of knowledge' that spouts up when there's a question to answer - and your help in my finding suitable foods to attract and nourish the local Nairobi wild birds, turned into a flood of comments and PM's yesterday. You are all truly wonderful and I learned a lot. My checklist so far, is a coconut cut in half, then reused when empty, to fill with the following: defrosted peas & corn, chopped peelings, greens & bacon rind, grapes cut in half, fat with seeds encapsulated, small quantities of brown / wholemeal bread & nuts (I guess non-salted). It was also suggested that I go and dig up the apartment gardens for worms, but I'll pass on that one !! CarolG suggested growing sunflowers - a super idea, for when I get back home to Scotland in May. We did find a pet shop in Nairobi - and they had wire bird feeders - but no wild bird food of any description !! After the white bread was cleared away and replaced with some of the above, Mr Olive Thrush went ballistic & perched on his favourite hand rail, calling us all the names under the sun. Clearly, he was not impressed and wanted his junk food back !!

Today's 'Lunch'
After yesterday's upload and its furor, I thought it best to clear away the images of the last of our regular diners, eating white bread - The African Pied Wagtail. He looks extremely similar to the Wagtails which visit our garden in Scotland, but, although more timid than any of our other local visitors, comes a lot closer than the Scottish species. We had a single occasion where Mum brought two youngsters to our 'table' and fed them both, but my camera was sadly not to hand. Versions 3 & 4 are simply head shots of this beautiful B&W bird.

Have an Exceptional Day.

Simon

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:22 Dec 2013 - 5:33 PM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Lunch 44
Username:SimonFletch SimonFletch
Uploaded:16 Jan 2014 - 2:43 AM
Tags:African Pied Wagtail, Bird, Eating, Lunch, Nairobi, Wildlife / nature
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terryxc
terryxc  2 England
16 Jan 2014 - 2:59 AM

Some great shots here, if i had to choose V3 would have my preference... but 4 great images...

Terry.

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781969
781969  1 India
16 Jan 2014 - 4:00 AM

Birds in action,superb catch.

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 4:18 AM

Great shot of this blood thirsty Wagtail eating lunch, Simon. Bring on the blood!!!!

Peter

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 6:33 AM

Yet again Simon 'lunch is served' beautifully presented and with a side dish of humour. Excellent series of shots of a pretty bird.

Andy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7139 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 6:49 AM

Super captures, Simon, looks like he's doing a little dance whilst eating Smile Carol

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Mike_Young
16 Jan 2014 - 6:58 AM

Four splendid shots of this great little wagtail, Simon

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Badgerfred
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16 Jan 2014 - 7:30 AM

Fine set of images Simon, all show nice detail,
Fred.

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 7:39 AM

Looks like he could do with a good feed SimonSmile looks like he's undernourished Sad looks like you are shooting from a good distance at 700mm ( not that I understand alot about focal lengths )Wink
Rob

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viscostatic
16 Jan 2014 - 7:50 AM

Yes Simon the Scottish ones would never get as close as this. Love the two close-ups, V3 and V4.

Phil.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 8:04 AM

Your intros are always so worth a read as is this one.
And a nice set of this character and I do like the portraits if I may call them that at V 3 and 4.
Needing 700mm. I doubt if I would have seen your subjectSadSad...WinkWinkWink.
R.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 8:17 AM

V3 is my favourite from this great set ...tho' notpart of your lunch series

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 9:11 AM

V3 for me Simon, excellent close up photography,

Ali SmileSmile

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 9:16 AM

Just amazing! You're great at it, Simon. Super timing and clarity. Love them, especially V1 and V2.

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AlexAppleby
16 Jan 2014 - 9:21 AM

More great shots - once again I'm very jealous of your visitors and if I lived nearby would be popping in for a visit. Love V3 and V4 - very good detailed shots of this lovely little bird - the background highlighting the plumage.

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Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
16 Jan 2014 - 9:34 AM

Stunning detail in this great set of images, Simon. Wow!
Fred

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Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 9:37 AM

Looks a bit like our Pee-Wee here in Oz.
4 lovely shots V4 is a lovely portrait, love that one…...WinkWinkWink

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 9:40 AM

these are wonderful and i particularly like the close up head shots

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43463 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 10:04 AM

Four superb images of this African Pied Wagtail Simon. They are very similar to the British version.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Maiwand
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16 Jan 2014 - 11:23 AM

Four lovely shots Simon. Great captures.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Lillian
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16 Jan 2014 - 1:01 PM

Lovely set but has to be V3 for the way he is trying to
have a conversation with you
Lillian

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 1:46 PM

What an interesting bird! Never seen this before. 4 superb shots, Simon, but V4 has to be my favourite. Looks like he's pondering a deep philosophical question Grin

Andrew

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ukgubbi
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16 Jan 2014 - 2:29 PM

In V3 it seems asking for more. In V4 it looks contented. Great shots.

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GeorgePlatis
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16 Jan 2014 - 5:04 PM

Beautiful images, Simon! Great portraits on V3 & V4!
Regards,
George

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JuBarney
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16 Jan 2014 - 5:19 PM

A splendid set and esp. love V3
Ju

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Glostopcat
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16 Jan 2014 - 7:45 PM

A cracking quartet of images of this beautiful little bird, the portraits in v3 and v4 take some beating, both pin sharp and superbly detailed

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
16 Jan 2014 - 8:25 PM

Fantastic shots Simon. V3 definitely my favourite. I agree you definitely learn a lot on this site. Cathy

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101490 forum postsdark_lord vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2014 - 10:30 PM

Another good set.
It's really quite interesting how similar some birds are that live thousands of miles away from each other.

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pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2014 - 9:57 AM

More wonderful shots, Simon, but I thought you have eaten enough cake this week, lovely shot of this pretty bird.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2014 - 4:22 PM

I think I just learned something important for Costa Rica, for the future Smile
Ticos love junk food, maybe that also works for Tico birds.
Lovely series btw.

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