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Another visit to the bird hide and another bird. A friend called this a Reed Warbler, but it does not look like the bird in the RSPB web site. Anyone able to help?

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:55 to 200mm Sigma
Recording media:Digital ISO 400
Title:Warbler?
Username:strawman strawman
Uploaded:5 Mar 2004 - 8:17 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2004 - 8:26 PM

I think you will find this is a Dunnock.....& a very fine image too if I may say so.

Mike

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gibbsy
gibbsy  10403 forum posts Wales
5 Mar 2004 - 8:27 PM

Haven't got a clue what the bird is. Fine shot of a beautiful bird. Click.

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naturenut
naturenut  111801 forum posts England
5 Mar 2004 - 8:30 PM

Beautiful shot of a dunnock.
Well done
Margaret.

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daveb
daveb  10 New Zealand
5 Mar 2004 - 8:34 PM

Why are mine never this sharp?? Excellent, well done.

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IanA
IanA  103048 forum posts England12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2004 - 8:39 PM

Beautiful crisp shot. Yep, Dunnock.
Click.
Regards
Ian

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agoreira
agoreira  106001 forum posts Wales
5 Mar 2004 - 9:01 PM

Looks like a dunnock from here. Wink

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kit-monster
kit-monster e2 Member 103685 forum postskit-monster vcard Singapore2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2004 - 9:03 PM

Could be a hedge sparrow! Wink

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2004 - 9:09 PM

I thought Margaret would know . I thought it was a Dunnock or some people call it a Hedge Sparrow but no relation at all . It does warble so perhaps that is why some-one was a bit confused . Now I look at other comments including Margarets and they agree . Lovely sharp shot . Sitting very proudly and well presented .

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Terry L
Terry L e2 Member 10577 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2004 - 9:21 PM

Beautiful detailed shot, well captured.

Regards
Terry.

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110234 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2004 - 10:02 PM

Good shot, perky little bird well posed. (I did wonder about doing the "I Dunnock know what this bird is") but thought better of it - LOL

Brian

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strawman
strawman  1022006 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2004 - 10:42 PM

Thanks for your comments.

I had to wait for about half an hour for this bird to come close enough to get a clear shot. It would jump into view and then shoot back into the bushes. This is it just before it flew away again, and for once it paused to look around. Once again I cropped for this shot, but not as severely as the previous photo's.

Davidb I am using minimum aperture (f5.6) in this photo to try and get as fast a shutter speed as possible (1/400) at ISO400 and picking only the center focal point which is aimed at the bird. The rest is down to the camera/lens. Standard settings etc.

I have another post for tomorrow of yet another bird that I will try and find on the RSPB site.

The variety of birds at this location is amazing. There were some Crested Greebs, but they were staying too far away on the water. Something for another day.

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geegee
geegee  1029 forum posts England
5 Mar 2004 - 10:55 PM

Super shot, I think that it is a dunnock (hedge sparrow) but it is quite colourful for that lovely little creature. Wonderful capture, they are usually very shy little birds.
PS. Just had my books out, definitely a dunnock.
Click.

George.

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seven21
seven21  10196 forum posts
5 Mar 2004 - 11:21 PM

Excellent shot of a bird that is not often photographed - mainly as they stay on the ground. - steve

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2004 - 11:32 PM

Good shot, lots of detail. Well done.

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strawman
strawman  1022006 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Mar 2004 - 11:40 PM

This one did take patience but it eventually hopped into a good pose. There is a rare type of tit (long tail?) I have seen twice. It's brown with white and black tails/wings I think, but it moves out of shot too quick. Something to work on.

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highlander
highlander  1032 forum posts Scotland
6 Mar 2004 - 6:33 PM

My goodness your bird shots are good...this could adorn the front cover in any book on ornithology...sharp and realistically colourful. I am impressed.
Doug.

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graham359
graham359  10
6 Mar 2004 - 9:51 PM

A very sharp shot well done when I was a lad it was a hedge Betty but now it's a Dunnock

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a2jlp
a2jlp  11165 forum posts Scotland
26 Mar 2004 - 9:48 PM

Wow, never seen one as close as this. thanks for showing.

John

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