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Fieldfare taken in our garden during the spell of bad weather.

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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

Takes place this coming weekend - 30-31 Jan.
Can you spare just 1 hr on either of these days to record the birds that you see in your garden.

If you do not get many birds in your garden it is still worth doing it as it is just as important to know where birds are not plentiful as it is to know you have a garden full of different species.

You can download record sheets or you can send your records on line.

You can find more information here BIG GARDEN BIRDWATCH

I hope some of you will join in - cheers.

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:nikon 70-300 vr
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Fieldfare 3 BGB
Username:bricurtis bricurtis
Uploaded:26 Jan 2010 - 8:03 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:66

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Rev2
Rev2  4218 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 8:06 PM

Nice pic, thanks for the heads up.
DJ

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Lovely capture

Chris

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 8:11 PM

as a member of RSBP I shall of course be taking part in the bird watch in fact I look forward to it - good pose on the field fare a little snow in the b/g and the apples they enjoy - well done a good shot

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 8:11 PM

stunning little birds superbly capured

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Mike_Smith
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26 Jan 2010 - 8:13 PM

what a cracking shot

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Brian65
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26 Jan 2010 - 8:20 PM

Fantastic!!!
Brian

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 8:28 PM

A beautiful image Brian, lovely exposure, composition. No garden, have arranged to use a friends for the purpose.
David

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 8:32 PM

Thank you Ann * pluckyfilly * and David for your support.

Brian.

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DiegoDesigns
26 Jan 2010 - 8:38 PM

Given the environmental difficulies, you got the exposure spot on Brian. Lovely crisp details too, a really fine shot.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 8:41 PM

We will be watching Feb 14 and 15--
Love how you have finished this charming garden image---These birds do not usually come to feeders ?
Jennnnnnn

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 9:01 PM

Usually winter in open fields - only come in gardens and feed when weather is really bad - berries, apples and grapes etc.
Best of luck with your ' watch ' Jennn.
Brian.

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 9:21 PM

Lovely on the snow Brian.

I have my pencil duly sharpened for the 'watch day'

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 9:28 PM

Well done Janet - knew you would be up for it.
Brian.

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 9:30 PM

Beautiful shot.
Ty

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 9:52 PM

An excellent image of this fieldfare Brian, I like the way you've captured him jealously guarding his apple. Count me in for the Big Garden Birdwatch too

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 10:05 PM

Cheers Ed - glad your taking part.
Brian.

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Adrian_Reynolds
26 Jan 2010 - 10:55 PM

I will make sure to do so, Brian, just hope its not a gale, its a windy time of year for us.
Lovely take of the Fieldfare, looks like he's posed for you,
well captured,
Adrian

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 10:57 PM

Fabulous capture and a terrific pose !! Very well captured...

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 11:04 PM

what a super capture Bri

keith

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 11:09 PM

A very beautiful image. Superb detail, light and colour. Doesn't the snow make a wonderful bg? Thanks for the reminder re Big Garden Birdwatch. We did this for several years but not lately. Will try to do better this time!

Ann

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heids
heids  5 Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2010 - 11:46 PM

Superb capture

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2010 - 6:00 AM

A beautiful image, Brian. Carol

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2010 - 9:10 AM

Great shot

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2010 - 3:38 PM

Thankyou Adrian and Ann - it will be 1 hr well spent.

Brian.

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2010 - 3:39 PM

A beautiful image Brian, it looks like a pastel chalk drawing. Superb.
Pete.

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2010 - 9:29 AM

Well taken, Brian.
Will be counting along with the rest.
Terry

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2010 - 7:27 PM

hello Brian
i can tell you now what will be in my garden on any day any time,
6 colored doves
6 starling
6 sparrow,
and occasionally a sparrow hawk,

and that's it, never get anything pretty don't know why.
i love this Field-fare, lovely bird
paree

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2010 - 7:48 PM

Thanks Terry - good to hear that.

Thank you Maureen * paree * - you never know something might turn up especially for you on the day. Best of luck.Smile

Brian.

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FeatherFriend
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29 Jan 2010 - 11:13 AM

Some fine detail in this one Brian, never easy in the snow, wish they would visit us at times Wink
Will be counting,
Geoff.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2010 - 12:42 PM

Cheers Geoff - enjoy the hour. Smile
Brian.

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Mavis
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29 Jan 2010 - 9:42 PM

A perfect capture Brian . One of my favourites xx

Will certainly be counting the birds tomorrow xxx

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bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2010 - 9:46 AM

Thank you Mavis - have a nice day.
Brian.x

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31 Jan 2010 - 11:53 AM

Wonderful detail and pose Brian.
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MickS
MickS  9 England14 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2010 - 12:55 PM

Watcha Brian,
well caught image.
the birdwatch is a waste of time for me, since we moved to March, last September, we've seen hardly any birds in the back garden, a couple of sparrows and blackies, and I do mean hardly any. Up above there are ofted a few crows and seagulls winging around, I've seen a couple of magpies up Gaul Road and loads of Pheasants and geese out in the country lanes, but in March, bird life is practically zero.
best
Mick

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davidhu
davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2010 - 4:56 PM

Another fine capture Brian, excellent detail and the blueish tinge to the snow works well. Did the BGB yesterday and had three of these on the list; not quite up to the twenty we had in the garden during the really bad weather.
Dave

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31 Jan 2010 - 6:57 PM

Wonderful Brian. I like the apple in the shot - fits perfectly. Well exposed to capture the detail in the bird.

Greg

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Mynett
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31 Jan 2010 - 6:59 PM

How lovely - gorgeous colour, wish they came in our garden

Linda

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2010 - 6:59 PM

Hi Mick - bit unlucky not to have MANY birds in your garden - but that is still worthwhile information.

Cheers Dave - No Fieldfares in the garden for over a week now that the snow has all gone.


Thanks everyone.
Brian.

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JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2010 - 8:50 PM

Fabulous shot - Jude.

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