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No way can I capture the wonderful bird images the experts post on this site but thought you might like to see a few of the visitors we are keeping in good nick during these tough days weatherwise. We reckon we have around 250 Bramblings alone and we had 14 Pheasants in the garden this morning. Lucky us, even if bankrupt!!! At times it feels like feeding the biblical 5000 but in truth it's a privilege and a pleasure!

All 4 images were taken through the double glazing in the computer room and the white marks are from where the snow had landed on the glass.

Special thanks are due to both barbarahirst and taggart for their generous UAs which they gave to Jack Frost, Artist Supreme.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix GF3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:4 Feb 2013 - 9:10 PM
Focal Length:42mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Come Dine With Me
Username:EAS EAS
Uploaded:10 Feb 2013 - 4:46 PM
Tags:Bramblings & others, General, Pheasant, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 4:47 PM

What a wonderful array of feathered friends you have captured here, Ann, and good on you for providing them with a restaurant to visit every day Smile Carol

jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
10 Feb 2013 - 4:48 PM

Looks crowded and a bonus with the flyer


Tibetan  3 England
10 Feb 2013 - 5:00 PM

Plenty of nice birds there Ann, as said the flyer is a bonus, I'd be quite happy with those shots through the glass, and the pheasant shot is respectable if you consider your not sitting in a hide almost next to them for a few hours, so well done you!, like all the shots, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

NDODS Plus Member 44300 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 5:02 PM

A wonderful wintery picnic, although the Finches are rather beautiful and certainly charming, I really have a soft spot for Pheasants

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

10 Feb 2013 - 5:33 PM

Well done on some great captures and also on keeping the hungry hoards fed!

christinecilia Plus Member 3christinecilia vcard England
10 Feb 2013 - 5:35 PM

nice to see lots of them like the pheasant two 4 lovely shots. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

lesliea Plus Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
10 Feb 2013 - 5:40 PM

very nice images Ann well captured.
Allen, Smile

10 Feb 2013 - 5:47 PM

I like the bird flying away in v1

tamarisk  2
10 Feb 2013 - 5:56 PM

I think it's really good, wish I could get one like that especially through glass

Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 6:00 PM

Lucky you I've never seen such a huge flock of bramblings in all my life and have them visit my garden too! What a joy it must have been to view these from your window

NeilWigan Plus Member 5NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 6:13 PM

I have seen these flocks on our visits and thought they were chaffinches,thanks for putting me right.

RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 6:36 PM

Some must be telling their pals where the best feeding station in the Borders is sited, Ann, when you get as many visitors as this: must be quite expensive too as you indicate.

tomcat Plus Member 96361 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 6:53 PM

On the next train up, AnnWink

Bramblings indeedSmile


janlea Plus Member 3janlea vcard United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 - 6:59 PM

Lovely set of Images Ann Smile

taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 7:15 PM

So good of you to feed them--- has to be fun to watch--- wonderful images, Ann!

leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
10 Feb 2013 - 7:51 PM

A lovely set of pictures, very well captured

pamelajean Critique Team 9924 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1742 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 8:31 PM

V3 is my favourite, it has better light than the others.
These pictures, with the table and chairs, remind me of this advertisement....."It's just so hard to get a table".

10 Feb 2013 - 9:14 PM

Lovely. Now that is what is called a bird table!!SmileSmileSmile


canonfan Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 - 9:35 PM

Thats some bird table Ann. Lovely set of images

LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 10:31 PM

Lovely avian candids.

EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 11:15 PM

Glad to know that you stayed in the warm to capture these delightful pics.

fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2013 - 11:52 PM

These are wonderful images of birds in action and will be appreciated as such and are just as relevant as close-ups of birds on sticks.


milky Plus Member 12milky vcard Wales
11 Feb 2013 - 4:47 AM

Stunning set of Birds, Ann amazing bird feeling table-------MilkyWinkWink

helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 5:59 AM

What a wonderful set of images Ann - so many colourful birds SmileSmile

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 7:19 AM

What a lot of birds.....
We also have similar....
And don't they give us so much joy

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 7:53 AM

How delightful Ann and wonderful that you have all those bramblings! As you point out, it costs a fortune but well done to you for looking after them in this bad weather.

Last Modified By AnnChown at 11 Feb 2013 - 7:54 AM
11 Feb 2013 - 9:25 AM

excellent looks very much like a feeding frenzy but they need it for sure


Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 3:44 PM

Incredible sight this must be Ann,
I am really envious!!!
well captured images and through the Glass fantastic

11 Feb 2013 - 7:36 PM

I'm noticing how the snow is also disappearing from frame 1 through frame 4. I also feed the birds and find great pleasure in watching them - that pheasant must really have been a sight in real life!


Mike_Smith Plus Member 8231 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 7:50 PM

i have just been looking at all the Bramblings in this picture amazing thanks for sharing

sable  7 England7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 8:16 PM

Four very interesting well captured images I love watching the birds in the garden and on the feeders - Elizabeth xx

Billyray  770 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 9:40 PM

A cracking set Ann, in flight meals for oneGrin. I too thought they were finches.

sweetpea62 Plus Member 5sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 9:51 PM

What a cracking set of images and a pheasant too,well done..Lin

12 Feb 2013 - 7:10 AM

What they dine, Ann, on this (dining) table? A nice collection of these birds in a frosty background. - Raja.

PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 8:01 PM

Great to see such hungry birds having their feast. Well done for providing that. they need to build their strength up for the mating season. paul

Ayoob Plus Member 4Ayoob vcard Australia
12 Feb 2013 - 11:47 PM

Great set of images ,Ann-well done.........GrinGrinWink

LV426  6 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 12:14 AM

What a nice little catch you got here.

V1 i saw a certain oriental art work quallity in your image that just popped out.
So i thought to myself,.. why not just do a quick mod.

Nice work.

sparrowhawk Plus Member 6272 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 12:59 PM

superb shots

1881  3 India
13 Feb 2013 - 5:34 PM

CLASSIC image.


hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 9:23 AM

What great shots you have excellent

bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 1:11 PM

You are very lucky indeed to have such a wonderful amount of birds in the garden - especially Bramblings.
Super collection -I particularly like V3.

16 Feb 2013 - 4:50 PM

A lovely set of pictures

BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 12:57 PM

wow, how super !
Lucky you, I don't think I've ever seen one Brambling.
I especially love V3.
Very well done and good on you for all the feeding.


LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 11:45 PM

The biggest bird table I have ever seen with a splendid array of visitors.

Val Prowse
Val Prowse Plus Member 12Val Prowse vcard England
21 Feb 2013 - 3:44 PM

Goodness this is wonderful Ann. I have lots of birds coming to feed in my garden but never that many all at once. Good on you for feeding them all and I do like your title!


LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2013 - 7:23 PM

Excellent Image Set ~ Peter


What a brilliant set Ann, you have a good and varied assortment of visitors to your garden...lucky you Wink
Great stuff
Best regards

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