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Not The Intended Subject, Oh well ;-)

By SocksAndStuff
Here's a chubby little Sparrow looking pretty relaxed. I was actually trying to get Swallows flying over the canal, yes they are back and I'm so happy to see them again, but my panning is a little rusty and the shots I got aren't up to scratch. The Version is a poor attempt at a perched Swallow - I only got a quick shot off and wasn't prepared for the excitement of seeing it. Had a great time trying in the sunshine though, and a lovely walk. Hope you're all getting to see a little sun, it really felt like summer today while I was gardening.

Tags: Birds Wildlife and nature

Voters: JuBarney, taggart, DicksPics and 24 more


JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2018 10:09PM
Two lovely shots and no wonder you were pleased; I spotted one too.

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taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
19 Apr 2018 10:13PM
Both quite fine----well done to capture the sparrow!
19 Apr 2018 11:17PM
Love the cheeky chubby sparrow Helen, he posed nicely for you.

We saw our first two swallows in Hampshire this is exciting. Pam
20 Apr 2018 1:01AM
That's a good challenge Helen , let's get a photo of a Swallow , nice Sparrow in the mean time,
tonyguitar Plus
7 77 37 Canada
20 Apr 2018 2:09AM
A fine sparrow portrait. Looks like a tree swallow. A little larger and it could also be a purple martin. Very tough to get images. They can remain flying for hours on end. Very fast too. TG
ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
20 Apr 2018 6:02AM
Well done on both, Helen.
Great shot of the house sparrow and the swallow is how we generally see them!
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2018 9:43AM
Gorgeous little sparrow Helen. I'm sure you'll get the swallows soon.
Peter GrinGrin
Alison_S 14 339 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2018 11:56AM
A lovely capture of this plump little sparrow enjoying the sunshine. Smile
Fefe Plus
8 33 31 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2018 3:31PM
Gorgeous little fattyGrinGrinGrinGrin
20 Apr 2018 8:31PM
Lovely shots Helen. They have come back to our stables as well this week. So lovely to see them back again. Cathy
10 10 10 England
20 Apr 2018 8:44PM
I like sparrows.Smile

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