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Slimbridge Small Birds

By Glostopcat  
A set of images of small birds taken at Slimbridge this spring:

V1 - Goldfinch
V2- Male Reed Bunting
V3 - Goldfinch
V4 - Goldfinch
V5 - Long Tailed Tit
V6 - Hen Chaffinch
V7 - Robin
V8 - Song Thrush
V9- **** Chaffinch
V10 - Goldfinch
V11 - Great Tit
V12 -Kingfisher
V13 - Mating Kingfishers
V14 - A shady character for Shadow Saturday, a Wild Bore captured last summer in the Forest of Dean!Wink Britain's largest and most dangerous land mammal!

Tags: Birds Slimbridge Glos Wildfowl and wetlands trust Wildlife and nature

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annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
11 May 2013 12:31AM
Most impressed with no 13... Most puzzled by 14.... Whozit???
Excellent series!

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Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
11 May 2013 12:38AM
V13 was taken from the Kingfisher hide at Slimbridge with the Sigma 150-500mm taken from the extent of its range and heavily cropped. An 800mm lens would have been the order of the day as I was hopelessly out of range. As for V14 that is our most dangerous wild beast that should not be approached under any circumstances and is native to the West Country. I spotted this formidable specimen in its natural habitat and risked life and limb to get this once in a lifetime shot!Grin
debu 8 India
11 May 2013 12:39AM
Lovely set of images,V13 for me.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
11 May 2013 12:46AM
V13 is exceptional Ed, but what a wide variety of birds, excellent captures.


Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
11 May 2013 12:49AM
You are too kind Trev, it is not in the league of Alan Willis's kingfisher shots I'm afraid, I was miles away from the subject when I took this shot
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
11 May 2013 1:49AM
An excellent set of bird images Ed. A good one of the photographer too. All lovely.......Sandy
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
11 May 2013 2:28AM
An awesome set of images! Lucky you! PattiSmileSmileSmile
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
11 May 2013 3:57AM
What a wonderful and interesting set! Love seeing all those little birds with V12 & 13 being outstanding.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
11 May 2013 6:00AM
What a wonderful selection of subjects, Ed, and the robin shot is my favourite, although the mating kingfishers must be a first on site here.
Very well done indeed.
As for that dangerous character in V 14, I think I know well enough who it is from the previous banter between you, but I shall not spoil it for others.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
11 May 2013 7:27AM
Superb selection of wildlife photos, worth a UA for V13 alone (brief comments only due to the cost of using MIFI whilst in Spain).
11 May 2013 7:28AM
Wow! What a collection.Grin
11 May 2013 7:53AM
Wonderful set of our avian visitors Ed & that Wild Boar looks most menacing TongueWink
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
11 May 2013 8:08AM
A fine selection, Ed, but don't you need a special licence to go stalking v14?Tongue

11 May 2013 8:21AM
Super set Ed,
11 May 2013 9:11AM
Fantastic set of images Ed
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
11 May 2013 11:27AM
What a wonderful selection of birds and other wildlife creatures!
What a capture in V13 - I'd love to capture a kingfisher let along
an action image like this!
I do love you robin in V7 and the chaffinch in V9 and of course the goldfinch in V1.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
11 May 2013 11:59AM
Powerful set of images Ed, all first rate.
Briwooly 12 452 5 England
11 May 2013 12:51PM
What a great collection Ed

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
11 May 2013 2:01PM
Many thanks for the user award Lynne, it is greatly appreciated, Ed
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
11 May 2013 2:56PM
What a set! The first image which really wowed me was the sharp clean shot of the robin in V7. And then V13 arrived...and...well...let's just say Lynne and I are on the same page there Smile

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
11 May 2013 3:03PM
Many thanks for the user award Andrew, it is greatly appreciated my friend. The robin was taken with the Canon Ixus 107 a couple of years ago, I've uploaded several similar versions in the past, Ed
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
11 May 2013 4:52PM
A wonderful series of avian images, Ed.

11 May 2013 5:15PM
Afternoon Ed. A fabulous set of images but definately V13 for me. They are beautiful birds GrinGrinGrin

11 May 2013 8:16PM
An excellent set of bird images
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
11 May 2013 10:05PM
Many thanks to Fred "BadgerFred" for the user award on the male reed bunting, it is greatly appreciated, Ed
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
12 May 2013 12:39AM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
12 May 2013 8:30PM
Fantastic set ED, love V13.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
13 May 2013 8:21PM
Crikey, we get our money's worth here, Ed, and I have to agree with several others, V13 is very special.
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
13 May 2013 8:23PM
I don't like the look of that 'Wild Bore' Grin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
13 May 2013 8:37PM
I don't blame you Brian, it is a very unpredictable beast that is known to go on the attack when it spots a photographer!Wink
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
14 May 2013 12:23AM
Fabulous work Ed, very educational! Wink


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