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The Xmas visitors. V1 - Fieldfares on ice.

By accipiter  
Thanks for the CCs for the Xmas landscapes on the farm. Much appreciated.
Xmas day was freezing (v1)with a thick frost on all the plants. My cousin has some bird feeders outside the kitchen window which were dominated all day by a group of about fifty goldfinch and a few Greenfinch (v2 and v3)
Plenty of other visitors came to look for the pickings of fallen food below the feeders and I spent a couple of pleasant hours inside the house taking pictures through the double glazing - so apologies for the not quite sharp pics with a strange bokeh.
V4 to v10 were all visitors and I missed some too, including doves, pigeon and pheasant.
It is very hard for small birds to survive very severe weather and without feeders to provide energy requirements I am sure many would die. Each upload is labelled.
Hope you enjoy them as I did. A

Tags: Greenfinch Chaffinch Wagtail Brambling Redwing Wildlife and nature Christmas icecold birds fieldfare goldfinch Ba;ckbord. Xparrow.

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NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
1 Jan 2011 5:15PM
Great set shots,with detail and colour.

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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2011 5:15PM
Splendid series and a lovely commentary. We are feeding the locals too, and we have our regulars, the most colourful being a lesser spotted woodpecker.
DonSchaeffer 13 15 United States
1 Jan 2011 5:16PM
great shor
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
1 Jan 2011 5:19PM
A superb set of images, Arthur, love them all, very well captured. A very happy and healthy New Year to you. Carol
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
1 Jan 2011 5:22PM
Superb set
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2011 5:22PM
great selection esp the robin

Great set of captures A

1 Jan 2011 5:35PM
great shot!
1 Jan 2011 5:37PM
10 Excellent Capturs
Happy New Year to you in 2011
wolfy 14 36 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2011 5:41PM
What a brilliant collections of shots, excellent set!
moiral 7 12 Scotland
1 Jan 2011 6:08PM
A wonderful collection of shots. I love V2, such lovely colours. The robin and wagtail are also in my favourites. Costs me as much to feed the birds as to feed us Wink. All the best for 2011. Moira
rpba18205 8 1 4 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2011 6:34PM
A fabulous set with V4 being my favourite.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
1 Jan 2011 6:36PM
Fabulous sequence Arthur. You seem to have captured a terrific number of species. V6 - the Brambling for me please.
Happy New Year to you.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2011 6:41PM
Hoping they will survive ...
My favourite is the robin
But what a cracking good set
1 Jan 2011 7:08PM
Fabulous set of shots with plenty of detail. V6 for me as well.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2011 7:59PM
great set of varying species love them all

Happy New Year
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2011 8:30PM
a cracking set of detail capture all the best for 2011 Wink
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
1 Jan 2011 10:21PM
A delightful set! Love that rather grumpy look on the face of the lower little visitor in V1, though who could blame it! Had to completely re-fill all the seed feeders this afternoon which I take to be a bad sign re the coming weather!

Nikola 7 1 India
2 Jan 2011 8:10AM
This is a beautifully captured image and the result is excellent.
Regards Uttam
Ray42 9 3 England
2 Jan 2011 8:34AM
An excellent set A - enjoyed everyone
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2011 2:12PM
Fantastic set of images, love V1 & V4, all the best to you and your family for 2011.

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
2 Jan 2011 3:47PM
It's good to see our little feathered friends being so well looked after Arthur, lovely selection here,
Happy new year,
davey_griffo 9 213 165 England
2 Jan 2011 5:58PM
An excellent set of images. It looks like you have next year's Xmas cards sorted.

I particularly like V5. You can almost hear him thinking "Go ahead worm, make my day. Stick your head up". Smile
Excellent themed set. Details and colors are amazing.
Regards, Oleg.
2 Jan 2011 8:18PM
Beautiful set.Well done.
3 Jan 2011 6:33AM
Excellent set of images!
3 Jan 2011 8:29AM
What a fabulous set of images, Arthur, wonderful colours and details and all very well captured.
3 Jan 2011 9:16AM
absolutely fantastic !! can i ask you how you get the redwings to come so close and what type of food they eat as i want to try and get a shot like yours
xwang 8 56 8
3 Jan 2011 9:32AM
Wow... wonderful set, great pleasure to view,Beautiful colour and light. Strange to say, the glass gives a kind of soft beauty of the images,not only about the birds but also about the cold and white (unforgettable) environment of the(this) year. Looking forward to seeing more your new uploadings.
BTW, thank you for your helpful comments on my photo.
3 Jan 2011 10:26AM
A great set of photos in snow and ice. In Australia its quite hot and Queensland is flooded. Still we are enjoying birding. Cheers Boyd
Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2011 2:49PM
Wonderful set of excellent captures!!
3 Jan 2011 4:50PM
Top Class set, beautiful. Eric.
VivienO 8 1 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2011 8:53PM
A beautiful capture. Love the delicate plants and colours.
6 Jan 2011 9:21PM
That's what you call a set of bird captures, superb and wonderful images. Gary
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2011 4:57PM
So you had a busy Christmas with all your visitors - not too much washing up to do when they had gone though !!!
A great selection Arthur
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2011 12:18PM
Happy new year! I was surprised to see a few redwings in our garden on the edge of Leeds a few days ago. Never seen them before in my life.

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