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Worm for Lunch

By Lillian  
This Cuckoo was giving me the look that say's
Definitely Not Sharing with you!!!

Please click for larger view.. rather proud!

To say I was over the moon to see this Cuckoo is an understatement!
the first time I have seen one... always heard but never seen.

I was sitting in full heat.. sun burnt face! in the middle of a field
with my feet down a rabbit warren...yep! very comfortable.
He stayed with us over half hour wandering and flying around
walked to withing 30 feet of me

Thank you for comments and awards on the Green Finch

Running late for start off for Bournemouth (macro frogs)
but wanted to share this with you all


Tags: Worm Cuckoo Wild birds Wildlife and nature Thursley Common Nature Reserve

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28 May 2016 7:17AM
Well captured. Lovely image.
Jerrin 7 23 England
28 May 2016 7:18AM
Fabulous shot.
ColleenA Plus
10 505 9 Australia
28 May 2016 7:30AM
Great shot Lillian, enjoy your outing
capto Plus
10 7.1k 33 United Kingdom
28 May 2016 7:54AM
A wonderful experience, I too have never seen one. A lovely image to be proud of.Smile

CanonAndy22 10 6 1 United Kingdom
28 May 2016 7:54AM
How lucky to see Lillian, let alone get a shot of. Well worth the discomfort Wink
Maybe next time you could get him to turn in to the light Tongue.........quite envious really, I've never managed to get a postable image of these lovely birds.
CarolG 16 199 20 Greece
28 May 2016 8:07AM
Well done you Smile
Jukka Plus
11 1 Finland
28 May 2016 8:17AM
Excellent birding , Lillian ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
28 May 2016 8:36AM
viewed large a must.....
senn 11 5 1 Belgium
28 May 2016 9:34AM
Nice capture
HSTONEY222 14 20 1 United Kingdom
28 May 2016 9:57AM
well caught.
Irishkate 12 45 121 United Kingdom
28 May 2016 10:32AM
Wow so that's what a cuckoo looks like!
Fabulous capture Lillian - how you suffer for your art!
Lens is brilliant.
Kate Grin
SlowSong Plus
14 10.5k 30 England
28 May 2016 10:35AM
Wow, how wonderful to see a cuckoo! Super capture, I bet you could hardly breathe in case it flew off.
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
28 May 2016 10:50AM
Fantastic sight Lillian, I have blurred ones !! never got this close !!
cabbie Plus
15 31 United Kingdom
28 May 2016 10:58AM
Yep another one to be proud of Lillian well done

Nikonuser1 Plus
10 173 16 United Kingdom
28 May 2016 11:09AM
A excellent image LillianGrinGrinGrinGrin

28 May 2016 11:25AM
that lens is proving its worth Lillian excellent capture

TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
28 May 2016 11:31AM
He does look rather determined to hang on to his lunch! Grin Can't say I've ever seen a cuckoo either, so it's nice to be shown one here, great capture, Lillian Smile
Trev Smile
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
28 May 2016 11:43AM
Justifiably proud Lillian.........its outstanding.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
28 May 2016 11:50AM
Gorgeous and very impressive image Lillian! The light and pose: perfect!
Isabel Grin
28 May 2016 12:01PM
Outstanding capture Lillian.
cbrundage 9 4 United States
28 May 2016 12:14PM
Congratulations on getting this photo, Lillian! Interesting coloring on the underside of the bird.
Mike_Smith Plus
15 949 2 United Kingdom
28 May 2016 12:48PM
Fantastic capture Lillian, I have been trying for years to capture one. You must be very pleased with this
EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
28 May 2016 1:20PM
Looks extremely grumpy Lillian but a great capture by you. Bet you weren't grumpy.GrinGrin
28 May 2016 2:07PM
Excellent capture
28 May 2016 2:13PM
A very well caught image Lillian and I hope you had something a little more substantial for 'your' Lunch Smile

John Smile
28 May 2016 3:02PM
Excellent image Lillian, haven't even heard one this year - yet, there is usually one close by so am hopeful.

CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
28 May 2016 4:33PM
We rarely see images of the Cuckoo on here - we hear them here, but never see them - lucky you and well captured.
28 May 2016 4:54PM
What a wonderful capture, Lillian.

taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
28 May 2016 5:34PM
A worthy sunburn-- and a fabulous image! Kudos!
Niknut Plus
12 3.4k 82 United Kingdom
28 May 2016 6:25PM
Terrific shot !!.....such a unique moment well caught !!....impressive clarity & colours, with
a lovely 3D effect !!.Smile
28 May 2016 8:15PM
Very well done Lillian!
netta1234 10 382 2 Wales
28 May 2016 8:35PM
You are lucky to see this.I've not heard it for a few yrs here.
Great image
Fred263 10 United Kingdom
28 May 2016 9:08PM
Great capture, Lillian.
pamelajean Plus
16 1.8k 2274 United Kingdom
28 May 2016 9:53PM
You're one lucky lady, Lillian, fab image too.
28 May 2016 10:18PM
Wonderful capture of this elusive bird, Lillian! A cracker!

Dave Wink
Badgerfred 15 39 Wales
28 May 2016 10:22PM
Excellent capture Lillian,
Alison_S 16 339 United Kingdom
28 May 2016 10:25PM
Ditto to all of the above!!!!!!!!!!
RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
29 May 2016 6:20AM
I think this is the first time I have seen a cuckoo on site here, Lillian, and to be honest I would not have known what bird this was.
Excellent shot, and the fact it has it's lunch on display adds to the satisfaction you must have gained in this capture.
phillG 16 229 United Kingdom
29 May 2016 6:42AM
excellent capture with superb detail
bricurtis Plus
17 2.7k 53 England
29 May 2016 12:06PM
It's a cracking shot Lillian but needs a few tweaks........... it is very underexposed ( I see you were -1/3 ) it looks more than that..... Hard to believe no one has mentioned it.Sad

The camera has closed down against the light behind the bird.
I would suggest either pushing the shadow slider up about 30 % or go back to RAW and adjust exposure setting there.
DeSilver Plus
15 14 12 England
29 May 2016 2:52PM
I don't think that there is anything else to say about this stunning capture.

jocas 7 6 United Kingdom
30 May 2016 12:46PM
BrilliantGrinGrin i have never seen one so clearlyGrinGrin
Bravdo 14 17 2 United Kingdom
31 May 2016 4:33PM
No worms for me thanks I'm full. A wonderful capture and super detail.

Beautiful bird great detail lovely colours superb capture, Lillan.
busy 6
3 Jun 2016 7:21PM
Great photos again.

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