Fieldfare 3 BGB

By bricurtis
Fieldfare taken in our garden during the spell of bad weather.

Large V is bigger !

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

Takes place this coming weekend - 30-31 Jan.
Can you spare just 1 hr on either of these days to record the birds that you see in your garden.

If you do not get many birds in your garden it is still worth doing it as it is just as important to know where birds are not plentiful as it is to know you have a garden full of different species.

You can download record sheets or you can send your records on line.

You can find more information here BIG GARDEN BIRDWATCH

I hope some of you will join in - cheers.

Tags: General Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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Rev2 Plus
6 279 2 England
26 Jan 2010 8:06PM
Nice pic, thanks for the heads up.

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Lovely capture

pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2010 8:11PM
as a member of RSBP I shall of course be taking part in the bird watch in fact I look forward to it - good pose on the field fare a little snow in the b/g and the apples they enjoy - well done a good shot
26 Jan 2010 8:11PM
stunning little birds superbly capured
Mike_Smith Plus
8 270 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2010 8:13PM
what a cracking shot
26 Jan 2010 8:20PM
26 Jan 2010 8:28PM
A beautiful image Brian, lovely exposure, composition. No garden, have arranged to use a friends for the purpose.
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
26 Jan 2010 8:32PM
Thank you Ann * pluckyfilly * and David for your support.

DiegoDesigns 10 117 6 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2010 8:38PM
Given the environmental difficulies, you got the exposure spot on Brian. Lovely crisp details too, a really fine shot.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
26 Jan 2010 8:41PM
We will be watching Feb 14 and 15--
Love how you have finished this charming garden image---These birds do not usually come to feeders ?
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
26 Jan 2010 9:01PM
Usually winter in open fields - only come in gardens and feed when weather is really bad - berries, apples and grapes etc.
Best of luck with your ' watch ' Jennn.
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
26 Jan 2010 9:21PM
Lovely on the snow Brian.

I have my pencil duly sharpened for the 'watch day'
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
26 Jan 2010 9:28PM
Well done Janet - knew you would be up for it.
TyChee Plus
11 269 1 United States
26 Jan 2010 9:30PM
Beautiful shot.
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
26 Jan 2010 9:52PM
An excellent image of this fieldfare Brian, I like the way you've captured him jealously guarding his apple. Count me in for the Big Garden Birdwatch too
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
26 Jan 2010 10:05PM
Cheers Ed - glad your taking part.
26 Jan 2010 10:55PM
I will make sure to do so, Brian, just hope its not a gale, its a windy time of year for us.
Lovely take of the Fieldfare, looks like he's posed for you,
well captured,
Fabulous capture and a terrific pose !! Very well captured...
KBan Plus
10 486 4 England
26 Jan 2010 11:04PM
what a super capture Bri

EAS Plus
6 1 13 Scotland
26 Jan 2010 11:09PM
A very beautiful image. Superb detail, light and colour. Doesn't the snow make a wonderful bg? Thanks for the reminder re Big Garden Birdwatch. We did this for several years but not lately. Will try to do better this time!

heids Plus
6 1 1 Scotland
26 Jan 2010 11:46PM
Superb capture
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
27 Jan 2010 6:00AM
A beautiful image, Brian. Carol
27 Jan 2010 9:10AM
Great shot
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
27 Jan 2010 3:38PM
Thankyou Adrian and Ann - it will be 1 hr well spent.

Pegon Plus
10 78 1 England
27 Jan 2010 3:39PM
A beautiful image Brian, it looks like a pastel chalk drawing. Superb.
TerryMcK Plus
7 71 2 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2010 9:29AM
Well taken, Brian.
Will be counting along with the rest.
Paree 10 616 3
28 Jan 2010 7:27PM
hello Brian
i can tell you now what will be in my garden on any day any time,
6 colored doves
6 starling
6 sparrow,
and occasionally a sparrow hawk,

and that's it, never get anything pretty don't know why.
i love this Field-fare, lovely bird
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
28 Jan 2010 7:48PM
Thanks Terry - good to hear that.

Thank you Maureen * paree * - you never know something might turn up especially for you on the day. Best of luck.Smile

FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
29 Jan 2010 11:13AM
Some fine detail in this one Brian, never easy in the snow, wish they would visit us at times Wink
Will be counting,
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
29 Jan 2010 12:42PM
Cheers Geoff - enjoy the hour. Smile
Mavis Plus
13 143 2 England
29 Jan 2010 9:42PM
A perfect capture Brian . One of my favourites xx

Will certainly be counting the birds tomorrow xxx
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
30 Jan 2010 9:46AM
Thank you Mavis - have a nice day.
Rende Plus
8 38 4 Netherlands
31 Jan 2010 11:53AM
Wonderful detail and pose Brian.
MickS Plus
11 23 14 England
31 Jan 2010 12:55PM
Watcha Brian,
well caught image.
the birdwatch is a waste of time for me, since we moved to March, last September, we've seen hardly any birds in the back garden, a couple of sparrows and blackies, and I do mean hardly any. Up above there are ofted a few crows and seagulls winging around, I've seen a couple of magpies up Gaul Road and loads of Pheasants and geese out in the country lanes, but in March, bird life is practically zero.
davidhu 10 19 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2010 4:56PM
Another fine capture Brian, excellent detail and the blueish tinge to the snow works well. Did the BGB yesterday and had three of these on the list; not quite up to the twenty we had in the garden during the really bad weather.
gregl Plus
11 18 1 England
31 Jan 2010 6:57PM
Wonderful Brian. I like the apple in the shot - fits perfectly. Well exposed to capture the detail in the bird.

Mynett Plus
7 142 6 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2010 6:59PM
How lovely - gorgeous colour, wish they came in our garden

bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
31 Jan 2010 6:59PM
Hi Mick - bit unlucky not to have MANY birds in your garden - but that is still worthwhile information.

Cheers Dave - No Fieldfares in the garden for over a week now that the snow has all gone.

Thanks everyone.
JudeC Plus
8 6 3 England
3 Feb 2010 8:50PM
Fabulous shot - Jude.

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