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Cherry Picker

By Maiwand
Juvenile Starling ( sturnus vulgaris )
Still experiencing some difficulties in getting out and about ( not from what I understand there is much around anyway ) so fortunately I managed to get camera and tripod set up in the garden whilst a whole load of Starlings and Blackbirds decided to visit annd start stripping all the half ripe fruit of the cherry tree in my neighbours garden.
I think this one was trying to eat all the fruit in one mouthful !!

Tags: Birds Fruit Garden Wildlife and nature

Voters: CarolG, robthecamman, RonnieAG and 51 more

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CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
5 Aug 2012 3:35PM
A fine close-up, Ron. Carol

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RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
5 Aug 2012 3:49PM
Very nicely timed to capture the pillaging of your neighbour's crop, Ron.
Always good to see an 'action' shot like this rather than a static one.
franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 3:52PM
Fine capture here Ron.

tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 3:53PM
A good opportune shot Ron

Hope your "issues" are soon resolved mateSmile

great captur looks like hes enjoying them.GrinGrinGrinGrin
NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 4:22PM
A really beautiful photograph depicting this rather gorgeous juvenile Starling, have a spot of lunch, so expertly captured, crammed packed full of natural colours and fantastic detail.

Regards Nathan
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 4:55PM
Great shot Ron
PattiW 14 24 2 United States
5 Aug 2012 4:59PM
Splendid capture! Patti Smile
annettep38 9 219 42 Germany
5 Aug 2012 5:04PM
fantastic shot Ron, perfect timing. What a greedy fellow! Our cherries are long gone, but we were in a rush to get some for ourselves.
I sincerely hope your health will improve for the bird's winter season!
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
5 Aug 2012 5:55PM
A superb capture-- wonderful to see these birds in action!
5 Aug 2012 6:11PM
Excellent Ron, great timing,
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
5 Aug 2012 6:12PM
Thanks very much everyone.
fentiger 19 920 24 England
5 Aug 2012 6:25PM
What perfect timing - great shot.

helenlinda Plus
13 366 22 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 6:49PM
One for the gymnastics here I think - what a position you have captured him in ...............and he seems to be going for gold WinkWinkWinkWinkWink
Fits the Olympic season well
Good to see an upload from you - and my, what a size to his mouth WinkWinkWink
Brian65 11 2 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 6:49PM
Lovely natural shot Ron, geat well soon mate.
bricurtis Plus
15 2.3k 50 England
5 Aug 2012 7:57PM
Looks set to bite the whole branch off Ron.Smile
MossyOak 8 22 15 England
5 Aug 2012 9:02PM
Great capture Ron and lets see about getting out soon.
LexEquine 14 1 19 United States
5 Aug 2012 9:30PM
"Brilliant Shot!!" ~ Peter
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
5 Aug 2012 10:27PM

Quote:Lovely natural shot Ron, geat well soon mate.

My thoughts too Ron,
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 10:28PM
At least it was the neighbours cherry tree!!
not too sure you would have allowed them to strip your cherriesGrinGrin
You have a great action shot Ron
perfectly captured
Ray42 12 3 England
6 Aug 2012 7:49AM
Incapacitated but still clicking and the quality is still as good - nice one Ron
I haven't been out very much either and I don't have the benefit of the luxury of a garden - a few moths may be
Keep it up Ron -
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 8:24AM
What a great shot.
maggie9 11 45 2 Scotland
6 Aug 2012 8:24AM
such a great shot!
starlings are such funny characters Smile

teocali Plus
12 442 18 England
6 Aug 2012 10:49AM
Great capture of this aspiring little vandal, Ron. Starlings are such thugs when it comes to food, but hilarious to watch.
Joline Plus
14 30 57 United States
6 Aug 2012 12:08PM
This is delightful....glad to hear you are doing some shooting in your garden. It keeps the mind occupied, and is wonderful therapy.
Starlings can be such clownsSmile
Louise_Morris 10 2.5k England
6 Aug 2012 8:56PM
Excellent Ron! Good to see you are still catching the good ones! Lou x
Rach1970 12 14 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 9:17PM
Great timing Smile
MossyOak 8 22 15 England
6 Aug 2012 10:12PM
Just realised this was taken over a month ago, hope you brought your gear in Ron, it'll get wet out in the garden all this time Wink
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
7 Aug 2012 10:24PM
You cherry picked a good image to upload today Ron, fine work as always Sir
A Booth 18 11 4 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2012 1:37PM
lovely action shot well recorded, excellent detail and superb colours.
NeilWigan Plus
10 17 16 England
10 Aug 2012 9:20PM
Glad to see you back Ron,hope things are getting better for you,the shots are still looking good .Smile
22 Aug 2012 9:09PM
Well timed shot. Smile
Tibetan 8 3 England
9 Oct 2012 3:35PM
Great shot wonder what happens with the stones lol. like bullets from a gun, bet you're pleased it's your neighbours and not yours, I get almost all my photo's from my garden, nice one good detail like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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