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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 Plus
10 199 20 Greece
5 Aug 2012 3:35PM
A fine close-up, Ron. Carol

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RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 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
14 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 3:52PM
Fine capture here Ron.

tomcat 11 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 6 5.1k 125 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 Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 4:55PM
Great shot Ron
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
5 Aug 2012 4:59PM
Splendid capture! Patti Smile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
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
13 47 13 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 10 3 72 England
5 Aug 2012 6:12PM
Thanks very much everyone.
fentiger 16 916 23 England
5 Aug 2012 6:25PM
What perfect timing - great shot.

helenlinda Plus
10 344 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 8 2 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 6:49PM
Lovely natural shot Ron, geat well soon mate.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.1k 49 England
5 Aug 2012 7:57PM
Looks set to bite the whole branch off Ron.Smile
MossyOak 5 22 15 England
5 Aug 2012 9:02PM
Great capture Ron and lets see about getting out soon.
LexEquine 11 19 United States
5 Aug 2012 9:30PM
"Brilliant Shot!!" ~ Peter
5 Aug 2012 10:27PM

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

My thoughts too Ron,
Lillian Plus
8 22 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 9 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
7 430 3 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 8:24AM
What a great shot.
maggie9 8 45 2 Scotland
6 Aug 2012 8:24AM
such a great shot!
starlings are such funny characters Smile

teocali Plus
9 441 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
11 28 53 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
Excellent Ron! Good to see you are still catching the good ones! Lou x
Rach1970 9 14 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 9:17PM
Great timing Smile
MossyOak 5 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 11 255 2 England
7 Aug 2012 10:24PM
You cherry picked a good image to upload today Ron, fine work as always Sir
A Booth 15 11 4 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2012 1:37PM
lovely action shot well recorded, excellent detail and superb colours.
NeilWigan 7 16 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 5 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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