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I know this is a terrible photo technically but it's a quick shot through my garden window and heavily cropped. I just spotted this little cutie getting to grips with the peanut feeder and just had to get a pic, good or bad. I think a new lot have just fledged as there were four babies hanging on at one point. Smile

And some interesting behaviour from a great tit too. It was looking around in all the nooks and crannies of the garden, down the drain, in the woodpile, and even hovering underneath the garden table looking in the corners for small insects. It then looked all round the perimeter of the garden. I do hope it found something.

AND, yesterday evening I had a visit from a jackdaw no less. I've never seen one before and it was hanging off the fat ball feeder.

The garden's been so busy today. Everywhere there's a starling - must be over 60 in all, pigeons, doves, squirrels, magpies - all sorts. Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Jun 2013 - 10:01 AM
Focal Length:270mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.2
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:29 Jun 2013 - 10:28 AM
Tags:Blue tit, Chicks, General, Wildlife / nature



Same here with the young ones...........this morning has been manic.......baby Jackdaws (no Pics yet), baby Siskins, Great Tits, House & Tree Sparrows, Robins and so on..............one of the cats brought in a bird for me this morning even though he wears a collar with a big bell on...........he deposited the little one on the bedroom carpet.............I shot out of bed and picked up the bird......it was in shock but still breathing...........just 10 minutes ago the baby was fully recovered and flew off to live another day............it took over 4.5 hrs to recover but I was so pleased when I watched it fly back to the trees..........GrinGrinGrin

It's the first time this year that cat has brought me a gift..............I told him no more thank you...........GrinGrinGrin

Oh and we have the Starlings again this morning.............as noisy as ever.............GrinGrinGrin


An object of great beauty - no. But very entertaining smiley picture. A

PattiW  10 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2013 - 11:27 AM

Sounds like your garden is a very and interesting place! Cute little guy, great that you got this shot! PattiSmile


Wonderfully endearing shot Smile I was just watching three baby swallows on a fence being fed by their busy parents from 3 meters away; such a treat Smile

mrswoolybill Critique Team 9828 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1314 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2013 - 12:52 PM

Love the angle of the leg, that's attitude. Much more entertaining than your standard stuffed-specimen-on-a-stick shot.


Now how in the world would that little beak get one of those big peanuts in it's mouth! Very cute shot of the messy little fella......Sandy


What a wonderful capture, Chris SmileSmileSmile Carol


Maybe not technically perfect, but it sure is better than no photo at all! Wink And this is wonderful, Chris, of this little chap hanging in there Smile You certainly have plenty of visitors to your garden Smile


You're right. It's a terrible photo. Take it down immediately or I will never speak to you again.


I think it's an excellent grab, Chris, 'cos to me it's what photography is all about --- grabbing the moment. And you've grabbed it well! Just like that little fella has done with his ginormous lunch box...lol

And he's SO cute with that fluffy dishevelled look GrinGrin


saltireblue Site Moderator 55130 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway31 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2013 - 7:30 PM

I looked like that when I emerged gingerly from under the duvet this morning.Sad I'll never drink that much again...until the next time.SadGrin
Great grab shot, Chris.



Thank you for liking my scuffy little chick. Smile


So cute!


Actually, this is very sweet. As baby blue tits go, this one isn't going to win any prizes in the 'looks' department, but that just makes him all the more appealing.




Your garden sound a hive of activity. A few sparrows and a pair of Blackbirds and a hedgehog leaving calling cards on our patio.Wink


What a shot Chris
a real scruff on the attack for a food hit!
You can lose hours watching them
then even more trying to get a shot!!Grin


I would willingly shoot all Jackdaws. They visit my garden in great numbers, eat all the fat balls then start on the nuts. I just cannot afford it any longer. That's a cute little one which you have photographed so well Chris.

chrissie3  7 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2013 - 8:41 AM

This is so cute - hate that word but it is! My garden is very busy too - we have a bottle feeder from which the little birds throw seed down to be eaten by the bigger birds. We get quite a few jackdaws - noisy!!!

6 Jul 2013 - 12:50 PM

Super image Chris, I love the pose, great stuff Smile



it is great, cropped or not and as you clearly say irresistibly cute!

NaTaShe  2
18 Jul 2013 - 10:14 PM

It`s sooo cute!!!! .. Great Shot Smile

Last Modified By NaTaShe at 18 Jul 2013 - 10:15 PM
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