Friday, 13 December 2013

Winter Visitors Gather

Its that time again when if you look closely high up in the Alder trees you can see the Siskins and the Lesser Redpolls feeding on the seeds. I was able (restricted by the prevailing poor light) to shoot a few images of males and females as they went about their frantic feeding. In fact the tree foliage background provided better light than the dull sky. Its a neck aching job though looking up those tall trees.

Male



Female





Lesser Redpoll





16 comments:

  1. beautiful birds Roy, and yes, I know about the aching neck syndrome! :)

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  2. Ja Roy hier krijg je wel een stijve nek van maar het is meer dan de moeite waard,wat een pracht serie heb je ervan kunnen maken,klasse.

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    1. Thanks Nic, denk je dat ik zou gebruiken om het nu te zijn.

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  3. Lovely to see those Siskins Roy. Ours have not been around since the second brood had had their fill at the seed feeder at the end of summer. I'm hoping they'll return next spring. Redpoll is gorgeous. I've never seen one.

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  4. Thanks for the I.D on the Siskins, Your photos are great. Where do they go in summer ? Only see them in winter at the park.

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    1. Thanks Amanda. Northern Europe mainly.

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  5. You did well to 'pull' these shots out of the gloom Roy.
    Just call it practice and maybe, when your neck's better, there'll be a brighter day for you to have another go?...[;o)

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  6. Well done for spotting these birds in such gloomy weather and taking such great photos. I see flocks of finches on the edge of the fields here, but I find it difficult distinguishing between the different birds when they are high up on these dark days.

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    1. Thanks Wendy, yes its OK with binoculars, but cameras not so good.{:))

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  7. Beautifully redpoll Roy and I hope to shoot this winter. The common redpoll I've never seen. Wonderful series.

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