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Little Birds Pt2

Discussion in 'Photo Sharing' started by Zone, Apr 19, 2011.

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  1. NSNO

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    I'd definitely recommend a visit to Attenborough while the warblers are there, some of them are very obliging
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    Yes we were discussing going there next Friday but as I'm off all next week I might go and have a look around before then.
  3. NSNO

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    A few from a very pleasant morning at Attenborough, topped off by a lovely 99 from the ice cream man :smashin:

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    Reed warbler by NS NO, on Flickr

    2) Something stuck to his beak
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    Long tailed tit by NS NO, on Flickr

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    Whitethroat01 by NS NO, on Flickr

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    Whitethroat03 by NS NO, on Flickr

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    Cetti's warbler by NS NO, on Flickr

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    Grasshopper warbler01 by NS NO, on Flickr

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    Grasshopper warbler02 by NS NO, on Flickr

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    Grasshopper warbler07 by NS NO, on Flickr

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    Grasshopper warbler06 by NS NO, on Flickr

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    Grasshopper warbler03 by NS NO, on Flickr
  4. shotokan101

    shotokan101 Well-Known Member

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    Another great set :cool:

    Jim
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    Brilliant photos mate :thumbsup: I've got to get myself down to Nottingham soon!!
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    +1, fantastic shots :thumbsup:
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    @NSNO - lovely photos, and the background on the grasshopper warbler really makes it, perfectly blurred.
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  8. NSNO

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    Thanks, the Sigma does give lovely bokeh
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    Love that long tailed tit.

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    Great set - especially 2 and 7 :smashin:

    Jim
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    Really nice set, great stuff.

    A ?, that post your ( EDIT... whoops, i meant Grasshopper warbler ) whitethroat is sitting on has been in a few of your pics, is it near a hide, it looks as if its a regular spot for the birds to perch on as its covered in poo. :D

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  13. NSNO

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    There are a few fence posts alongside the path that this particular grasshopper warbler likes to sit on and sing.
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    Great photos again mate. I went to Clumber this morning so hopefully i'll have a couple to post a bit later.
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    Another cracking set NSNO :thumbsup:
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    The Sparrows seem to like my millet feeding branch.

    [​IMG]

    Mark.
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    Very nice shot
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    I wouldn't want to be paying your bird feeding bill Mark :D

    Jim
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    I've put out a Niger Seed feeder for the Goldfinches which it has attracted but the cheeky sparrows have now developed a taste for them as well!!
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    Cheers.

    Louise and me feel sort of responsible for feeding them now mate, after all we started it and now they rely on it, anyway, my birds and taking pics is one of my last pleasures in life.

    Mark.
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    Good on you Mark - wasn't knocking it at all - my wife and I also put some mixed seed and fat balls etc. out throughout the year and that's expensive enough but I get the feeling it pales in comparison to yourselves :)

    Jim
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    Sorry if you thought that mate, never meant to come over like that :) had a rough night, maybe its being reflected in my tone.

    It makes me really happy when i hear that others put a bit of food out for the birds, town birds depend on us more than people realise.

    Mark.
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    Yes - it's the water that they often forget - especially in winter - and no problem probably actually ME being "hyper-sensitive" :)

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    Since the weather has got better we're not having to put as much food out. Before they were getting through the seed feeder and 3 fat balls in around a day! Now the fat balls are lasting weeks and the seed feeder nearly a week. We have a stream which runs out the front of the house, so they're fine for water :) Big slow down in photo opportunities now though :(
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    Ouch, that could be expensive mate, probably work out cheaper to put some fat balls out for the sparrows to keep them off the dear stuff.

    Mark.
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    The annoying thing is that I've got 4 lots of fat balls for the sparrows and blue tits as well, also there's 2 normal seed feeders that the sparrows use. Greedy gits :laugh:
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    What's it like at Attenborough? I get a bit bored when it's just hides and large open water areas, is there woodland and other stuff like at Potteric Carr?
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    You can view a map here: http://www.attenboroughnaturecentre.co.uk/docs/anr-map.pdf

    There's a good variety of habitats and birds. There are only 2 hides so you'll probably be doing a lot of walking about.
    The Trent Meadows area at the bottom left of the map is good for Bullfinch, Greenfinch etc. The area around the elevated hide is where all the warblers are at the minute, there are also reed beds, woodland, open water and the Trent running along the bottom of the reserve.
    You should be able to see woodland birds: finches, tits, woodpeckers etc; warblers; ducks, geese and a few waders (a couple of oystercatchers, redshank and sandpipers at the minute I think); maybe a wheatear or two in the weatear field (where else?).
    You can view the latest sightings on the website linked above but there should be a good mix for you to see
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    Looks like I'll be heading to Attenborough on Friday morning with my mate. We won't be there very early though but if you see someone with a Canon 100-400L and probably wearing a black Iron Maiden T-shirt then say hello :D
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