Garden Birds

This is just a short piece to talk about the setting up of a garden bird hide at my home.

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I had recently been to a hide out in the Lincolnshire Wolds, and having examined the set up there, decided that I’d have a go at home.  It’s taken a bit of sorting out, but the results are starting to come in.

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It took a while for the birds to decide that they ‘liked’ where I’d put the new feeder, and that they trusted the perches I was putting out for them.

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So far, I’ve had the usual suspects creeping in – Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Chaffinch, Blackbird, Coal Tit, Starlings – and the usual crop of Wood Pigeons.  Collard Dove is around but not had them on the table yet.  I’ve seen other finches and I’d love it for Woodpeckers to arrive.  Most years I get a cuckoo in the garden – and it would be amazing to get a shot of one of those.

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Fingers crossed.

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All images were taken with the Fuji X-T3 and the 100-400 lens.  The latter two with a 1.4 extender @f8

Author: Diane Seddon ARPS AFIAP CPAGB BPE3* - D Seddon Photography

I am a retired freelance photographer, based in Louth, Lincolnshire.

4 thoughts on “Garden Birds”

  1. What a fantastic photograph of a starling. These birds are full of character and you’ve captured that and really bought the colours of their feathers. I envy you the cuckoo as I’ve never seen one although I hear them a lot. It’s on my list to see one I just need to plan a trip.

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  2. “The usual suspects” no doubt, but well photographed and I’m pleased that they are “wild birds” not trained pets.
    Very well done Diane, I’m now looking forward to Woodpeckers, Cuckoo’s and who knows? A Buzzard?!!! 😯

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  3. Thank you Diane, for your new musings and the lovely bird pictures. Just need the Woodpecker and cuckoo to make an appearance.

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