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Woody Aerobics And Other Photos


March has flown by and it’s very hard to believe that we have now entered into the third month of 2012. I think that some of the visitors to my garden have been fooled by the brief spell of early summer. I’ve had a wood pigeon giving me the most unusual display in the bird bath

This Way Please.

Lift Up

And Point

Straighter Now

Heads In.


Take A Drink

Face Your Partners

And Dance

Spread That Wing

Now Dry (This Woodpigeon has a weakened left wing and if you look at the leading edge of the wing where the first white markings start, you should make out all is not right. The 2nd year this bird has been to my garden and seems to be a top puller for a mate.)

Take A Rest Now

This Squirrel Has Taken A Liking To My Grass

It Grabs Another Mouthful

A Quick Goodbye And Off Home

A Magpie Not Wanting To Be Left Out Drops In.

Opens The Drag

And Glides In

First Call Is The Water (Good job I had cleaned and refilled the water.)

Bit Thirsty Mate?

In Competition With The Squirrel

A Good Beak-full So It’s Off

The Pigeon With The Droopy Wing Returns

While It’s Mate Sleeps On

What The Heck, Might As-well Sunbath

April’s First-day Cover.

The Reason I Only Get The High Flyers In The Front Garden

Can Just Make Out The White Bill Of A Rook

While Another Returns To The Rookery With A Full Crop

Manage To Get Petrol Then

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Great blog the Magpie shots

2 Apr, 2012


Superb pictures especially magpie in flight, thanks tommy.

2 Apr, 2012


Some cracking shots there, Tom. The woodies are clearly very much at home in your garden!
You must have a good camera to get these action shots - they are so clear?

2 Apr, 2012


Have two main cameras that I use.
The camera that I used for the Magpie shots was a Nikon L120 21 x optical zoom wide.
Argos have a sale and it was reduced from £259 down to £129. You play about with it and you can choose your own favourite settings. I have mine set on Sport and I chose the continuous option.
The other camera I also brought in a sale . It's a Fuji S4000 30 x optical zoom which I usually have on sport for the moving subjects. Some may say why not buy just one expensive camera but I just enjoy what I am doing
I love teaching my grandchildren about wild life so I let them use the cameras when they visit me.
I also have a old Olympus camera and this is the one my 3 year old uses. Also my wife's favourite as it fits in the handbag
Thank you all for your nice comments

2 Apr, 2012


Excellent Tommy!

2 Apr, 2012


i like the way you take photos tommy, i shall use that tip myself ~ i cant be carrying big lenses around but i do love to get the shot!
thank you.

2 Apr, 2012


Great photo`s Tommy, thats a thoroughly good scrub and brushup your pigeon mate was having, guess he`d got a heavy date lined up, great shot of the magpie zooming in, we have a pair eyeing up our part of the hedgerow again, I`m hoping they don`t like my end and nest further up the road like last year, they are lovely to look at but very aggressive at nesting times, little beggars kept divebombing me in my own garden when they built in my part, lol...

2 Apr, 2012


When I was young there was a magpie that use to terrorise our street. Even chased of the cats and dogs

2 Apr, 2012

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