It is all very well to go twitching now and again; not least for a birder like myself. But the real joy often lies elsewhere, like in finding photo opportunities at home. Yesterday was all about just that. The birds were neither rare nor vagrant or exotic, but they were reasonably cooperative, and the following gallery is the result:
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Short-toed treecreeper doing a BASE jump
…and seemingly exercising
And just looking sharp
The nuthatches are always photogenic
A very different composition. I think I like it.
Low sun=interesting colours.
Long-tailed tit, northern ssp.
And a southern
Another northern Long-tailed tit.
The Eurasian wren is really a bit too small for Danish winters. Too much heat loss, too little to eat.
They forage for insects in the thicketclose to the ground. Sometimes they pass over pretty tree stumps like this one.
- Aperture: ƒ/6.3
- Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
- Taken: 16 January, 2017
- Exposure bias: +1/3EV
- Focal length: 700mm
- ISO: 400
- Shutter speed: 1/100s