Saturday, 3 November 2012

Getting closer to my garden birds...................................................................

It was a cold but sunny morning so I wrapped up warm and sat out in the garden to get a bit of fresh air.
Everyone's probably sick of seeing birds sat in the hole in my fence but they make me smile when they do.

My images so far have been taken with me sat just inside my patio doors... about 15 feet from the hole.

 Today I tried to capture the birds from a new angle... and after just half an hour I had the shots I was after.

The Robin doesn't appear to be bothered by the noise of the cameras shutter.
I then moved to roughly the same angle I see from inside but around 6 foot closer than usual.


 Keeping still I soon had the Robin a Dunnock and two Blackbirds feeding by my feet while Blue and Coal Tits were on the feeders just above my head.
It was also the closest view of the birds sat in the broken fence with the Robin...

...and the Dunnock taking it in turns to pose for a picture.

A cold morning (I needed defrosting when I got back inside)... but very enjoyable.

Linking to The Bird D'pot and Camera Critters

15 comments:

DawnTreader said...

Looks like you found the perfect spot for birdwatching!

Kenneth said...

Very nice photo serie

Sandra said...

perfect angle, Andrew. and don't ever patch that hole...

Pat said...

I think the birds like coming in that way. Beautiful shots!

eileeninmd said...

Great birds and photos, Andrew!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Your patience paid off!

Michelle said...

I love seeing those birds sitting in the hole in the fence.

Brian King said...

These are great, Andrew! Very sharp and very detailed!

Martha Z said...

So thoughtful of them to frame themselves that way.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Those are absolutely beautiful! Thank you for putting up with the cold in order to share these. :-)

Chubskulit Rose said...

Beautiful bright color on his chest.

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Have a blessed Sunday.

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant shots, the closer the better.

Anni said...

...and their poses are terrific. Hope it didn't take too long for you to 'defrost'.

Thanks for linking up at the Bird D'Pot this week.

Friend of HK said...

Brilliant idea~ Great shots!

Rose said...

I so love these shots!