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All material copyright Ian Collins 2005
February 2005
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A visit to the Garden ........
Woodpecker
Blue Tit
Robin
Nuthatch
A very cold February day set the scene for this weekends theme. It's suprising what photographs can be taken from your own back garden as indeed all these have been. To give me the advantage of getting close to the subjects involved cutting a hole in the shed only two feet from 'the bait' - the bird feeder. It's a good idea to make any changes around the area well in advance as it can take a while for potential subjects to get aquainted with the sorroundings. It took three attempts to capture 'Woody' as every time I moved -so did he ....in a skyward direction....anyway patience won in the end .
No garden is without it's common visitors this time of year especially when it's feeding time. Rob on the right is always the first to appear and certainly the less timid of the feathered visitors.
Grey Squirrel
Blue Tits
As for the non feathered visitors Cyril below soon noticed there was free scoff on offer much to the dismay of the other guests though his visits have to date been short , I guess he just hasn't managed to split the feeder apart ....yet !
Making a rare appearance for the Camera the Nuthatch is one of my favorites
And to close this update dare I say one of the most frequent visitors to the feeder on this particular occasion in some kind of Flying Formation take off practice....