Monday, 27 April 2015

Birds

One of the hardest things I find to photograph are birds.  They are so quick and seem to know as soon as I get my camera out.  On my lovely long evening stroll in the glorious warm sunshine last week, I managed to get pretty close to this pheasant. What stunning feathers.


 And this chappy (I think a Thrush) didn't seem too bothered by my presence.  These used to be very common when I was young, but they are rarer these days.
 I couldn't zoom in any further on the Buzzard who was flying so high.  These seem to be increasing in number in our area these days.
 And this chappy (a coot?) was making waves.
 But this Finch (any one any idea what kind?) made my night.  He seemed as curios about me as I was about him!  What a face!

7 comments:

John Gray said...

Use that last photo as your header di xx

**Anne** said...

What wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing.
Anne xx

Lisa said...

Looks like he wanted a chat! What a great photo. The plummage on the pheasant is stunning.
Lisa x

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Looks like a chaffinch to me Diane. Not bright enough for a bullfinch. They are gorgeous aren't they? Nearest I ever got to taking a close up of a wild bird here was when a blue tit flew into our French doors. DH picked it up thinking it was dead but it was only stunned. It perked up and eventually sat on his thumb for a least a minute allowing me to take some lovely photos! X

Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

Lovely shots, they move far to fast for me to take any photographs. I would say the last one is a chaffinch x

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

fantastic captures Diane ... I'm sure I've never seen a curious coot before xxxxxxx

Thimble Fingers said...

Love the last pic, what a great shot.