The big birdwatch

by Helen Hooker January. 29, 2012 3924 views

Every year the RSPB organise a ??Big Garden Birdwatch?? [rspb.org.uk]where members of the public watch the birds in their gardens for an hour and record how many of each species they saw. I would have taken part with the event today (as I did last year [photoblog.com]) but with all the mild weather we??ve been having lately the birds we would normally see in our garden have been almost entirely absent. I guess they must have enough natural food available so they haven??t needed our birdfeeders. Instead I decided to go to the WWT [wwt.org.uk] centre at Arundel for a couple of hours and see what birdlife I could photograph there. Although it??s mainly a centre for wetland birds they have a couple of areas with feeders for smaller birds and these were a hive of activity. It??s a particularly good spot for photography too as there are lots of natural looking perches around the feeders so it??s relatively easy to catch some natural looking bird portraits.

“Are you looking at me?!”

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Lynda 5 years, 7 months ago

Stunning shots

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Lukesmom 5 years, 7 months ago

These are great! You must have a great zoom!

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Sandra Vermeulen 5 years, 7 months ago

Very nice set Helen.

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Alison 5 years, 7 months ago

Amazing, but particularly the Robin. I love them and my parents have one that will eat from their hand. Maybe you should use that shot for Christmas cards this year?

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Paul 5 years, 7 months ago

Fabulous shots...love the Robin!!!

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Coxwinelle 5 years, 7 months ago

very nice..

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Pete 5 years, 7 months ago

love how you isolated the birds from their surroundings

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Ann Garratty 5 years, 7 months ago

Just perfect Helen... all three went to my favourites, but that Robin has got to be the winner here, they are such charming little birds!

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Tom 5 years, 7 months ago

Wonderful bird captures looks like they were posing

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Marsha 5 years, 7 months ago

The are all just a cute as can be.....and great shots of them to boot! Especially love that last one....great color and clarity! He's really got his eye on you!

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Moira 5 years, 7 months ago

super shots love all three.

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Gonia 5 years, 7 months ago

last is brilliant!

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Maz 5 years, 7 months ago

Beautiful!!! Amazing details!

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Sherij 5 years, 7 months ago

Very nice. Once a year we are asked to count the birds in our yard also. We lose count too many in our neck of the woods. What kind of birds are they? Gosh they are so colorful. Nicely done!

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Jennifer Litwinowicz 5 years, 7 months ago

cute shots!! the last is my favorite!

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Mark 5 years, 7 months ago

Wow, brilliant!

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Josy 5 years, 7 months ago

I like this very colored series, the finest details of which are visible! And I like a little bit quietly ironic glance which throws you, in the last one

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Mark 5 years, 7 months ago

Great colors on this set (birds and BG's)! I love the look you captured of the last one the most!

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Boszorka65 5 years, 7 months ago

Wonderful. Moments caught very well. Congratulations.

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Glo 5 years, 7 months ago

Stunning set! love all the colour!

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