Monday, 18 November 2013

Thrush

Why, I wondered, was this thrush not just taking the food to the nest? My next wonder was 'where is the nest?' I could see why the bird was trying to sound an alarm call which is difficult with your beak full but her pose said a lot. Comet (The Cat) was on the deck with me. The nest, I discovered later, was in the olive tree which has now grown considerably near the front of The Cottage. 




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  1. Oh gracious, I do always admire your wonderful photos. That final pic of her looking round really conveys her sense of alertness and nervousness.

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    1. Thank you Jenny. Given the admiration my visitors have for your picture that hangs in my hall in Scotland that's quite a compliment.

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  2. Oh, and how did your tournament go?

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    1. It starts on Wednesday Jenny.

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  3. What a drama, thrush, Comet and nest. I hope the thrush and babies are ok.

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    1. Yes Terra the nest is safe and sound.

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  4. Terrific phots, GB. She does look alarmed!

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    1. Thanks Pauline. It took me a few minutes to realise just how alarmed she was.

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  5. Auucck-mph-ark, auucck-mph-ark, auucck-mph-ark!*

    *Well, that's the best I can do.

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    1. Sometimes Katherine I feel decidedly academically inadequate (ie stupid) when I try and decipher your comments.

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    2. That was the sound the thrush was making, Geeb.

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    3. If anyone could have seen me trying to work out the sounds Katherine they would simply have carted me away in a white van.

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  6. Oh my gosh! I love these photos! You certainly captured her worry!

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  7. Beautiful bird and portrait.

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  8. I've said it before and I'll say it again: your animal shots are always incredibly well timed. Even if I waited a month to capture a certain bird on camera, I'd mess it up and never click at the right time, or if I did, the picture would somehow turn out blurry, or too dark, or too bright.

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    1. Thanks Meike. A large element of luck combined with opportunity and patience is just about the only thing I can attribute it to. I'm sure you are selling yourself very short too. Don't forget, though, that the thrush was quite a long way away: I just have a very powerful lens on my camera.

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  9. I found your blog through Jenny here, and I've been reading some of your posts. What a lovely life you have! and what beautiful parts of the world you live in. I was hoping we might see something of your Hebridean home too, despite what your header says, but I see you really do stop when you go back there. Any chance of some pics from that most glorious part of the Isles?

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    1. Hi Val and welcome. Thanks for visiting. I do have a separate blog for my Hebridean life: Eagleton Notes. There are lots of pictures of Lewis (and loads of other places in Europe) on that blog.

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  10. Prachtig wat een mooie momenten en zo mooi scherp dit is heerlijk mee genieten.

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    1. Stiefbeen dank u. Ik geniet van uw commentaren

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  11. Only a mother bird (any mother for that matter) could sound an alarm call with food in her mouth...what an adorable bird....lovely photos as usual GB.

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    1. Thanks Virginia: mums are like that!

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  12. Great photos, it takes a steady hand to take something like this.
    Amazing how much this bird looks like our American robin, but it is in the same family, after all.

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    1. Kay a steady hand helped by modern camera technology.

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  13. You seem to be getting on well with your new camera! I can only join the choir of admiration of these captures :)

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    1. Monica I've not been using it enough yet but it certainly has great potential.

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  14. Gorgeous images, Graham!!
    You're back in NZ, gearing up for Summer?!!

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