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  • Forum Thread: Trying Out The 'New' Camera...

    'New' as in a second SX40 HS. I already have one, but the lens makes an horrific noise when zooming in or out and it wouldn't be cost effective to send it off for repair. I found an ex-display model for £169-99. The idea is to use the noisy one on the tripod and to use the other to...
  • Forum Thread: Three Robins... Four Videos...

    These are the four videos to go with the photos of the three Morden Hall Park Robins. The photos (and story) are here: http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/chat/f/2542/t/115158.aspx Sorry about the filming quality (or lack of), but they were moving about so quickly and needless to say I was rather overwhelmed...
  • Forum Thread: And Then There Were Three...

    No, not the Genesis album of the same name, but the number of Robins that feature in this thread. I couldn't find MHPR when I first looked at about 10-30am. Only MHPR II was about. He was singing loudly in one of the nearby trees, but upon seeing me he zoomed down and greeted me. He was keen to get...
  • Forum Thread: More From Guildhall Robin

    Another fun clip with GHR. The mealies were rather lively and as a result I had to keep moving them around on my hand, hence the fiddling about. At one point a Crow flew overhead and GHR flattened down and was distracted by whatever was going on. Check the one minute twenty five second mark. As he was...
  • Forum Thread: Mealies After Sundown...

    This evening I decided to try a little experiment. Sunset was at 17-24 and by 17-57 it was completely dark and it was also raining. The experiment was to see if GHR would still come out for mealies in those circumstances. I really didn't think he would, but I was interested to see. I went to the...
  • Blog Post: Hungry Hawfinches

    February and March are by far the best months to look for Hawfinches at Nagshead . This large, but elusive finch holds almost legendary status amongst keen birders. Despite their size (approaching the size of a Redwing ), Hawfinches can be surprisingly difficult to locate, even when you can hear one...
  • Forum Thread: Garden Robin & Guildhall Robin

    GR was in fine form this morning and his loud song was broadcast from some new and unusual locations including the roof of the house next door. Sadly he had moved before I could get the camera. However, I did get these photos as he was clinging to a high up twig. I think any Robins that might have been...
  • Forum Thread: Guildhall Robin Messing About (Video)

    You'd think it would be easy enough... One Robin, one open tub of mealies and a camera. Sounds simple doesn't it? Not when the 'One Robin' is GHR! He did everything apart from eat the mealies until they were set out in front of him.
  • Media: Middleton Lakes, 16/2/15

  • Media: Robin on Fisher's Mill Bridge

    Taken at Middleton Lakes, 16/2/15
  • Forum Thread: Garden Robin and Garden Centre Robin

    GR perched on the fence just outside the SBS. He was eyeing up the mealies that I had thrown out for him. He's getting less wary of me, but it's still Mrs BR that comes closest. The feathers on his head still haven't returned to normal Up until the point where I took this photo, he...
  • Media: Robin at Barrington Court

  • Media: Robin at Leighton Moss

    This robin was really not bothered by people passing by along the paths at Leighton Moss... Waiting for some free food no doubt!
  • Forum Thread: An Hour With The Morden Hall Park Robins

    The beautiful sunny morning was all I needed to get me to Morden Hall Park. I hadn't seen the MHPR's for a while so it was good to 'catch up' with the pair of them. I started filming as I approached their territories and the pair of them hopped towards the front as I moved closer. I started...
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  • Blog Post: A snowy end to January.

    29th January Snowed heavily overnight which left a good covering of snow in the morning. Inspite of a strong westerly wind blowing, a hardy workparty turned out for a gorse coppicing detail on the saltmarsh. Some comfort would be gained from the bonfire which they soon got burning.There was very little...
  • Forum Thread: Great Tit and Robin

    More photos from the stumpery area ......
  • Forum Thread: A Light Dusting Of Snow...

    We had a minor overnight snowfall in Mitcham. Nothing of consequence, but enough to get the birds a wee more excitable when I topped up the feeders. View from the upstairs window, just after 8am. The ground in the SBS is snow free, which helps those looking for fallen suet pellets or seed. Likewise...
  • Forum Thread: Two Of My Robins

    Just a handful of Robin pics for today... Firstly we have Guildhall Robin waiting patiently for his mealies Making a welcome return to my postings we have 'One Claw McGraw'. For those of you that aren't familiar with this little fellow, he only has the rear claw on his left foot....
  • Forum Thread: Robin "mesmerised"

    This morning, I saw 3 robins close together, sitting in a bush near our window. One flew away, then we observed this: One stayed completely still, whilst the other lifted its head right back, then sort of waved it from side to side - for about 5 minutes solidly!! It also looked as though it was trying...
  • Forum Thread: Robins

    I know that when robins raise their tail it is a territorial warning. We have 2 robins nesting in ivy just to the left of our lounge window,which are flying in and out from a nearby tree. They often sit in a tall bush or garden trellis within 2 yards of the lounge window looking at me as I stand there...
  • Forum Thread: Two More Guildhall Robin Clips

    Two clips of GHR, filmed early afternoon today. Very cold and a bitter wind. I decided to start filming before I arrived at his location so that I could capture the moment when he spotted me. As you will see, it didn't take him long to spot me and he was across in a flash! He seemed to be disturbed...
  • Forum Thread: More From Guildhall Robin (Photos & Video)

    GHR ambushed me today as I was walking along the path near the Police Station. He appeared out of the bushes near the river, dirt on beak and then perched on the fence waiting for his mealies. Luckily for both of us I had them ready. I gave him a couple and then walked another thirty yards or so to the...
  • Forum Thread: A Few Minutes With Guildhall Robin

    I visited GHR after work and he appeared immediately. I took out my camera, hoping to film him coming to my hand for mealies, but he had other ideas... Naturally enough, an impatient GHR decided to head straight for my bag! Looking around for mealies... "OK, where are they...?"...
  • Forum Thread: Nuthatch & friends

    Nice day on the whole so took a few pics around the stumpery area with the Canon 5D :) First up is Nutty ..... there are probably two different Nuthatches in the following pics as the pair were constantly visiting for the live mealworms..... a rather friendly male Blackbird who came...