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First time we have photographed the male pheasant for many weeks, and we had a number with him the same morning in the frame but out of focus. He is pecking away at something - the beak is movement blurred even in a flash strobe.
Blackbird male in nice pose showing speckled chest.
Were going to show you the Blackbird male today, but this lovely Sparrowhawk spent a few minutes on the patio Saturday afternoon, so we slotted it in for today.
Blackbird female - see her mate day after tomorrow.
A robin with wings stretched upwards showing the amazing feather colouring.
Not seeing many Dunnock at the moment, so this is a welcome visitor.
To us this cheeky magpie looks every bit the 'Thieving Magpie'.
One of our ever hungry robins flying over a feeding sight.
Despite the removal of the chimneys they have nested down for decades, the jackdaws are still regularly seen.
A robin nicely poised on the small log. Warmer weather now so not as plumped out as the image for 17 Jan 2006 (taken on the 12th)
Had not seen the Muntjac on camera or by eye for almost a month, but all seems to be well. We can't tell from this image whether she is pregnant.
To celebrate the imminent departure of the roofers, a magpie enjoying their left-over biscuits.
Magpie showing off it's iridescent plumage.
The Moorhen are getting very territorial and take a dim view of any black bird on their patch. Here seeing of a magpie (and in another shot too difficult to interpret at these small sizes, 2 at once).
Robin using the small log as a lookout post. We get this sort of pose 5 or 10 times a day, but this is a particularly nice one.
Magpie rooting about as a gloomy January dawn breaks.
A female blackbird caught mid-stride with her tail nicely fanned.
One night a mole created a mound overnight at the feeding site near the duck shaped pond. Unfortunately the mole didn't appear but here a fieldmouse (wood mouse) picks over the fresh earth.
A blackbird from last year when the mobile kit was near the duck-shaped pond.
From exactly this date last year at the main feeding site this single exposure contained 2 Robins, 2 Great Tits & a Blue Tit. All doing well again this year so far.
We regularly see parts of a fox in recent overnight images. Here is the whole thing from last year.
To go with the snowy images here is a snatched image through the kitchen window of a hungry fox rooting about at a rabbit tunnel.
A nice portrait of a female blackbird at the remote site. Comparing the various images of female blackbirds over the last month we conclude we have no idea how many individuals there are!
By chance the next batch of photos caught the (probably the same) Female Blackbird landing at the same site (4 days and 142 frames later in real time - hurray for digital cameras rather than a roll of film a day).
The birds seem to be doing a lot of aerobatics for us at the moment. Here is a Female Blackbird taking off.
NASA didn't invent aerobraking as this robin demonstrates, though they do it on a grander scale! While regularly seen on waterfowl (ducks, geese and swans) it is so quick on a robin you only see it in slow motion or in a fortuitous still.
Our male blackbird showing a rear view.
The fieldmice (wood mice) are having a difficult time with the snow and are mostly seen with just tail or ears above the snow. This one looks like it has jumped off a beam transmitter on the left.
Magpies clear the snow by kicking it backward while flapping wings to keep their balance.
We are delightfully 'infested' with robins. Looks like this one was auditioning for next year Xmas card.
We believe this is the mate of yesterdays male blackbird - evening of the same day at the same site after the food was topped up.
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