Cute - but they hang around in gangs!

Not selected for Google Earth or Google Maps [?]

Comments (8)

Neil Grimwood on October 23, 2010

Great capture Kenny,Right up my street,i'm not a serious birder but i do like to capture them if i get the chance.We usually have groups of maybe twenty or so visit us during the winter,maybe i'll get lucky...L+Y*

All the best...Neil.

Kenny Wharton on October 23, 2010

Hi Neil You will note my gallery has a fair percentage of bird photographs. I would class myself as keen rather than serious. This was one of a gang of a dozen. I call this my consolation shot as there was a goldcrest within feet of the hide but it would not keep still long enough for a decent shot - I had to be content with the long tailed tit!

pedrocut on October 24, 2010

Like the title Kenny!

But they aint as bad as those Magpie gangs! A few years ago I heard for several minutes a great commotion in the trees at the end of our garden. About 8 magpies were in and out making a tremendous noise.

I was extremely lucky to go down and look upon a Tawny Owl high up in a Silver Birch before it was hounded out. Never seen one before and will probably never see again!

Over the last few years the youngster Buzzards hang around in the same trees waiting for the parents to fly over. It is a great sight to see them emerge and catch in flight the food the parents drop for them. First come, first seved!

But while they are waiting the Magpies gang up and hound them!

All the best Peter

peargrin on October 26, 2010

Well, they may be little gang ruffians, but the sure are cute! Wonderful capture! Cheers, pear (p.s. hanging out in a blind sounds like serious birding to me! :D )

Kenny Wharton on October 26, 2010

Cheers Peter and pear for your comments.

Unda J. on November 13, 2010

love your titles! :) can have a good laugh. its a very fine picture!

read your profile... :) sad news.. santa with cameras allready been and gone!:D

Kenny Wharton on November 13, 2010

Hi Unda J. welcome back. Its narcissism. I use unusual titles to make my little blue square more attractive on Google earth. Im glad you had a chuckle, I struggle with seriousness!

Good news, santa has been and given me a Canon 550D, pity I haven't got the skills to match its functions!



Harcz Daniel Balázs on February 7, 2011

This one is very similar to the one I photographed yesterday, and which you commented on a minute ago but probably a slightly different species. But they belong to the same larger category of birds for sure. Great shot! Greetings: Daniel

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 22, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Kenny Wharton
    • Camera: Canon EOS Kiss F
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/99)
    • Focal Length: 250.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.657
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash