Townsend's Solitaire - thanks Liam

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Comments (12)

((Ospr3y)) on October 15, 2013

Hi David,

Awesome shot here! Still using the 55-300?

This is a Townsend's Solitaire, a type of thrush.

Best wishes, Liam

David Brown Photogra… on October 15, 2013

Yep loving the 55-300 when I found out how to use it!

Many many thanks for your help!

trikermike on October 15, 2013

Never see'd the like afore but wanta see and hear more!

Sweet little boid what do you sing?

(I looked it up, here play sound at increased volume, da boid musta bin shy!

Jolly nice picture David, thanks fer the learnin'

David Brown Photogra… on October 16, 2013

Its quite a large bird Mike and 'owns' the yard where we sit and sun ourselves when it gets above 7C. He/she comes and attacks the windows and will sit and look into our wee haven.

The best call is this one which I have been playing on my cell phone today and annoying the crap out of our VERY territorial little boid.

Its a tame little (and annoyed now) sweety.

Thanks for looking - David

✿ܓGy㋡ngyi ✿ܓ on October 16, 2013

Beautiful bird ~°~

Beautiful pictures !

Regards Gyöngyi

Kenny Wharton on October 16, 2013

I am surprised trikermike didn't call it a spuggy. You are lucky even the sparras are scarce in our garden.



Patty Arsenault on October 17, 2013

Fabulous photo, David. Wonderful capture and very nice bokeh! Great composition! like



trikermike on October 17, 2013

WAY BETTER SOUND! excellent chirrup !

Da boid attackin da windows is perhaps fighting off it's reflection, I'm sure it has no ill feeling toward your windows!!

Neat trick with the cell phone!

Be good now!!

trikermike on October 17, 2013


WEVE NO SEEN A SINGLE SPUGGY SINCE AT LEAST 2 YEARS AGO, shame they all got a long holiday, I miss them!

Be good!

((Ospr3y)) on October 18, 2013

Glad to hear you're enjoying the 55-300!

I recently upgraded to the Canon T2i + 50mm f/1.8 and 70-300mm IS USM. I'm still in the "learning how to use them" stage! Nice change from the "dinosaur" D70 and POS Sigma 70-300, though!

Nick Weall on November 5, 2013

Well caught Jethro ~~~

David Brown Photogra… on November 15, 2013

Sorry folks but I am waaaayyy behind due to travels and lack of Internet...

Thank you so much Gyongyi

Mike knows better Kenny and sorry to hear about your boids!

Thanks Mike - I have a bad mischief streak, you know that!

Liam - find the sweet spot of the 55 to 300 and you'll be able to do anything at all that you want with that lens.

Thank you Nick Weall

Best wishes David (Back in Raleigh but without Internet)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 15, 2013
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    by David Brown Photogra…
    • Taken on 2013/10/13 12:06:52
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 220.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash