Sunday, December 28, 2008

Boxing Day Fieldfare

Having been house bound for a couple of days over Christmas it was a joy to wake up to some sun Boxing Day morning and head out with the camera. My original intention was to head to some local woods to gets some photos of woodland birds but while on route I suddenly had a change of plan and decided to head to another site to try and find some Fieldfare. These winter visiting thrushes are a favourite of mine although they are a difficult bird to approach close enough for good photographs. Fortunately the plan came together and I found some and managed to get a few photographs of them foraging areas of short grass for worms.
Staring straight down the lens.
Some characteristic Fieldfare feeding behaviour, listening for the worms below.
A one sided battle between bird and worm.

5 comments:

Tabib said...

Awesome!, great action and behavior pictures here.

Quantum Tiger said...

Absolutely beautiful - as indeed are all of the shots on your site. Very impressed (and deeply envious of that 500mm F/4!). Keep up the good work

Little Brown Job said...

Love the Fieldfare wrestling with the worm, cracking shot!

Paul.

Amanda said...

It looks so much like a robin!

Rich Steel said...

Thanks for the replies. The 'worm shot' is one I have been trying to get for a while. I was glad the worm put up some resistance as it gave me those few fractions of a second to get the photo.

Cheers

Rich

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