Garden Birds in Lockdown

So we have a lockdown in the UK right now and if you are not a key worker you are only allowed out for one bit of exercise per day and for essential food shopping.  Clearly the exercise bit is open to interpretation because when I went for a short walk I was passed by numerous cyclist who were obviously doing the Guild Wheel cycle route. That’s a 21 mile route around the city and it was a lot busier than an average weekday.  I guess some people will stretch that one daily exercise out quite a bit.

Anyway, I’m digressing from the the main topic of this post, which is photographing Garden Birds while isolated at home.  I’ve noticed some days are busier with birds in the garden than others and I haven’t worked out why, so that means somedays you have to be really patient.

I order to attract more birds, it would have been useful to have a better selection of bird food too but we are where we are so to speak and we seem to get around half a dozen different species on a fairly regular basis.

The photos here have all been taking over the last few days using the Fuji X-T3 with 100-400mm lens attached. Many have been shot through the window so are probably not of the highest quality but generally I am happy with the results. See what you think…

Everybody is doing the Woodland Bop

Looking at a few recent woodland photos this morning and a song from the early seventies came into my head by the late great Marc Bolan and Tyrannosaurus Rex. “Everybody is doing the woodland bop, once you’ve started you’ll find it hard to stop”.

Well, guess that was me following the recent storms and heavy rainfall. The waterlogged woodland locally made for some interesting photographs that took on an almost painterly quality.  See what you think…

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