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Starlings enjoying home-made fatballs

An overcast morning, looking through double glazing, at dark coloured birds - what better opportunity could I have to take photos of birds in action?  Here goes.

First the singleton who spots the home-made fat balls and starts to tuck in.

One of his mates sees the action and homes in.

Decides to hover while testing the merchandise.

The next one tries a bit of squalky indimidation. (The first caption was intended to be "Have you heard the cricket score" but I left it too late).

Originally "You'll never guess!"

I might as well keep it going: "SEVENTY-TWO ALL OUT?" Well, it seemed a good idea at the time.

"It's a good thing they're No 1 test team in the world, or they'd have been skittled out".

"Oh well, the grub's good. Tuck in lads".

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 15:43
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I'm too much of a wimp to sit outside to try for our starlings, and they are a lot more timid nowadays, it seems, and difficult to get near.  Thanks for looking.

Best Regards,

Steve

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 15:45
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Nice Blog Steve,all good shots well done.......Big LIKE!Wink

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 15:48
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Great shots, Steve. I love watching the acrobatics.

Liz

 

 

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 15:49
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Love the birds in flight Smile

 

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 17:34
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Hi Steve what a super photoblog I thoroughly enjoyed it I have a couple bird feeders but I must say I don"t get as many birds around our feeder. Steve a great Blog and many thanks for posting best wishes BoB.

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 18:52
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Well done wrinkly,a great blog with some superb pictures.

Ron.

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 19:08
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Excellent action shots. I moan that all we ever get is Starlings on our feeders, but viewed like this they look a little more appealing!!

Cheers, Mike

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 19:30
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Like it. Well done.

 

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 19:33
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A brilliant set of pix...............well done.............love this blog!

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 19:51
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 Excellent action shots Steve ~ impressive photography. Love the witty narrative too. Thanks for sharing and also thanks for your lovely comment on my little creatures photoblog. Best regards Alison Smile

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 19:59
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Hiyah Steve.  Nearly missed this one, been busy with other stuff on here.  Great action shots and it's nice to see the feeders are coming into their own.  I hope the greedy starling do give the other birds a chance, I know they can be bullies.

Nice blog Steve, I hope you are well.  Keep warm and stay behind that glass!!!

Cheers

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 20:10
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Very good shots of "your" starlings, well captured.

Alice.

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 06:08
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Nice blog, really captures their behaviour. Starling effort Wink

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 16:45
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Hi Steve, the photo in my gallery of the Masked Plovers was taken in a field in New Zealand (South Island). they have such amusing faces!

Thank you for your comment.

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 18:55
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Nice blog Steve, they certainly looked like they were having a right mouthful at each other, cracking set of pics.

All the best

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 20:44
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Great shots showing of the beautiful arc and shape of the wings in motion.  The penultimate photo of the three birds ia exceptional.

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 22:33
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Excellent blog, Steve.  Love the action shots with their wings spread open. I am currently taking a photography course and trying to learn, this week,  to capture motion, using manual settings, not having much success. Like you, I am staying inside, with the camera on a tripod, ready to capture any and all action at the feeder! Thanks for sharing and hopefully one day I will be successful;)

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Date Sat, 04/02/2012 - 12:56
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Hi Steve, nice wee blog.

I usually make my own birdfood for the feeders but have not done so this year as its been so mild. 

There are very few starlings around this year, normally the other birds don't get a look in due to the number of starlings.

Thanks for sharing.

Jean

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Date Sat, 04/02/2012 - 15:27
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A terrific blog, Steve, full of movement and colour. Thanks for posting.

 

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Date Sat, 04/02/2012 - 16:12
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Great set of pics

 

 

 

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Date Tue, 07/02/2012 - 00:31
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Excellent and inspiring!  love all the movement and 'frozen moments'.  Looking forward to more! Smile

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Date Sat, 11/02/2012 - 05:25
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Although any of these shots could stand on its own, they're so much more fun to view as a sequence.  Loved it.

 

judypw

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Date Tue, 21/02/2012 - 16:35
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Great blog.Beautiful bird, action shots r nice.

This time will pass.

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Date Mon, 27/02/2012 - 18:33
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This is one great blog! Those birds in flight were so well-captured. Thanks for sharing.

Bryan L.

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