Jay going nuts

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  1. Fangman

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    A rare visitor to my garden although I see them about over the fields at the back
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    Rather large for the feeder - a quick attack and then down to eat what it managed to dislodge
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    The Spotted woodpecker arriving a little later give an idea of scale as this is about the largest bird to attempt to settle and feed, normally reserved for the tits and occasional starling.
     
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    That first picture is a great capture. It'd have been nice to have pushed your shutter speed a little harder to stop those wings. But birds are unpredictable creatures, I suppose.
     
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    It was a surprise to see the Jay - had the camera on tripod focussed on another feeder when it arrived and no time to reset anything than focus and pray! It was all over in a few seconds and then a minute or so later amnaged to get a few shots of it managing to stay attached to the nut feeder, but compared to my normal visitors very nervous and off at the slightest movement - very sharp eyes!
     
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    That first shot is great. I find it amusing that you can use the phrase "occasional starling". Where I am in Pennsylvania, starlings are a huge nusiance at the feeders, eating everything in sight! Great shots.
     
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    My favorite is the first one. I would have liked it better if his wing tips were not clipped in the frame though.
     
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    I am watching a mob of starlings on the bird table as I type - young ones begging at everyone including other species - beaks wide open that stre3tch to the back of their necks. It is the few starlings that try to hang on the nut holder that I meant.
     
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    What a lovely trio of images! The first one is wonderful, you can almost imagine it saying 'oops' as its foot let go. Such a cheeky stance in the second shot, and such a nice closeup of the woodpecker in the third. A good days shooting indeed!
     

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