Garden dickies

You may have noticed that its turned a tad nippy over the past week – in fact as low as minus 17 here and not much above minus 7 all week so least it to say the garden birds have been keen to get to the feeding station to top up on peanuts, seed and apples. With snow hanging on the branches I’ve spent several sessions sat in my deckchair whilst birds have been dropping in to feed all day long.

Nothing exceptional – blue, great and coal tit, chaffinch, blackbird robin and dunnock but plenty of opportunities using different props.

To be honest this has always been a staple photographic diet for me especially in terms of commercial sales and I still enjoy it 30+ years on from when I took my very first shot of a blue tit on a feeder in the back garden at home using a hide made from 4 garden canes and an old bed sheet. Technology may have come a long way since then and I’ve traveled a lot of miles in pursuit of images but the buzz of photographing local birds remains.

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