Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Jock Elliott, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Okay, this thread isn't about the quality of the photography, because it was taken through two layers of plastic and two layers of glass.

    It's about the birds, the quantity of the birds.

    My wife and I put up this new squirrel-proof birdfeeder a couple of months ago. Lately, however, after a couple of snowfalls, a flock of sparrows (and some hawks who are eying the sparrows) have discovered it.

    Below is just a faction of the scene this afternoon. There are literally dozens of sparrows in the nearby bushes waiting to take their turn.



    Here's a shot (added with the latest edit to this post) with the inner plastic insulating panel removed:


    Where's Alfred Hitchcock when you need him?

    Cheers, Jock
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  2. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

    Dec 15, 2011
    Cool shot Jock. You need to pick up a GoPro and hang it from the tree. :biggrin:
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  3. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Great idea!

    Cheers, Jock
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  4. krugorg

    krugorg All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Fun idea on the GoPro.... I wonder what a time lapse would look like?
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  5. Yeats

    Yeats All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    GoPro's a cool idea! :thumbup:

    {insert obligatory Alfred Hitchcock reference here}
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  6. Love that last shot. FZ200 rules, eh?
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  7. john m flores

    john m flores All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    I love the birds in the first one queuing on the nearby branch LOL! Must be British!
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  8. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY

    Pretty much, particularly when I'm not screwing up the optics with layers of plastic. That's 810mm equivalent, f3.5, ISO 100, 1/125th, handheld, but braced with elbows on knees.

    Cheers, Jock
  9. BillN

    BillN Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Oh, ah, - sounds painful and it's a family forum!

    how did those Sparrows get to the US - (from my back garden in England!)
  10. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY

    Maybe I shouldn't have posted that sign: "This feeder will be filled with bangers and mash."

    Cheers, Jock
  11. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    It would have to be fish and chips to get me joining the queue.

    Those Pilgrim fathers have got a lot to answer for :smile:

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