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Bird weekly – Photo challenge – Shore birds – Homage to the gulls

The topic for this weeks bird weekly photo challenge is shore birds, for this I am going to pay homage to one of my favourites the gulls (I know you will have seen most of my gull photographs before but I do love them).

They can be comical, I love this photograph.

They can be a little scary when you look out of your office window and this is the sight that you see.

They are definitely protective.

They can even be fluffy and cute.

But fluffy and cute grows up.

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Bird weekly – Photo challenge – Black feathered birds

The topic for this weeks bird weekly photo challenge is black feathered birds.

Blackbird

This is a picture of one of the blackbirds that are always at the caravan.

Starling

This starling was on our bird feeder at the caravan.

Jackdaw

This is a jackdaw that we saw in the Lake District, you definetley see a lot of them when we are in the Lake District.

Coot

This photograph was taken at Martin Mere Wetland Centre.

Moorhen

This was taken at the caravan park.

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Bird weekly – Photo challenge – Birds in your yard or Garden

This weeks bird weekly photo challenge topic is birds found in your yard or garden.

My pictures where all taken in the garden area surrounding our caravan. I love looking out of the window to see the birds. This year there seem to be so many more than normal or maybe I am just noticing them more.

I have been trying to get a photograph of a ring-necked dove but everytime I get the camera ready it flies away.

Blue tit
Black bird
Starling
Chicken
Pheasant
Ducks (various)
Swans
Moorhen
Goldfinches
Song thrush
Pigeon
Hawk (sparrow hawk)

This one we have only seen once but from what we were told there was a family nesting at an extremely local farm.

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Bird weekly – Photo challenge – Owls 🦉

The topic for this weeks bird weekly photo challenge is owls.

I don’t have a lot of these and some you will have seen before.

These pictures where taken at an animal rescue centre at a fundraising event and this birds of prey rescue centre. Although I think they are fabulous birds this was actually a nightmare for me as they really do frighten me most. They actually had one of the smaller owls that you could actually get extremely close to and some people where actually stroking specific owls, I was actually proud that I was ale to actually stand so close to such a large bird.

This next one was a cross-stitch square that I did which I send to a charity where a collection of 12 squares all stitched by different people are sent to a quilter who puts them all together to make a quilt for a child who has a life-limiting illness. These are used at home and some children take them with them during hospital stays so that they have something familiar and comforting with them.

this photograph was taken by the family.
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Bird weekly – Photo challenge – Macro shot

The topic for this weeks bird weekly photo challenge is macro shot. I don’t have many macro shots and I know I have used this one before but this one is definitely my favourite up close bird photograph for a few points. Firstly I seem at the moment to be obsessed with ducks and secondly as I actually managed to be able to sit so close to these two regular duck visitors to the caravan looking for some food without actually running away from them, a very big step in trying to get over my fear of birds flying by me or being very close to me.