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Jackdaw

I seem to remember that Alan posted a Jackdaw, or some other bird, from Lynmouth recently.

All the birds near the beach and river are very tame and calmy sit there while you snap away to your hearts content.

Jackdaw

I seem to remember that Alan posted a Jackdaw, or some other bird, from Lynmouth recently.

All the birds near the beach and river are very tame and calmy sit there while you snap away to your hearts content.

comments (17)

  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 11 Aug 2009, 01:24
I like crows and ravens very much.
Brian Walbey: This one was very tame Mary, didn't bat an eyelid at the camera.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Aug 2009, 02:19
Looks like he is calculating the possibility of a snack from you.

It's an excellent portrait, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks ray, unfortunately for him I was bereft of titbits at the time.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Aug 2009, 05:54
A fine portrait: I think they see humans as the means to an end Brian - ie providers of food
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, I didn't have anything with me at the time for him to eat.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 11 Aug 2009, 07:48
Waiting for a free feed l expect
Brian Walbey: Probably Tony, i didn't have any nibbles with me, just the camera.
Fine portrait Brian. He looks a bit grumpy so I hope you gave him a bit of your pastygrin
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill. This was pre lunch, the pasty came latersmile
Good lighting for this black subject. It nicely reveals the structure and texture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Paul.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Aug 2009, 10:38
Thanks for the name check, Brian. I was surprised just how close you can get to them before they fly off. I hope you rewarded him for his pose for you?
Brian Walbey: No I didn't reward him Alan, just moved the camera round to some other birds sitting there, as you do smile
  • graham pickett
  • SUNNY SOUTHSEA ENGLAND.
  • 11 Aug 2009, 11:33
Great bird shot Brian.Nice colours in the stone as well.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Graham.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Aug 2009, 12:22
A fine naturalistic photo- the softly glittering feathers, the mossy stones, the shadow of the black bird- Jackdaw is a funny, almost human name!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Philine.
I have a soft spot for jackdaws. My daughter nursed a few young ones once. When they were rehabilitated they used to visit us for quite a while, landing on an outstretched arm for titbits. Nice shot, he is looking fine in the sunshine.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Janet.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 11 Aug 2009, 13:58
A lovely shot, it isn't easy to get the detail in a black-feathered bird.
Brian Walbey: I think I struck a bit lucky Ellie, a grab shot before he moved off has come out quite well.
  • Wray
  • South Africa
  • 11 Aug 2009, 18:25
Love his eye ... lucky to catch him so well positioned and still.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Wray.
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 11 Aug 2009, 18:54
Is it a crow? If it is, hard to believe they don't bother the people on the beach tongue Its got the mean eye going on, too.
Brian Walbey: They seem very tame Mia, there are people about all the time.
We cant get that close to the Jackdaws here Brian. Well caught.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ron, no here they would fly off first, I suppose they are used to the crowds feeding them titbits all the time.
Not bad for a 45mm lens Brian, nice capture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Les. I will admit he was on the sea wall a yard or two from me and didn't attempt to fly off.
Nice one
amazing they are so tame......
wish they always were
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob. There were also several other types of birds just standing about as well completely unbothered by the passing hordes.
Birds with black feathers are notoriously difficult to photograph properley.
You have to get the light exactly right or else you just get a black blob.
You got this one perfectly Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter. I was lucky really as this was near the middle of the day which is supposed to be the time not to take pictures.

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