A few from this afternoon...

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At the Botanic Gardens...

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The magpies were getting feisty with one-another...

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I had robins taking food from my hand... and so couldn't get a shot of them with the long lens! 🤭

The dunnocks were looking at the food in my hand, but wouldn't commit, so I could get a shot of them...

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Same with the great tits...

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Long-tailed tit's pink eyelid seems to have changed to orange?

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Managed to get a wren that wasn't just hiding in the undergrowth, though his patch was so shaded, I was into ISO 5000 territory with him...

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Cock chaffinch, singing atop a pine tree...

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‘‘Twas a cracking day today Col ,quite warm.I fair enjoyed my lunchtime stroll in the sunshine so I did.
 

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In the old days ... anything above ISO400 looked grainy...

Yep - the early days of digital was much the same. However, with each passing generation of digital cameras the noise gets less as the ISO goes higher. I've got acceptable results at ISO 25,600. Added to which, you have noise reduction software these days - though of course I would never resort to such trickery and sorcery... :whistle:

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Lovely shots of 'Jenny' , one of if not my Fav' .... beautiful little bird.

One of the most difficult to get a decent shot of, I have been finding.

Fantastic set of lungs on it, when in full song, considering the size of it.

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easker1not to take any thing away from the pics, but I think that's not a Scots pine, it looks like a Knobcone pine, by the placement of the cones and the length of need les , but that's definitely a Chaffinch:),
 

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easker1not to take any thing away from the pics, but I think that's not a Scots pine, it looks like a Knobcone pine, by the placement of the cones and the length of need les , but that's definitely a Chaffinch:),

You may well be right, Derek - there was a Scots pine with a plate on the tree saying it was a Scots pine, and I kind of assumed that was the tree the chaffie was in, when I went round the other side of it and heard him and looked up. But even when I was posting it, I was looking at the cones and thinking they don't look like typical Scots pine cones. I will remove the 'Scots' - it's some kind of pine! 🤭

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