Posts Tagged: Birds

Bird’s eye view in London

A pigeon watching the passing pedestrians on a bridge near the London Eye in the United Kingdom.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s

The Eagle Owl is Watching

An eagle owl at Fota Wildlife Park watches us human visitors with careful, observant eyes.

Watching this bird and the others the trainers had was an awe inspiring experience. I’m glad I took my 75-300mm telephoto lens!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 300mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/500s

The Wild Geese Family

The Goose Family of Fota Island Wildlife Park in Cork.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 300mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s

Seagull and the Boat

A seagull calmly swims by a small boat in Baltimore Harbour, County Cork.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 22mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/50s

Watch out! Duck! I said, “duck!”

Watch out! Duck! I said, "duck"

Geese at The Lough feeding on the ground near the water’s edge. Most have their heads down pecking at scraps but one stubbornly kept a look out ..

Wait For Me!

Wait for me

A pigeon in Cork, somewhere.

I’m in Quebec. It’s raining a bit but hopefully I’ll get out this morning for a look around. Luggage still hasn’t arrived, but someone rang at 2am to say it would be delivered here. Yay.

Keeping the Chicks Alive

Keeping the Chicks Alive

2 chicks are fed by a parent just outside the window of my home office here in Blarney.

The chicks have been there all evening and I just looked out again and they’re still there. Unfortunately the neighbour’s cat, Patches, saw them too and is keeping a vigil close by. We saw the parent bird literally dive bomb the cat several times but Patches won’t be moved.

A moment before this shot was taken the first chick was fed. I have a photo of that too but I thought this was the better one.

Is it common for young birds to huddle together on a wire in the shelter of a house? It troubles me that they might be in danger or injured and can’t fly away. Anyone know?

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/60s

The gull fight

The gull fight

Gulls fight over a few crumbs of bread at the Lough in Cork. Taken during a photowalk there last year.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s

Heron Landing

heron landing

Heron coming in to land on the Lough, Cork.

I’d love to have a big huge high quality zoom lens.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 144mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/320s