Friday, 30 May 2014

Hanging On.

Over the past two days activity on the feeders has increased with a few juveniles turning up with their parents so I couldn't resist the opportunity to capture some of their methods for 'hanging on'.





The adult Starling is a past master when it comes to reaching any part of a feeder containing suet pellets.




The juvenile Starling also made it look easy using its strong toes.




A juvenile Greenfinch, in its streaky garb with just a flash of yellow, grips the clothes line very tightly while hoping its parents might offer something to eat but it was out of luck.




Another juvenile with a streaky breast but this time its a Goldfinch applying two different grips to ensure it can reach into the seed feeder.

And finally the best acrobat, the adult Blue Tit, who shows how easy it's done one handed. 


Wishing everyone wherever you are a great wildlife watching weekend.   FAB.

Linking to Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters and I'D-Rather-B-Birdin'.

31 comments:

  1. Wow ! Your photos are excellent. Great captured birds !
    Greetings

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  2. I really like the detail on the feathers, from the first shot. They are all exquisite.

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  3. The BT is just showing off! Always great to watch there antics around feeders.

    I think that my Scrub-fowl shares another feature with Coots and Moorhens - a very small brain!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  4. Hi Frank I love seeing the young coming to the feeders and your shots are superb. Let me know if you crossed the bridge today with me!. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. Lovely shots Frank, they are certainly entertaining.

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  6. another lovely series Frank; I'm rather taken with the juvenile Green Finch

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  7. What a great series of fun shots. Loving all the different birds.

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  8. This is a great time of the year to see the juvies coming to the feeders. You have a great variety of birds there. Thank you for linking up to the critter party.. Have a happy weekend!

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  9. Lovely shots of the juveniles Frank.

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  10. Wonderful shots, Frank! I just love watching the birdies.

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  11. Great shots Frank. Always a busy time of year at the feeders. The best time.

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  12. Great variety! I love the Blue Tit!

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  13. Whatever works. I love the blue tit hanging under the feeder.

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  14. Great shots and observations, the blue tit is the real acrobat.

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  15. Well, not only did we see some beautiful birds (that Blue Tit was outstanding) but the scientific research was most informative as well. Fun post!

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  16. I enjoy it when the juveniles come to visit. Terrific captures !

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  17. Fantastic photos Frank, you've got some great captures here.

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  18. Very lovely birds on your feeders.

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  19. absolutely extraordinary images...and close ups.

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  20. Fun sequence!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

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  21. Neat captures showing how birds hang on!

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  22. Really cute! Nice Blue Tit!

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  23. Great set of shots Frank. Where there's a will there's a way ;)

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  24. Great series .... your birds are paying for their lunch by posing beautifully! The blue tit is my favorite and how I would love to see that little acrobat in real life!

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  25. great captures Frank.They are pretty amazing how they can hold on with their feet.

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  26. ...that little juvenile Greenfinch is a cutie!

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  27. Hi Frank,

    I have not seen a Greenfinch in the garden for around two years.......sad but true.

    Juvenile starlings are so pretty.....I have several families feeding their young. They are costly visitors to the garden :)

    Good shots......lovely to see you garden birds

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  28. They are adorable, Frank. Such great photos!

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  29. Hang in there, baby! :-) All very nice photos!

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