Counting Birds

A lovely, but quite chilly Valentine’s day brought much love to the manor. Spending an afternoon out with feathered friends, a total of 30 species flew about.

Who knows what else I may find tomorrow.


How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said.
Victor Hugo

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  1. I’m interested that you have moved from a Canon 7D to 5D Mark III and are concentrating on the L series lenses. You appear to shoot the subjects that attract me as well. I think I’ll be checking in from time to time. My blog is just getting going but my camera bag is starting to look like yours. Happy Shooting!

    • I found the quality of images to be far superior with the 5D Mark III compared to the 7D. When you crop, the image holds up quite well with the full-frame camera. Indeed, if one can get the “L” lenses, it is well worth it. Great meeting you Colleen!

  2. Ah a nice and comfortable set of images when there’s nothing comfortable about being outside right now, or yesterday!!! πŸ˜‰ I can’t say I’ve ever seen a Red Fox Sparrow, he’s a cool little guy. You make me look forward to the coming migrations. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  3. I was busy socialising with my Spanish family on Valentine’s Day, so didn’t really celebrate it. Hope you had a wonderful day. Thanks for the beautiful inspiring words of V. Hugo. Nice shots.

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