Something colourful by John Burns (Sony Alpha A55 ,Sigam 70-300mm lens)
Young Siskin, taken recently in our garden.
Comment by Ellen on 31st March 2013 at 00:10
A really nice picture, a pleasant change from the recent snow scenes! ....However, I have to confess,I'm not familiar with the Siskin. We saw a Cardinal in our back yard today!
Comment by Ellen on 31st March 2013 at 00:12
Does anyone have a picture of an adult Siskin? do it's colours change at all?
Comment by Derek Platt on 31st March 2013 at 00:45
Lovely pic. Question- is a Siskin a yellow hammer.
Comment by David Barker on 31st March 2013 at 02:35
Spot on John,is that taken through your window ? used to have the Sigma lens 70-300mm changed to a Tamron with the VC stabilisation.I expect the Sony as VR or VC equivalent ?.Nice to see the bird pics back.
Comment by Ken R on 31st March 2013 at 03:08
Lovely bird, well done.
Comment by Lizzie down under on 31st March 2013 at 04:18
How lovely John, may I have a copy for my Album please.....cheers!!
Comment by john on 31st March 2013 at 12:04
yes david taken throught patio doors ,the out side glass has a slight uv tint ,this is how i can get right up to them ,this is an adult siskin,.have also got the Tamron 70-300 got it at a bargain from jessops for £99 before thay crashed.
Comment by john on 31st March 2013 at 12:08
david , had a green finch turn up the other day with a silver leg ring on it ?? any ideas how it could have aquired this .
Comment by David Barker on 31st March 2013 at 13:06
Hi John could be BTO ,British Trust for Ornithology catching them in mist nets and ringing them to check on numbers and health in certain areas ,see hear.link.
Comment by Mick on 31st March 2013 at 13:38
What kind birdseed is that in the container.
Comment by atlas on 31st March 2013 at 14:01
this is an adult cock siskin the hen a lot plainer with no black cap
derek platt this bird is a finch the yellow hammer is a bunting
its a different bird
Comment by Derek Platt on 31st March 2013 at 16:34
Thank you Atlas for the explanation. I,m not an ornithologist or an ologist of any kind, just remember yellow hammers from when I was a kid.
Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 31st March 2013 at 20:21
Sometimes Mick I actually like your sense of humour.
Comment by Colin Harlow on 31st March 2013 at 21:50
Lovely shot John, well done...more birds please.
Comment by Ernest Pyke on 31st March 2013 at 22:49
There have been three horses and two birds on P-a-D this month.
Comment by Mick on 31st March 2013 at 23:29
Ron Dawber had a wooden bird on yesterday.
Comment by Phil Whitehead on 1st April 2013 at 10:25
Nice indeed, it just shows how good the Sigma lens can be.
Comment by Bren on 1st April 2013 at 17:24
Ernest ... is that a problem ?
Comment by Art on 2nd April 2013 at 01:31
We see a fish (Pyke) all to regularly...;o)
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