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    Posted: 06 November 2019 at 17:19
Well, saved the most unusual aspect of the day to the end. We saw Muncaster Castle; the Raptor display and the grounds. However, the most unusual part was the Heron Feeding at the end of the day! I've seen a variety of 'feeding displays' in my time but this was, perhaps, the most unusual - these birds are notoriously shy around human contact but it seems the prospect of 'free food' overcomes that shyness. They started arriving about 30 minutes before feed time - I'd seen this a few years ago with a Red Kite feed in central Wales but this was something altogether different. Hope you enjoy being 'Heroned Out'!

1. Early Arrival



2. Patience is Clearly a Virtue



3. Searching and Shadow



4. Late to the Party



5. Concentration



6. To The Left; To The Right



7. Searching the Shadows



8. With Grass



9. Concentration II



10. Amongst The Grass



11. Hiding



12. Resting



There must have been upwards of a dozen or so birds present and barely a few feet away in some instances - a rather wonderful event!

All taken on the a99I and Sony 70-400G combination; all hand-held.

Thanks for looking and comments always welcome.

Best regards, Neil.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 November 2019 at 20:16
Great BIF and BOG (birds on grass..) shots. Love #1, but also the ones with the smooth background (#10,11). TFS Neil .
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Another vote for #1 and 10. Good work Neil!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 November 2019 at 22:57
Excellent set, Neil!

I can only second the votes for #10 and #11 - they are really special by using the OOF background so effectively! Very well done!

TFS!

BTW: I am really amazed that so far nobody complained that these pictures are not really 3D!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 November 2019 at 11:07
Thanks, all.

This was a rather unusual and remarkable event; that these often elusive and shy birds were driven so much by the prospect of free food meant that much of their usual 'flight and fright's completely forgotten. In fact, getting 'clean' shots proved to be something of an issue at times!

Thanks again for the comments and best regards, Neil.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 November 2019 at 17:43
Fantastic set Neil, superbly detailed. #10 is my favourite, the grasses are as captivating as the heron. The bird in #4 looks strange, my wife thought it could be a different type but I think it's simply the wind messing up its feathers.
 



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Hi Alan,

Thanks for the kind words! The Heron in #4 is indeed still a Grey Heron but the act of coming on to land when all it's 'mates' had already beaten it to it meant it was more of a controlled accident than a landing to be honest! If you are ever in that part of the world then it's a location I can heartily recommend.

Oh - one last thing. After leaving the car in the car park (see previous thread - 3 1/2 weeks old) we got back to find someone had Kindly reversed into it... Note left? what do you think.... `took the edge of the vacation but there you go.

Thanks again all and best regards, Neil.,
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