Sunday, 29 March 2009

Feeding Time for the chicks . . .

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I was sitting about 4 feet away from the bird for this shot. Taken at 100 ISO and 1/100s at F5.6.

Feeding Time - Parent collecting mealworms for the fledged chicks

I've been putting out mealworms since the chicks hatched. The bowl is normally inside a cage to prevent larger birds taking them. Today I thought I'd see how close I could get to the Robin. Initially holding the bowl the bird flew within inches of it but wasn't brave enough. So I put it on the ground. Initially ~4 feet away then about 6 feet away for this shot (100ISO, 1/640s F5.6). Click on the photo to see full size.
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Thursday, 26 March 2009

Robin Chick Hatching Story

Using the video conferencing technology that I support for my company I was able to link the Robin nestbox up in such as way as to be able to dial from my office into the PC which had the camera feed from the nestbox. I suddenly noticed on Friday afternoon 13/3 that the first chick was hatching (Mother was in the nest hiding the view) and ~20 minutes later I was able to record the complete hatching of the second chick since the Mother bird had left the nest (kindly!!) An amazing event - see below

Robin Chick hatching caught on video!

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Friday, 20 March 2009