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Feed Station

Published January 24th, 2012

In the past few days I have been back to a previous site that I had used with a feed station set up. With a little food, its back to full swing with the birds coming back in.
Time to get back out with the Stealth 360 portable hide and sit it out all day to see what comes in for the food.
I would be interested to hear from others who have their own feed stations.
Its always good to bounce different ideas and views.

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The more common visitor

  • January 4th, 2009
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • 800mm / f/5.6 / 1/200 sec
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Wouldn't be the same without this great bird always inquisative and in the area

  • January 4th, 2009
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • 800mm / f/5.6 / 1/200 sec
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Same bird that found the hidden mealworm

  • January 4th, 2009
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • 800mm / f/5.6 / 1/200 sec
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When the Nuthatch finds a feed station it remembers it well and will be a frequent visitor

  • January 4th, 2009
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • 800mm / f/5.6 / 1/200 sec
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Coal Tit on a reasonable lichen perch, just needed more of an angle

  • January 6th, 2009
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • 800mm / f/5.6 / 1/400 sec
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One from today, no hide and quite a pleasing result in low light

  • January 25th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 800mm / f/5.6 / 1/100 sec
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Finally a Nuthatch has found the food, they will keep coming in now.

  • January 30th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 800mm / f/8 / 1/400 sec
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A pair of Long-tailed Tits, they have become a daily sight now

  • January 30th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 800mm / f/8 / 1/1000 sec
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30 Jan 2012
The 2nd most common and frequent visitor behind the Great Tit

  • January 30th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 800mm / f/8 / 1/1250 sec

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David Paul  over 2 years ago
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Hi Richard, I reviewed some of your photographs today and I was very impressed. Your shots are fantastic, well done. You clearly have a great knowledge of fieldcraft and photography. I have captured some reasonable shots using a simple feeding station in my back garden. I simply covered myself with a sheet (how glamorous!) and waited for the birds to arrive. Blue, Great and Coal tits are the most common visitors. Gold and Greenfinces also come but are much more timid. I shoot with a 70-300mm lens mounted on a tripod about 2 meters from the station. I'm hoping to invest in a hide at some stage but can't afford one yet. Regards, David.
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Gareth Robinson  over 2 years ago
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Some really nice images Richard, looking forward to reading your blog as and when you update it.
If at some time would you be able to take a setup shot of the hide and feed stations, something that never seems to get posted online, and I would image may be of interest to beginners etc.
Cheers Gareth
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Awesome Account
Richard Bond  over 2 years ago
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Been out to the feed station this afternoon. Light was just on the limits, but put lots more food out for the birds and pulled some new perches from the trees for another day and tidied the area. The birds are coming in mostly tits but the Nuthatches are about and very vocal in the surrounding wood, plus a single Great-spotted Woodpecker. The above image of the Great Tit was shot without the hide.