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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 26th April, 2011)

Yellowhammer


Yellowhammer
Taken at Orrell reservoir.

Photo: Jeff Haydock  (Nikon D40, 300MM F5.6 HOYA MANUAL LENS)
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Comment by: Mick on 26th April 2011 at 07:42

I saw some of these Yellowhammers at Orrell a few weeks ago, first time I ever seen them.

Comment by: Ron D on 26th April 2011 at 09:00

Not bad Jeff. Never seen one before.
Taken at full aperture I expect.

Comment by: Gareth on 26th April 2011 at 09:33

Saw a Yellowhammer in my garden once , and as I could only see it's head , I thought someone's Budgie had escaped.

Comment by: jeff haydock on 26th April 2011 at 11:30

yes Ron, it was at F5.6, hence narrow depth of field, lens is actually an old canon fd lens with a nikon adaptor to make it work.

Comment by: Ron D on 26th April 2011 at 15:47

Yes Jeff. I sold it you.

Comment by: John on 26th April 2011 at 15:52

Well done Jeff, top quality.

Comment by: jeff haydock on 26th April 2011 at 16:47

sorry ron, didn't realise it was you, still takes beautiful sharp shots doesn,t.
regards jeff

Comment by: Ste Wigan on 26th April 2011 at 17:14

Are Yellowhammers native to this country?

Comment by: jeff haydock on 26th April 2011 at 18:26

Yes Ste, they are widespread and wigan is particularly well blessed with them if you know were to look. Latin name
Emberiza citrinella.

Comment by: amanda333 on 26th April 2011 at 20:16

very pretty little bird

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