The sparrows in our garden are not having a good Monday. This morning, I witnessed a bird of prey snatching a sparrow right from the bird feeder. It was totally surreal: I mean, we live in an urban area, not some remote woodland. Later, I saw a stray cat trying to catch another sparrow. And now it’s raining cats and dogs. Poor buggers!
Taken with Canon 1100D and Tamron SP 300m f/5.6 Adaptall 2. Processed in digiKam.
Our garden residents provide ample opportunities to make use of my Tamron SP 300mm f/5.6 Adaptall 2 lens mounted on a Canon EOS 1100D. Most of the time, I have to shoot through the thick double-layer glass of a terrace door, but I managed to capture this photo through an open window on the second floor of our apartment. This is, by the way, our blackbird named Haru. These days, he is busy feasting on apples we put for him and his lady (more about her in another post) and patrolling his territory, a.k.a. our garden.
Haru the blackbird
Sunday wasn’t a very good day for him, though. After he took a bath in a plastic tray we put for that purpose, the poor bugger flew right into the glass terrace door. He hid then in a corner of the garden, and sat there for a while slightly confused. He is alright now, dashing around the garden and looking busy as usual.
Taken with Canon EOS 1100D and Tamron SP 300mm f/5.6 Adaptall 2. Processed in digiKam. Shutter speed: 1/250 sec. Aperture: f/5.6 ISO: 400