This blog post will be updated with each new sighting! Beginning in late Spring 2019 we have put out feeders and suet balls to attract birds to the Villa Ndio garden. The result was an immediate increase in bird activity, and as the birds developed confidence they began visiting these new food sources laden with birdseed purchased by the bagfull at the nearby grocery store.
Here is a catalog of bird species captured by my cameras in or near the Villa Ndio garden. Included for each bird is a photo and information on the date a place where the picture was taken, the camera and lens used, and the settings of the camera and lens for the particular photo. Also included is a link to a wiki page with information about the bird species. Click on an image to see the original photo post in full size. The list is in alphabetical order by bird name.
Photographed in a tree above the Villa Ndio garden on 30 May 2019.
Camera and Lens: Sony ILCE7M2; f/8; 1/500, ISO 500. Sony DT 55-300mm f4.5-5.6 SAM lens with Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter LA-EA4.
Common European Black Bird
Camera and lens: Sony ILCE7M2; f/11; 1/125; ISO 800. Minolta AF APO 200mm f/2.8 lens with Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter LA-EA4
Common European Collared Dove
Common Wood Pigeon
European Blue Tit
Photographed in Pegomas near the Siange River on 18 June 2019.
Camera lens: Sony DSC-RX10M3; f/4; 1/250; ISO 250; 600mm.
Photographed on an olive tree by the Villa Ndio pool on 30 May 2019.
Camera and lens: Sony ILCE-7RM; f/5.6; 1/200; ISO 500; 500mm; SAL55300 Sony DT 55–300 mm f/4.5–5.6 SA Lens;
Camera and lens: Sony ILCE-7RM; f/5.6; 1/500; ISO160; 300mm; SAL55300 Sony DT 55–300 mm f/4.5–5.6 SA Lens.
Scroll down to click on any image in the mosaic to enlarge it and/or start a slide show.