Birds of Villa Ndio

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.

Common Chaffinch

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

Photographed on the fence next to the Villa Ndio pool  on 10 March 2019.

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






European Crested Tit

Photographed on 8 February 2020 in the Villa Ndio garden

Camera: Sony DSC RX10M3

Settings: f/6.3; 1/1250 sec.; ISO 800; 600mm


Eurasian Jay

Photographed in Pegomas near the Siange River on 18 June 2019.

Camera lens: Sony DSC-RX10M3; f/4; 1/250; ISO 250; 600mm.


European Nuthatch

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;


Grey Heron

Photographed from Chemin des Maures et des Adrets, around the corner from Chemin de Villa Ndio, on 15 March 2019.

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.


Great Tit






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