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Hi Tony. The 5D is a full frame Canon Digital SLR, (Canon EOS 5D) the latest version of which I believe is still the MKIV. I have the earlier MKII from a few years ago as well as the MKIV.

The largest native bird in the UK is apparently the Sea Eagle (had to Google that one) although we don't get any round these parts. The largest bird we get to see is probably the Heron as it takes an interest in my Koi. I photographed the one below near Long Preston, just outside Settle in the Yorkshire Dales. They have a wingspan of between 1.5 and 2 metres.

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It's amazing to see just how steady their head remains while they search the streams for food. I have some video, taken on a blustery day, which shows the birds neck swaying about in the breeze but the head absolutely still while they focus on their prey.

I've had them stalking my pond on a number of occasions but its covered with a netted frame to keep them out.

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On 04/11/2018 at 14:38, roddy said:

Don't forget Buzzards, Kites, and Ospreys. 

I've not managed to photograph any of those yet Roddy and we see loads of Red Kites but it's always whilst were driving.

I thought I'd add a few photos of young Blue Tits this time. I've taken quite a lot though very few are worthy of displaying and just about all of them were taken around the bird feeder which does nothing for the natural setting.

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The ones below weren't quite ready to feed themselves

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Youngster and parent. Strange how the young ones have all the markings but not the adults colours.

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The one below was a quick snap of a youngster that settled on a neighbours fence.

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