As a keen birdwatcher my word association with “feathers” has to be “birds”.

And what a lot of gear I seem to have needed to enjoy then simple pleasure of watching our feathered friends.

Over the years the equipment I carry around has evolved from

(a) binoculars

(b) binoculars and telescope

(c) binocular, bridge camera with zoom lens plus point and shoot camera attached to telescope by means of digiscoping kit

(d) binoculars, DSLR camera, 100-400 lens, macro lens, lens clamp for bird hide (or perhaps a monopod or a tripod)

And then it all got too heavy for me, so I’ve gone back to carrying only binoculars.

I’m just a birdwatcher again.  And how relaxing this is, though the telescope will come out again in winter as we live in an area well visited by migrant birds.

I’ve selected a few images from many hundreds for this week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Feathers

Little Egret Leighton Moss RSPB flight feathers

Little Egret ©HelenBushe


Mandarin Duck

Mandarin Duck ©HelenBushe


Young Swallow Wicken Fen

Young Swallow at Wicken Fen ©HelenBushe


Young Swallow (close up)

Young Swallow (close up) ©HelenBushe

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