My day started well. I could see it had potential. I was in the garden (a gorgeous day in Shetland, today) photographing when I saw this starling with a meal worm. I was thrilled with the middle picture and then spent the rest of the day trying to achieve this again.
With little, if no, success.
Feeling a bit, meh about my already doomed potential starling photography career, I went to feed Taktur and talk to the lads. They were like a comedy double act.
But very funny. Not dissimilar to others, I know.
Anyway, I digress.
I returned to my spot in the garden, with my faithful and silent (note, silent, please) terrier with camera, and now a tripod, to sit patiently, David Attenborough-stylee, forever to wait for the starling parents to come and feed their babies.
While I waited, I amused myself by taking a few photos of my surroundings, trying out various settings, like you do.
I wanted to photo the birds going in and out of their nest in the wall of the old shed.
I did manage a few pictures and was happy the starling parents weren’t really caring that I was so close.
When along came two annoying giggling teenagers who should know better.
So I did the tried and tested method of taking photos of them to put them off and make them go back indoors – it usually works.
and failed. They stayed.
As I said, not dissimilar to two other certain little irritations…..
So I went back to my photography trying my best to ignore them.
And managed to get this film.
I was very pleased and I hope you enjoy it. God alone knows why there is no sound and it appears to be very slowed down. I need to RTFM now about that technical reason.
So, I set the dog on the girls instead and they were horrible to her as well!
I am going to train her to chase them out of the garden, like the chickens – watch ’em BeAnne!
Don’t feel sorry for them. They deserve all they get!