Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Reflections on the nature of aggression

Blue Tits are seemingly birds of very little brain. They are pairing up to reproduce at this time of the year and become aggressive beyond their diminutive size. One regularly comes to the feeder outside my office and then attacks its reflection in the window. Yesterday it did the same to its reflection in the driver's side wing mirror on the car as I pulled into the drive. Here's a shot from one of this morning's assaults...

Canon 1Ds MkIII, Canon 24-70mm IS L lens, 1/640th sec, f/7.1, ISO 640, focal length: 30mm, remote control shutter

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