After spending hours sifting through mostly empty photographs, which were taken every 10 seconds on the timer, I decided to invest in a remote control. 🙂 The only drawback of the remote control is that you have to be within about 5 metres of the camera for it to work, which keeps a few birds, like the Jay, away from the garden. It does however allow you to take a photo when the bird is in shot.
The following pictures were either taken by this method, with my SLR camera on a tripod, or with my trusty hand-held point and shoot. I’ll let you work out which is which !