Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A Window With A View

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A Window With A View.

It was the photo of a Woodpecker looking out of its nest hole in Amy’s prompt for the challenge that gave me the idea for this post. It made me think of the various species of birds I have photographed looking out of their nest holes. Then I started considering the reverse, me looking out of openings when I was photographing various species.

A house window. Actually a bedroom window of my parents house in Cheshire, England. An upstairs window got me closer to eye with this Redwing eating a Holly berry.

A Redwing in a Holly tree.


A vehicle window. Friend’s had this Red Fox hunting in the hay field behind their house. I parked by the side of their garage and photographed it out of the drivers door window.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A Window With A View


An opening in a permanent wooden hide (blind). In this case, two Great Crested Grebes on a reservoir in south Cheshire, England.

A pair of Great Crested Grebes.


An opening in a fabric portable hide (blind). A male Common Redpoll feeding on seeds blown onto a snow drift near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Throwback Thursday: 9th January 2020

27 replies on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A Window With A View”

Thanks Tina. When I came up with the Redwing followed by the Red Fox I tried to make it an all Red post but couldn’t come up with a species photographed from a permanent hide (blind).

Thanks Susan. The Redwing and Red Fox photos were both used in a field guide to garden wildlife despite the Fox clearly not being in a garden. I always think a Redwing should be called a Redside as most of the red is hidden under the wings when the bird is at rest.

Thanks Victoria. I used to keep a pair of binoculars in the camera bag but between changing the camera equipment and the bags I use regularly and then messing up my right arm and shoulder meaning more equipment and bag changes the binoculars ended up stuck in a drawer.

These are wonderful shots! I love how you captured that Redwing eating the holly berry and love the curious expression on the face of the fox.

Thanks Amy. The Redwing seems to be the most popular followed by the Red Fox although I picked the order of the photos by the type of window/opening the photo was taken through.

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