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Combat Against Squirrels by House Wrens
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Jun 24, 2024 09:28:06   #
Barn Owl
 
There are a couple of House Wrens raising young in the wren house in my backyard. It became obvious that the wren’s behavior indicated “Not in my yard!” to the squirrels. It was a challenge to try and capture the attacks by the wrens. I shot from an open door of a dark garage while wearing camo and using a tripod. At first, I tried to set my fastest mechanical shutter. With more testing, I found it necessary to set the electronic shutter because I was missing shots. The upside was I was more successful in my series of photos. The downside was I encountered the dreaded rolling shutter results. I still needed the electronic shutter. I will admit I used “generative fill” to eliminate some yard art in the background. Plus, Topaz was necessary for my high required ISO settings. My editing software is PhotoShop 2024.











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Jun 24, 2024 09:40:56   #
imagemeister Loc: mid east Florida coast
 
Wowzers ! - never seen ! .......thanks for sharing

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Jun 24, 2024 10:07:09   #
BigDaddy Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
 
Amazing captures. Very well done.
I bet both the squirrels and wrens would love looking at these great photos.

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Jun 24, 2024 10:31:52   #
NMGal Loc: NE NM
 
WOW! Fantastic captures.

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Jun 24, 2024 10:34:51   #
13 Loc: I am only responsible to what I say..not what
 
All are great action shots!!!! 😂

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Jun 24, 2024 10:53:24   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
What a great series of action images. Nicely done.

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Jun 24, 2024 11:49:20   #
Earnest Botello Loc: Hockley, Texas
 
Great action set, Barn Owl.

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Jun 24, 2024 12:44:31   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
Ballsy little Wren, if they had those!
GREAT shots!

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Jun 24, 2024 14:16:31   #
KillroyII Loc: Middle Georgia
 
Barn Owl wrote:
There are a couple of House Wrens raising young in the wren house in my backyard. It became obvious that the wren’s behavior indicated “Not in my yard!” to the squirrels. It was a challenge to try and capture the attacks by the wrens. I shot from an open door of a dark garage while wearing camo and using a tripod. At first, I tried to set my fastest mechanical shutter. With more testing, I found it necessary to set the electronic shutter because I was missing shots. The upside was I was more successful in my series of photos. The downside was I encountered the dreaded rolling shutter results. I still needed the electronic shutter. I will admit I used “generative fill” to eliminate some yard art in the background. Plus, Topaz was necessary for my high required ISO settings. My editing software is PhotoShop 2024.
There are a couple of House Wrens raising young in... (show quote)


Very nice captures

Do you manage the wrens... or can I contact them directly? I would like to contract them to scare my squirrels away. The fact that 2 or 3 hawks regularly patrol the area has not seemed to cut down on the number of squirrels.

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Jun 24, 2024 14:43:23   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
KillroyII wrote:
Very nice captures

Do you manage the wrens... or can I contact them directly? I would like to contract them to scare my squirrels away. The fact that 2 or 3 hawks regularly patrol the area has not seemed to cut down on the number of squirrels.


Self perpetuating Hawk food!

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Jun 24, 2024 15:12:25   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
Really great action shot

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Jun 24, 2024 16:07:35   #
DRam11 Loc: Polson, MT
 
Now there is something I’ve never seen. Great work getting those shots.

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Jun 24, 2024 16:17:45   #
Barn Owl
 
imagemeister, Thanks for your response.

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Jun 24, 2024 16:18:53   #
Barn Owl
 
BigDaddy, Reviews like your keep me chasing the action.

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Jun 24, 2024 16:20:29   #
Barn Owl
 
NMGal, Thanks for your comments.

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