I know that there a lot of superb bird photographers who are members of the cafe who take birds in flight, but I thought that I would share a few of my efforts with you all. Please note my technique is somewhat different. I am trying to capture birds that are not usually shown in this position and look especially at pictures 3 and 4. These birds are in fact diving and it is this part of their flight that came as a BIG BIG surprise. I have since learnt from hours and hours of observation that diving is a very very common part of their flight pattern. A Jay about to land. A Magpie in flight. A Jay in the latter part of a dive and it is about to pull out of same. This is a typical Magpie's diving position. Wings closed and going like the 'clappers.' Again my thanks to Janet Zinn. Hope you enjoy them. Best wishes. Bob F.