Good idea for a thread.
I wonder why an Egret is still there with ice over the water when they make their living catching fish...pretty good shot just the same.
Birds are always interesting even if the photos aren't always as good as we would like them to be, if birds were easy to photograph there wouldn't be as much of a challenge to it and you wouldn't get that feeling of accomplishment when you sometimes get a good one.
We did have a good bird thread once before, robbiea, David Antony, Kingfisher, Birma and others all posted some really good bird shots but the thread unfortunately wasn't called Birds it was called Some Birds. http://www.photoclubalpha.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=2013&start=15
have a glance through there, like I say there are some good ones.
I don't have anything wonderful at the moment, just the Pigeons and Doves from this morning shot at noisy ISO3200 (dull light, heavy overcast)...oh well they are birds.