Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
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Monday, 7 September 2009

It’s all happening so fast.

The Sloe’s are fit to burst

Lapwings are stretching their legs
Speckled Wood sharing fruit with wasps, (too many of them angry chaps about at the moment)
Robins singing heartily

Mallards going into eclipse

and this chap, sliding into view.

A Rouen? I’m not sure; but lovely plumage.
I think autumn is here.


  1. Morning Keith. You are waxing poetical this morning.

  2. Fabulous photographs. I particularly liked the ones of the robin and the butterfly. Perfect shots of both. Yes, autumn is definitely here.

  3. Lovely variety of subjects and pics there Keith. As for the RouenI ?, I wouldn't know but he's very pretty! And yes, don't think we can deny Autumn's onset any longer!

  4. Things do seem to be moving on a pace Keith. Leaves are turning and recent winds have brought down a surprising number of them already. I agree about the number of wasps around. The time of year they get dopey and more sting happy than normal. Haven't heard the local Robins yet though.

    Great photos as always.

  5. You're right, Keith. Autumn is upon us and we hardly seem to have had a summer, in the North at least. I'm off today to pick Rowan berries to make Rowanberry Jelly.

  6. Much, much too fast for me Keith! But what lovely photos again, the Lapwing looked like it was dancing and the Robin singing is just beautiful :)

  7. The Abbot, thank you. :)

    Valerie, thank you. The year seems to have rushed by.

    Thanks Tricia. I’m not sure on the duck; bit larger than a Mallard, but he was a lovely colour.

    Thanks John. Lots of leaves round here too. More work to do in the garden lol

    Thanks Emma. Hope you manage to get plenty of berries for your jelly.

    Thanks for stopping by Dev, and commenting. Appreciated.

    ShySongbird, thank you. It’s been good to be able to get out a bit these last few days.
    The Robin was really belting out his song. :)

  8. Yes its definitely here now Keith.

  9. Cheers Roy. The nights are drawing in too.
    Winter will be upon us before we know it lol

  10. That picture is the best, the Lapwing stretching its legs. Well done.

  11. Thanks Bob. It was a shame the reeds got in the way a bit though.

  12. All of these animals are new to me but I can still appreciate their grace and beauty and the colors are always a pleasure to soak up. It must be the time of year when things begin to move as they do here now.

    Thanks for helping me to make history.
    My Birds Blog

  13. Yes it is getting there, I mean Autumn!!! Still you do get some species around, for us it has been quite hard to see any birds for the last 12 days. Then they suddenly all reappeared around the coast!! Strange!

  14. love the shot of the lapwings. that is a different kind of robin than we have here in Michigan, our state bird is the robin.

  15. Abe thanks for your visit and comment.

    Chris, thanks. The birds are gradually becoming more visible here too. I think most have finished raising the young, and are getting back on with their lives now.

    Thanks Doreen. The Robin was voted the UK's national bird by a public ballot in the 1960's. A fearless little bird and great character.

  16. ...I think you're right. Even though I may not be happy about it, things are beginning to progress here as well...slowly but surely! Lovely, lovely photo of the Robin with his beak open and singing heartily!

  17. Wow really beautiful and lovely shots !! I loved all of them..Thanks for sharing the beauty..Unseen Rajasthan

  18. Thanks Kelly. The little Robins certainly have a good pair of lungs lol

    Thanks Bharat. :)

  19. The photo of the robin in my favorite.
    Fall is a great time of year. But it is never long enough and we know what comes next...cold.

  20. Hi Keith Great pictures I have just been on your website I enjoyed looking at your photography very much keep up the good work
    Keith H

  21. Greetings from Newtown in Bucks County Pennsylvania, USA.
    Your pictures are fantastic I especially like the singing robin.

  22. Thanks Andrea. Lots to look forward to in the autumn; I just wish the seasons seemed a little longer. They go so quickly as I get older lol

    Keith, thank you for your comment about the website. Appreciate it.

    James, thank you for stopping by and commenting. Appreciate it.