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Friday, 11 September 2009

Random roundup

A quick roundup of some of the ones from this week, whilst I’ve been out.
A bit random, but that’s me. lol

A cheerful Robin, although he doesn’t look it here.
A young Ringed Plover. Couldn’t get down to his level, so taken from above.

Female Red Crested Pochard, giving me the eye.

Bedeguar gall on a Dog Rose

Female Common Darter, enjoying some berries. Or maybe just enjoying the sun.

Red Admiral. A striking buttefly.

Water Lily. You wouldn’t believe the pain I went through to get this.

Greylag Goose, feeding. He was just a bit too friendly at times.

Migrant Hawker. Tried some more today in flight, but this is one from Wednesdays efforts.

A pair of colourful Mallards.

And to end on,

A Pied Wagtail, blending rather well with his surroundings.

(Some of these look better bigger. If you click on them, they should grow.)
Have a good weekend, whatever you’re doing.


  1. enjoyed the shoot, how far do you have to walk to get this many bird shots? And thank you for your nice comments on 'flowers'

  2. Hi,
    Oh my!!! One would say, that is A post... So many excellent pictures and so many good encounter during this week. Congrats!

  3. Thanks Ginger. All of these were taken within a 30 minute drive from me, at various places.

    Chris, thank you. Had a good week for sightings.

  4. gorgeous - every single one - they're all my favorites!

  5. All lovely shots Keith. Particularly the Robin !

  6. Cheers Nick. Great little posers the Robins ;)

  7. Hi Keith,
    I know it's been a while since I was as the comp.Honestly,I have been very lazy:)Well, had to catch up with all your posts that I missed and it's been a real treat!!!Love the Migrant Hawker in flight.Looks like you have been having a great time.Have a great wekend!!!

  8. Great pictures. I see my little robbin friend is back. :-)

  9. Shantana, thank you for your comment. I get very lazy too lol

    James, thanks. They pop up everywhere. Lovely little birds.

  10. I'm glad I don't have to choose one, they're all so good. I love coming here to view your excellent pictures.

  11. Beautiful!! You always make me smile!!!!

  12. A great round-up, Keith.
    Not just a Robin, but a ringed Robin. Lovely feather detail.

  13. Valerie, thank you for your kind comment. Appreciate it.

    Sarah, thanks. It's always good to know when others enjoy my efforts. :)

    Thanks John. I'm noticing quite a few ringed birds recently.

  14. Love those in flight shots!

  15. Keith, that water lily shot was worth the pain (I know, it's easy for me to say that!) - it's a beauty, intriguing, a very original angle.

  16. Things seem to be looking up Keith. Great subjects and pictures. I like your flying dragon particularly!!

  17. Thanks Tricia. I was experimenting with various shutter speeds the other day, after that one, with a very obliging dragon.
    I'll get them sorted out later lol

  18. Lots of goodies there Keith, nice to see the Mallards getting their colourful plumage back. Lovely photo of the Red Admiral, I haven't seen many of those at all this time.

  19. WoW...simply beautifully captured shots....lovely!

  20. Thanks ShySongbird. I think the Red Admiral is one of our best butterflies. Second to a Swallowtail perhaps? :)

    flyingstars, thank you. :)

  21. Hi!

    just wanted to tell you that the second pic on my post "Remembering Spring" is our Robin and the State bird of Michigan. looks much different than the robin you have in your first pic.

    have a great week!!

  22. There is no doubt ... the robin is my favorite. A diversified and colorful series.

  23. Andor, thank you.
    I think the Robin is a popular bird with most people. Such a friendly little thing.

  24. I Keith..Im happy to get a moment to pop in and see your great photos....that dragon in flight is spendid!! AS are all of the others...that Admiral is perfect. Hope all in fine in your corner of the world, Im grabbing a few minutes of ME alone time and reading up on a few blogs! Iv missed visiting your great photos!! TC tarah

  25. Thanks for your comment Dixxe. Hope the holiday is going well; I'm sure it is.
    Glad you enjoyed the dragon in flight. I have a few more in a new post. Quick plug lol

    Thank you Lenora. They are one of my favourite butterflies.