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Sunday, 25 April 2010

Birthday song

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A very quick post today. I went over one of the local lakes this morning, bright and early. A shame the weather wasn’t so bright; but the birds more than made up for it.
All the usual suspects, including this Sedge Warbler, who sang beautifully for my birthday.
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And as I walked further round the lake, a great present, in the form of House Martins.
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Making a start at setting up their new home, after their epic journey.
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I’m off now for a shorter journey, so I’ll catch up with peoples blogs later. Got a BBQ to go to.
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That’s if it stops raining.
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32 comments:

  1. I would sing you a birthday song too but the warblers are far better than I...

    happy days

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  2. Many Happy Returns. Raining here as well.

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  3. So ... Happy birthday !!!
    Very nice pics for this special day :)

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  4. Many Happy returns Keith.
    You got some really good shots of the Sedge. I will have to start looking out for them now then.

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  5. Manny Manny Happy Returns of the day.. :) Lovely images as usual...

    Regards,
    Angad

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  6. Cracking shots of the Sedge Warbler especially that third one. I haven't heard any hear yet - we normally get a pair just down the lane from me.

    Hope your BBQ goes well - sorry that I can't send any whisky over to help the food go down! :-)

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  7. Great shots Keith they all look in full song. Best wishes on your birthday.

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  8. Happy birthday Keith, and the Sedge Warbler sings a birthday greeting..

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  9. Aww gorgeous as always. Have a wonderful birthday. May all your wishes come true. :)

    Happy Birdie to you! ;)

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  10. I won't sing, because when I do, my dogs howl. But, Happy Birthday to you!

    Sending you big hugs and a prayer for all the best to come your way!

    From across the pond,
    Jen

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  11. Well, had a great BBQ, and it even kept dry for a few hours. Thanks for all the comments and wishes. Now to catch up

    Delwyn, thank you. They certainly are amongst the best singers. ;)

    Cheers Adrian. Kept dry for a while, and even had a bit of sun.

    Thank you Pescalune. :)

    Thanks Roy. He was quite a poser this one.

    Angad, thank you very much :)

    Thanks Kerry. BBQ was good. Shame about the whisky, but washed it down with red wine ;)

    Thanks Bobbster. He was in good voice this morning.

    Thank you Bob. He’s a great singer when he gets going.

    Diane, thank you :)

    Thank you Hilary :)

    Jen, thank you very much :)

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  12. Is it the big 60 this year or does your profile need updating;-). Enjoy bbq's and red wine myself, what a great combo.Think number two pic is my favorite although they are all pretty special

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  13. Cheers Debbie. Yea, that's the one. Gawd, I never thought I'd get this far lol

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  14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEITH!! love the framing on the first two images. all are wonderful!

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  15. happy birthday. not seem house martins yet

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  16. Thank you Doreen. He was a very co-operative bird this morning. :)

    Cheers Pete. These were my first House Martins locally. Good to see them return.

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  17. Happy Birthday Keith:) I love the pictures of the Sedge Warbler.

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  18. Happy birthday! I love the singing birds.

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  19. Holdingmoments, looks like someone is signing their life away, lol. What a nice encouraging capture. I know what you mean about the light, but you still did excellent job. Anna :) PS hope you are doing well.

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  20. Thank you Linda. They're usually buried in the bushes, but came out to sing for a change.

    JoLynne, thank you. Natures music. Can't beat it. :)

    Thank you Anna. It was the first dull day after a string of sunny days. Great to be out though.

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  21. Happy birthday! The third photo is my favourite, but all are beautiful.

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  22. Belated birthday wishes, Keith and here's to many more to come. Great photos of the Sedge Warbler. Nature always brings the best presents.

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  23. on the basis of better late than never, many happies to you Keith and what a wonderful way to be serenaded on your birthday.

    Great pics and a lovely selection of birds. Well done on spotting that House Martin - it looks well tucked away!!

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  24. Happy birthday Keith... how nice this little warbler was to sing for you ;-) Have a nice enjoyable day ;-)

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  25. Many Happy Returns for yesterday. Another year older and whatever.. Have a good week my friend. Cheers FAB.
    BTW super shots of the singing Sedge.

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  26. Those are wonderful photos, they look like delightful birds!

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  27. Thank you Kozma :)

    Thanks John, it certainly does.

    Thank you Tricia. Yea, I’m pleased to see the House Martins back.

    Cheers Chris. :)

    Thank you Frank. Some days I feel older lol

    Sarah, thank you for stopping by, following, and commenting. Appreciate it.

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  28. Well Happy Belated Birthday Wish!! What better singer for you than the lovely chorus of birdsong!! Another awesome gallery!!!

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  29. Thank you Dixxe. It was a perfect morning :)

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  30. Hi Keith! Happy B-day to my friend. I wasn't on the computer as we both share this day as special!! Many many more.

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  31. Lenora, thank you. Appreciate it.

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