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Wednesday, 28 April 2010

A few from April

Off to the hospital soon for an angiogram, so I’ll catch up with everyone a bit later. In the meantime, a few from this month that I’m slowly getting round to sorting out.


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Taken the first day of the month; a pair of male Mallards. One seemed very aggressive, and hell bent on drowning the other poor duck. He survived.
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Some hearty singers, in full voice. From the top, Robin, Nightingale, and Song Thrush.
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A Mallard who thinks he’s a finch. He spent a long time eating the seed meant for the smaller birds. He did leave some though.
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Chaffinch, waiting for the Mallard to finish.
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Met up with my old friend, the Black Swan a few days ago. Hadn’t seen him around since the end of last year. Glad he’s ok.
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Little Egret flying in.
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He fly’s in, I fly off. Catch up with everyone later.
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19 comments:

  1. A good month, you are supposed to be out enjoying a heat wave. freezing and damp up this way.

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  2. Some lovely shots here. I especially like the Robin and the cheeky Mallard.

    Your walk yesterday sounded delightful.

    Good luck with your hospital visit.

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  3. Hi Keith, the Little Egret is a brilliant shot and the Nightingale.

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  4. Wow the egret is beautiful - great catch :)
    I try to have such one ... but ....
    And I love the 3 screaming (oh sorry ... singing) ones ;-) Superb !

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  5. good luck on your test.
    these photos all seem up beat (the singing birds are great) you need to do a slide show with music put to the birds (or just sounds of the birds) this would be great.

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  6. Lovely captures! I absolutely love the little Egret!

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  7. it's great to see the bird in full song...what great captures. that little chaffinch is adorable.
    happy april.

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  8. About your angiogram...hope and pray all goes wonderful so you can get back to your talented photography. What awesome catches of the birdsongs and the waterfowl. I love your black swan. He is a beauty and so majestic. Love the Egret too with outspread wings. Too cool. You must have some powerful lenses.

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  9. Hi Keith,
    With all these singers and ballet dancer you could do a nice opera! Well done on all these shots, they are wonderful and really caught most of the nice behavior for these birds!

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  10. Fabulous shots! I especially like very much the little egret!

    Everything is going to be fine. The important thing now is your health and that you take good care of yourself.

    Best regards,

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  11. Lovely shots Keith, I especially love those songsters !

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  12. Sending best thoughts to you for your angiogram.

    You sure have a fine collection of open-mouthed critters. So sweet.

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  13. Keith,
    Once again I have been inspired by your pictures. I realy like the egert shot. I almost bought a small hunting blind. I wish now I had done it. It would allow me to get better (closer) bird shot with a big lens. Please don't tell my wife, the blind is cheaper than the lens. I really would like the lens!

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  14. Hi Keith, I do hope all went well with the angiogram?

    All the photos are lovely! I do love the Nightingale, I'm very, very envious of that encounter!

    So glad the Black Swan has turned up again and what a cracking photo of the Little Egret, I have still never seen one.

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  15. Great collection again Keith. Hope everything went okay for you.

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  16. wow! I don't think I can pick a favorite pic. you can tell it is Spring time with all the chirping and singing going on. recently I was at the river and saw two ducks fighting and one was trying to drown the other. I didn't know they did that. learn something everyday.

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  17. Thank you for all the comments. Sorry for delay; been resting a bit, bit sore from the hospital visit, but time to catch up now.

    Adrian, thank you. Had a great April this year.

    Kerry, thank you for your comment.

    Cheers Roy. I’m rather fond of the egret shot too :)

    Thanks Ginger. That’s a good idea about the slide show. I’ll have to give that a try.

    Pescalune, thank you. Those singers certainly have got powerful voices. Lovely to hear them.

    Diane, thank you. Glad you liked the Egret.

    Marmee, thank you for stopping by, and leaving a comment. Appreciate it.

    Dar, thank you for kind words, and wishes. Hospital visit went well, but more to come.
    The Black Swan is like an old friend. I’d not seen him for a few months, so I was pleased when he turned up that day.

    Cheers Chris. Great entertainment to be had from nature isn’t there. :)

    Müge, thank you. I think I still have a few more weeks to have to rest yet.

    Nick, thank you :)

    Hilary, thank you. The singers were giving it all they had lol

    Thanks David. Go for the lens lol

    Jan, thank you. The test was ok. More to come though.
    I’m sure you’ll get to see a Little Egret soon. They seem to be popping up almost everywhere now.

    Trevor, thank you. :)

    Doreen, thank you. Yea, the ducks can be quite vicious this time of year.

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  18. Wow, a black swan. I have never seen him bevore! Greetings from Luzia.

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  19. Thanks Luzia. The Black Swan is a native of Australia, but we do have a few here living in the wild, that have escaped from collections. They are beautiful looking swans.

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