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Wednesday, 14 April 2010

The leaves are coming.

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The trees are taking on their new spring clothes now, which will make it harder to spot the birds in the trees soon. So here’s a couple that are still visible, from a few days ago.
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Willow Warbler, singing his song, and a spot of posing.
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Tree Sparrow; in a tree.
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The Robin is usually cooperative anyway.
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Kestrel, taking a break from hunting. Not often I get the chance to see them in trees like this. Usually, this is the view;
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hunting, or as here, cruising the skies.

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And last shot for now, a Red-legged Partridge.
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Using the dry grasses to hide amongst. And making a pretty good job of it too.
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Enjoy your day.
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16 comments:

  1. Some lovely shots. I especially like the Robin and the Kestrel. Robins in this area are far from co-operative unfortunately, so I rarely get a shot of one.

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  2. Lovely photographs, especially.the Kestrel sitting.

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  3. Another great set of photos Keith. The Tree Sparrows have stopped visiting the feeders here so I guess they have returned to the field hedgerows. I find it hard enough to spot birds when I am out and about and the leaves are going to make like much more difficult ;)

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  4. Good days work again Keith. Especially like the Tree Sparrow..I don't think we get them this way. WEll I have not seen one yet.

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  5. your shots are so nice. clear and precise to be able to id the birds. enjoyed

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  6. Lovely to see your blue sky and very spring-like post Keith. And lucky with a tree sparrow. I've just this minute seen a House Sparrow in my garden..... it's months, literally, since I had a visit so......whey for Sparras! :D

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  7. Thanks Kerry. The Robins can be a bit strange sometimes. Can’t get close to my garden Robin, but the garden I used to do some work at, he was practically under my feet.

    Bob, thank you. Lovely birds to watch aren’t they.

    Thanks John. Yea, things are going to be a bit tougher now the leaves are coming.

    Thanks Trevor. I have to travel a little bit to see the Tree Sparrow. They used to be so common when I was a kid.

    Thank you for your comment Ginger. Appreciated.

    Thanks Tricia. I’m lucky I guess; I have a gang of about a dozen House Sparrows regularly in the garden. Seven out there now as I type this, making quite a racket. lol

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  8. Oh...I left a comment but something strange happened it may be a repeat..if so please delete one of them..lol
    Like I said I love that shot of the Kestrel and the Partridge!! SUPER.

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  9. Everything is greening up here as well. I love the new bright green and red that is awakening the landscape. The kestrel is too cute...playing innocent I'd guess.

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  10. Won't be long before the LBJ's can hide in the foliage. Long time since I've seen Tree Sparrow, just have to make do with the chatty House Spadgers in the garden. Actually it would be strange without them. Stay well. FAB.

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  11. Thanks for your comment Dixxe.
    Blogger seems to be having a mind of its own at times lol

    Andrea, thank you. A great time of year.

    Cheers Frank. I've got quite a regular gang of the House Sparra's visiting. Noisy, but great to see.

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  12. Hi Keith,
    Well done on the kestrel and partridge! That's mice to be able to get some nice pictures from them! I've tried the Kestrel several time in France but was not as successful as you were!
    Concerning the tree leaves, I think we can still wait for over a month here ;-)

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  13. Theres that Tree Sparrow again where do you find them Keith.
    Great shots of the Kestrel and the Red leg.

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  14. Thanks Chris. That was the first time I'd managed a shot of the partridge, so I was very pleased. The leaves here are filling the trees now. Yours will soon come mate.

    Roy, thanks. Only place I can guarantee the Tree Sparrow near me, that I know of, is Summer Leys.
    Another in next post. lol

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  15. The Kestrel is a very impressive bird! Great photos!

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  16. Thank you Müge. They are great to watch when hunting.

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