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Friday, 30 April 2010

Update, and stuff

Blogger is being a real pain in the bum this morning. Pictures taking forever to upload, and the words aint going where they should. Bugger!

Right, moan over...................

Morning. A quick update on the hospital visit, then a new post.

Had the angiogram on Wednesday, and the findings were, one of the arteries with a stent is still getting a bit blocked. The cause of the chest pains. So, in about 4 weeks, another trip to Oxford, for a Myocardial Perfusion Scan. A radioactive injection to see how the blood flows, apparently. (I’ll probably be able to turn on lights when I walk past them after that.)

And after that? Who knows. Depends what the experts decide.
For the time being, I have to rest again, and take it easy. No walking, driving……yea, yea, ok.

Weekend is here soon…….
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A new day begins,
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and the early bird catches the worm.
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The Snipe wanders the waters edge looking for his food,
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along with a Redshank.

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Black-tailed Godwits find theirs further out,

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and the Little Egret feels safer away from the edge too
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while Reynard watches from the reeds.

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The sun rises higher in the sky, its warmth gaining strength.

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A Song Thrush enjoys the moment.

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A Garden Warbler, (cheers for the ID Frank), peers from the trees,

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and a Grasshopper Warbler ‘reels’ from the safety of the bushes. (very much a record shot.)
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I’ve had some great days out this last month, and still got some pictures to share from it. One last bird, before the end,

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A Whitethroat in early morning sunlight a few days ago.
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And I’ll leave with a sign. I couldn’t resist taking a picture of. This is in the car park of an area looked after by the National Trust.

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Are some people really that thick, that they have to be told this?
Or is it just a sign of the times, where the ‘Trust’ have to cover their arse against a stupid claim?
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Enjoy your day; and don’t sit under trees!

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35 comments:

  1. Good luck, hope they get you sorted soon. The birds are as good as usual but the National Trust sign is brilliant.

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  2. It's no good Keith. You will have to fix a camera mounting on the front of a golf buggy so you can relax and shoot at the same time ;)

    As for the sign - I think both reasons are correct in this day and age, unfortunately.

    Such a great variety of birds you manage to find. I didn't even know there was a Grasshopper Warbler. Love the body language on the shot of Reynard.

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  3. Cheers Adrian. Yea, that sign; I couldn't believe it when I saw it. To think they had to go to the expense to get it made.

    Thanks John. Golf buggy sounds a great idea lol
    The sign....oh dear. Whatever happened to common sense.
    Grasshopper Warbler has an unusual voice. Have a listen on the RSPB site.

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  4. I'm so relieved you have posted Keith, I was getting worried that they had kept you in!! I do hope it all goes well, make sure you take things very quietly for the time being, what a pain! Especially at such a lovely time of the year but I'm sure the JR will sort you out. I had my eye done there, it was going to be done locally but got changed at the last minute.

    A wonderful post again, the sunrise is stunning! I think a lot of people will be envious of some of the birds you have 'captured' recently, I have noticed quite a few have been hunting for the Grasshopper Warbler, I have never seen one, mind you I have never even seen a Whitethroat!

    Judging by the weather forecast your enforced rest may not be too much of a hardship. Take care Keith and do keep us updated.

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  5. The Lapwing is brilliant, and the Grasshopper Warbler is great. They keep us from going under!

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  6. Thanks Jan. The weather is making it easier staying in at the moment. It's raining lol
    I've been fortunate in being able to get out while I've been 'resting', and seeing some great birds. The Grasshopper Warbler has been a treat to see on a couple of occasions.

    Cheers Bob. You are so right. I think I'd go mad if I couldn't get out with nature.

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  7. very great pics ! fantastic , warm regards Kathrin , Bremen

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  8. Take care of yourself. I love the egret and Reynard.

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  9. kathrin, thank you for stopping by, following and your comment. Appreciate it. Have a good weekend.

    JoLynne, thank you. Had plenty of rest today. I must get out tomorrow lol

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  10. Keith,
    It sounds like you will be stuck inside for a while. A chance to try some macro style pictures, or pictures of things around the house, or shots of people in your neighborhood. Here is another idea, pick a window in the house and shoot what you see outside of it every hour or so. I hope you do feel better so.

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  11. David, thanks. Some good ideas there.

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  12. I hope that your next hospital visit goes well - a very stressful time for you I am sure.

    Some great shots here as usual, especially that beautiful sunrise: stunning!

    Sad that signs like that are now needed: madness!

    Blogger has been playing up for me all week and is once again losing comments as well as giving me comments to moderate that I moderated two weeks ago!

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  13. LOL - I love that sign! And I love Reynard, he is really cool looking!

    I hope that they will be able to pinpoint the issue and solve it...and I hope that you recover quickly.

    Take care of yourself, my bloggy friend!

    Hugs and Prayers sent your way...

    Jen

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  14. Thanks for your comments Kerry.
    I've been down the hospital so many times just lately, the receptionist knows my name as soon as I walk in lol
    I hope they get blogger sorted out soon. Very frustrating at times.

    Jen, thank you. I'll be glad when it's all sorted. :)
    I'm getting quite a collection of strange signs I've seen, when I've been out. I'll have to do a post one day lol

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  15. You have some really fabulous shots here Keith, difficult to choose the best. (Sounds like you are going to glow in the dark after the injections.)

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  16. Cheers Roy. I wonder if I'll get 'super powers' too, after that injection. lol

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  17. Thanks for this wonderful trip through a real nice environment ! Your pics are great !

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  18. Pescalune, thank you for your comment. Appreciate it.

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  19. Youcertainly come up with the goods Keith. That is a fantastic photographic collection. I rather like the Song Thrush...lovely picture.

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  20. Sorry to hear about the return visit...I hope you are obeying the instructions. Congrats on capturing the 'Gropper', haven't even heard one for years. BTW nobody reads signs..do they?

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  21. Thanks Trevor. That Thrush was just puffed up, enjoying the sun. Was nice to see him or her, just enjoying the morning.

    Cheers Frank. So far I've been good; sort of lol
    Had a few sightings near here of Groppers; managed to see a few. First time for me, so very pleased.

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  22. Beautiful images as always. I hope everything gets sorted out before too long. It's wonderful that they can figure out what's happening and why. And then they'll get you fixed up.

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  23. Great post again, informative, humorous and lots of images. Good luck withthe next hospital visit. For some reason though I can't imagine you staying in obeying doctors orders!!!

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  24. Thanks Hilary. I'll be glad when it's all sorted too.

    Bob, thank you. Doctors orders, hmmmmm. Had a good trip out this morning lol

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  25. Beautiful photos!
    The sign is hilarious in its own right.
    Hopefully you're feeling better soon!

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  26. I didn't realise you were still getting chest pains, hell that must be pretty scarey for you. Hope the docs get you properly sorted soon. The sunrise is really exquisite, starting at yellow then slowly building up to the deeper orange colours. Foxy looks like my cat 'Mr M' when he's is miffed, which is about 99% of the time, I think he must have 'issues' the flat ears are a real giveaway;-). As per usual the bird pic are top banana, my fav I have to say are the black tailed godwits Thumbs up fella...

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  27. Sarah, thank you for your comment.
    I'm afraid some of the signs around these days are just so ridiculous, and obvious.

    Thanks for your comments Debbie. Appreciate them.
    Sort of got used to the chest pains at the moment. Bit like a nagging headache lol

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  28. Well done with the Grasshopper Warbler, a great bird and one which I have always wanted to see. I especially like the shot of the Redshank. Keep up the good work!

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  29. Thanks for stopping by, and leaving a comment Bill. Appreciate it.
    The Grasshopper Warbler has been a first for me this year; and suddenly I seem to be finding them everywhere lol
    Hope you get to see one soon.

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  30. I´m sorry that you don´t feel well! Be carefull and I hope the docs can help you soon. Your post is great and I love all the birds and the phantastic sunrise. And If you have to be at home for a longer time, I would like to see some pics of your cat and dog?! They can be an intersting "object" for some pics...... Best regards and a lot of luck wishes Luzia.

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  31. Luzia, thank you for your comment, and good wishes. A good idea about pictures of the cat and dog. I'll have to sort some out. Thanks.

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  32. Again the Snipe, love it too. And the Godwits in gathering and the Redshank staying in one leg!
    I need to say something for the red sun?
    Keith, where on earth did you find such beautiful birds?

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  33. Marius, thank you for your comments. Always appreciated.

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  34. Your photographs of the Nature. . .
    Throbbing pulse of the Nature is handed down to me.


    I am enlightened by your splendid works.
    I thank for the "sublime" beautiful scenery...

    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    I am honored to visit you.

    From the Far East.
    Best regards
    ruma

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  35. ruma, thank you for your comments, and kind words. I appreciate them.

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