Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
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Thursday, 19 August 2010

At last

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Finally cobbled together enough pictures from the last few days, to do a short post.
And because the birds have been in short supply, I’ll make this one all birds!
Not all brilliant, but I’m just happy to get these at the moment.
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(And I’ve plenty of catching up to do on my favourite blogs, so I’ll be along soon….……….)
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So, first picture……..
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The humble Pigeon. I’m pretty certain this is just the common old Feral Pigeon, but he sat and posed so eloquently for me, I couldn’t resist.
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Cormorant, posing equally eloquently
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Great Crested Grebe, that had been fishing………..….unsuccessfully.
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And a baby one, wondering who the strange looking man is, looking at him.
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A Greenshank. One of about 4 or 5 that turned up at Summer Leys the other day
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Greenshank again, with a Spotted Redshank in the background, trying to mirror him. Unfortunately the sun was in totally the wrong place for good pictures, and the ‘spotty’ didn’t want to move. Oh well.
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Little Egret. He’s becoming quite a regular at one of my local lakes.
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And last one for now; one of his cousins……….
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Grey Heron. Fishing, but also unsuccessful.
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Enjoy the rest of the week, and the upcoming weekend.
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28 comments:

  1. Great shot as ever Keith. The camouflage markings on the head of the young GCG blend in so well with the water ripples.

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  2. The are so very beautiful. I enjoy always seeing the birds you capture through your lens.
    Love the photo of the bird on the right on your or a hand.

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  3. so excellent this pics, I love birds too and sometimes, I speek with them, they understands me ;-) big hugh Kathrin

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  4. I guees stripy (Grebe) hadn't seen a 'hairy' before..lol. Love the dainty Greenshanks, one of many waders that still eludes me. FAB.

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  5. I like the humble pigeons, they are quite friendly. Where I live there are many beautiful birds, I love to watch them and many other critters. I myself have not been so good at taking photos. I enjoy looking at the photos of others. Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. You've exelled yourself with this great pictures, I love the Cormorant, Greenshank, Spotted Redshanks and Little Egret. Well done.

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  7. Sorry all are brilliant..can't pick a favorite...but the greenshanks and the egret..wow!!
    How are ya hon? Don't feel bad..have had kinda a rough season and see to be behind all the time right now!
    Sending hugs, Sarah

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  8. For some reason, I like the Little Egret image best Time passes faster than I do as well. My last post is a week or so late. Glad to see you still posting and still getting out and doing things. I and many others watch and wait to see what you are up to. I am at work on break right now but I wish I were up in the mountains somewhere...

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  9. Thank you for your comment John. Yea, those markings make it difficult for decent pictures too lol

    Thanks Lisa. That little bird on my hand, is a very friendly Robin I met one day whilst out. It was such a great experience to have him sit there like that.

    Kathrin, thank you. Yea, the birds know who their friends are, and who to trust.

    Cheers Frank. Yea, I love the way some birds just seem to stare at you lol

    Ravenwood of Leyla, thank you for stopping by, following, and leaving a comment. Appreciate it.

    Thanks Bob. It’s been hard work recently hasn’t it lo
    Hopefully it will start to get easier soon. :)

    Thank you Sarah. Glad you enjoyed them.
    I’ve a lot of catching up to do ;)

    Dale, thank you for your comment. Yea, time seems to just race past. I can never seem to get everything done like I used to.

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  10. Good to see you back, life's a beggar at the moment. No problems with your pictures. I'm really struggling....That time of the year.

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  11. Well done Keith on getting a varied choice of birds, and recording them well.

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  12. That young grebe looking dead on at you is such a wonderful shot!! I like pigeons too they are friendly toward us humans-
    Have a peaceful day!!

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  13. A pleasure to catch up on your blog my friend. Lovely stuff.

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  14. Thanks Adrian. Yea, it's a tough time at the moment for pictures.

    Thanks Bob. Had a fairly productive day today too, so maybe things are looking up ;)

    Thank you Dixxe. Yea, pigeons always seem friendly.

    Cheers Nick, thank you. Hope things are going well with you.

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  15. Well Iðm happy you managed to get some images Keith. I've never seen a greenshank and you would be happy too... The chick of the grebe is beautiful ;-)

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  16. Wow...I never had the chance to see a Comorant close and I am seeing a very pretty pattern on him!!
    I really like the mirroring photo..reminds me of the old double exposers! : }
    Nice stuff..hope your doing better and can get out and enjoy!!

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  17. Thanks Chris. It's been a while since I've managed to get some bird pictures lol

    Thank you grammie. Yea, the Cormorant always reminds me of a car tyre, with that pattern lol

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  18. great as always Keith. how much fun it must be to be out and about and seeing all these different birds. here it is mainly the same ones unless you happen to get lucky.

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  19. Good to get the two different "Shanks" Keith. I must be on the look out now from previous records I have, they tend to move through my area at this time.

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  20. Great collection Keith. Well done.

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  21. The baby Grebe and the Egret were my favorites! That baby Grebe looks like he's in his awkward teenage stage - lol!

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  22. I don,t think it's a short post - I think it's quite big. Especially because you present somany different species of birds:) As for the photos - my favourites are the last two birds - great poses of the birds:) Greetings:)

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  23. Thanks Doreen. We have some places here that usually have the same birds, and then all of a sudden they throw up surprises. Had such a day yesterday ;)

    Thanks Roy. Yea, the Greenshank seems to be turning up at a few places at the moment. Also the Black-necked Grebe.

    Thanks Trevor. It was good to be able to capture a few birds at last.

    Shelley, thank you. You're probably right about the young Grebe. They can be very vocal just now, calling the parents for food. lol

    Joanna, thank you for your comments. :)

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  24. All busy busy birds going about their business, fishing and sunning themselves, oh why to be a bird

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  25. A great set one more time !
    Lovely wondering baby grebe who's looking at you ;)
    And the cormorant shot is great too !! Like this

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  26. Thanks Debbie. Yea, they're certainly busy all the time.

    Pescalune, thank you for your comment :)

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  27. I always fall for grebe shot, the baby one is very nice. The little egret is very interesting two! Great post ;)

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  28. Thank you for your comments Dominic. :)

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