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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

World Bird Wednesday

Pine River Review is kicking this new venture off today, so here's my contribution for today.

A few from the archives, until I can get sorted properly.


My old friend the Black Swan, with a Mute Swan.



Greenfinch



Shelduck





Juvenile Lapwing






Little Ringed Plover




Hope you enjoyed these. Why not pay a visit to Pine River Review, and check out the rest.



Enjoy the rest of the week 

32 comments:

  1. I LOVE that you are an avid BIRDER~~~you take some amazing portraits of them. Our Evening Grossbeak very much resembles your Greenfinch.
    Have a wonderful Week and weekend. We are celebrating Thanksgiving this week with Roast Turkey and all the trimmings.
    Thanks for stopping
    BlessYourHeart

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  2. Long time I did not see a little ringed plover! Your juvenile lapwing is very funny and the picture so cute.. Beautiful post Keith!

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  3. Thank you for your comment Dar.
    Enjoy your Thanksgiving; I'm sure you will ;)

    Thanks Chris. I remember when I first saw that little Lapwing, I wondered what on earth it was lol

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  4. A great set here Keith. I really will have to get out birding more, you inspire me.

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  5. these are all perfect! love the first one though. is it common for the two to be together?

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  6. Thanks Adrian. I wish I could spend all my time doing this ;)

    Thanks Doreen. Usually they don't mix too closely, but this Black Swan became something of a surrogate parent at one of my local lakes about a year ago. It was fascinating to watch; he even took time on the nest, with the female Mute Swan.

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  7. A lovely selection from the archives Keith. I too would have been wondering what the juvenile Lapwing was :)

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  8. Thank you Jan. Yea, he's a strange looking critter isn't he lol

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  9. Nice selection and thanks for the prompt about WBW ... I'll endeavour to find something to share. FAB.

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  10. Cheers Frank. It's a great idea, WBW. I'm sure it'll take off.

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  11. Hi Keith...you know I just love that Black Swan and the two together is beautiful!!
    WBW good thing to be involved with looks very interesting!!
    Hugs

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  12. Wonderful birdphotos again. The first is my favourite.

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  13. to see your photos allways makes me happy, they are so nice and show s me your loving for nature, that makes me happy ! big hugh Kathrin

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  14. Thanks Grammie. That WBW seems to have taken off quite well.

    Thank you Kozma :)

    Kathrin, thank you :)

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  15. Beautiful, lots of birds and good blog you live for.

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  16. You got great archives! The Juvenile Lapwing is to much!!! ;)

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  17. How does that delicate Lapwing survive in the wild is a wonder I can hardly conceive! World bird for sure!

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  18. Great series, especially the shot of the Greenfinch. Well done!!

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  19. First off your header photograph is mind blowing. You must have celebrated when it appeared on your screen. I have never seen a Green Finch before. The detail you have captured in that classic pose is phenomenal! I am proud to be your newest follower!

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  20. That Shelduck is quite a character.

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  21. Great pictures! The swans are just gorgeous. I think I like the Shelduck the best though - what a funny face!

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  22. All the photos are just fantastic but I just love the little Juvenile Lapwing. Looks like a character. Nice

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  23. Thanks Bob. Birds really are amazing, aren’t they. :)

    Thank you Dominic :)

    suzspring23, thank you. They have very protective parents that will take on much bigger birds.

    Thanks Harold, appreciate your comment :)

    Springman, thank you for your comments, and following. This was an excellent idea of yours, and I need to catch up on everyone else’s posts soon.

    Thanks Wilma. Yea, quite a pose he gave me lol

    Nicole, thank you. He was quite funny with the looks he gave.

    Thank you Lisa. That was the first time I’d managed to get close to one of those juveniles, he wandered right in front of the hide I was in.

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  24. Keith that little lapwing is such a cutie--great bird shots for us to enjoy today! Got Family coming so Im on and off fast today! I will certainly check Pine River Review!

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  25. Thanks Dixxe. Have a great day. :)

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  26. The swans are so lovley! The others are wonderful, too. Always a pleasure to see them on your blog! Hugs from Luzia.

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  27. A great set Keith. The Lapwing chick is superb.

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  28. Some very nice shots you have here, I really like that black swan, especially that in the top! Great work!

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  29. Øyvind, thank you for your comment. The Black Swan is a great favourite of mine. I'm always pleased to see him.

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  30. Another outstanding collection,love the Lapwing Chick.
    Your Header is top notch Keith.
    John.

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  31. Thank you John, appreciate your comments :)

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