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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

World Bird Wednesday


This weeks pictures for World Bird Wednesday, hosted by The Pine River Review




Red Crested Pochard



 Great Tit



 Mandarin Duck



 Mute Swan cygnet



 Wigeon



 Goosander



 Pochard



 Shoveler



 Great Crested Grebe



Click on the image below, to see the other entries this week


Enjoy the rest of the week


38 comments:

  1. Great photos as always. I love the Mandarin duck. We had one stop by here once.. for a few days only. They're such a treat, as is your photography.

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  2. Thank you Hilary. I agree, they are one of the most colourful ducks I've ever seen. It's like they fell in a rainbow, and came out like that. lol

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  3. au great pics, I love all the birds of this world ! big hugh Kathrin

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  4. Great shots Keith. Love the colours of the cygnet,looks like it`s made of clay!

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  5. Wonderful series! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Well this is a splendid collection Keith and I would love to get many of them, such as the pochard, the great-crested grebe and the shoveler. I never manage to get pictures of them... Well we only have very few shoveler over here, but I still manage to see some... not to talk about getting pictures, pfff a dream probably.
    How are you doing at work now? Is it better?

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  7. The UK, I'm discovering, as a place for birding and bird photography is unimaginably diverse. Here are nine great images and I've never seen one of them in real life. I particularly like the angle you used for the Silent Swan and the Wigeon. Did you use the snorkel cam? I agree with Hilary, the Mandarin duck is a post all by itself and it posed for you perched on a branch! Wilen Lake must be quite a wonderful place. Holding Moments, what does that mean? Being held by a lover? Holding a bird? I'm fascinated! ;-)WBW

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  8. Beautiful captures! My favorite is the Mandarin Duck too! What a beauty!

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  9. I totally love the grebe with his head tilted at you, splendid!! And a Mandrin in a tree--wow, Killer shot!

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  10. Thank you Kathrin. I love them all too :)

    Thanks Trevor. They are lovely birds, and so easy to photograph.

    Dreamfalcon, thank you :)

    Thanks Chris. Work is, not as good as being out round my local lake lol
    Yea, it’s tiring, but I’m getting there. Thanks.

    Thanks Springman. Yea, we certainly have a great range of birds here.
    The low angle of the Swan and Wigeon was achieved crouching low, near some steps by the lake. The water runs off into a river. When the water isn’t too high it’s possible to get some great angles, but it depends on the light and if the birds are there.
    And the name, holdingmoments, refers to ‘moments’ held in the mind, frozen as a picture, or a printed picture. And Willen Lake is one of my local lakes, rich in birdlife, as is my favourite, Caldecotte Lake.

    Thank you Pam. Yea, he’s a real handsome duck. :)

    Thanks Dixxe. That grebe tilted his head as I took the shots. He probably wondered what I was up to lol

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  11. Great selection again, some good low view points and all well exposed.

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  12. A beautiful collection of birds, well done.

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  13. Great serie! Those image are all nice but if had to chose one i would chose the perched mandarin!

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  14. Great wildfowl photographs Keith. I love the colourful Mandarin Duck..wish we had some down the SW. Take things steady at work.....ease in slowly.

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  15. I like the mute swan cygnet. It's a pretty picture of an ugly duckling.

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  16. Lovely birds all but somehow I like the cygnet best, it reminds me of Pavlova's dyeing swan. The pose is perfect.

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  17. Amazing collection of very interesting birds!

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  18. The colors on that mandarin duck are so beautiful - definitely rival those of our Wood Duck here in the states. All wonderful photos!

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  19. A gorgeous series of images. I love the low aspect you took with the Wigeon, well done!!

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  20. Thank you Bob :)

    Thank you Dominic. A popular choice I think. :)

    Thanks Trevor. The Mandarins are so colourful, aren’t they.
    Work is going nice and easy ;)

    JoLynne, thank you. :)

    Arija, thank you for stopping by, and your comment.

    Thank you Jean :)

    Thanks Shelley. Two of the most colourful ducks I’d say.

    Thanks Harold :)

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  21. Nice variety of birds and beautiful shots all of them! The Mandarin Duck is superb! I have never seen one and I believe they haven't established themselves yet in the US.

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  22. Thanks Hilke. The Mandarin is a beautiful duck. I'm lucky to have quite a good population near to me.

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  23. Such a nice bird collection! I love the colours of the mandarin duck, the elegance of the swan, the face of the great tite and all the other birds, too. Do you have some snow this time? I wish you have done a "good job" (but not to much!) this week and enjoy your weekend with the birds. Hugs from Luzia.

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  24. Thank you Lucy. We have a little snow here, not too much. About 5cms. But very cold. Work has been fairly easy so far, and I am only doing 4 hours to begin with.
    Thank you :)

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  25. ...really loved the mute swan cygnet...and the widgeon with the splashing water droplets!

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  26. Great series Keith. I think the Mandrin is my favourite Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canad.

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  27. I am still waiting to get a Mandarin image on my patch. I should have been looking into the trees not on the water...lol. A great post Keith.

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  28. Wonderful Milton, now I know what holding moments means!

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  29. Beautiful birds and a great series of photos.

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  30. Thanks Gary. The male is certainly colourful.

    Thanks Andrew. Yea, apparently they nest up in trees too.

    Thank you Springman :)

    Thanks Mick. Glad you enjoyed them.

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  31. All of your birds were eye candy for me. The Mandarin Duck in the tree is an outstanding capture...and my favorite.

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  32. Thank you Jean. Glad you enjoyed them.

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  33. Wow - what a variety of gorgeous birds, beautifully photographed!

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  34. Thanks Pat. Appreciate your comments.

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