Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
Sometimes the picture doesn't have to be perfect; it's the captured moment that counts. - me
No Google Adds here.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

A double

A bit of a double for me today.

It's 2 years to the day, that I started this blog, and it also happens to be World Bird Wednesday; so here's a look back into some of the archives.



Little Egret coming in to land




Cormorant




Great Reed Warbler. (my first rarity)




Blue Tit




Teal




Goldcrest




Willow Warbler




Great Crested Grebe on her nest




Loving couple------Black Swan and Mute Swan




Shelduck




Great Tit



and I'll finish with a singing Robin



Hope you enjoyed the wander through the archives.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


For many more birds, from around the world, click the image below.



64 comments:

  1. Congrats on those 2 years! I always reading your blog and looking at your images' The image presented in this post are outstanding and are the reason why i keep coming! Long life to your blog ;)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Dominic, thank you for your comments.
    Appreciate them very much.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your pictures are marvelous! Congratulations on your blog-iversary and on your birding and photog. skills. I'm really impressed and will come back. My efforts are terribly amateur, but I love birds and thank you for sharing yours.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Keith...these are just stunning...your crème de la crème. Congrats on 2 years of blogging. The photo of the Blue Tit melts my heart, and I love the wings showing on the Little Egret.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Keith, these are just gorgeous. Thanks so much for digging into the archives and posting them again. I'm relatively new to your blog and hadn't seen many of them before.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Keith - these are stunning photos! The first one is breathtaking in its detail and 3D feel. And that blue tit is really giving you an owl-like stare. The grebe on her nest is so evokative; you can almost feel the world from her perspective. Wonderful stuff and here's to many more years of it. Keep it coming!

    cheers,
    wilma

    ReplyDelete
  7. Happy Two Years of Blogging... what a gift to the Blogosphere, you are. All gorgeous images but that first one really WOWed me!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you Sallie. Glad you enjoyed your visit, and thank you for your kind words.

    Thank you Kelly. It’s been 2 great, enjoyable years, shared with great blogging friends from around the world.

    Thank you Linda. Glad you enjoyed them :)

    Thank you Wilma. The first one is a favourite of mine. :)

    Hilary, thank you. Appreciate your comments.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Keith...What can I say...these photos are just fantastic!!
    Love the first one of the Egret..the Swans..Grebe on her nest ..good stuff and thanks for your two years of sharing !! : }}
    Hugs!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Another stunning set and congratulations.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Congratulations on your second anniversary Keith. And that`s a super set of pictures from the archive :)
    I look forward to reading and watching your future birding blogs in the coming years.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Congratulations on achieving two years of fantastic photos Keith. I particularly like the Blue Tit and the landing Little Egret rivals any professional photo. Look forward to the next two years of superb photos.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thanks Trevor. Hope I can get a few more under my belt lol

    Thanks John :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Enjoyed is an understatement! Those are fantastic! Thank you for sharing--wow, the detail is incredible! Wow...wow.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Happy two-years-blogday :))
    Great flashback !

    ReplyDelete
  16. Congrats on 2 years of blogging.

    Excellent captures--the detail is fantastic. UK Robins a a little different that here in the US. MB

    ReplyDelete
  17. they are so wonderful your pics, everyone is fantastic, excellent shots, big hugh Kathrin

    ReplyDelete
  18. Congrats on the two years. Keep up the excellent work!!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    ReplyDelete
  19. If I ever grow up, I want to be you. (With my heart thouth) :) Congratulations on the two years and keep it up.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Happy anniversary! I am so happy to have found your blog. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  21. first look at your blog, and i was taken aback at the clarity and beauty of your photographs, such colour and detail, thought the bluetit was exceptional.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Thank you Pam. Appreciate your comments :)

    Pescalune, thank you. Hope to have a few more years lol

    Small City Scenes, thank you. Glad you enjoyed them. :)

    Kathrin, thank you :)

    Jo©o, thank you for your comment :)

    Thanks Gary :)

    Thanks Dale. Very kind of you ;)

    Thanks Dave. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

    Denzil, thank you :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. Well done on your 2nd birthday on blog, they are stunning photos.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Well done Keith, still going strong and creating great blog entries and images of excellent quality.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Stunning Keith!! Every one of them, just breathtaking. There is something very touching about the Swans...

    Many congratulations on your two years and may there be many more :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. These photos are fantastic!
    Love the Little Egret and the Cormorant close up!
    (And all the other ones,...) wow!
    And Congrats on the 2 years! :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Thank you Bob. :)

    Thanks Jan. It's been a great 2 years, and I've got to know some great people.

    Thank you Nicole. Glad you enjoyed them :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Wonderful pics! And happy blog-versary!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Thank you for stoppin' by Amish Online!

    Your photos are Awesome!! Outstanding!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Thank you Nicole :)

    Wilber, thank you :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. These are amazing photos... grteat job with this blog and keep going...:)
    Greetings:)

    ReplyDelete
  32. Congrats on your 2 years,We are indeed blessed by your photos.All of them are excellant,the loving embrace of the swans I love best,phylliso

    ReplyDelete
  33. Sorry it took me so long to get to this post!! WOW and congrats on 2 yrs of excellent birding and photography..These shots are all amazing and over the top!!! Blue Ribbon stuff!!

    ReplyDelete
  34. perfect shots all of them. Wish I could have that equipment along with that variety of birds. We are a bit short of them. :( Nice to see yours. :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. That's a really nice collection! Impressive!

    ReplyDelete
  36. And a wonderful set it is Keith. Congratulations.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Hi Keith, Lovely set of pictures. Did the Black and Mute swans mate? Back in the seventies, I worked at a Clarks shoe factory in Ilminster which had a large pond. On this pond there was a female mute Swan and a gander, they paired and raised two chicks, which were named 'Swoose'

    ReplyDelete
  38. Thank you Phyllis. Glad you enjoyed them.

    Dixxe, thank you. Never thought I’d last 2 years lol

    Thank you NatureFootstep. I guess I’m lucky with so many birds around here. :)

    Øyvind, thank you. Appreciate your comments.

    Thanks Roy. :)

    Thank you Linda. It was a strange set up with these swans. Two Mute Swans had mated, and the Black Swan was a surrogate parent. He used to spend a lot of time at the nest, and when the cygnets hatched, he was very protective towards them, even fighting off geese that strayed too close.

    ReplyDelete
  39. What an amazing selection of bird shots! Hard to choose a favourite but I have to mention the egret, great timing.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Thank you JM. That's one of my favourites too.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Brilliant collection Keith. Teal gets a special mention. Hope you have many more wonderful years of blogging.

    ReplyDelete
  42. I love watching birds. Your photos are beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Great post, and long may it continue Keith!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Congratulations on your anniversary!

    It would be interesting to see the plumage of any young of the swans

    ReplyDelete
  45. Thank you Beth. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit :)

    Thanks Angie. Hope you're well.

    Thanks Harold. From what I remember, they looked like regular cygnets. I'll have a look through my hard drive, to see if I have any pictures.

    ReplyDelete
  46. and what an interesting and varied 2 years it's been for us. You've had some fantastic pictures and your stories have always entertained so....

    Happy 2nd Blogday :D and don't ever stop :)

    ReplyDelete
  47. Thanks Tricia.
    Another anniversary tomorrow........1 year since my heart attack. Time flies!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Hooray for the 2 year mile stone!
    Thank you for sharing your world with us and letting us see wildlife up close and personal.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Sorry for the late comment Keith. Lovely images and a nice date to remember. I am still in awe of how many new friends I now have all over the world just by sharing my hobby on a blog.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Thank you Andrea. I've had a great time doing this. :)

    Cheers Andrew. Yea, it's great to know there are so many like minded people around the world.
    Hope for the planet yet.

    ReplyDelete
  51. I just had to return and look at your marvelous blog again. Thanks MB

    ReplyDelete
  52. Well hon...I am so thrilled to have found you! Have been a bit overwhelmed of late..but have been looking! YHu never fail to amaze me with your shots..congrats hon..so glad to have met you here!! Hugs, Sarah

    ReplyDelete
  53. Thank you Sarah. I've enjoyed it all, and met some great people along the way. :)

    ReplyDelete
  54. Congratulations and thank you for the magic stroll through your archives!
    Amazing, how many birds you have captured with your camera lens.

    ReplyDelete
  55. Merisi, thank you for stopping by, and your comment.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Congrats on 2 years of blogging Keith!!! I love to visit your blog an see all these lovley birds and nature images. Also in this post - stunning images my friend. Hugs from Luzia.

    ReplyDelete
  57. Thank you Lucy, glad you enjoy your visits.

    ReplyDelete