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Friday, 14 January 2011

Into the weekend

A few birds to take us into the weekend

 Male Mallard

 Female Mallard

 Male Pochard

 Black Swan


 Male Chaffinch

 Female Reed Bunting

Enjoy your weekend


  1. These pictures are so wonderful - as alway my friend!!! especially the last two ... gorgeous!!

    I wish you a really wonderful sunny weekend,

    Hugs from

  2. I have always liked "your" goldfinch. That is a great image.

  3. Great photography and some great birds!! Have a good WEEKEND

  4. And a superb set they are Keith.

  5. The Black Swan is gorgeous!

  6. I do indeed enjoy my weekend and every day, a lot more with a dose of your beautiful feathered friends.

  7. What a wonderful way for you to send us off into our weekends. These images are wonderful. I especially loved the one of the goldfinch. Thanks for yet another beautiful post.

  8. absolutely love the light here! great shots, all!

  9. The Black Swan is a fantstic.. I just love him.
    Your Goldfinch is so very very beautiful.
    Loved your post.

  10. I know I've said this before, but I always expect beautiful birds on your blog. Today I'm impressed by the beautiful backgrounds, too. The male chaffinch is my favorite composition.

  11. Isabella, thank you. A sunny weekend would be a great weekend.

    Thank you Dale. He’s probably our most colourful bird.

    Dixxe, thank you. Cloudy at the moment, but of out soon anyway lol

    Cheers Roy :)

    Thank you Dave. He’s a particular favourite of mine.

    Hilary, thank you. Very kind of you to say.

    Thanks Linda. Glad you enjoyed them.

    Jen, thanks. A little sun makes such a difference.

    Thank you Lisa. Hope you are keeping warm over there :)

    JoLynne, very kind of you to say that.
    I can’t take credit for the backgrounds; nature supplies those, I just stand there lol

    Have a great weekend everyone

  12. Beautiful series!!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

  13. all are fantastic but in the first two and last two I noticed the catch light. great images!!

  14. Have a nice week end to Keith... I would love to see regularly so many of these birds, but except the mallard, none are over here. You got splendid shots of all of them nut my fav is the pochard ;-)

  15. What a great set of photos! Greetings;)

  16. Thanks Gary, glad you liked them.

    Thank you Doreen. A bit of sun makes such a difference to a picture.

    Cheers Chris. It seems strange that some of our more common birds are quite rare for you there, and vice versa.

    Thank you Joanna. Enjoy the rest of your day :)

  17. You have some beautiful photographs on your blog.

  18. Thank you Sarah :)

    Thanks Mike, glad you enjoyed them. :)

  19. Another brilliant series of shots Keith.

  20. Great shots, i really love the Male Chaffinch ;)

  21. Thank you Linda :)

    Thanks Dominic. He's often overlooked because he's quite common, but he does have beautiful colours.

  22. Beautiful photos Keith, so lovely that I can't pick a favourite, the light in them is wonderful!

  23. Thanks Jan. A little bit of sunlight really does make such a difference to pictures.
    Roll on spring! lol

  24. You caught them all so beautifully with your camera!

  25. thanks for always leaving a great comment no matter what silly thing I post Keith!! (my dresser)

  26. Merisi, thank you :)

    Doreen, thank you.
    And a lovely dresser it was too :)

  27. Brilliant mallard photos! It is first time to see black swan for me, it is so lovely ...thanks for posting, Linda

  28. Thanks Linda. The Black Swan is one of my favourites. :)