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Monday, 10 January 2011

A quick post

I don’t seem to have enough hours in the day recently; so much to catch up on, and get done; but I will get there, eventually.

Jim has made a great recovery, and is back to his normal self.

Now, some pictures.




There have been a few colourful sunrises so far this year. This was from my local lake, at the start of the year. Todays would have been better, had I got there in time. Never mind.



 A Shoveler, in a rare moment. Its bill is not shovelling!



 My favourite Black Swan. Always poses for a picture.




 Not to be outdone, a Canada Goose, posing too.




 A Coot, being still, and not fighting for a change.



 And to finish, a female Reed Bunting.



Hope your week is a good one.

28 comments:

  1. That's great news about Jim. Glad to hear it. Beautiful photos, as always. You're introducing me to birds I've never heard of before, let alone seen.

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  2. Kieth I love the Sunrise.. It is breathtaking,
    All the birds you find really have me in aww.
    I need to learn the secert of getting them. I do have some nice one but nothing like you .
    Stay warm. It is cold here and I need to go out. Lots of snow here in my part of Canada. Snow I like.Spring will be lush, full of Geese and lots of water.
    Im trying to stay warm. My fire neve goes out in the house . Its just extra heat.
    Have a good day and thanks for stopping.

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  3. Great photos. But more important Jim is back to normal. That must have been on your mind all the time. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

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  4. Hi Keith...that's great, Jim is back to himself, so are you of toast. lol
    Some wonderful photos..I like the up close, look you in the face ones !!
    Hugs!!

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  5. Nice set Keith, really like the Reed Bunting.

    Glad to see Jim is back to normal :)

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  6. Thanks Linda. Now Jim is much better, I can start to concentrate on other things more. :)
    Glad you enjoy the birds from here.

    Lisa, thank you. I just can’t imagine what it must be like with so much snow, and freezing temperatures like you have there. Keep that fire going :)

    Thanks Gary. Yea, a big weight off my mind now. I can start to get on with other things now.

    Thanks grammie. Toast is quick and easy lol
    Yea, I’m glad Jim made a good recovery. He had me worried there.

    Thanks Trevor. I was really pleased how that came out too.
    Amazing what some good light can do. :)

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  7. Hi Keith,
    Cool that Jim is doing better.
    You got nice pictures there... I love the shoveler and the geese portraits!

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  8. Thanks Chris. The geese just love to pose, and make it so easy :)

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  9. Superb shots once again..........The only Black Swan I ever knew was a hooligan. Would have eaten the camera the dogs and me given the chance......some swans are like that as are some geese. They are all good fun though.

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  10. Good old Jim bobs, that bit of news has brought a big smile to my fizzog even on this cold and miserable day. Looks like you got all the birds posing and eating out of your hand. Delighted for ya Keith

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  11. Great news about Jim. I love the Black Swan Keith we have had a pair for a few years here in Northwich Cheshire. Sad news is all the goslings (up to six) always get predated. Take care mate.

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  12. Thats about the best coot photo Ive ever seen, and a super shovel shot as well..great news about JIM..give em a rub for me...

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  13. Thanks Adrian. They do seem to have a reputation.
    I must say that the two I've encountered have been very friendly.

    Thanks Debbie. Jim's fast asleep at the moment; getting ready for more mischief now he's on the mend. lol

    Thanks Andrew. A real shame about the Black Swan goslings. They're such beautiful birds.

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  14. Thank you Dixxe. Glad you liked the Coot shot.
    And Jim is getting plenty of fuss at the moment lol

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  15. Good all round news Keith. Bird photographs superb as usual and the sunrise deserves a special mention.

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  16. Thanks a lot for telling me about Jim, back to normal, ah. Your pictures are beautiful.

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  17. Thanks Trevor. Appreciate your comments.

    Bob, thank you :)

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  18. Excellent pictures, see you also caught a bit of the elusive blue skyalso as well as some great birds.! Good to see Jim has recovered so quickly.

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  19. Lovelly sunrise, and i love the canada geese image...she's funny looking ;)

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  20. So glad to hear that Jim is doing well. It's always worrisome when our furry friends are ill. Beautiful sunrise.. just amazing colours. And the birds photos.. as always are perfect.

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  21. I am so so so glad Jim is back his normal self! :)

    These photos are all stunning...I really love the Canada Goose. :)

    Hugs!

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  22. Thanks Bob. A short spell of sun, but most welcome. It makes such a difference to pictures.

    Thanks Dominic. We've had some lovely sunrises recently.

    Hilary, thank you. Yea, Jim is doing great now. He gave me quite a scare though.

    Thanks Jen. Jim's up to his old tricks again; sneaking on the sofa when I'm out. He must be much better lol

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  23. Hey Keith glad to hear old jim is back to normal. The photos you posted are awesome, thanks for showing them to us.

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  24. Thank you Horst. Yea, Jim is back to his usual self now. Gave me quite a scare at the time.

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  25. Wonderful photos of all of them! I really like the black swan and the shoveler.

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  26. Thank you Mary. The Black Swan that visits my local lake sometimes, is a real favourite of mine.

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  27. I adore the first one - the view is amazing!

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  28. Thanks Joanna. That's from my local lake. I spend a lot of time there.

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