Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
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Tuesday, 8 March 2011

A few for now

The long process of redundancy meetings are under way at work, so apologies if I don’t get round to everyone for the next few days. It’s all very stressful and tiring.


But here’s my effort for World Bird Wednesday this week.







 Female Mallard




 Goldfinch



 Great Tit



 Female Blackbird



 Crow



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58 comments:

  1. LOVE the little mallard, kind of leaning to peek at you! :)

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  2. Great set of images, was the female Mallard asking for dinner?

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  3. Great shots and hope your situation is soon resolved to your benefit.Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  4. texwisgirl, thank you. That female Mallard is very friendly; always thinks I have food when she sees me :)

    Thanks Dale. Yea, she follows me till I feed her, then I can get on my way lol

    Thanks Gary. A lot of meetings at the moment; I'll be glad when it's all over.

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  5. Nice post, I enjoyed the post and your pictures.

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  6. Love the first shot of the female Mallard and the Female Blackbird. The first looks curious the the second looks somewhat put out.

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  7. I thought that Mallard Duck had a dose of leadingtotheleft syndrome, but it was alright. Brilliant photos.

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  8. Great set of images Keith, especialy the ones of the female Mallard.

    I think the female Mallard often gets overlooked in comparison to the more colourful male but on closer study and in the right light I think she is much the prettier of the two. :)

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  9. Great photos again. They are all lovely but the one of the Blackbird had me laughing, a brilliant capture :)

    Don't let em grind you down Keith!

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  10. That Mrs. Mallard is surely trying to wink at you and make you smile Keith!.

    Thinking of you - I know (I've been there) what you're going through... hopefully something will come out of all this!

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  11. I love the shots of the female Mallard. They really made me smile!

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  12. Great shots of your mallard following along wanting some treat from you--you have spoiled them Keith! Love the little birds too--awesome photos
    Dont let the stuff at work get you down too much...it will all be history soon enough.

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  13. Thank you Abe :)

    Thanks John. I think they're such characters :)

    Cheers Bob. :)

    Thanks Trevor. Yea, I think you're right. They are a lovely duck.

    Thanks Jan. Yea, I'm not as strong as I was lol

    Thanks Tricia. That Mallard seems to know me ;)

    Mama Zen, thanks for stopping by, and your comment.

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  14. Thanks Sondra. The Mallard is certainly spoilt lol

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  15. Great photos - that Mallard is too cute, thanks for the smile!

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  16. All great photos but the ones of the Mallard are especially good.

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  17. the pics are realy great, I wish you a good luck for your doing and the future!!! big hugh Kathrin

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  18. Nice set of photos Keith. I know my words cant change much but hope you get through the redundancy process ok.

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  19. HI Keith...love your Mallad friends head poses,she is a cutie!!
    The female Blackbird is a great example of ruffled feather!! Another cutie!!
    Hug and take it easy ♥

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  20. Lovely creatures. Your pics always show the very best. I hope the stress level decreases soon.

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  21. I would love to se the Goldfinch, it hasn´t been here this winter. Great shots. And...the mallard seem a bit dizzy. :)

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  22. Your birds as always are wonderful -- beautiful pictures. Thoughts are with you at this stressful time -- hope that getting outside helps clear your head (and of course hope that things work out as well as possible in the difficult times.)

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  23. What a terrific set of images, Keith. You have a real eye for composition and a great connection with your feathered subjects. take care, Wilma

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  24. Love the mallard,she seems to be saying,what`s up?Great pictures as always,hang in there with the job,phyllis

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  25. Love the duck. The female blackbird looks ready to scold somebody.

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  26. The mallard looks kind of curious! All your photos are terrific. I enjoyed scrolling down.

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  27. The first picture made me chuckle. And I continue to be charmed by your beautiful goldfinch. Beautiful pictures, Keith.

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  28. Fantastic shots, love the duck shots and the goldfinch is a beauty. Happy birding and I hope all is well, have a good night or a good day.

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  29. Great shots. The female Mallard looks as interested in you as you are in her. Too bad she didn't have a camera too.

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  30. Thanks Nicole, glad you enjoyed them.

    Thanks Mick. The Mallard is a real poser lol

    Thank you Kathrin :)

    Thanks Adam. Thanks for your thoughts.

    Grammie, thank you. She’s a real cutie isn’t she ;)

    Thank you Hilary. I’ll be glad when all this over lol

    NatureFootstep, thank you. I’m lucky here to have the Goldfinch all the year round. Lovely birds.

    Sallie, thank you. My escapes to my local lake really help to get through life at times. The power of nature.

    Thanks for your kind words Wilma. The subjects do the work, I’m just there :)

    Thank you Phyllis. That Mallard is like a pet lol

    Thank you JoLynne. :)

    Thank you Karen. Glad you enjoyed them :)

    Linda, thank you. When I first saw the Mallard pictures on the computer screen, they made me laugh out loud too. I was very pleased with them.

    Eileen, thank you for your comments :)

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  31. Thanks Marvin. Yea, I'm glad these birds don't carry a camera lol

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  32. These are all wonderful shots! The Mallard looks very friendly.

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  33. Great photos dear Keith! Good luck at the meeting!

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  34. I think Mallards are under-rated, although they do cause a few problems down here with interbreeding. Still they are always good for a smile!

    Good luck on all fronts - Cheers Stewart M.

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  35. Great set of images. Bravo.
    Have a nice day.

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  36. Brilliant photos Keith, especially the comical female Mallard.

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  37. Not a bad shot here. I love the first and the female blackbird.
    Screw every penny you can out of the blighters. Good luck.

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  38. Thanks Pat. Yea, the Mallard is certainly friendly.

    Müge, thank you. More meetings tomorrow :(

    Thanks Stewart. I love the Mallards; such great characters.

    Fotokarusellen, thank you for your comment :)

    Thanks Roy. She's quite a star lol

    Thanks Adrian.
    Hopefully have some answers tomorrow, and some more money out of them. :)

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  39. I love the inquisitive female Mallard! Nice post! Hope things will work out for you!

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  40. I love this post! Goldfinch and Great Tit are sweet, but my favourite today is the first photo of Mallard! Superb!

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  41. I also enjoyed the questioning look of the female Mallard. Cute capture! The Goldfinch is much prettier than our American Goldfinch. Well wishes!

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  42. Great photos !
    Thinking of you ...hope all this will end the best possible way !
    Take care !

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  43. Great images, I especially like the Mallard with the quizzical look.

    I hope your work situation turns out favorable for you.

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  44. Wonderful post -- that curious mallard is top of the list!

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  45. Just when I thought things couldn't get worse, my internet went down yesterday lol
    Work soon, but....

    Joo, thank you. She put a big smile on my face when I took these.

    Thank you Jean :)

    Thank you Pescalune :)

    Thanks Harold. More meetings at work, later today.

    Thanks Pat. :)

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  46. Love the shots- you even made the mallard look fresh and interesting.

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  47. What brilliant photo's, just wonderful!

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  48. Nice set! Man that duck was checking you out! I love the crow portrait too. Black birds are so tough to photograph effectively. Suzanne and I are pulling for you on your dealings with Tesco. Stay strong!

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  49. Thanks Mike :)

    Deborah, thank you :)

    Thanks Springman. Appreciate your thoughts :)

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  50. Nice blog with great pictures! I would love to follow up:)

    Kah Wai
    http://kwbirding.blogspot.com/

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  51. Hi Keith,

    How have you been?Hiya has turned 1 and hopefully in a few months I should be regular at bloggerland...ha ha ha

    Great images of the Mallard but I somehow like the blackbird better:)

    Have a great weekend!

    Shantana

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  52. Kah Wai, thank you; and thank you for following. :)

    Shantana, thank you. It's been eventful here lol
    Hope you are all well :)

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  53. hope everything goes well on the job front, once again, faultless set of pics, absolutely adore the female blackbird shot.

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  54. I love the first shot of the duck! kind of funny. don't worry about visiting all the blogs. if you visit everyone that comments I don't know how you do it! I work full time and many times do not have the time or energy to do a lot of visiting. I try to do it weekends, but soon the weather will be too nice to be sitting in front of the computer. woo hoo!!

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  55. Thanks Denzil. :)

    Thank you Doreen. It's hard sometimes trying to keep up with everyone. A lovely sunny afternoon here now :)

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  56. Must have missed this post first time round, that top pic looks like she's slapped on the mascara to impress you but its just the slash of black behind her eyes that gives this impression. Nice work fella

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  57. Thanks Debbie.
    I reckon she's just a flirt! lol

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