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Friday, 29 April 2011

A farewell to April.

The eve of the weekend, and a new month looming; so the last few from April.


I'll kick of with a couple of flowers



 Cowslip. These have almost finished here now, but they've been a real treat to see.



 Wood Sorrel. A lovely flower, that carpets a woodland floor.



 Ullswater. A reminder of the great time I spent in the company of Adrian, recently.


A selection of birds.



 A Wren. This tiny bird was really scolding me. I think I may have inadvertently wandered too close to her nesting site.



 A Moorhen, taking a stroll in the April sunshine.



 An Oystercatcher. One of a pair, that are hopefully breeding at my local lake.



 Song Thrush, posing in the sun.



 Lesser Black-backed Gull. I hope. My gull ID's leave a lot to be desired at times.



 Pied Wagtail. At the waters edge, of lake Ullswater.


And to end this selection, another shot of the Dipper, that I was so pleased to see recently.





Enjoy the weekend.
 

31 comments:

  1. That Dipper is so good Keith. The Pied Wagtail is great shot to.
    Did you climb that hill.??

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  2. Wow that's a fantastic farewell to April and this dipper shot is simply splendid! The whole set is beautiful thought!!! I love the first one a lot!

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  3. I am hopeless when it comes to gull ID's. Love the wood sorrel shot. I've planted quite a bit of it in my yard.

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  4. Hi Keith...the wood sorrel is lovely and I like those little white flowers too!!
    Wonderful ode to April...the Dipper photo is very nice!!
    I would not live under that hill, but it very pretty !!
    Weekend Hugs!!

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  5. Cheers Roy. Seeing the Dippers were one of the real treats for me Roy. I climbed all the hills; with my eyes lol
    Climbing stairs is about my limit now.

    Thanks Chris. It's been a great month; and one day still to go.

    Theresa, thank you. I love the boldness of such a small bird.

    Thanks Mike. I'm glad I'm not the only one with gull ID trouble lol

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  6. Almost missed your comment grammie; you snuck in while I wasn't looking lol
    Enjoy your weekend :)

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  7. I like the wagtail reflected in the water. I also like the oystercatcher among the tiny flowers.

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  8. Great set Keith. The Pied Wagtail and the Dipper are excellent.
    Lets hope we continue to have some more wonderful wildlife watching for May ;)

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  9. You have had a superb month...........good to see you.

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  10. Such a variety of colorful blooms and birds, Keith. Just lovely.

    Will you be dancing around the Maypole tomorrow? :)

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  11. Thanks JoLynne. The Oystercatchers are very striking with their orange bills and eyes.

    Thanks Trevor; let's hope so.

    Adrian, it's been a cracker of a month; even had new birds this morning round the lake.

    Thanks Nancy. A rare and awful sight to see me dancing lol

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  12. Lovely set Keith. In spite of you work load you have gathered a great set of photos this month.

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  13. Thanks John. It's been a great month. :)

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  14. Hi Keith,
    April has been a funny month and not in the `ha ha` sense of the word. We have had far less rain than we should have, 95% less where I live, however the birds have still been arriving in their droves and the flowers have been blooming and the trees bursting forth with their promise of things to come!
    A lovely group of shots to celebrate an `unusual` April!
    J
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  15. Pretty good serie, love the flower's and the Wagtail ;)

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  16. Great series, Keith!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  17. Hi Keith!! your bird shots are always fantastic. like the touch of a few flowers also. I am in awe of the pic of Ullswater. now that mountain behind the house is a bit intimidating. all I can think of is a mud slide or avalanche. beautiful though.

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  18. A lovely selection Keith! The Dipper is my favourite but they are all beautiful.

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  19. Thanks John. Yea, it's been a very good month here, with some lovely sunny days.

    Dominic, thank you :)

    Thanks Gary :)

    Thanks Doreen. I think I could live with that threat there; such a beautiful area.

    Thank you Sarah :)

    Thanks Jan. My favourite too :)

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  20. I love the flowers. We dont have anything like that here in my part of Canada so when I opened your page I was in aww and love your view . Stunning and Outstanding as always. A Dream away for me and I hope not too far away.
    Lovely beyond words.
    I love the Wood Sorrel. A wall hanger for sure.
    Happy May Keith and I still at times want to call you swamppy.. That wont do :)

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  21. Thanks Andrew :)

    Thank you Lisa. I don't mind what I'm called; even insults lol
    Swampy; that brings back some good memories :)

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  22. The last photo of the Dipper is my favourite, Keith, and the hill with the house is in the second place of my imaginary scale. I am looking forward to your welcoming of May :-)

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  23. ...hope you had a good weekend, Keith! Love the Oystercatcher...and the cowslips...and the wren is adorable. I love the composition with the lichens showing so well.

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  24. Thanks Petra. I've made a start with May; but I need to take a short break :)

    Thanks Kelly. Weekends never last long enough lol

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  25. Happy May day Keith!! You started out with a BANG..good for you--I cant think of a better way to spend the day!! LOVE that Dipper shot..

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  26. Thanks Sondra. It was great to see and get pictures of the Dipper. A bird I'd not seen in years.

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