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Tuesday, 26 April 2011

World Bird Wednesday


For the second year running, I have a pair of Blue Tits nesting in my garden.



 A quick look, before going inside.



An even smaller bird, is the Wren.



 They may be small, but they have a powerful voice.


A bird that has done its best to make my attempts at capture, difficult, so far this year.



 The Brambling.


Another difficult subject, that constantly hides amongst the reeds.



 Reed Warbler.


Another reed dweller; collecting some nesting material.



 A female Reed Bunting.


And finally, someone who occasionally poses.


 Grey Heron


Lots more birds over at The Pine River Review: home of World Bird Wednesday.


61 comments:

  1. Got em all today. they say age helps.

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

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  3. Thanks Adrian. Some days I really feel my age lol

    Thanks Gary :)

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  4. Lovely piccies as always Keith. Hope to see the baby Blue Tits later in the year.

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  5. Great series of images Keith. The first Wren shot is a real stunner,a bird with attitude. {;o)

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  6. Cheers John. I hope I'm around when they fledge.

    Thanks Trevor. Yea, they certainly have that 'look' lol

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  7. Those are beautiful! I LOVE the wrens! So pert and spirited!

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  8. Thanks texwisgirl. They are small birds, with big characters :-)

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  9. Wow so many beautiful birds! Love the reed dweller nesting.

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  10. Now that is some wildlife gunslinging of the first order! To catch these lightening quick little birds so perfectly in the branches and reeds is impressive Keith. Thanks for sharing your brilliant pictures!

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  11. they are all beautiful, but my favorite is the nest builder.

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  12. Thank you Springman, appreciate your comments. :)

    Sandra, thank you. :)

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  13. What a stunning collection!? Well, I need another life to come there - but in the meantime I can play my theater and enjoy your perfect pictures!

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  14. Another super collection. At least your Reed Warbler was more confiding.

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  15. This is just great as usually. A beautiful set of images.

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  16. All gorgeous, Keith. The Blue Tit and the second one of the Reed Bunting are my favorites, but they're all great. Looks like that new equipment is doing the job.

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  17. Beautiful birds and photos. I especially like the Reed Bunting with the nesting material.

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  18. You manage to get the most interesting angles and endearing poses. And the heron is always a favourite.

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  19. Thank you Marias. Glad you enjoyed them. :)

    Thanks Frank. They seem to be getting a bit bolder now.

    Fotokarusellen, thank you :)

    Thanks Linda :)

    Thank you Mick. The Reed Bunting seems quite popular.

    Thanks Hilary :)

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  20. At least you know where to go when the other birds aren't cooperating. The Grey Heron and others are all really nice!

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  21. Great collection,Keith! Isn't it always nice when a bird nests in your garden?

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  22. So many beautyful pictures of wonderful birds :)

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  23. Hi Keith...I don't know about you,but I always feel honored when the birds chose to nest in my gardens..Blue Tit nice photo!!
    I Like the Photos of the nest builder and the Wren!!
    Hope today has been a better day...
    Hugs my friend!!

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  24. Great pictures. You have really captured some precious moments here. thanks.

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  25. Excellent selection Keith, I am sure with your patience and dedication you will get them all in the open soon.

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  26. Oh my these birds are just pretty! I can' get this close, I will try ^_^

    WBW

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  27. I love your photos, Keith! These are all fantastic captures.

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  28. Wonderful birds and great photos. I love the Brambling and the Reed Bunting with the nesting material.

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  29. Dang...you never disappoint us birders! I adore the Blue Tit at the (interesting-looking) bird house. The Wren looks like our Carolina Wren...would yours be known as a Jenny Wren? Of course the captures of the Reed Bunting with nesting material is a great capture.

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  30. Thanks Ryan. I usually have a few birds visiting the garden through the day, enjoying the feeders.

    Amila, thanks. I always feel honoured that a bird chooses to nest in my garden. :)

    fjällripan, thank you :)

    Thanks grammie. Yea, honoured indeed. That extra bond between us and the birds. :)

    Thank you Bill :)

    Thanks Bob. Some of the warblers are becoming a little bolder each day.

    Kim, thank you. Some birds are a bit easier to approach than others. :)

    Thank you Pat :)

    Eileen, thank you. The Brambling has been a personal challenge this year lol

    Thank you Jean. Yea, our Wren, (Jenny), is very similar to your Carolina.
    Glad you enjoyed them.

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  31. Beautiful feathered friends you have shared today!

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  32. Nice shots! Great to have such beauty in the garden!

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  33. Hi there - I just spent five minutes working backwards through your posts - its like a reverse time machine! You can see the changes in the branches and twigs that the birds are sitting on.

    I lived in the Lakes for almost 5 years - what a remarkable place it is! Very nice shots that took me by surprise. Cheers - Stewart M - Australia.

    PS: have you got the work thing sorted out?

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  34. Great images Keith you do the UK birds proud.
    I am currently in the Lakes and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

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  35. Øyvind, thank you. I'm fortunate that I have a good variety of birds visiting the garden.

    Thanks Stewart. The Lakes area is a beautiful place isn't it. Work ends about August/September, but no idea what I'm going to do yet.

    Thank you Andrew. I'm just a little envious of you, being at the Lake District. I'm sure you'll have a great time.

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  36. Me again. Took me the time to go closer into your
    your blog. Very impressed and looking forward to follow you.

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  37. Thank you, very kind of you; and thanks for following. :)

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  38. Lovely photos again Keith, great to see one of my favourites the Heron :)

    The Reed Bunting with the nesting material is lovely too.

    Very good news that the Blue Tits are nesting in your garden again, you must keep us updated.

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  39. Awesome photographs of all the birds Keith! Catching those little guys amongst the reeds is no small feat! Congrats on the Blue Tits nesting and the Reed Warbler shot with the nesting material is just priceless!

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  40. Jan, I was really pleased when those Blue Tits started to investigate the nest box. I think at the moment, they are sitting on eggs :)

    Thanks Larry. Glad you enjoyed them. :)

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  41. Another wonderful series Keith !
    Glad the Blue Tits are back in your garden :)

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  42. Thanks Pescalune. Yea, it's good to see them come back :)

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  43. Wow, so many great shots. I am partial to the heron...one of my favorites!

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  44. Thank you Tammy. The Heron was very co-operative that day :)

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  45. So glad you stopped by, Keith, and commented on my blog. Very thoughtful comment - thank you.

    Of all the birds you featured today, the wren is the only one that frequents our area during the summer and fall. They haven't appeared just yet, but I'm expecting them any day.

    Love your photos. So much variety! :)

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  46. A wonderful collection today. Incredible in fact. I am trying to picture you getting a picture of those marsh birds as they flit around and hide -- I don't know how you do it!

    Most of these birds are completely unfamiliar to me. The gray heron looks a lot like our Great Blue. Thanks for sharing. Next best to being there.

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  47. Wonderful shots -- especially the wren with its tail held high! Love the setting for the reed warbler too!

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  48. More great shots well done :)

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  49. Thank you Nancy, and thanks for joining the followers.

    Thank you Sallie. Glad you enjoyed them. The secret to getting the birds in the reeds? Lots of luck lol

    Thanks Pat. Lovely birds the Wren.

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  50. Absolutely fantastic!
    I'm a big fan of birds!!

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  51. Great pictures Keith. Looking forward to seeing some Blue Tit fledglings soon.

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  52. It feels good,doesn`t it?,when a pair of birds choose to nest near you every year,it`s a kind of a trust ,
    I love to watch the birds build their nests.Some only take piece by piece nesting material,then others cram as much as they can to make fewer trips.Great photos Keith!phyllis

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  53. Thank you Fresh Garden :)

    Thanks Adam. I hope I manage to catch them on film when they leave the nest.

    Phyllis, it is great isn't it, when the birds do that.

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  54. All shots are wonderful as usual. Regarding the Blue Tits, well, lucky you! :-)

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  55. Thanks JM. It's interesting watching the Blue Tits, as they visit the nest box.

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  56. A wonderful collection of images, Keith! I love all of them, but particularly the Reed Warbler!

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  57. Oh wow... what a great series of bird images... I'm so envious that you have Blue Tits nesting in your garden... and your image of this one is MARVELOUS! Carolina Wrens are frequent visitors to my feeders but rarely stay around to entertain me with their beautiful song. (thanks for stopping by to visit my Song Sparrow from WBW)

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  58. Thank you Hilke. I love these birds too. they are quite a challenge at times.

    Victoria, thank you for stopping by, and your comment. :)

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