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Sunday, 8 May 2011

A search

Tomorrow, myself and Trevor are off in search of Nightingales.




A day off work, and I should be doing stuff; but Nightingales seem more important.

A short video I took of one last year.





Paxton Pits car park, about 6 a.m. if anyone else fancies joining us.

 

28 comments:

  1. Keith, if I was within 100 miles of you, I would be honored to join you.

    Good luck with your quest. I'll be with you in spirit! :)

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  2. their varied song reminds me so much of a mockingbird. nice!

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  3. Brilliant, have a good day and good luck.

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  4. Nancy, you'd be most welcome :)

    Thanks Theresa. They are a beautiful singer.

    Thanks Adrian. I'm looking forward to it :)

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  5. well worth the day off work!!

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  6. Most definitely Doreen. A real star. :)

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  7. Sounds good......please can I come. lol.

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  8. It should be a good day Trevor :)

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  9. I did enjoy that video Keith! I have listened to it three times :)

    Wonderful photos too.

    I hope you have a great time tomorrow... I'm sure you will!

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  10. oh I love this birds,there wonderful singing, have a great time, big hugh Kathrin

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  11. Beautiful close ups. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  12. OH...sounds like great fun, I cant wait to see what you bring back from the Hunt!!

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  13. Good luck Keith and hope you find them. If I didn't have to negotiate the M25 and Dartford crossing the rush hour - I'd be delighted to join the two of you. :D (One day I'll get up your way)

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  14. Have fun, and hopefully we with see some photos of this years Nightingales. Last year crop are very beautiful.

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  15. Stunning captures. Have an awesome time.

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  16. Glad to see you have your priorities straight!

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  17. Off out very soon, but a quick reply first.
    A local group of 'birders' went there yesterday; heard a few, but saw none.
    Maybe we will have more luck.

    Thanks Jan. Lovely singers aren't they :)

    Thank you Kathy. It looks like it will be sunny, at least.

    Thanks Gary. They were very showy last year. Fingers crossed for this year.

    Thank you Sondra. It's always good there; so much to see.

    Tricia, thank you. We'll have to organise a 'Big Blog Outing' one day. Try somewhere fairly central, and have a day out meeting a few bloggers.

    Thank you Horst. I hope we find some today. :)

    Thanks Lisa :)

    Thanks Wilma. Very true :)

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  18. Sounds like a perfect way to spend a day off. Your photos of this lovely creature certainly proves that.

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  19. Keith, I wish you to be lucky!
    When I read about Nightingales, I had to think of Oscar Wilde's story "The Nightingale and the Rose". The story is so sad - the bird dying in vain after having transformed her beautiful voice into a magnificent rose - and impressed me so much. Since reading the story, Nightingales have become noble but sort of sad birds for me. I know, it's just a story...

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  20. I've been listening to a few over the past few days. Hope you have a sucessful trip.
    If the car wasn't in for its MOT and a bit more notice I'd have gladly made the journey.

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  21. Excellent, it has been years since I've seen one.

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  22. Gorgeous photos and video dear Keith! I really envy you as you have the chance to see, photograph and record nightingales! Have a beautiful week, ciao! :)

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  23. Hope you managed a successful hunt Keith. Such a beautiful song.

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  24. ps, check out my post from May 4, wednesday. what kind of flower is that? I know you will know.....

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  25. disregard my last comment. I just noticed you did visit and left a comment about the flower. duh!!

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  26. Thanks everyone. We had a fantastic day. I'll catch up with everyone's blogs later. Work later.

    Hilary, it was a great day out, in good company.

    Thanks Petra. They are a stunning bird to hear; once heard never forgotten. Sounds like they have a special place with you.

    Cheers Frank. They are great to see, and hear. We'll have to organise another trip soon.

    Thanks Harold. They are special, aren't they.

    Thank you Müge. I hope your week is good too :)

    Thanks John. They can be a nightmare to see, but worth the effort.

    Doreen, I have moments like this lol
    Too many sometimes though. One day I'll forget who I am ;)

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  27. love the shots on this post. I'd go for the Nightingale too!

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  28. Thanks Dev. They're a lovely bird to see.

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