Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
Sometimes the picture doesn't have to be perfect; it's the captured moment that counts. - me
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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

June

Well, I've managed to get some new pictures over the last few days, and the first one is what I'm using for my current header, over on the other blog.



 It looks to me, like he's wondering why he hasn't got a signboard just for him.


A great day out with Trevor yesterday, to a place called RyeMeads, produced a few interesting pictures. Here's a couple.



 This one's a favourite of mine; a Canada Goose gosling, with mum, or dad.


We saw plenty of geese, and ducks.



 Here's a rather wet Gadwall. It rained a bit while we were there.

A Whitethroat posed for us;




in fact, I think they were one of the most numerous birds there.


Same day, but in my garden,




a beautiful Feral Pigeon. Often overlooked; how can you overlook such a handsome collar.

A couple from today to finish on.

I spent a great moment watching a family of Great Crested Grebes.



One parent carried some young on her back, and the other brought a fish along for breakfast.
(A couple more pictures, and a short video, on my other blog).

And I'll finish with a juvenile Robin.



He seemed as fascinated by me, as I was of him.


Lots more birds from around the world can be found here, as part of WorldBirdWednesday.


Have a great week



56 comments:

  1. wonderful pics, they are so beauty, great ! big hugh and have a great time, big hugh Kathrin

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  2. Thanks Kathy. Hope you're well. :-)

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  3. oh the tiny striped grebes!!! how wonderful!

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  4. Thanks Theresa. They remind me of humbugs at that age lol

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  5. All wonderful but that crow shot is great!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. Thanks Gary. I've got a soft spot for the Crows; great characters.

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  7. What a lovely variety of birds. Great close up shots.

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  8. The Grebe juveniles are so beautiful to see.
    Lovely images I just see them from a distance through my scope.

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  9. Fantastic series! All photos are wonderful, but my favorite is little Whitethrout. And the cutest - the goosling.

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  10. Fabulous photo series! Love the Great-crested Grebe family.

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  11. Hi Keith,
    Great photo`s, as usual! Love the Whitethroat, stunning!
    J
    Follow me at HEDGELAND TALES

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  12. All great photos. I especially like the Grebes on the water.

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  13. Thanks Rachel. I've had a good start to the month :-)

    Thank you Andrew. I was lucky with these grebes this morning.

    Thank you Marias. The gosling is my favourite too.

    Thanks Bob. Glad you enjoyed them.

    Thank you John, (MB). The grebes were great to watch.

    Thanks John. The Whitethroat were very co-operative that morning :-)

    Thank you Mick. A great encounter with the grebes today.

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  14. great shots! But I think that fish is too large for the chick. :) They seem to have atched here as well, I think I saw a chick in the reed yesterday.

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  15. Great birds and photos. I love them all but the grebes are my favorite.

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  16. KEITH--Glad you had that fun outting with your Friend, it's so cool to have someone who enjoys the same hobby--WOW great shots I adore that rock dove's collar, and the grebe's what a special moment--what a family eh?

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  17. Great photos Keith. It's hard to beat a juvenile Robin when it comes to cuteness.

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  18. You had a good birdwatching day I see. So many great photos of those beautiful birds. I really liked the Grebes, I never seen them before.

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  19. Thanks NatureFootstep. Those grebes are lovely to watch when they have young around. Hope yours are successful.

    Thank you Eileen. They were great to watch.

    Sondra, Trevor and I had a great time. Yea, it's good to share great moments with like minded people.

    Modesto Viegas, thank you. :-)

    Thanks Adam. Yea, even the juvenile Robins have an air of boldness about them.

    fjällripan, thank you. The grebes are lovely birds to watch. Such devoted parents too.

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  20. I've never seen a duck carry a baby on its back before! The coloring of pigeons is really beautiful. I think they get a bad reputation sometimes, especially in here in New York, but they really are lovely.

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  21. Thanks Elizabeth. The grebes carry their young for a few weeks like this, to avoid predation by other animals, and fish. I almost got a picture of a swan doing the same this morning, but I was too slow lol

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  22. Hi Keith,This was a wonderful treat at the beginning of the day,and the previous post as well.

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  23. I love the banner and the gosling. That's a nice feral pigeon, and healthier than a lot of the pigeons I saw in Italy.

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  24. That was one action packed day! I am really taken with your grebes. Seeing them tending there young is a real treat. The robin pic is sterling. Thanks for your interesting insights!
    Cheers to you Sir!

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  25. Hi there - great set of pictures - I like the robin - and the grebes are always good to see.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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  26. All are beautiful photos! The first one is great - love the way he is perched on the sign. The colors in the pigeon are amazing!

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  27. Such wonderful photos.. yours always are. I love your snap of the Canada gosling and the juvenile robin. Those sweet, fluffy baby faces are hard to resist.

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  28. Great collection of photos! I love the Grebe family, the Pigeon is beautiful and what a sweet little Robin at the end!

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  29. A very beautiful set of images as usual. Great work.

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  30. You've been pretty busy, haven't you? I love this great variety of birds you show us here!

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  31. Love the photo of the Whitethroat Keith. I can't understand why I never see them here although I know they are supposed to be widespread. The only place I have seen them is nearly 30 miles from me.

    Also love the juvenile Robin. I agree with you about feral Pigeons, it's a shame they get such a bad press.

    I think the Crow was wondering why his photo wasn't included on the board :)

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  32. Thank you Amila. Glad you enjoyed them. :-)

    Thank you JoLynne. That pigeon is well fed; he comes to the garden every day lol

    Springman, thank you. And thanks for being such a great host for WBW.

    Thank you Stewart. The grebes had me entertained for a while. :-)

    Thanks Gail. The pigeon really shines when the sun catches him.

    Thanks Hilary. These youngsters are hard to resist lol

    Thank you Pat. It seems to be a good year, so far, for all the babies. :-)

    Fotokarusellen, thank you. :-)

    Thanks Joo. We've had some good weather recently, so I've tried to get out most days.

    Jan, I'll send you some Whitethroats; got loads around my local lake lol

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  33. Super wonderful captures! I so enjoyed seeing the ducklings being carried on the parent's back. What a cool shot!

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  34. The little grebes are always a catch - they look so cool with their stripes. I really like that Robin shot, well done!

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  35. Great Crested Grebe shots are, as usuall, great. I need to get out in my local marshes again.

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  36. Thank you Jean. It's lovely to see them carry the young like that. The most I've seen is 4 little heads peeping out. :-)

    dreamfalcon, thank you. Glad you enjoyed them.

    Thanks Dale. Marshes and mountains; sounds good to me. :-)

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  37. thank you my dear friend, I feel better now, thank you, big hugh Kathrin

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  38. I love all the juvenile birds! Super shots and it seems you have had a great day with Adrian. Hugs from Luzia.

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  39. Thanks Kathy :-)

    Thanks Lucy. We had a great time. One I'd love to repeat soon.

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  40. Brilliant, Great Crested Grebe shots are top quality.

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  41. Beautiful photos.I too love the look on the gosling`s face with the parent.
    Isn`t it funny how some birds just blend in with their landscape & others stand out,like the colorful pigeon?Lovely photos,phyllis

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  42. Wow! What a wonderful week of birding for you.
    Gotta love the gosling and the colorful neck of the pigeon.
    Beautiful work!!

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  43. Thanks Bob :-)

    Phyllis, thank you :-)

    Thank you Carletta :-)

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  44. Fantastic pics of the Great Crested Grebe and her babies! Great post, Keith.

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  45. Wonderful shots! I love the shot of the little Canada goose gosling, and that baby grebe has such beautiful markings!

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  46. Great shot of the Grebes Keith . :)

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  47. Fantastic collection Keith,great to see that you are keeping well.
    Your Great Crested Grebe is amazing,love it lots.
    John.

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  48. Thanks Scott. It was good watching them.

    Thanks John. They kept me entertained for ages. :-)

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  49. Thanks Angie. I've had a good start to the month :-)

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  50. Your lighting is always so perfect.
    How do you manage that.. I try and can sometimes get it lately. I guess Im in sort of a holding pattern.

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  51. Thanks Lisa. I guess I'm just lucky with the light. I do prefer early mornings though.

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