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, 21 June 2011

Today I'll......

...........start with a flower.



 Because I can. A wild Geranium, of some sort.


Ok, the birds.



 A female Blackcap with lunch. It looks like a female Banded Demoiselle has met its end.



 A young Chaffinch.



 Some young Greylag goslings, snuggling up to mum.



 A young Robin.



 An older, and wiser Little Owl.


And to finish on, a young Heron, that hadn't learnt that he has to fly away from me yet.








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56 comments:

  1. The Blackcap is my favourite though it should be the Little Owl.
    When i was working in the tropics one could be diving and fish came to you. Go in woods and birds and reptiles come to you. UK get within a hundred yards of a Heron and it is away barking it's head off. Buy the young one a wee fish. It may tell it's mates that we are nice.

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

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  3. great shots! the goslings are so sweet!

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  4. In spite of the trials going on in your life right now, you haven't lost your eye for beauty. These are very nice, especially the heron.

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  5. Hi Keith...You can start of with flowers as far as I am concerned any time...it is gorgeous and it looks like Cranesbill geranium,but don't quote me : }
    The young Chaffinch ...what a cutie with that puffed up chest!!
    The goslings and there Mums is a great picture ..I love it!!
    That Owl just cracks me up lol!!
    Hugs for you!!

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  6. It is full of things that I love the best, the Blackcap to a young Grey Heron. It's splendid photos.

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  7. Cheers Adrian. I think the Heron will soon learn that 'man' is not to be trusted. A shame.

    Thanks Gary, glad you enjoyed them. :-)

    That awwww factor never fails texwisgirl lol

    Thanks Linda. It's a great way to forget all the worries for a while.

    You could be right with the flower grammie.
    I've a whole bunch to post for another time :-)

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  8. Thank you Bob. Glad you enjoyed them.

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  9. Lovely images as usual my friend and a big pat on the back as I spotted one of your images in the July edition of Bird Watching magazine this afternoon.
    Well done.

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  10. that flower is the natural Geranium, I love it and your pics of all that lovely birds are so great, fantastic !!! you know , I love birds so much. Big hugh Kathrin, have a great time !!!

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  11. lol, I think you spent time at the nursery this time. :) My favourite shot today is the female blackcap. :)

    NF Fåglar/Birds
    Birds in Costa Rica

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  12. Thanks Andrew. Yea, I was quite pleased they published a picture :-)

    Thank you Kathy :-)

    NatureFootstep, I think you're right ;-)
    A lot of young ones around sat the moment.

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  13. Hard to find a favourite, but I thought the heron was the most impressive! Beautiful shots!!

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  14. Thank you Esther. He was interesting to watch.

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  15. I'm catching up on your wonderful posts. I love all the little ones you've been capturing lately. We have coots here but I've never seen the young, interesting looking little guys.

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  16. Thanks Martha. The young ones make great subjects. :-)

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  17. Wonderful photo series! The goslings are adorable.

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  18. Lovely! And great to get that close to the young heron.

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  19. Brilliant to the third power and what a variety to boot! Love the new font over your iconic swan header, it really pops. I'll tell you Keith, I appreciate better than ever the computer turmoil you've endured now that I wear some of the same scars. Carry on good friend you are a treasure!

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  20. Lovely, lovely photos Keith! My favourites are the young Robin... so sweet :) and the beautiful Heron, how wonderful that you got so close!

    I think you will find your flower is in fact the Musk Mallow.

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  21. I love the young heron.. what a cutie. He hasn't developed the glaring eye thing, yet. I think his mom was over at my place. ;)

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  22. Little Owl is my favourite today! I simply love owls, and thanks for wild geranium:)

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  23. Beautiful set Keith, and I love the wise owl ;-) The whole set is nice and I would love to see youngster over here but the season has been really bad!

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  24. SWEET work!! Lots of young about to help us learn more about birds Love your little owl and the young heron. Have a great week.

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  25. Great collection Keith. It looks like Little Owls really do like just perching out in the open.

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  26. Another great serie of images! Love the Blackcap and the heron's images ;)

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  27. Thanks John. They're so photogenic, I just can't resist taking their pictures.

    Thank you Mick. Definitely the best time to try and capture their pictures.

    Thanks Springman. I was pleased with the header writing too.
    Good luck with the computer; such a pain when that happens.

    Thank you Jan, and for the ID. I must start to brush up on my plant ID's.

    Thanks Hilary. It's good to know it's not just me they are wary of lol

    Joo, thank you. I was pleased to see that owl. Lovely little thing.

    Thanks Chris. Hope things improve over there mate.

    Thank you Sondra. Enjoy your week too.

    Thanks Adam. They seem so bold, for such a small package. :-)

    Dominic, thank you. The Heron was very co-operative :-)

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  28. I knew you were a super bird photographer but that geranium is looking awfully pretty as well. :)
    Love your series today. Many beautiful species but that little owl stole my heart.
    Sending good thoughts your way that things all work out for you.

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  29. Carletta, thank you for your lovely compliment and comments. :-)

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  30. Nearly all of them are young and beautiful; unlikely us.... Your first picture with flowers is a lovely start for your beautiful post. But my favorite is Heron! I enjoy so much all your shots!

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  31. Thank you Marias, glad you enjoyed them. I'm going to do a future post of just flowers, for a change. :-)

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  32. Hi there - splendid picture of of the little owl. Not seen one of those in many years!

    Stewart M.

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  33. Hi. Great photos. The flower is Malva moschata (Musk-mallow). A beautiful plant.

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  34. Thanks Stewart. They are smashing little birds.

    Thank you for stopping by Mel, and the ID :-)

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  35. Great photos! those heron shots are my favourite! I'd love to get a chance to get that close to one!

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  36. The heron scratching itself is an absolute treat, as is the little robin coming into its adult plumage and geese, well, I love geese especially these lovely grey ones.

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  37. Great shots! I like the herons! I'd love to get that close!

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  38. Thanks Barb. I was lucky with the Heron. He was a bit inexperienced with people. ;-)

    Thank you Arija. A lovely time of year with all the juvenile birds about.

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  39. I could say something grand about each of your fine photos...but the little Owl really charmed me. Sweet!

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  40. Some great shots! Glad to have discovered you! I'll do a bit more browsing here.

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  41. Thank you Jean. Yea, the Little Owl is a lovely little bird. :-)

    Missing moments, thank you for stopping by, and commenting. :-)

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  42. Absolutely gorgeous captures! The young Heron is so nonchalant in your presence!

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  43. Great, great photos!
    The Little Owl is my Fav, the one with the Damselfly for Lunch ain't bad either ;)
    And I am getting so homesick looking at these (reminds me of Hungary) :)

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  44. Thank you Pat :-)

    Thanks Nicole. Hope you don't get too homesick ;-)

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  45. All great shots as always Keith but I must say that the Little Owl has won my heart.

    It's great when you find younger birds that don't know that they should be afraid of humans isn't it?

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  46. I love the heron,so trusting of you to get that close to him.All of your pictures are wonderful.
    We share the same flower here,so that`s kinda nice to know too.
    Congrats to you on the picture you shot being published!Have a great weekend,phyllis

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  47. Thanks Larry. Yea, a shame the birds soon lose that innocence, and exchange it for fear of humans.

    Thank you Joanna :-)

    Thank you Phyllis. Yea, I was very pleased when I saw the picture lol

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  48. Your photography in all areas is just gorgeous. I love your flowers. Your wings are such a delight . I would love to capture such beauty.

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  49. Thank you Lisa, appreciate your comments.

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  50. Really lovely shots in this post! Love the light on the chaffinch, and that little owl is terrific!

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  51. Thanks Pat. It was good to see the Little Owl again, after such a long time.

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  52. Wonderful bird babies! Your pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Wonderful post with great images, Keith. I love your shots of the young heron!

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