Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Sometimes we never know where the road we walk will take us.

A few birds from my recent visit to Wales.

Great Spotted Woodpecker


Meadow Pipit, with a Yellowhammer in the background. 

Spotted Flycatcher

And to finish on, a bird I only usually see climbing a tree trunk. A nice change to see him 'perching'.


 More birds from around the world at World Bird Wednesday.



  1. Fantastic images of your holiday Keith.. I think you could quite happily live in the North

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

  3. Love them all, but the first photo is my favourite! Such a lovely and funny photo:)

  4. Really beautiful, especially the Treecreeper, it is wonderful.

  5. A great series of photos. That first one and the caption is perfect!

  6. Andrew, I think you're right. Thanks.

    Thank you Gary.

    Thanks Joo. A favourite of mine too.

    Thank you Bob.

    Thanks Mick. Some pictures stir something inside.......this is one for me. :-)

  7. The first one is a great find :)
    Love the little Stonechat too, lovely ! And Flycatcher - one of my fav birds :)
    Ok .... in fact the whole post is great Keith !! lol

  8. How true, we do not know where our roads will take us, what a perfect image to accompany such beautiful words.
    I adore the last photo too, it has such a soft gentleness captured within it.

  9. Great selection Keith you certainly are not short of subjects on your walks

  10. HI Keith...your title sure has a lot to say ...something that hit me when I read it for sure...
    A lone bird just walking down the road captures it for me!! lol

    Nice images of the variety of bird from you time away!


  11. Great collection Keith. I bet there aren't many people out there with a Yellowhammer and a Meadow Pipit in the same shot. Excellent Treecreeper too.

  12. Great serie, love how the bird is just leaving the scene in #1

  13. Thats a great Treecreeper Keith, what an unusual pose.
    Another nice set from your trip. You really need to go there again.

  14. Great collection of birds. The treecreeper is my favorite.

  15. Our nuthatches are tree climbers too. So happy to see.

    Lovely photos. Thank you. :)

  16. Nice collection Keith!
    "We never know where the road we walk will take us."
    Beautifully said and wonderfully illustrated.

  17. Your first image and caption are very poignant. Also very nice to see the treecreeper upright for a change!


  18. Great caption on that first photo. :)

  19. A wonderful set. The Tree Creeper is a beauty. The Welsh birds must like you.

  20. Really beautiful all of them. Love the first one.

  21. Pescalune, thank you. I saw some great birds there. :-)

    Thank you Gemel :-)

    Thanks Bob. Yea, there was plenty to see.

    Thanks Grace. I guess I was feeling very philosophical at the time :-)

    Thanks Adam. I think if I'd put the wide angle lens on, I'd have Stonechat in there too lol

    Thanks Dominic. I was pleased with how that one came out.

    Thanks Roy. Great piece of luck with that Treecreeper.

    Thank you Eileen :-)

    Thanks Nancy. We have a Nuthatch here too. Lovely little birds.

    Thank you Springman :-)

    Thanks Wilma. That first one kind of sums up my life at the moment lol

    Thank you Elizabeth :-)

    Adrian, thank you. Hope they do; I'd love to go back there soon :-)

    Thank you Lisa :-)

  22. A smashing set of images Keith.The Spotted Flycatcher is excellent and that Treecreeper trying to make out it's a 'proper' bird is just fantastic....[;o)

  23. awesome shots Keith...I think thats the first time ive seen a tree creeper perched! Terrific.

  24. Cheers Trevor. I managed to get really close to the flycatcher; and the Treecreeper I was very pleased with.

    Thanks Sondra. The first time for me too. I couldn't believe it when I saw it perched like that.

  25. Lovely shots! The caption on that first shot is so perfect - would make a great card!

  26. what a wonderful collection, beautiful when you capture them amongst the landscape.

    i have never seen any of these here!!

  27. I love that first shot. Really great.

  28. What a wonderful variety of birds you were able to photograph! Loved them all!


  29. Thank you Pat. I just might do that with that picture.

    Thank you Debbie. It was a great place for birds.

    NatureFootstep, thank you :-)

    Indrani, thank you :-)

    Thanks Kat :-)

  30. Wonderful series of little birds. Love them all.

  31. Oh how I love comparing your birds to my birds. I think we are even. Sweet post!

  32. Thanks Jean. Yea, it is good seeing the different birds from other countries.

  33. Oh...amazing shots...
    I'll be back.
    Greetings from Portugal.

  34. Hi there - as a few people have said - I don’t think I've seen a Treecreeper doing that kind of branch surfing before.

    If the truth be told I've not seen that species of T'creeper for about 5 years, but that is a different story all together!

    Stewart M - Australia

  35. Thank you BlueShell :-)

    Thanks Stewart. I've never seen one pose like this before either.

  36. Hello, there! I just read that you are in Milton Keynes! We were there on a holiday about one year ago exactly...we took 2 weeks in the UK and 2 on the continent. I wish I was blogging then b/c I would have taken photos with a totally different outlook :) I especially like that sweet pheasant or fowl (whatever) walking on the lane...makes me want to give it a human personality! Thanks for your comment on my blog.

  37. What clarity in these shots! They are all so lovely.

  38. Thank you Jacqueline.
    That pheasant picture is a particular favourite of mine too. :-)

    ladyfi, thank you :-)

  39. Great shots Keith! That Treecreeer is amazing!

  40. Thanks Larry. My best shot of one of those :-)

  41. We may not know where the road may lead but not all those who wander are lost.

    A beautiful post with so many birds.