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



Stonechat



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'.


Treecreeper



 More birds from around the world at World Bird Wednesday.



 

44 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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  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. :-)

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  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

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  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.

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

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  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!

    Hugs
    Grace

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  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.

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

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

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

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

    Lovely photos. Thank you. :)

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

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

    cheers,
    Wilma

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  18. Great caption on that first photo. :)

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

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

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  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 :-)

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  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)

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

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  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.

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

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

    i have never seen any of these here!!

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  27. I love that first shot. Really great.

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

    Kat
    http://inmydreamssfk.blogspot.com/

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  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 :-)

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

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

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

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

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  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

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  35. Thank you BlueShell :-)

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

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  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.

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

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

    ladyfi, thank you :-)

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  39. Great shots Keith! That Treecreeer is amazing!

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

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  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.

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