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Thursday, 8 December 2011

Just a few

A random selection from my last visit to Wales.

Three birds symbolise Wales for me; the Red Kite, the Raven, and this beauty, the Buzzard
Every day I would see these magnificent birds doing what they do best; riding the air.

Relentless rain, and gusts of wind up to 80 mph. Not the best of conditions, but I'm glad I went out.

Coal Tit. An energetic little bird.

Yellowhammer. A bird of the countryside and farmlands, that is on our red list, and in decline in some areas.


and finally, for now,

Nuthatch. A bird that always reminds me of a bandit, with that black eye stripe.
The only European bird that can scramble head first down a tree trunk.

Enjoy the rest of your day.


  1. These are all superb. Have you got a new lens?
    Stay dry.

  2. Beautiful pictures, Keith - make you wish you were soaring with that buzzard...

  3. Thanks Adrian.
    Using the same lens, but it's starting to play up a bit now. Maybe time for a replacement.

    Thanks Phil. Yea, they look as though they have great fun doing it.

  4. A wonderful rainy day's birding. Although all your birds are so very beautiful, the little coal tit is still my all time favourite.

  5. wow, I love to see them !!! Have a nice time, big hugh Kathrin

  6. Beautiful birds and fantastic photos. The Yellowhammer is a gorgoeus color.

  7. Great lot of images Keith, especially the Curlew.

  8. Wow! that's one fine set of images Keith.

    I really like the Curlew shots with the rain pelting down! Worth getting wet for!!

    Excellent!...more please?...[;o)

  9. Nice warm looking undertones to the nuthatch chest, one of my favourites

  10. That Yellowhammer is a beauty, Keith.

  11. love the curlew! and that nuthatch shot is perfect!

  12. Hi Keith...these are just marvelous shots...my favorite though is the soaring shot...!!
    Hugs Grace

  13. Brilliant pictures Keith, and I love the Curlew.

  14. Thanks Arija. The good thing about going out in such awful weather, is you usually have the places to yourself lol

    Thank you Kathrin. Hope you're well.

    Thanks Eileen. The Yellowhammer was as bright as a Canary. Lovely to see.

    Thanks Roy. It's usually the only time I get to see these birds, when I visit Wales.

    Thanks Trevor. Yea, I've got a few more lol

    Debbie, thank you. They are lovely birds.

    Thanks Linda. They really brighten up the countryside.

    Thank you Theresa. I was pleased with the Nuthatch too.

    Thank you Grace. I love watching these large birds of prey soaring in the sky.

    Thanks Bob. Yea, worth getting wet for :-)

  15. A wonderful set of images Keith...
    I see Curlews often on my patch but way too far away for an image like yours.. and the buzzard is another great shot.

  16. What wondeful pictures, you have captured each one so beautifully.

  17. Thanks Andrew. I very seldom see Curlews here; a bit of a rarity.
    It was great to be able to get so close with this one.

    Thank you Gillian. Appreciate your comments.

  18. This first image is stunning! The others are also very nice...as it always is here :)

  19. Great to see some birds from your trip to Wales...THE curlew is awesome..and the other little fellows all wonderful birds and fab photos!!!

  20. Thanks Sondra. I always have a great time, and see some interesting birds when I visit there.