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 February 2012

A mix

This is a post for World Bird Wednesday


A random mix of a few birds from the last few days/weeks. I'm not big on words at the moment, so the pictures will have to talk for me.



Goosander, female




Gadwall, male




Grey Heron




Great Tit




Blackbird, male




Tufted Duck, male




Blue Tit




Goosander, male


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For more birds from around the world, visit WBW.





Enjoy your day

64 comments:

  1. Impressive series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. Wonderful bird pics! They are all nice but I love the one of the male goosander taking off.

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  3. great hodgepodge of birds! the goosander hen sure has a mouthful of fish! nice!

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  4. No problem, your beautiful photos speak loud and clear! I had to take a second look at the Goosander, I mistaken the fish gill for an arrow and thought it might be a plastic bag until I saw the eye.

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  5. Wonderful birds to see Keith.. all of them.

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  6. Awesome birds and photos. I love the Goosander/Merganser. The last one is a great flight shot.

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  7. Thanks Gary :-)

    Thank you Barbara. My fav too :-)

    Thanks Theresa. Yea, it sure was a big one. :-)

    Thanks Wanda :-)

    Cheers Andrew. :-)

    Eileen, thank you. :-)

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  8. Lovely shots all of them Keith, that male Goosander on take off is really special.

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  9. Hi Keith...Nice ..all of them,but there is something about the blackbirds look I like!!
    Gadwall and Goosander in flight nice!!
    What's up..no words??
    Hope everything is okay!!
    Hugs
    Grace

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  10. Hi Keith...Nice ..all of them,but there is something about the blackbirds look I like!!
    Gadwall and Goosander in flight nice!!
    What's up..no words??
    Hope everything is okay!!
    Hugs
    Grace

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  11. Your shots DO speak for themselves... love the Chickadee!

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  12. Perfect collection for showing off today!! I really love that Goosander in flight!!

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  13. With such an impressive series of photos, words are unnecessary. The Goosander in flight is awesome.

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  14. All are LOVELY shots that need no explanation - that last one is my favorite though!

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  15. I love the last shot, great capture of bird in flight.
    Wonderful collection.

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  16. ....I think your shots did plenty of talking for you! They are great. The last shot of the Goosander is really cool.

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  17. Yes your photos speak for you and they are beautiful....I love the tufted duck..sometimes I have no words so I just put in pictures.

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  18. These are all superb pictures, thanks for sharing them. The blackbird is out of this world.

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  19. Who needs words with photos that good!! The last photo is fantastic.

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  20. Keith, great series of shots! Over here the Goosander is called the Common Merganser. I'm sure they are the same birds

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  21. Thanks Roy. I was very pleased with that one when I loaded it up
    on the computer. :-)

    Thanks Grace. Yea, a bit down with life at the moment. I'll get over it lol

    Thank you Madge :-)

    Thanks Sondra. :-)

    Linda, thank you :-)

    Carletta, thank you :-)

    Thank you Nadege. :-)

    Thanks Reena :-)

    Kelly, thank you :-)

    Island Rambles, thank you. Yea, it's hard to find words sometimes. :-)

    Gillian, thank you. :-)

    Thanks Mick :-)

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  22. Robin, thank you. Yea, they are the same; no idea why we call them something different.

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  23. Some absolute beauties here.

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  24. I like birds...they are free!!!
    Love
    BShell

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  25. Beautiful. The Goosanders better watch out, fishermen would like to get them in their nets, and then...............

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  26. No need for words, Keith. Your photos speak very well for themselves. :)

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  27. Beautiful photos, all of them Keith. And I know the feeling :-( a bit of cheering, warm sunshine might help a bit.

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  28. With photos like that you don't need words. I especially like the blue tit and the gray heron--which I'm beginning to think is the photogenic poser of the bird world.

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  29. Awesome shots Keith! That first photo of the female Goosander has quite the catch there!

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  30. Excellent set of images Keith...[;o)

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  31. Gorgeous shots! The lighting on the Great Tit is beautiful and I like the Goosander with the big catch. Nicely done!

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  32. They are all so pretty, and your photos are superb!

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  33. Lovely pictures, as usual Keith! Particularly like the flying drake Goosander and the Gadwall!
    J
    Follow me at HEDGELAND TALES

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  34. Thanks Hilary :-)

    Thank you BlueShell. A hard life as a bird, but the freedom must be great. :-)

    Thanks Bob. A real shame that some people in this world can't let wildlife just get on and do what it does.

    Thank you Nancy.

    Thanks Jan. Yea, hopefully spring will lift the spirits a bit. :-)

    JoLynne, thank you. The Herons can be great posers at times. :-)

    Thank you Larry. I'm surprised the Goosander managed that fish.

    Cheers Trevor.

    Thanks Brian.

    Thank you Joo :-)

    Thanks John.

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  35. And they talk very well for you these pictures Keith! The first one is my favorite for the action but all of them are sumptuous!

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  36. I was short on words for this week's WBW too. Your photographs are delightful; I especially love the Great Tit and the Blue Tit.

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  37. Your beautiful photography speaks volumes. Eight perfect shots. The Goosander in flight is my favorite. You are on a great roll Sir!

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  38. Thanks Carole :-)

    Thanks Dave. I'm fortunate to have the opportunity to go out every day since losing my job :-)

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  39. A great range of birds, great photos too. Photos are better than (excess) words on most accounts.

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  40. Hi there - splendid set of shots. I think I like the Great Tit the best - maybe because they are such an 'everyday' bird that I just don’t see any day now!

    Cheers - Stewart M

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  41. I can never get enough of the heron pictures.Your photos are always awesome ,no words needed,hang in there,it does get better,phyllis

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  42. Amazing photographs. I love the blackbird, looks so perfect like a toy. :)

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  43. These lovely captures speak for themselves!

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  44. Wonderful selection of shots; particularly like the Goosanders. You seem to have a bit of what we've been short of here recently: sun! Must admit that I like blogs with lots of pretty pictures and not too many words as my eyes go a bit funny after staring at the computer for too long!

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  45. Beautiful shots, love all of them.
    I'm always short on words.
    Mette

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  46. Thanks for all the comments. I'll not be around for so much over the next day or so.

    Pieces of Sunshine, thank you. Yea, words can be hard at times.

    Thank you Stewart. That's the trouble, we often overlook the more common birds, then suddenly, they are gone.

    Thank you Phyllis. Appreciate your comments.

    Sue, thank you. :-)

    Rizalenio, thank you :-)

    Thank you Pat. :-)

    Thanks Jeremy. Hope you get some sun soon. It's shining here again. Just like spring.

    Thanks Mette. Glad I'm not alone lol

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  47. These are super! And I really LOVE your header too!

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  48. Wonderful series of shots! Words are sometimes far too over-rated and a great image speaks for itself (yours certainly do).
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  49. Your photos speak volumes! Wonderful series.

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  50. Thank you Liz, glad you enjoyed them. :-)

    Thank you Ken :-)

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  51. Wow great catch on the Goosander Keith. Excellent selection of photos.

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  52. I love that shot of the Goosander male with it's feet tucked for flight.

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  53. Thanks Carol. That's one of my favourites. :-)

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  54. Love the "Gooseander" shots. We call them Common mergansers here. We have them on the rivers in teh wintertime. I had the great pleasure of seeing all three mergansers, Hooded, Common and REd-breasted in a single day recently! Nice photos, friend!

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  55. Thanks Robin. they're a winter visitor here too; but I've never seen the Hooded before unfortunately.

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  56. You don't really need words! Thank you for sharing these beauties.

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  57. Thanks Sallie, glad you enjoyed them.

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  58. What a great series of lovely birds. I love the last flying shot too.

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  59. Thanks Liz. That's one of my favourites too :-)

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