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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

A selection

A selection for now, before I head off to Wales again soon.


With the impending petrol tanker drivers strike here, I might not be able to get fuel for the proposed return journey, so this might be the last post for a while.




Dunnock





Tufted Duck. 
Female






Great Crested Grebes doing the weed dance.

This one I have posted before, on my Caldecotte blog; but I like it.  :-)






Yellowhammer






Nuthatch






An unclassified road, in north Wales; near to where I'm going. 
Shortest route from Bala, to Lake Vyrnwy



and last one for now


Blue Tit



Enjoy your day, and days.


38 comments:

  1. Supper series!! Post those ducks with the weed anytime you want they're great!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. YOU Lucky duck...what a better place to be OUT of GAS!! I wish I could run outta gas in a place such as that I would leave today with only an 1/8 of tank in hopes of..lol
    Awesome photos as always, and hope you have an adventerous time in Wales.

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  3. Lovely bird images, I especially liek the image of the Dunnock...Thomas

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  4. Absolutley beautiful pictures. Sorry about the fuel problem, blame you known who.

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  5. I'm always envious of you brilliant, clear close shot. Another cracking selection.
    Enjoy your trip to foreign parts ;)

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  6. Beautiful birds :)
    Greetings Halina

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  7. It's impossible to pick a favorite from this selection. They're all amazing. The scene from Wales is so beautiful. I doubt that I'll ever see it in person, but your photos are the next best thing.

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  8. Thank you Gary :-)

    Thank you Sondra. The way things are, I just might have to stay there a little while longer lol

    Thanks Thomas :-)

    Cheers Bob. Yea, it's a bit of a nuisance.

    Thank you John. :-)

    Halina, thank you :-)

    Thanks Linda. Hopefully have plenty more when I return. :-)

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  9. these are gorgeous! good luck w/ the strike! i hope you will be mainly unaffected!

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  10. The Great Crested Grebes have to be my favorite of all time, love their little weed dance! Have a wonderful time in Wales, see you when you get back.

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  11. Keith, very nice series of shots!
    Hope you have a great trip to Wales!

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  12. My heart bleeds for you Keith! It would be awful to get stranded in the wilds of Wales with all that lovely scenery and birds on every branch, poor you!!! ;-)

    Beautiful photos as usual! I love them all and honestly can't pick a favourite...but I'm very envious of the Nuthatch as I have never managed a decent shot of one and don't even see them very often.

    Have fun Keith and a safe journey.

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  13. Nice photos again. I hope so the problems will be resolved soon.

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  14. Have a good trip Keith, hope to here from you soon. Great photos of these wonderful birds. Take care and have a wonderful time in Wales.

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  15. Each and every one of these is excellent!

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  16. wonderful selection of photos, specially the weed dance, I love seeing grebes courting

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  17. Northern Wales looks beautiful! All the bird pics are terrific, but I love the looks of those grebes. Safe journey!

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  18. HI Keith...Some beautiful country, and that road looks way scary...and I sure would want to have a full tank to get back through there...so if you can't get fuel stay there..lol
    Your photo are special as always!!
    Enjoy!!
    Lot's of Big Hugs
    Grace

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  19. A fine selection indeed, Keith.

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  20. Beautiful pictures, I especially like the weed dance, that is a beauty.

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  21. Thanks Theresa.
    The strike doesn't start for a couple of days yet, but human nature being what it is, people are panic buying already. lol

    Thank you Wanda. :-)

    Thanks Robin.

    Thank you Jan. Yea, it would be a shame to get stranded lol

    Thank you Elizabeth :-)

    Thanks Horst.

    Mama Zen, thank you :-)

    Thank you Juliet :-)

    Thanks Barbara :-)

    Thanks Grace. It's a scary road when you meet something coming the other way.
    A sheer drop one side, in places lol

    Choy Wai, thank you.

    Thanks Gillian :-)

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  22. I wouldn't mind running out of gas in Wales.:)
    Super captures of your pretty birds. the Yellowhammer is my fave.

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  23. Thanks Jean. Yea, it's a nice place to stop :-)

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  24. Beautiful photos, wonderful...
    a fascinating bird parade ..
    you have captured very well ....
    Best regards, Karin

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  25. Another quality selection, well done Keith

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  26. Enjoy your return trip to Wales .... a great location to get stranded. Take care ... FAB.

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  27. Those 2 grebe are so nice! Lovelly serie of images ;)

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  28. What a wonderful post Keith! Excellent, I love the grebe and the blue tit but mate these yellowhammer and nuthatch pictures are wonderful!

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  29. Hey Keith,

    How ahve you been?Beautiful images as usual...specially the Great Crested Grebes.Enjoy your trip!!!

    Shantana

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  30. I always enjoy your images Keith. gas is getting way out of hand here in Michigan also. crazy!

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  31. ...the yellowhammer is so striking. Have a wonderful trip. The beauty of Wales...if you have to run out of gas, it looks like a wonderful place to be stuck in (especially during migration).

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  32. Being stuck in Wales? I can't think of anything better!

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  33. Excellent series of shots, but the Great Crested Grebes really blow me away. Incredible capture. Have a Happy EAster!! ~karen

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  34. just love that valley ..... one of those where you drive it and stop at the other side to llok back and admire.... well done Keith

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  35. Impending petrol tanker drivers strike? Well, there are professions that can influence other people by their demands enormously. I could be on strike day by day and no one would notice - except for my boss who would fire me at once :-)

    Blue Tits are common birds and yet they are always so special in photographs, aren't they?

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  36. Beautiful selection Keith. The yellowhammer and the nuthatch are my favs there but I would have like to do them all ;-)

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  37. Bob, thank you.

    Cheers Frank.

    Thank you Dominic.

    Thanks Chris.

    Shantana, thank you.

    Thanks Doreen :-)

    Thank you Kelly. :-)

    Adam, I think I agree with you :-)

    Thanks Karen :-)

    Thanks Dave. Yea, amazing scenery here.

    Thank you Petra. :-)

    Chris, thank you.

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