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Monday, 9 July 2012

Birds in the sun

After watching the Sabine's Gull, I took a wander round the reservoirs to see what else I could find.


Three Red Crested Pochards were on the far side of the water; two females, and one male.

Here's the female.



(apologies if you've seen her before on my other blog, but she is lovely.)



and three of the male.







There was a large group of Long Tailed Tits flying through the trees too. Dozens; mostly juveniles. There must have been at least two or three families all together. Lovely little birds.







and last one, a very young Blackcap, hiding amongst the bushes.





Enjoy your day


31 comments:

  1. Hi Keith...I't me the late bird lol!!
    No apologies needed ..the Pouchard photo's are lovely!!
    The Long Tailed Tits steal the show for me..they are adorable : }!!
    Your last one is a real beauty!!
    Have a good Monday on the sunshine!
    Hugs
    Grace

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  2. Great images Keith. And those Long Tailed Tits, how can they look so comical and yet be so cute?...[;o)

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  3. Thanks Grace. Yea, those Long Tailed Tits ooze cuteness lol

    Cheers Trevor. Yea, they're little stars :-)

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  4. Great series of images on the male Pochard and the Long Tailed Tits.

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  5. I love the first male Pochard photo Keith, wonderful matching eye and beak colour. The LTTs are so sweet :-)

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  6. the long-tails are so stinking adorable!!! cutest birds in the whole world, i think! :)

    the lady pochard is pretty. her mate almost seems overdressed. :)

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  7. Great captures and yes, she is so lovely!

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  8. Thanks Mike. :-)

    Thank you Jan. The male certainly is a handsome duck.

    Thanks Theresa. Those Long Tailed Tits just make you fall in love with them lol

    Thanks Reena :-)

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  9. Thanks for sharing all these lovely images... :)

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  10. Great clear shots of the Pochards. The Humpty Dumpty LTTs always look so adorable.

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  11. The LTTs have broken my heart, they are everything. I love them.

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  12. Keith, wonderful shots! The male Pochard is a stunner with his bright red bill!
    The Long-tailed Tits are such pretty little things!

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  13. Angad, thank you.

    Thanks John.

    Thank you Bob.

    Thanks Robin. Birds are certainly beautiful.

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  14. Red-crested Pochards always look a bit out of place to me Keith! Great photos, the Long-tailed Tit photos are very good, the juv`s are so photogenic!
    J
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  15. Thanks to human error on my part I managed to loose your post on my blog while in the process of responding in regard to your Osprey comment. In my old State of Maine, as appears to be the case in your area of the world, the best you can hope for is a view of an Osprey from a distance. However Sanibel Island is one of those magical places where the birds go about their business and pay little attention to us humans. The island is also the home of the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, and provides habitat for over 220 species of birds. I hard not to get a good image.

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  16. Awesome sunlight on these beauties!! What a brilliant RED beak and Eye on that Pochard!

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  17. First the Sabine and then these. It really was your day. Great shots.

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  18. Thanks John. Yea, they're quite exotic looking in a way.

    Mike, that sounds like an excellent place. I certainly could spend some time there.

    Thanks Sondra. Yea, he's a real beauty.

    Choy Wai, it certainly was :-)

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  19. Keith, I love that first reflection shot of the Pochard.Those Tits are so cute.So long take care and have a great day!

    Shantana

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  20. Great pictures of the pochard but the long tail tits are so cute posed together, I think they are my favorite.

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  21. Thanks dAwN, glad you enjoyed them.

    Thanks Gillian. I think they're a big favourite :-)

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  22. Lovely critters, one and all. The pochard is a beauty. I've not seen one before.

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  23. Thanks Hilary. I think they're mainly found in Europe.

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  24. Beautiful photographs, fantastic birds. I am greeting

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  25. ZielonaMila, thank you for stopping by, and your comment.

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  26. Beautiful shots. The Long-tailed Tits are just adorable. Great shooting!

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  27. Thanks Jeremy. They're certainly a bird that oozes 'cute' :-)

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  28. Great serie, very lovelly duck ;)

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