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, 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.


Sunday, 25 March 2012

Single Sunday

I'll be offline for a while, whilst the computer gets mended/uprated/fixed; hopefully.

I'll leave you with this Yellowhammer.




Enjoy your day.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Flying Friday

Somewhat of a bonus for today. I took this group shot of flying Redshank when I was last in Wales, and when I looked at them on the computer, I noticed a couple of Dunlin with them.




I started another blog a couple of days ago, called holdingmoments2
The idea is to show a single picture, at a bigger size. Old and new stuff. Today's is one I used here as my header picture for a while.


Enjoy your day, and the upcoming weekend, whatever you have planned.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Frogs




I've had a small 'wildlife' pond in my garden for a few years now.
It only measures about four feet by three feet, a lot of shallow area, and probably about two feet at its deepest part.

The birds love to bathe and drink from it, and at this time of the year, it plays host to a frog invasion.



I say invasion, but they are probably in the garden all year; it's just that at this time of the year, they are very visible........and very vocal.




I think they are a great addition to any garden, especially as a lot of their natural habitat is being lost to development.
A small garden pond is something most of us with a garden can do. It not only helps some of the local wildlife, it can sometimes be the life line some animals need.





One 'croak' I love to hear about.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Friday, 16 March 2012

Some more from Wales

Here's some more pictures from my recent visit to Wales, and some video at the end. No commentary on the video, like I usually do over on the other blog; I just let the natural sounds speak.



A misty morning at Lake Vyrnwy




Stonechat




Greylag Goose



The next three were of some ponies roaming freely at RSPB Conwy nature reserve. 
I think Theresa might like these.






And a couple more birds to finish with for now. Still a few more to go yet.



Shelduck




Redshank and Curlew





A pair of Red-breasted Merganser.  I love the punk hair style.



and last one for now, a very friendly Robin.




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Enjoy your weekend, whatever you are doing.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Back

Just back from a few days away with Jim


Here's a clue where.



more clues






 Wales.


Jim has some friends there too.



Poppy



 Bud



 and of course, Jim.



Here's just a few of the many birds seen too.



 Kestrel



 Coal Tit



 Nuthatch



 Siskin


I've a ton of pictures to sort through, and a few things to sort out here, but I will get round to everyone eventually.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Just one

Just a quick picture from this morning. A few more over on the other blog.




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I'll be off-line for a few days, so play nice. I'll catch up later

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Sunday, 4 March 2012