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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Saturday, 24 November 2012

A few




About time I made the effort and did something here. Managed a few days out to various places recently with Trevor, and a few wanderings around a flooded local lake. And in between all that a cloud of lethargy has hung over me. I think it's the time of year. My annual depressions set in round about now, and the 'world' news doesn't help.
I don't have a problem with mankind wanting to destroy each other; the human race has done that since we crawled out of the sea; but stop the cruelty to the animals we share the planet with.


Ok, moan over; on with the pictures.




A smiling Mallard







Grey Wagtail







One of the family of Mute Swans from my local lake







Teal







Here's one Jan might like; Grey Heron









Some strange looking Mallards from Frampton Marsh








Snipe, from one of my other local lakes; Willen








Black-tailed Godwit







Tufted Duck, having a shake







Cormorant preparing to dive







And I'll finish on a short video clip, of a Black-headed Gull stamping his feet, to simulate rain falling, so he can catch unsuspecting worms coming up to the surface. I remember doing one of these once before, but I always find them fascinating to watch.









Enjoy the days, keep warm, and keep dry.



Friday, 9 November 2012

Just a few



Just a few for the weekend. I really must start sorting out some of the pictures I've taken recently.







Autumn leaves








Long Tailed Tit







Peregrine








Black-headed Gulls





Enjoy your weekend


Thursday, 1 November 2012

New post, new month



I've been a bit busy recently, but here's a few pictures from the last few days.




Slavonian Grebe.


This has been at Wilstone Reservoir for a few days. Lovely little bird, and drawing quite a crowd at times.







Another couple of 'celebrities' are the regular pair of Whooper Swans.




Don't look 'plastic' to me.




No doubting the origin of these.




This pair have raised a good number of cygnets over the years, and bring them every year to WWT Welney. The male is called Baldur.








It's not just Whooper Swans at Welney,




Pochard, male.





Mallard, male



but the Whoopers are the stars for now.








And with all these birds around, tempers get a little frayed at times.





A great day out there, and well worth a visit.