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Monday, 20 May 2013

Start the week




I've finally got the Blue Tits back in the nest box again, after a faltering start this year.
Lots of frenzied feeding activity over the weekend, by both birds. And they work non-stop; from first light, until the fading light of the day. I'll be hoping they will be safe from the predators around here, so I'll be on extra watch until they all leave the nest.
I'll get some pictures and video of the comings and goings later; but for now, you've got these.





 Sedge Warbler









Yellow Wagtail






Brimstone







 Yesterday's start to the day






 Willow Warbler giving it some








 Reed Bunting giving his 100%







 Brown Hare




and finally, an expert of the air






Swift, being swift.




Enjoy your week


35 comments:

  1. You had a good morning. The swift is a great shot. You were on the ball.

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  2. Super set of images to start the week with Keith. I hope you're keeping a good watch over those Blue Tits?

    Love the sunrise from yesterday.

    Cracking shots of the Brown Hare (not local I guess?) and the Swift...excellent!...[;o)

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  3. How did you get that Swift shot? I could ever get that and all those birds are singing well. it is great to photograph them while at full throttle. I am looking forward to seeing the Blue Tits. I hope they stay safe.

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  4. Wow! That swift picture is amazing.

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  5. Thanks Adrian. It took a few to get him. :-)

    Those Blue Tits should be OK; shotgun at the ready.
    Brown Hare was at College Lakes, top end, in the field we cut through, by the strange hide.

    Thank you Margaret. A lot of luck and patience with the Swift shot.

    Thanks Phil. You should see the ones that didn't make it lol

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  6. the hare is awesome! so is the shot of the swift in flight! great catch!!!

    love the birds belting it out!

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  7. Thanks Theresa. I was surprised to be able to get so close to the Hare, before he spotted me.

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  8. Great images Keith, but that swift is brilliant well done.
    Your Blue Tits are odd, I've already seen recently fledged Greenfinches,Chaffinches and Great Tits, I hope you get a big brood.

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  9. Cheers Doug.
    Yea, my Blue Tits are well behind on previous years. They have in the past produced 12 and 11 youngsters. The way they are working at the moment, I think they're on for a good brood.

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  10. Keith, lovely shots!
    You were swift to get the swift swift!

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  11. Thanks Robin. Yea, a lucky shot lol

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  12. Brilliant shots Keith and that Swift is a cracker.

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  13. Hi Keith...That sunrise shot is gorgeous!!
    Birds are happy it is Spring, the Brimstone is a beauty, and love the Swift..not easy to get I bet!! ; )
    Grace

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  14. Beautiful Swift photo, I'd love that.

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  15. Thanks Roy. I love trying to capture these birds on camera.

    Thanks Grace. It was a great start to the day. The Swifts are a challenge. lol

    Thanks Bob. They're great subjects.

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  16. Amazing little creature, that brimstone. All great shots!

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  17. Thanks Elizabeth, glad you enjoyed them.

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  18. Great shots! The warbler pictures are particularly artful.

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  19. The fifth is my favourite. Good start of the week.:-)

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  20. Thanks Linda. :-)

    Thank you Elizabeth :-)

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  21. you have been busy with your camera Keith, great subjects.

    peter

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  22. The sounds and sights of spring are wonderful eh...

    Congrats on the swift... not an easy bird to 'capture'

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  23. Another lovely collection Keith. Great Swift photo, I've always found them impossible. I particularly like the 'singers' and the Sedge Warbler. Lovely photo of the Hare too,

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  24. Thanks Tricia. Yea, a great time of the year.

    Thanks Jan. A lot of luck with that Swift; and a lot of rubbish pictures too lol

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  25. Hey Stranger :) Long time no see I am really sorry to hear about Jim, I lost my oldest springer spaniel 2 years ago it's like loosing a child. I have been perusing your photos and I see you still have a god given talent for this :D It's good to see your still alive and kicking.
    Take care
    Kath

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  26. Hiya Kath. Thanks for stopping by. Yea, still around; just lol

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  27. Terrific photos. The Swift is wonderful and so, too, is the Sedge Warbler, two birds in particular I'd love a pic of. I've only caught a fleeting glance of a Brimstone this year; I hope to see more.

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  28. Thanks Wendy, and thanks for stopping by. I've been lucky here; had lots of Brimstone around when the sun makes an occasional appearance.

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  29. I enjoyed your blog so very much .Brilliant images. So glad you stopped. Thanks

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  30. Thanks Lisa. Glad you enjoyed them.

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  31. Thanks Julie. The best time of the day I think. :-)

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  32. I had to sift back through the line up to find your post, sorry IT got lost in my blog roll...I love all these shots, they are just excellent! Hope all is well for you!

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  33. Thanks Sondra. Things are OK'ish lol

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