Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
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Thursday, 28 November 2013

A few of the commoners



 Common birds often get overlooked, especially by some of the grown up birders.







Robin







Blue Tit







Greenfinch









Wigeon, female










Coot





and finally, probably one of the most common birds around





Mallard



every pond should have one




Enjoy the rest of the week and weekend

24 comments:

  1. It's good to see them.
    The Mallard is perfect.

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  2. Always great to see the commoners of the bird world - even better in a Christmas Free Zone ;)

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  3. Cheers Adrian. A very underrated duck is the Mallard.

    Thanks John. Yea, no Christmas stuff here. :-)

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  4. Bah! humbug to you too!...lol!

    A lovely bright and colourful set of images Keith, just the job to brighten up a grey and dreary day.

    Love that vacant look on the Wigeon's face!...[;o)

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  5. Two more days to mention the 'c' word, then it gets ignored. :-)

    I think Mrs Wigeon was looking for Mr Wigeon.

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  6. OH, good pictures you made, loverly.

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  7. Great colours in the Wigeon shot, very well done.



    peter

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  8. Some beauties here that don't exist in my neck of the woods. They're all lovely though. And I do have a soft spot in my heart for mallards. Thanks for these, Keith.

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  9. Love the reflected colours of the trees on the surface of the water in the wigeon,coot and mallard very smart. Also glad to see someone doing a xmas free zone.

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  10. Keith, lovely shots! I always like to see the common birds! They are all gorgeous in their way even if they are overlooked!

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  11. Thanks Peter. I had some amazing light when I took the Wigeon, Mallard, and Coot pictures.

    Thank you Hilary, glad you enjoyed them. Yea, the Mallard certainly is a beauty of a duck.

    Cheers Doug. The light was special for those.

    Thank you Madge :-)

    Thanks Robin. :-)

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  12. Delightful pictures! Lovely birds.

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  13. Common as muck and proud of it.... Great robin pic haven't seen many about in my garden this year

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  14. Thanks Debs.
    Sadly my garden Robin was killed by one of the local cats yesterday.

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  15. ...common for you, but not for us! The Robin is such an adorable bird! I can never get enough of them.

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  16. have to agree with you about the mallard and they are lovely as well.

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  17. Thank you Kelly. I guess your common birds there would be a rarities too. We should never take them for granted should we.

    Thanks Pete. One of our best ducks I think; especially when the sun catches them.

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  18. Beautiful colour and markings on the robin ~ and I also noticed the wistful expression on the female widgeon. Lovely birds and your photos celebrate them well.

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