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Sunday, 15 December 2013

Quick post

Just a quick post to let people know I'm still alive.

I've been busy with other things recently, and I've also been knocking together some videos of stuff through the year. I'll post them, if I ever get them finished, nearer the end of the year.

For now, a few that I've found whilst sorting through my pictures.

A lovely moth by the name of Mother Shipton.

Another lovely moth, by the name of Merveille du Jour

Juvenile Wood Pigeon

Great White Egret, from a recent visit to Summer Leys.

I called this one Ralph. He's a Herring Gull

and last one for now

 Canada Geese, early one morning, at my local lake.

Enjoy the rest of your day.


  1. I've been taking a bit of a break myself which I'm thoroughly enjoying, although I have to admit I have still been reading my favorite blogs on a regular basis. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  2. Well done on the GWE they're becoming a welcome wintering visitor to these parts, great bird, the juvenile woodie looks odd (the bill), never seen one thinking about, I like the moths too especially the Merveille du Jour, very colourful

  3. Love that last photo Keith. A really good composition.

  4. Nice selection Keith. That Pigeon looks none to pleased with it's lot?...[;o)

  5. these are lovely. glad all is well.

  6. Nice ones, Keith. Glad you found them. I was reorganizing some of my files and found quite a few I had forgotten about.

  7. Thanks Nancy. It's good to have a rest from it all at times, I think.

    Cheers Doug. The GWE was over the other side of the lake at first, in the fog. By the time we'd walked round the other side, I just caught the bugger flying towards where we'd been. Typical!
    Yea, that woodie did look strange. The beak looked too big.

    Thanks John. Last picture just escaped the bin. Didn't quite turn out how I wanted it, but a few people said they liked it, so I kept it.

    Trevor, that pigeon certainly looked odd.

    Thanks Theresa. Yea, not too bad here. Looking forward to the New Year though.

    Thank you Wilma. I've had a major sort out of my picture files recently. Found some going back to February. Still have a few from last year to sort out too. Next year I'll try and cut down a bit. lol

  8. Beautiful images all. The second moth photo is my favorite. Merry Christmas to you. Hugs for the. Holidays. Ginger V

  9. Glad to hear you are still alive an kicking Keith, (well alive anyway.) {:))

  10. yes , the last one is fantastic, great colours.......Why Ralph ?


  11. Lovely photos. It's good to take a break now and then.

  12. HI Keith I hope you are well rested from blogging. I have missed your blogs and video walks. You have a greatselection in this post. Wonderful flight shot of the GWE. As you were the ;one' toget me started on video in blogging, you might be interested to see today adn yesterdays post of the Murmuration of Starlings (part1 ) and then the follow up;Murmuation of Starlings Flyinf Into Roost'. It was a hugh lot of work however I am quite pleased with the result Would value your opinion sometime.,

  13. Thanks Ginger. All the best to you too. :-)

    Thanks Roy. Some days are better than others, lol

    Peter, I thought Ralph suited him. Plus I don't know any Ralph's; but now I do.

    Thanks Barbara. Yea, it's good to walk away from blogging at times, and get on with other stuff.

    Margaret, thank you. Yea, doing video does take a lot of effort to get it to the finished stage.
    Been working on some for the 'end of the year show.'

  14. Great morning you had, with Herring Gull in a pensive mood.

  15. All lovely shots Keith!! I really love those geese in the red sky...wow amazing shot!!

  16. Thanks Bob. I love gulls. Wish I could ID them easier though lol

    Thanks Sondra. I wasn't too sure about that one at first.

  17. Wonderful images, Keith. I love the geese in flight, of course but that Merveille du Jour is especially interesting.

  18. Thanks Hilary. Yea, it's certainly a stunner of a moth.