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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Still here

The snow has all gone now, but it's very windy today.
Not ideal for taking pictures, so here's a few from less windy days.

I didn't think he'd get the joke, but he obviously did.

Kestrel in a big hurry.

Goldcrest stopped long enough in the sun for a picture.

Grey Heron putting the brakes on.

That's all, the internet is very slow.

Have a great weekend.


  1. So is mine....very slow.

    Three great shots and even the Kestrel is in frame and sharpish. I don't know how you do it.

  2. Thats a great shot of the Heron Keith.

  3. oh, love the heron coming in! and the goldcrest (that is very much like our golden-crowned kinglet here). cute furry pony, too!

  4. Hi Keith. Glad to see a post from you. Must have been a very funny joke! Hard to get a good shot of a Goldcrest but you managed magnificently. Love the Heron shot.

  5. Great shots Keith, especially the first one. Did the Heron manage to avoid slipping on that ice?

  6. Was that the joke about the vet and the long rubber glove?

    Lovely images from 'sunny' Wales....[;o)

  7. LOL love the Welsh Pony!! And the birds too the Landing Heron super action...its coldddd here right now.

  8. Beautiful pictures, I am especially impressed with the heron shot. wow,

  9. That Kestrel is a cracking shot! Really like the motion in the image!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  10. love the heron with his brakes on!

  11. Thanks Adrian. I'm managing a few shots that I'm pleased with. A lot of luck I think though.

    Thanks Roy. I managed a sequence of the Heron coming in before he spotted me and took off again. This one was my favourite of the bunch.

    Thanks Theresa. I often seen pictures of your kinglets and thought how similar they are. Must be in the same family. I thought you'd enjoy the pony. :-)

    Thank you Margaret. Yea, my posts are not so regular as they once were. Glad you still enjoy them though.

    Cheers Adam. The Heron was landing in a shallow pool at Ynys-hir. Had the place almost to myself. Thankfully all the snow and ice has gone now; back to wind and rain.

    Thanks Trevor. Had a few sunny days here so far; not many though. :-(

    Thank you Wilma. It's such a photogenic place.

    Thanks Sondra. The pony is in a field adjacent to where I'm staying, along with three others. They make great subjects.

    Gillian, thank you. The Heron is one of my favourite bird shots so far. Glad you enjoyed it too.

    Thanks Stewart. I wasn't sure if anyone else would like that one. I did, so I kept it lol

    Thank you Sharon. Not often I manage a picture of a Heron I'm actually pleased with.

  12. These are fantastic shots, the Heron, i have never been close to one and the Goldcrest i have never seen one, well done Keith.

  13. All great photos Kieth, you are doing a wonderful job, wish they were mine. The photo of the Heron putting on the brakes, is a competition winner.

  14. Thanks Peter. These Herons can be a bit wary at times.

    Horst thank you for your comment. Much appreciated.

  15. It's good to see you are still out and about.

  16. Thanks Pete. A lucky capture with the Heron. :-)

    Cheers Frank. I find Wales very creative.

    Thank you Dale. Still around, but not posting as much these days. :-)

  17. Back in Wales, beautiful images to boot. I love the Goldcrest, you can't beat it.

  18. The heron is a fantastic catch and a great pose. Really like the laughing horse and Goldcrest too.

  19. Thanks Bob. Yea, the Goldcrest is a lovely little bird.

    Cheers Doug. This place is great for picture opportunities.