Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Some Warblers ............. and others



The last few days have been quite warm and sunny here; apart from today, it's raining.
But when the sun shines, it seems to bring out the birds, and at the moment, a lot of them are in fine voice.






Chiffchaff









Willow Warbler










Blackcap










Whitethroat











Wren





Spring migration is in full swing too, with Swallows and Martins skimming over the local lake.






Swallow












Sand Martin









House Martin




The next bird is a bit bigger .............








Jay






The spring flowers are bursting into bloom now.




Garden Yellow-archangel; probably a garden escapee








Cuckooflower










Common Cornsalad










Meadow Buttercup









Bulbous Buttercup









And a few butterflies on the wing too







Orange Tip, enjoying some Garlic Mustard







But one of my favourite spring/summer birds at this time of the year though, is the Yellow Wagtail; an absolute stunner, glowing in the sunlight.












Enjoy the rest of your week





12 comments:

  1. Cracking images of the 'Spring Choir' Keith. I bet those 'skimmers' tested your reflexes?
    But...WOW!...that Yellow Wagtail is a little stunner...super images...[;o)

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  2. Cheers Trev. Yea, those Swallows and Martins are pretty quick.
    The Yellow Wagtail was a beauty, and a real treat to get him on a sunny day too.

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  3. I have never seen a Yellow Wagtail and have not seen any Swallows this year. Great set of images.

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  4. Peter, I'm lucky enough to have a few Yellow Wagtails at my local lake every year about this time. Beautiful birds.

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  5. Thanks Wilma. Having the sunny days really helped with the pictures. They seem to take themselves.

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  6. The Jay looks as though it is really zooming along.

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  7. Thanks John. He was pretty quick. I was lucky to get the shot.

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  8. Some great photography Keith.

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  9. Great shots Keith. It's so nice to have our migrants back but I'm distinctly jealous of your Yellow Wagtail.

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  10. Thanks Adam. I'm really lucky that a couple of Yellow Wagtails always seem to visit my local lake about this time of the year.

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