Saturday, 18 May 2013

Everyday Birds

 Occasionally I like to post images of birds that you would see naturally mainly with the naked eye.

Moorhen making waves across the water as it heads for the cover of a bramble bush at the edge of the water.


A chattering Whitethroat hopping through the bush following its mate around.


A Collared Dove conducting a spot of preening.


A industrious Coot.


A female Dunnock taking a rest from nesting duties.


A Grey Heron heading up river looking for another good perch for fishing.


A Common Tern patrolling the calm water of a lake on the look out for small fish and ready to dive at any moment.


A male Chaffinch singing from a high perch.


Below are three different Garden Warblers announcing to the World that they have arrived again from the South.




A female Greenfinch searching for food amongst the Lichen.



Feeding his face, what else would a male Bullfinch be doing.



A Robin too busy to worry about its appearance, conducting the never ending search for food to take back to the nest.


A male Mute being his usual angry self.


A Blue Tit taking in some nice sunlight through the leaves.


10 comments:

  1. A fine selection of images there Roy, including some of the birds that we see every day but as they're so common we rarely stop to 'see' and appreciate them properly...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor. Yes we do tend to ignore them on occasions.

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  2. I love Mr. Angry. Great capture Roy.

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  3. Hey Roy... Back to birds no more butterflies under your hat "huh"!!?
    I must say that the Swan may be angry, but he has a wonderful display of itself in this photo!!
    Lovely time of year with all the birds singing and preparing to nest !! Poor little Robin does look a little worn!!
    Have you not taken any Bluebells shots yet??
    Question have you ever heard the saying " he is crazier then a coot"!! I wonder if that is referring to the Coot the bird?? So are they??

    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, yes a Coot can be quite crazy at times especially in the springtime when it starts fights with other Coots.

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  4. Nice selection Roy! Male Bullfinches are such cracking little birds, aren't they?! I never tire of seeing them.
    J
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    1. Thanks John, yes they are lovely birds.
      If only they would come out in the open more often.

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  5. Another wonderful series from your neck of the woods. Say, I saw my first Grey Heron this past week, not in Massachusetts, but in Germany.

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    1. Thanks Steve, yes the Grey Heron is common in many parts of Europe.

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