Monday, 7 June 2010

Left Overs from May.

A pair of Tufties (Aythya fuligula).
Male Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) - Record shot only.
Male Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) checking its domain.
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba) collecting insects to feed its brood.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor).

The sky is cloudy but the temperature and humidity level is lower so I may just pop out somewhere local to see what nature has on offer today.....FAB.


  1. Such a lovely collection of images, especially the swan. :)

  2. Nice leftover--I especially like the Mute Swan so elegant looking,but I bet fiesty if need be!!! Two birds in one; timing is everything!! :} !!

  3. Thank you, Frank, for the nice start to my day. The heat and humidity levels have finally dropped here on the eastern shore too thanks to thunderstorms and a cool front coming in Sunday evening. I'm planning more photos of our wildlife garden this week. We had a busy weekend with several updates on the blog. Some weeks there's only a couple of posts; other times an overflow. Keeps making this such fun!

    Have a great day.

  4. Love your male Ruddy Duck,nice to see.
    well Frank.

  5. wouldn't mind some of your leftovers Frank :-)

  6. Good to see a Ruddy, that escaped the senseless slaughter.
    And a good comparison size shot of the Sandpiper and Tufted. :)

  7. Thanks Lois. The Mute usually takes a good portrait.

    Kerri. Ta very much.

    grammie g. Certainly elegant and sometimes fiesty..all in one package!

    Beatrice. And the weather has turned here...for the worst..more rain again!! I'll look forward to checking out your garden photos idc.

    JRandSue. wasn't too keen to come any closer!

    Warren. Which one and what are you offering in exchange?

    Keith. Thanks for dropping in my friend. Hopefully there are a few more RD's hiding away somewhere.

  8. I so enjoy your blog. You always have such a nice variety of birds! That Swan is just gorgeous.

  9. What a fantastic collection, it certainly made me smile and that swan is so delicate and elegant looking, just beautiful

  10. Really nice shots, nice to see birds that are new to me. :o)

  11. Thanks Mona but it's getting harder to locate the small ones with such dense greenery.

    Poetic Shutterbug. Watching wildlife should be always puts a smile on my face.

    Jann. So glad I found something different for you.

  12. Not sure I should admit this but I don't think I have ever seen a Ruddy Duck!

    You might call it a record shot but I like the juxtaposition of the Common Sandpiper and the Tufted Duck.

    Nice too to see the Pied W with its beak full of food :)

  13. ShySongbird. Ther may not be many RD's around after the massive cull by Defra etc. earlier this year but I'm sure you'll catch up with one sometime.

  14. I'm really taken with the Reed Bunting. It's not a bird we have here and it looks quite elegant in a sort of understated way. Send it over here will you? I promise to send it back, unlike the Mute swans someone took from you folks back in the 1800s.


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