Wednesday, 28 December 2011

My bird images of 2011............................................. the first six months

Redwing in my garden... January

Woodpigeon pretending to be a Blue Tit.

Mute Swan in March.

Tall duck and handsome...Shakerley Mere.

Carrion Crow... Derwentwater in the Lake District... April

Sandwich Tern.... Cemlyn Bay Anglesey.


...and Herring Gull.
All taken in Anglesey during June.


Beth said...

wow, just breathtaking views of the most pretty birds. not sure which is my favorite. (:

Carole Meisenhelter said...

lovely assortment of photographs Andrew. The sandwich tern (does this relate to a location or what we eat? :)) ... looks very similar to the what I thought was a piper seen yesterday. Interesting to see your own pied oyster-catcher too. Always enjoy learning we do have some bird types the same. Still wish I had your robins though, just somewhere near.

TexWisGirl said...

these are all great - the tall, proud mallard hen is too cute! but i loved the wood pidgeon (hoover)! too cute!!!

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful images, love all of them!
My favorite is the wood pidgeon.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Hard to pick a favorite. I like the bowtide and wake the Mute Swan is making. I'll go with that one.

Bob Bushell said...

A beautiful concept of the first months up to June.

Magia da Inês said...

Fotografias maravilhosas com destaque para a segunda dessa série, um pombo bebendo água... nunca vi uma imagem dessas... simplesmente maravilhosa.
Série muito bem escolhida.
Tudo de bom!

▒♥ Boas Festas!!!
▒♥ Feliz 2012!!!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, gorgeous birds and photos, Andrew! It is too hard to pick a favorite. I love them all. Happy New Year!

joo said...

Love them all, but 'Tall Duck' is really special:)

Jeanne said...

Your lovely birds are inspiring me to try out some bird photography. I have done a few, but see I have a long way to go. I live in Texas, and not too far of a distance to a bird sactuary on the coast, the gulf of Mexico, and think I will go there in the spring to find some seabirds. What sort of lens do you prefer for these shots? My largest is a 70/200. Would that be adequate, or do you need a 500? Very nice.

Chatty Crone said...

Andrew - I'm back - hope you had a nice Christmas.

I love all your pictures there - one is better than the other.

Each time I look at those pictures I think about God and the magnificent joy he gives us threw his beauty.

I like the one that has swooped down and gotten to his dinner.

Happy New Year.


grammie g said...

Hi Andrew...your photo's are all so great ...these are very nice...the Woodpigeon is very funny!!

Springman said...

Not a bad first six months Andrew. A lovely spread!
Cheers Sir!

phylliso said...

You just keep taking better & better photos! I`m not sure which I like the most,I must say I love the history of your stories too,happy new year,Andrew,phyllis

Stewart M said...

Hi there - nice set of pictures.

Hope you have a good New Year.

Stewart M - Australia

Cliniware said...

Great images. Great Blog. I look forward to reading more posts Andrew

BlueShell said...

The most beautiful birds I've ever seen...magnificent!!!
(I want snowwww........)
have a wonderfull year, ok?

The Herald said...

Great set of images Adrian. My favourite is Mrs. Mallard...[;o)

Arija said...

Great collection of birds Andrew. I absolutely adore your header shot of the robin with snow.

Doing anything special on New Year's Eve?

Pantherka said...

Andrew, all photos are amazing

JM said...

What a great series!

ADRIAN said...

Wonderful pictures........the mallard is just perfect.

Fábio Martins said...

I love very much the photo number four. Amazing framework :)

NicoleB said...

That is one breathtakingly beautiful collection.
I love the close-up of the Oystercatcher!

Joop Zand said...

Beautiful photo's Andrew

regards, Joop