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Sometimes the picture doesn't have to be perfect; it's the captured moment that counts. - me

Monday, 25 April 2011

Should be a good one

But it ain't.

Even today's picture is poor quality.

After the highs of the last few days, today should be good; but I just can't get into it.
I only walked the north lake, and my heart wasn't in that very much.

Another year older, but no wiser.

Full list of today's sightings

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Eurasian Oystercatcher [sp] (Haematopus ostralegus)
Common Tern [sp] (Sterna hirundo)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
British Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei)
Eurasian Reed Warbler [sp] (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
Blackcap [sp] (Sylvia atricapilla)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
House Sparrow [sp] (Passer domesticus)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)

Total species  28


  1. Keith,cheer up mate,you sound a bit down this morning :[
    I take it from what you say above it must be your Birthday today, in which case many happy returns and best wishes.:o) ;o)
    I think you say at the end of the video that you've "got work later", in which case many commiserations :-{
    Remember tomorrow will be another wonderful day,whatever it brings us, and I'm sure all the inhabitants around the lake will be waiting to see you!

    btw. I hit the big six'o on Wednesday.

  2. Thanks Trevor. Yea, having a bad day today. Never mind.

    Cheers Adrian :)

  3. Best wishes birthday boy, picture looks fine to me. Chin up you got Friday and monday off soon, and the Royal wedding to watch;-) Or maybe not

  4. Thanks Debbie.
    Friday and Monday I should be working. Sometimes I wish I had a proper job lol

  5. Just caught up with your last couple of posts and enjoyed them and the videos very much... well apart from the litter louts that is :(

    Most people would be more than happy with your idea of a 'poor quality' photo ;)

    Sorry you are feeling down on your Birthday but I wish you a very happy one anyway! Maybe it's a bit of an anticlimax after the Lake District and then the prospect of work. Hope you feel brighter as the day goes on. Sending a BIG HUG and a BIG X :)

  6. Many happies my friend and birthday boy! And hope the days get better very quickly for you..

  7. Finished work early :)

    Thanks Jan. Yea, I'm sure you're right. A big anticlimax after all the fun ;)

    Debbie, damn indeed lol

    Thanks Tricia. Maybe a little wine later. Red :)

  8. Belated birthday wishes Keith. You got a better photo of a thrush than I did this afternoon. One sat on a fence a few feet away and it stayed there right up till the lens pointed in its direction!
    I was more than surprised when a local builders merchants were out delivering on a bank holiday today.

  9. Keith keep on smiling. Another year is just another year, don't count them. Anna :)

  10. Thanks John. I'm sure birds wait to see the lens aim towards them, only to disappear. lol

    Anna, thank you. The years seem to come round quicker every year :(

  11. Well Happy Birthday--Ive been down in the dumps myself with gas prices soaring it means I dont get to travel the way I want to this yr..and that has really bummed me out--Hope tomorrow finds you rip roaring and ready to face the world...Birthday HUG!!

  12. Thank you Sondra. Our fuel prices are the worst I've ever known it, at the moment.