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

Monday, 19 September 2011

A few birds from the bridge

A beautiful morning, but I just couldn't get motivated.

Just the birds from around the footbridge, feeders, and under the road bridge today. My head's in the wrong place at the moment, and I need to switch off. I may be offline later for a while; maybe a few days.

Enjoy the video; it was an effort  lol

Full list of today's sightings

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
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)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Rook [sp] (Corvus frugilegus)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)

Total species  23


  1. Keith' it's time to give the old grey matter a bit of a rest, it's been working overtime these last few weeks!
    Enjoy your 'down time' mate and we'll see you back here in a few days!...[;o)

  2. Yea, I think you're right Trevor.
    It's all getting a bit too much at the moment.

  3. I hope that your 'downtime' is alright, and you will be back very soon. Cheers Keith.

  4. You take a well deserved break. Blogging shouldn't be a chore. Anything I can do just phone or text. All the best.

  5. Hi what you need to do for body else will lol
    Will miss you ...
    Huge Hugs


  6. Thanks Bob. Yea, just need to get my head straight at the moment.

    Cheers Adrian. I'll get there :-)

    Thanks Grace. :-)

  7. Just take care of yourself Keith...
    Nothing else matters..

  8. Your muse will return, Keith. Best Wishes, Graeme

  9. Hi Keith...thanks for the video..I did enjoy it very much!
    Hope your are having a better day today and I surely understand...MY own life is kinda upside down lately! Take care of yourself and look forward to when you get back here!!

  10. Ok, I think I'm back. For now, anyway.

    Andrew, thank you.

    Thanks Graeme.

    Cheers Roy.

    Thank you Sondra.