Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Stonechats

I came across this quite-approachable pair of Stonechats round at Bracelet Bay near Swansea last Wednesday afternoon. Of course, the more-boldly-marked bird is the male:-









A short video of the female:

20 comments:

  1. Great pictures, these are beautiful birds. Enjoyed the video too!

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  2. Excellent shots Jeremy.
    I've never managed to get that close before.

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  3. Great shots Jeremy...... compliments to you.

    Greetings, Joop

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  4. Jeremy, these are each one brilliant, just photo perfect! Amazing how they can land on those branches with thorns~

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  5. Fantastic images of a stunning little bird :-)

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  6. Hi Jeremy

    This is a absolutely brilliant series of a great bird. Seriously high-quality photography.

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  7. Thank you for your kind comments. I've been taking some downtime from blogging as it's been taking up too much of my time, and my energy levels have been quite low, but I will try to post more soon - and get round to commenting on your blogs, of course!

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  8. Jeremy making this kind of photo's must bring back your energie. What more can I say, breathtaking, beautiful, brilliant photo's a treasure to my eyes. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  9. Outstanding images Jeremy! I love the sharpness and great detail. Those are beautiful birds!

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  10. Brilliant images Jeremy, and the answer to your question is yes, I would not be able to get so close using my equipment.

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  11. Really beautiful photos Jeremy. Such attractive little birds which you showed to perfection.

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  12. Of course! The more-boldly-marked bird is the male - in the animal world :-))
    I've missed you. Now I see this wonderful sharp pictures. Great!
    I wonder how the birds can landing on this small fern and blackberry bush between the thorns during the wind is blowing.
    Wellcome back, Jeremy!
    Greetings from Switzerland, Angela

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  13. Angela, of course, in the human world, the female is more-boldly-marked, more attractive, more intelligent, more talented, and superior in every way!

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  14. ... and then of course there's this thing called flattery!!!

    Seriously, Jeremy, what magnificent Stonechat images. I shall always think of Stonechats on the Cardigan and Pembrokeshire coastal paths, though of course we used to see them on Gower, too. Can't help feeling your 3rd image down would look good on a Christmas card as a change from the usual robin!

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  15. P.S. Here's hoping you will regain energy soon.

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  16. Fantastic to see Jeremy!
    Very nice work! They are so cute!
    Have a nice weekend
    Yvonne & Raphael

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