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Monday, 14 January 2013

Nuthatch - on 4th January, 2013

I'm a bit under the weather at the moment, and so trying to stay out of the cold frosty or snowy air, so no images lately - not even from the garden!

Here's some more images from my last session at Calke Park which I didn't publish at the time as I'd only just done a post with Nuthatch images.




Nuthatch - Calke Park
Music

My last post featured the music of John Mayall. Blues guitarist Eric Clapton famously had a spell with John Mayall, and was featured on probably the most famous of the Mayall LPs - "the Beano album". After Mayall, Eric Clapton became a part of the 'supergroup' Cream. I was lucky enough to see Cream live a few times. Ginger Baker's drumming was amazing, and Jack Bruce, as well as being a great bass player, was a very talented songwriter and vocalist. This is one of my favourite numbers from Cream

32 comments:

  1. Really nice shots here. This is one Nuthatch I have yet to see. Hope you feel better soon. I've got a bug right now and it hit me yesterday. No birding until I get better....and that's hard not to do!

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    1. Thanks Chris. It's been really frustrating today, as we've had our first snows of the year. Everywhere looked amazing - and I just felt it would have been stupid for me to go out.

      I hope that you are soon mended!

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  2. Impressive Nuthatch images.

    I can't find a contact address for you Richard, any chance of an e-mail from you?

    stonechat4@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you Pete. My e-mail address is lurking lower down on the right hand side of the blog in the 'copyright' box.

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  3. Great set of images Richard, get well soon.

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    1. Thanks Doug. I'd love to have been out with the camera in the snow today.

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  4. Beautiful Nuthatch, my fave is number 4, detail is brilliant. Funny, I was listening to Vacation by John Mayall, brilliant minds.

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    1. Thank you Bob. No.4 is my favourite too.

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  5. It's a beautiful bird, Richard, photographed really nicely in that golden light. Sorry to hear you're under the weather mate. Get well soon.

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    1. Thank you Christian. Not too bad - just a mild chest infection, but it seems to be lingering.

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  6. I hope you are feeling better soon. I really, really like these Nuthatch pictures. We used to get one in the garden, but it hasn't been back for ages. From Findlay

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    1. Thank you Findlay. We have had Nuthatch in the garden but it doesn't happen very often. You'll get one back one day.

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  7. Wesome serie of photos!
    Great photowork!

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    1. Thank you Hans. I'm very impressed by your photoblog - particularly the black and white images!

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  8. Fantastic shots of these little Nuthatches. The clarity of your images is awesome, Richard.

    Hope you feel better real soon.

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    1. Thank you Pam. Love your Great Blue Heron images!

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  9. The Nuthatch is a beautiful bird. Great photos.

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    1. Thank you Mick. Took a look at your blog - very nice - but can't see how to become a 'follower'.

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  10. Great close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. Thank you Gary. Give Boom a hug for me!

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  11. I love these little guys. Terrific captures, beautiful light!

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    1. Thank you Karen for your kind words - and also for visiting when I know you don't usually comment on sites with word verification. Regretably I found it necessary to introduce this on my site. Oh for the day when blogger come up with a way of totally blocking people from sending anonymous comments!

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  12. Love the nuthatches, great birds! Wonderful photos!

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    1. Thank you Eileen. Sorry about the word verification, but I'd had enough of the despicable folk who try to hijack my blog to advertise dubious 'products'

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  13. I hope you get well soon Richard. Hard to be sensible when you would rather be out and about. Lovely set of images of the Nuthatch.

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    1. Thank you Linda. I know what you mean! Got too stir-crazy late yeterday afternoon and went for a gentle two-hour walk. Didn't see anything to cheer my spirits, and came back feeling distinctly worse for wear!

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  14. I love nuthatches. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Gorgeous Nuthatch images. They are such delightful characters to observe and photograph!

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    1. Thank you Mary. They're some of my favourite birds too!!

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I'm pleased to report that the anonymous spam problem seems to be solvable without using word verification. I'm now just using the 'Registered Users - includes OpenID' option in Blogger settings, and I'm not getting any spam - touch wood! I've also not received any contact from people saying that they are no longer able to make comments.