Tuesday, 26 April 2016

WILD BIRD WEDNSDAY - Oxford Island

Last week I took my bird group to Oxford island and I noted that there were not the numbers if birds as there had been previously.  I photographed a few birds and shot a VIDEO of Great Crested Grebes displaying.  Below is a Moorhen on her nest with 1 egg just outside the Centre itself.  Also there are shots of Mallard, Great Tit, Pied Wagtail and a Swallow.   









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I hope you enjoyed this post especially the Grebes displaying on the video.

I am linking this post with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.

Many thanks for your visit and also to all those who leave comments.

33 comments:

  1. Margaret, the clarity of your images is wonderful.
    I wish I lived near you and could join your 'bird group', I know I could learn so much from you.
    I am looking for my first 'real grown-up camera' it's a bug decision for me!
    I read in your bio that you wished you had a better zoom.
    What camera do you recommend for a good zoom?
    Shane

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    1. Shane I have emailed you my reply. Thanks for visiting my post.

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  2. Last week was great weather wise and you managed lots of wonderful photos, Margaret.

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  3. Nice video! We only get them here in winter so rarely see that except a bit in late March sometimes.................

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  4. Hello Margaret, wonderful birds. The Moorhen on the nest is cute. I love the Grebe video! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  5. Hi Margaret, Wow, these are just wonderful shot! I love the way you are able to get such great close-ups! The little Moorhen is a beauty. Thank you for sharing and for your kind comment on my blog. By the way, your answer to the question, SLIPPY, is perfect! :-) Wishing you a fine week ahead!

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  6. Great series! Sorry to have missed so many of your posts. Will be sort of spotty for another week or so as have visitors coming this week.

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  7. Always enjoy your bird photos. You find the most interesting ones. Always fond of seeing grebes, especially during breeding season.

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  8. The red beak is amazing! These are gorgeous images!

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  9. Well done Margaret. I fing Moorhens very difficult to photograph. They are so wary and then there's the problem of the dark eye angainst the black plumage ..

    One of these days.

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  10. Great video of the Grebes

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  11. How cool to spot an egg sitting in a nest!

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  12. The video is very fascinating. Grebes see to have a very elaborate courtship display.

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  13. The Moorhen is fantastic, like them. Great video of the grebes.

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  14. Oh I so enjoyed the video! Wow what a display! I like the Moorhen also. Nice birding day and nice post!

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  15. I thoroughly enjoyed your entire post!

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  16. Great bird shots, Margaret, and many that we also have here in Australia!

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  17. Lovely to see those birds in the video in action.

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  18. Nice series of birds! These birds are familiar to me, because all of them found also in Finland.

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  19. Lovely looking Moorhen, and great to see the Great Crested Grebes in full display.

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  20. The GCGs are, well, great! Always like to see them.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  21. Oh my goodness...that displaying video is really a very special treat Margaret. Enjoyed viewing your other bird images too. But the video...wow.

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  22. The video! The video! What a great video! The music and the visual content was just right, very nicely done. Their movements made me giggle, when they do the "what did you say?" head turns it tickles me :oP

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  23. Oh my gosh, what a great video! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I love the music you used in the video, it fit perfectly with the displays. Cute birds and I enjoyed each photo. Thanks Margaret :)

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  25. I love the egg in that rustic nest. Wonderful. And so many birds to day. The crested Grebes are a hoot!

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  26. your Moorhen is nesting? And ours don´t seem to arrive at all :( You are lucky.

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  27. Looks like a great birding hotspot. Again, lots of good birds. Some of these must be your local birds. It reminds me of our Sweetwater Wetlands here in Tucson. Very pretty.

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