1 EAGLETON NOTES: Meadow Pipits

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Thursday, 9 August 2012

Meadow Pipits

The Meadow Pipits have been very much in evidence in the garden this year.  Today the whole family and their friends came for a play in the pool.












17 comments:

  1. Smashing shots...... Hope the fish are okay.

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    1. Yes they seem too be totally un-phased by it all. Odd because if I step on the gravel near the pond they all disappear instantly. And I'm their easy food source!

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  2. They look like very sweet birds.Your photos are wonderful, especially the one that shows the water drops so crisply!

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    1. They are wonderful birds, Lisa, because they flit all over the place like little sprites chasing moonbeams. I love them.

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  3. Looks like they were enjoying themselves. So cute sitting on the water lily leaves like that. I bet you were enjoying yourself too, watching them with the camera... Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I've never seen birds having such a whale of a time. I was inside the house so these shots were taken through double glazed windows as well.

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    2. Makes note in diary: Clean my windows.

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  4. Absolutely enchanting .......... brilliant.

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    1. Thanks Spesh. It was a really lovely experience.

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  5. Delightful shots. They bring to mind the expression, "as happy as a frog on a lily pad."

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    1. When CJ has been wandering the garden in the middle of the night he's heard frogs plopping into the pond but despite the huge number of tadpoles I've not seen a frog in the pond for several years.

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  6. Oh, wonderful photos - as ever. I always enjoy them.

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  7. These birds are soooooo CUTE......I love the markings on the feathers, and the pattern of the wings when opened.
    They were really having a great time...especially the one in photo #7 who looks like he's on the synchronized diving team.
    Splendid photos as usual....taken through double glazed windows and all (spoken with a hint of jealousy)
    One of these days.......

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    1. I'm very fortunate to have the subjects right under my nose Virginia and they really did seem to be enjoying themselves. It's not something I usually associate with birds. They are usually too busy feeding.

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    1. Yes Katherine and I knew it would be the sort of thing you would appreciate.

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