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A stroll along the beach

Hello

It started off rather murky here on Anglesey this morning so it was on with a bit of housework.  However, about 1130 it got a lot brighter and I decided to nip out for a spot of photography.

Here is what took place.

Arriving at Penmon, spring was well under way.

The Chiff-Chaff was singing away in the woods close to where I park the van.

It's nice to have them back again this year and they are always one of the first migrants to arrive.

So I took a few shots and then headed out of the wood

Right on the edge of the wood, a Mistle Thrush was singing his little heart out.

Down at the waters-edge there was plenty going on

Oyster-Catchers were whirring around and settling again

A Redshank was foraging about as the tide went out. A Turnstone can be seen in the background

I saw a gull and Cormorant sitting on a rock and carefully made my way slowly towards them

I had never been this close to a Cormorant before and took about 60 shots

Then out of the blue, the Cormorant called out and I captured my favorite shot of the day.

So chuffed with that last shot, I decided to leave and get it onto the computer.

As I walked back to the van, I was rather suprised to see that the Turnstone were not flying off

I decided to take a few shots of these delightful little shore-birds.

They were sitting around in small groups

on the rocks. A lovely looking bird I think you would agree

Last shot of this Turnstone nearly being caught by a wave.

There we are folks. I hope you enjoyed the little stroll.
I would just like to wish you all a very Happy Easter.

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Date Fri, 06/04/2012 - 18:37
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Very nice !

Happy Easter to you too Steve.

Jim

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Date Fri, 06/04/2012 - 18:41
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some lovely shots Steve, Happy Easter to you too x

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Date Fri, 06/04/2012 - 18:45
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Stunning shots and what a beautiful area you must live in.  Can't remember the last time I saw a Mistle Thrush...just great pics.  And a Happy Easter..  Smile

Sheila x

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Date Fri, 06/04/2012 - 18:51
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nice photos as usual you need to train steph to do the housework so you can go out and take photos lol

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Date Fri, 06/04/2012 - 18:52
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briliant Steve just briliant

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Date Fri, 06/04/2012 - 19:11
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Hi Steve what a super stroll you had and some stunning photo"s you certainly put us poor mortals to shame with pictures like you have just posted. Steve a brilliant blog as usual as you never disappoint many thanks for sharing M8T Best Wishes BoB.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Date Fri, 06/04/2012 - 19:09
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Some cracking shots there, Steve.  'Strewth hasn't photography on this site come on in the last couple of years?  Wonderful stuff.

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Date Fri, 06/04/2012 - 19:15
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Smashing blog Steve,great pictures,no stopping you now Smile

 

 

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Date Fri, 06/04/2012 - 19:27
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A super blog and some stunning shots as usual.

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Date Fri, 06/04/2012 - 20:03
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super shots like them all

aim small miss small
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Date Fri, 06/04/2012 - 20:06
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Good shooting Steve,i thought you might of went for fish as it's good Friday.Happy Easter.

Ron.

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Date Fri, 06/04/2012 - 20:22
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Super shots Steve,I can never get close enough to take shots like that,a big like from me.

E.H.Jones

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Date Fri, 06/04/2012 - 20:23
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Some stunning, no all stunning images here Steve, just beautiful. 

Thanks for sharing. Happy Easter and Happy Birthday.

Luv

Viv xx

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Date Fri, 06/04/2012 - 20:54
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This is a great set of pictures. A big like from me. My favourite has to be the Oyster Catcher coming into land. Thanks for your comment on my latest blog.

Have a good weekend.

Ray

 

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Date Fri, 06/04/2012 - 21:03
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Brilliant photographs but the cormorant is my favourite.  The black edging onthe feathers looks just like scales. The turnstones in the surf are magical.

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Date Fri, 06/04/2012 - 22:10
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Superb photography Steve... as always. Each one is brilliant but the second Cormorant photo is amazing and as you say one of your best!

That new lens is certainly getting results.

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Date Sat, 07/04/2012 - 04:07
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Brilliant steve.....

 

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cris...

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Date Sat, 07/04/2012 - 05:32
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Oh wow love your shots steve and that thrush is stunning..... thank you for your comments on my blogs I really appreciate them and spurs me on to get better shots.

Still practicing on little birds lol Smile

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Date Sat, 07/04/2012 - 06:48
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A beautifull blog Steve. You know your birds don't you. Thanks for posting and thanks for all your kind remarks.  ps I love the Bunny, have a lovely Easter.

Christine Smile

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Date Sat, 07/04/2012 - 07:03
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Great set of pics Steve

Happy Easter to you too...

Smile

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Date Sat, 07/04/2012 - 07:42
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that is beautiful Steve will have to have a go at Lowestoft today - some stunning shots of our shoreline birds

every day is a new beginning enjoy yours...smile and the world smiles with you - cry and you cry alone :-) 

 

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Date Sat, 07/04/2012 - 07:49
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Some eye-catching shots there Steve.  I think they're brilliant especially the cormorant and the last couple with the splashes of water.  

Spread a little happiness.

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Date Sat, 07/04/2012 - 08:23
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Stunning pics Steve.

Mike

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Date Sat, 07/04/2012 - 08:50
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Fabulous photos Steve, I love the ones of the Turnstons, I have never seen them.

Happy Easter to you to. Best wishes Pam.

 

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Date Sat, 07/04/2012 - 10:59
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Excellent blog Steve.  The cormorant shots are great.

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Date Sat, 07/04/2012 - 12:02
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Amazing photos, Steve! Glad you got your chores done, so you could go out!!!! Happy Easter to you and Steph!

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Date Sat, 07/04/2012 - 14:34
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Top drawer quality as always can't get any thing like that here lol. great photo's always enjoy your blogs, thanks for going to the trouble of doing it all especialy if you keep getting blanks like I have of late, best of luck, a like from me and so it should be, regards Leon.

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Date Sat, 07/04/2012 - 14:56
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A superb set of images Steve. That new lens has been a good buy.

 

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Date Sun, 08/04/2012 - 14:24
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I was dissapointed, I thought you had been to warmer climes, but, this was better than any old tropical beach, you wouldn't get anywhere near the variety you have here and what great shots they are too, the comorant calling is super dooper. Enjoyed my walk along the beach even if it was a bit chilly Sad Smile

 

 

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Date Sun, 08/04/2012 - 19:01
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Another great blog Steve with some lovely shots.

Thanks for your comment on my falconery blog.

Happy Easter.

Paul

 

 

 

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Date Mon, 09/04/2012 - 10:48
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 Just catching up on all the photoblogs so I bet you thought I had missed this one of yours. Another brilliant photoblog and your photography is stunning. That new lens is certainly packing some punch into the quality and range of shots. Some awesome compositions (turnstone in the waves and the Cormorants) Excellent! Hope you both had a good Easter and hope you had a lovely birthday yesterday. Alison x

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Date Mon, 09/04/2012 - 15:45
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 Great spring time with feathered friends.Cormorants shots are excellent.Exemplary bird photography.

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Flowers.

This time will pass.

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Date Tue, 10/04/2012 - 07:29
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spot on as usual. That 400mm is certainly paying you back in dividends!

Stu.

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Date Wed, 11/04/2012 - 13:15
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Wow. Fantastic, beautiful shots. A like from me.

Intanbiru

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Date Wed, 11/04/2012 - 22:25
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Terrific stuff Steve.....as much as i like and admire your cormorant shot, I love the last image of the Turnstone with the frozen water!

Liked

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Date Fri, 13/04/2012 - 16:52
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Oh that was fabulous. I'm sitting here thinking 'take me with you next time' and realising that you already have with your gorgeous photos. Thanks.

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Date Sat, 14/04/2012 - 23:24
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superb cormorant shots...one of my fave birds!! great pics Smile

sarahjj84

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Date Sun, 15/04/2012 - 15:00
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Errrmmmm, I DID see this one too Steve, but went rushing off the see my photos of the little Turnstones and forgot to come back and comment!

Of course the bestest and now most famous photo is the calling Cormorant! another great one from you Steve, Mwah, Mwah

x

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Date Tue, 01/05/2012 - 14:28
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Some great shots of the birds, thanks for sharing. Paul.

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Date Sat, 05/05/2012 - 12:02
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lovely blog Steve, nice clear shots.

Came upon a comorant at Talkin Tarn last month sitting in a tree drying it's wings. on approach it looked like a baby pterodactyl and typically I didn't have my camera just my kids on bikes and a mad dog.

Thanks

Rona Smile

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