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Bosherston Birdlife.

Saturday morning and the Sun is shining. I decided to pay Bosherston Lily Ponds another visit, to get some exercise and do some birdwatching.

Bosherston Lily Ponds are close to Pembroke. The ponds are managed by the National Trust. In the Summer there is a parking charge - last year the charge was £4 per car.

 

I am an early riser. I arrived at the lily ponds before this Mallard got up!

Last time I was here the water level was low. The ponds are full now following the winter rains.

It was very sunny but windy and cold in exposed areas. Mute Swans are difficult to photograph in bright sunshine.

This Great tit was foraging in some trees and bushes.

I could hear this Robin singing long before I saw it.

In the summer the ponds are covered in Lilies, the ponds look a bit sparse this time of year.

This Dunnock was looking for food on a bridge.

I think someone had left breadcrumbs on the bridge to attract birds. This female Chaffinch was taking full advantage.

This male Chaffinch was also helping himself to a free breakfast.

I have no idea what this Great Tit was looking at from the bridge.

This Chaffinch had a look too.

The reeds have died back, in a few weeks they will be full of Warblers.

Two Goosander in the middle of the lake.

I think this is a Goldeneye - please correct me if I'm wrong.

There were a few Cormorants looking for fish in the water.

Chest out , shoulders back!

The Robins are very tame here, I managed to get very close to them.

This one was happy to pose on a tree stump.

A Moorhen on the crystal clear water.

Two for the price of one, a Mallard and a Moorhen.

A Mallard duck and Drake to finish my walk.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my latest blog.

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Date Mon, 05/03/2012 - 18:26
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wonderful blog with beautiful clear photos, I have visited this place in the summer when the lilies were covering the water, its nice to see it in winter.thank you for posting.

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Date Mon, 05/03/2012 - 18:36
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A beautiful place whatever time of year you visit, one of our favourite parts of Pembroke shire. The walk over to Barrafundle is amazing. Thanks for posting your blog.

Christine Smile

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Date Mon, 05/03/2012 - 18:53
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Some great pictures in a smashing blog,a big like from me.

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Date Mon, 05/03/2012 - 19:04
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Have visited only in summer as my in-laws used to run a guest house in Tenby.  Use to take my (then) young daughters and have a very nice pic of them by a water pump.  Didn't realise there were so many beautiful birds... your shots are magical !!

A very big like from me... thanks for sharing.

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Date Mon, 05/03/2012 - 19:19
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What a super place for birdwatching. You've taken some lovely shots. Thank you very much for posting and sharing them.

Diane.

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Date Mon, 05/03/2012 - 20:23
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Some great bird shots Smile

 

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Date Mon, 05/03/2012 - 21:31
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Very nice blog. Lovely sharp shots.

Thanks for sharing.

Jim

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Date Mon, 05/03/2012 - 21:43
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Great shots on there, lovely detail, great clarity & focus.. nice narrative too, well done!

Kaz

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Date Mon, 05/03/2012 - 21:53
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A very impressive blog of crystal clear and stunning shots!

How on earth do you get your shots so sharp and clear? possibly because you shoot in raw?? Smile

 

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Date Mon, 05/03/2012 - 22:08
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great blog and well put together well done

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Date Tue, 06/03/2012 - 07:39
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Wow! Some fantastic bird shots - think the one of the robin on the tree stump is my favourite. Many thanks for sharing

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Date Tue, 06/03/2012 - 08:34
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 Loved your photoblog Richard ~ just love the Robin ones. Looks a lovely place to visit for the scenery, photography, exercise in the fresh air. Thanks for sharing. (You've a great eye for an interesting composition)  Thanks for your lovely comment on mine.

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Date Tue, 06/03/2012 - 08:46
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Very nice tour! Great shots. i like the birds shots, very well-captured! Those 2 birds looking down the bridge were most probably thinking if a bungee-jump business is viable. Thanks for sharing Smile

 

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Date Tue, 06/03/2012 - 08:48
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Chest out mate accept this medal, nice one great bird shots like it from me, regards Leon.

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Date Tue, 06/03/2012 - 10:35
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A terrific blog Richard with a great set of sharp images. Thanks for posting.

 

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Date Tue, 06/03/2012 - 18:56
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Hi Richard, what a terrific photoblog.  Stunning photographs, just the right amount of narrative.  I reckon we have a great bunch of birders on this site and it could be a new star is emerging.  Sharp,  well composed shots all of em.

Thanks very much for doing this one and posting.  An absolute cracker.

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Date Tue, 06/03/2012 - 20:42
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Super blog Richard, thanks for sharing x

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Date Wed, 07/03/2012 - 09:51
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Some fantastic shots there Richard.Your blog was well worth a look.A very big like.Well done.

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Date Wed, 07/03/2012 - 10:06
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 Smashing blog Richard with excellent sharp, detailed shots.

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Date Wed, 07/03/2012 - 10:42
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Great blog - great pics.

Ray

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Date Wed, 07/03/2012 - 11:53
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Enjoyed your blog and looking forward to going there myself in the next few weeks. Thankyou for sharing Smile

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Date Fri, 16/03/2012 - 16:30
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 Fantastic bird photography.

This time will pass.

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Date Wed, 04/04/2012 - 10:53
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Great blog, as always loved your bird shots - the Dunnock has to be my fav. Liked

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