Saturday, 19 May 2012

In the open




Apologies for continuing with my Nightingale posts for just a little longer.

This bird was singing in the open, something that is not very usual, to say the least. These photos show the birds warm brown tones of plumage, with the rusty coloured tail.

26 comments:

  1. The Singing Nightengale is a beauty John~

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    1. Thanks Mary, you are very kind!
      J

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    1. Hi John,
      Thank you. I don`t think I can remember seeing one as `exposed` before, not in this country anyway.
      J

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  3. Wow, no need to apologise John. These photos manage to make the Nightingale look attractive which is not easy!
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    1. Hi Bazza,
      Thank you. Yes, a dull, brown bird, but it makes up for it in the voice department!
      J

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  4. No need for apologies, John! I'm not surprised you're still showing such a lovely little bird. I've never managed one :-( Very well done!

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    1. Hi Jan,
      I tend to get a bit carried away with birds like this, especially when I have a few half-decent photos, I can never decide which ones to show and which ones to bin, so I just show most of them!
      J

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  5. Beautiful Nightingale, nice one John.

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  6. Apologies? No way! I love this series. Such a little beauty. (Meanwhile, the bird report from here--tree swallows are nesting in two of the birdboxes. The bluebirds first attempt sadly failed (we don't know what happened, but we speculate the little chicks couldn't handle the extremes of temperature we were experiencing at the time). The good news is they've tried again, so we're hoping . . .)

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    1. Hi Susan,
      Thank you.
      Sad news about the Bluebirds, but at least they are giving it another go. I look forward to seeing the Tree Swallows when they fledge?!
      J

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  7. Lovely photos, John - I don't think I've ever seen a Nightingale. I've got an idea what to look for now.

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    1. Hi Rob,
      Thank you. More often than not, you just see the rusty red tail and rump as the bird dives back into the undergrowth, but hear the song and you might see the singer! ;)
      J

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  8. Superb captures... worthy of publication... send them in to Bird Watching Magazine.

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    1. Thank you Andrew, those are very kind words!
      J

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  9. They are wonderful photos and a beautiful bird.

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    1. Thank you Eileen, a lovely bird, with a lovely song.
      J

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  10. Well, if you've got it, flaunt it John. {:)

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    1. And Nightingales certainly have it Roy! Just a shame they don`t flaunt it too often!
      J

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  11. Oh, no need to apologize, these are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Gillian, too kind. Hopefully you are not too bored of them!
      J

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    2. Very good shots of a nightingale, young man, but your english in your reply to Gillian Olson. English A level - Oh Dear!

      Guess who.

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    3. Thank you Popsicle!
      I don`t know wot you mean?! ;)
      I meant, bored of the photos, but I suppose that I should have put `with`.
      I think I have guessed who, Garth! ;)
      J

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