Friday, 15 May 2009

Dippers and Corvids.

Thought I'd better post some birds instead of Moths. These were taken yesterday and today in and around Truro. As you can see this young Raven hasn't quite got all his feathers but he's still practising his flying. For all our American friends, I have included a shot of Truro Cathedral, the 2 smaller Spires have been cleaned, hopefully the rest will soon follow.





The Dipper was busy feeding young. I took the young Rook for a comparison with the Raven.

17 comments:

  1. Superb shots John. Love 'em all.

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  2. Brilliant photography, dark coloured birds are difficult and you have certainly nailed these shots.
    Sam

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  3. Another great post John & Sue love the shots, but you must be Physic as looking through my pics last night I picked out a Dipper for my post tonight, but yours are so much better I will save it for farther down the line.

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  4. Absolutely wonderful photos! They are all beautiful, but I especially like the raven shots. Ravens are one of the birds that hang around Fairbanks during our cold winters and I enjoy watching their antics. You have done a superb job of capturing this young one.

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  5. Lovely shots of the Dipper, I do hope to see one of these one day.

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  6. When we lived in Alaska, there were Ravens all around. They are just huge birds and very raucous!

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  7. Must be great to have Raven AND Dippers on the doorstep. FAB pics John.

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  8. Great shots of the Raven, especially the flight one.

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  9. ...I've never seen a dipper but really would like to. I love the way they move and their water connection. Beautiful photos.

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  10. Ravens and Dippers - not seen either of those. Lovely to have them as "locals" :D Great series of shots of the Raven..

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  11. Cool shots!
    The Dipper did give you good poses.

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  12. Very nice pics, thanks for dropping by my blog. Mike.

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  13. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comments. I enjoyed my visit with you as well. Love nature photos.

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  14. last week I saw a brown dipper and i was so excited my entire digiscoping setup was shuddering all over the place. I hope at least one image came out.

    yours are lovely.

    Dale

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  15. Thanks everyone for your comments.

    Dale, well done, I hope your Dipper Images come out Okay. I've had the shakes many a time.
    John.

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