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By pluckyfilly
I was after the Coot sitting on the nest and moved a tiny bit closer which spooked her, I do hope she returned - sorry that I frightened her but a lesson learnt for future! I didnt actually get very close, this is a tight crop.
Many thanks for all c/c's on yesterdays upload always grateful for your comments thank you
Thanks to Brian Curtis for spotting my deliberate errorWink tis a coot not a moorhen

We have snow so I wont be venturing far todayWink

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 11:24AM
Regret Today...

How many times do we say something that
we immediately realized was not the right thing to say?
How many times do we look back
on an event and think, if only I had. . .
How many times do we do something
that we wish hadn't done?

You can't change what has been said.
You can't change a past event.
You can't change what has been done.

Do you call it regret, sorrow, repentance?
Do you think about what might have been?
Do you relive an event the way it should have been?

Forget about regret, and focus.
Focus on today,
not on the past.
Focus on what you can do,
not what you didn't do.

The only thing to regret is
living in the past
The only thing to feel sorrow for is
not living each day to the fullest.
The only thing to do to repent is
to sincerely say, I'm sorry.

Don't live your life
regretting yesterday.
Live your life so
Tomorrow you won't regret today.

Regards Nathan

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
18 Jan 2013 11:24AM
She'll be back, I'm sure, Ann: and what a super shot her departure afforded you.
I did not realise they laid such a big clutch.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
18 Jan 2013 11:30AM
I didn't think they laid so many eggs either
DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
18 Jan 2013 11:32AM
Yes she will be back don't worry.

mossy 5 46 1 England
18 Jan 2013 11:36AM
They are a hardy species and quite tolerant, but its a lesson we all learn.
Metro6R4 7 3 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 11:43AM
Cracking image Ann..... Sorry for the pun...... Paul.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 11:45AM
Really sharp shot Ann
and bet she went back and hatched them all!
18 Jan 2013 11:50AM
Wonderful shot Ann and a good clutch of eggs, she would have came back it takes more than that to make her abandon the nest.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
18 Jan 2013 12:01PM
I'm sure she will return, Ann, and hatch a huge brood of 10 Smile Carol
18 Jan 2013 12:01PM
Nice detail in this fine capture Ann,
18 Jan 2013 12:15PM
Lovely detail and a sharp image Ann
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
18 Jan 2013 12:42PM
Super detail from a tightly cropped image Ann. I'm sure she will be back......Sandy
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 12:48PM
great comp ann wonderful detail and colours i'm sure she would have returned very soon after you left Smile a cracker nice one Wink
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
18 Jan 2013 1:02PM
Great capture Ann, good textures and tones.


danbrann Plus
13 637 17
18 Jan 2013 1:17PM
a good tight crop showing the eggs and nest superbly.
18 Jan 2013 1:31PM
She would have returned fairly quickly i feel so no worries good crop clean and sharp

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
18 Jan 2013 2:03PM
Yes, I'm sure she will be back when she realises the coast's clearWink
A very eggspertly captured image, Ann, lovely detail and quality Smile
Trev Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 2:05PM
10 kids all at once - madness! Lovely shot.
Silverzone 10 2 England
18 Jan 2013 2:08PM
Lovely image. She'll be back. Sylvia
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
18 Jan 2013 3:58PM
That's a Coots nest Ann - I know the egg colours - well captured though - super detail. Moorhens eggs much darker and bolder markings.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
18 Jan 2013 4:00PM
Wonder of wonders!
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 4:08PM
I bet she was back as soon as you left................ great detail!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 4:21PM

Quote:That's a Coots nest Ann - I know the egg colours - well captured though - super detail. Moorhens eggs much darker and bolder markings.

think your right Brian for some reason I always get mixed up with those two birds and I DO know the difference - thanks for the correction
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
18 Jan 2013 4:59PM
Well spotted Ann and I am sure you will have checked later to ensure that she did return. Lovely image.
Tibetan 5 3 England
18 Jan 2013 5:25PM
She will be back they do not desert that easily unless attacked so do not worry, good shot of the eggs Ann, nice and clear like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
18 Jan 2013 6:42PM
Bright and sharp, Ann. I'm sure they're swimming aoround happily now (or walking on the ice!! Grin).

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 7:23PM
Should have been OK AnnSmile

Let's hope so anywayGrin

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 9:47PM
Well captured Ann, hopefully will already have returned SmileSmile
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 8:34AM
She was just being cautious and will be back I am sure!
Well capturedSmile
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
19 Jan 2013 12:09PM
A nice reminder that Spring is not that far away Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
21 Jan 2013 7:11PM
A fine clutch, I'm sure she returned once you had gone and all the chicks hatched

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