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Your Wildlife Sightings!

Discussion in 'TalkCeltic Pub' started by cidermaster, May 22, 2014.

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  1. Johniebhoy.

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    Thanks Red, possibly the curried egg and onion beans that done it.
     
  2. johnboy19

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    My wife likes nature, especially trees, but isn't as enthusiastic about birdlife as my daughter and I. I went into a shop yesterday and she sat in the car. When I came out she was SO excited. She'd just watched a Pied Wagtail feeding it's chick. The young bird was following the * around trying to get food. She thought it was superb to watch. Even people who are not too bothered about wildlife love it when they see it.
     
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  5. An Madadh Rua Gold Member Gold Member

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    Fantastic picture of the kingfisher, I. Really elusive wee things so you did brilliantly.
     
  6. An Madadh Rua Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nice choice, Johnie. If you ever decide to take it up competitively and enter power farting tournaments, I can recommend cabbage as a pre match snack. :56:
     
  7. Johniebhoy.

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    Thanks John, I went out this morning to Balisodare falls to try and get a decent picture of a swallow but it’s near impossible, they’re unbelievably fast on the wing so there was no joy on that front but I did get to watch what you’re daughter described, three wee wagtail fledglings following the parent around when it came to them with food, I’ll post a couple of pictures when I upload them later.
     
  8. Johniebhoy.

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    :56:so glad you're back red
     
  10. Idioteque I’ll laugh until my head comes off Gold Member

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    Not much in the way of wildlife today on my walk. Far too windy! Still a beautiful day all the same 47FDB655-F63D-4354-B4E6-5588C8EF5909.jpeg
     
  11. bagforlife Gold Member Gold Member

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    Wish the weather was like that where I am instead of blowing a gale, lovely picture Idio :)
     
  12. An Madadh Rua Gold Member Gold Member

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    Thanks, BFL, just passing on a pro tip.
     
  13. Jeannie960 Gold Member Gold Member

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    An unusual sight on the beach tonight. Came across an Egret

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    Not sure but these look like Red Breasted Merganser

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  15. Jeannie960 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Might be *. Look small for cormorants IMG-5519.JPG
     
  16. Jeannie960 Gold Member Gold Member

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    This is the Egret I photographed in Tenerife * knows how I managed to capture all the colour I still haven't figured it out :56: EGRET.JPG
     
  17. An Madadh Rua Gold Member Gold Member

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    Not a great day for pictures today, birds didn't stray too close.

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    Yeah I couldn't get any small birds at all. The camera was shaking in the wind too as I was having to use max zoom to capture images. Hence some of the blurry images. I will eventually get this sorted.
     
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    This wee fella is my favourite bird. He has managed to evade the radar of the absolute melter next door who patrols his airspace with the tenacity of a North Korean border guard and has set up a nest in the gable wall. Here he is on one of our trees waiting to fly another sortie.

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    Looking forward to it Johnie. I know what you mean about Swallows goo friend. My daughter has tried for years to get a Swallow in flight. Not one photo has she got. She's been close to throwing her camera away through frustration when trying to gat a shot of them.