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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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    Great picture Pete, re Swallows, i cut the grass on a football pitch at work, last year it was a joy as the Swallows would be swooping all around the mower as it was disturbing insects as it went around the pitch, this went on from spring till late summer, this year so far i've only seen one pair and they only dived around for a short while, that was around the middle of last week and i haven't seen them since :54:, a work mate also has Swallows nest above his upstairs window which has been occupied for the last couple of years but empty this time.
    I came across a dead Hedgehog this morning at the pitch side, there has been a wee gang of * coming in to the community centre grounds in the evenings causing some damage, there was a stick lying beside the wee Hedgehog and i wouldn't be surprised if it was one of the little * that killed it.:47::47:
     
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  3. cidermaster Gold Member Gold Member

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    Yes Swallows and many other species are nesting somewhat later with the cold Spring.But soon it will change Johnie with the warmer weather:50:
    As for that poor Hedgehog,horrible what evil
    People can do to Animals and Wildlife. In the news recently a 13 year old boy stabbed to death a Hedgehog on Glasgow:47::47:
    It seems cruelty to Amimals is never ending and Badger Baiting goes on and on. A few weeks a Wildlife Warden in England was lucky to survive being hit very hard on the back of the head with a spade when he tried to defend a Badger set against the beyond Evil scum.All of this evil on our Wildlife is of course very upsetting.
    But there is to our relief a massive army of Animal lovers and Nature lovers out there including all in this thread and that massively warms our Hearts:49:
     
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    wee * Johnie
     
  5. johnboy19

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    * to a man Cider
     
  6. nudge1086 Gold Member

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    I see loads of wildlife due to the job (seals, porpoises, dolphins, sea eagles, basking sharks to name a few) but because of the PPE I wear I would never get my phone out on time to grab a picture to contribute to this thread.

    Excellent pics in here:50:
     
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  7. Johniebhoy.

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    You on a fishing boat Nudge?
     
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  8. cidermaster Gold Member Gold Member

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    Cannot wait more than ever for Spring Watch Tonight after the .hite news from our Club,utter utter ,hite news!!! At least Spring Watch will cheer us up and they always try their very best in their Field!!!
     
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  9. nudge1086 Gold Member

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    Work for Mowi mate, I know fish farms aren't everyone's cup of tea and fair play I'm not looking to get into a debate about it:56:.

    Job lets you see a * of a lot of different wildlife, the site I work at is a good place for spotting all sorts:50:
     
  10. Johniebhoy.

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    Maybe you could keep an old phone you don't use handy somewhere and could use it when you get a chance, i'm sure we
    would all like to see the Sea life around your workplace.
    Who or what is Mowi nudge, iv'e never heard of it, her, him, them, yon.
     
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  11. nudge1086 Gold Member

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    Mowi is a salmon farmer, based in Norway but they have Scottish, Irish, Faroese, Chilean and Canadian branches.

    There are a lot of people against the farms for various reasons including the possibility of bringing disease or lice into wild stock which I know does happen. I have to say though I've been in the job a while now and where I'm based everything seems to be well regulated but there are activists out there who trespass onto sites and get a bad picture or video and try to tar everyone with the same brush.

    Back on topic, I guess a second phone could be viable I could steal the Mrs phone:56:

    Seeing basking sharks is quite an experience and I also had a dolphin breach the surface about 6 feet away from the boat I was about to head off in which was some sight.
     
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    I was driving along a wee country lane this afternoon ( going to get the farm free range eggs for Sunday breakfast ) when I spotted a wee baby deer on the road about 30 foot in front of me ( sorry no phone with me for the camera ) . Wee thing looked terrified and was probably under 2 feet tall so impossible to jump over the hedgerow , when I inched forward it ran forward too , stopping at gates but no got the sense to slip through the bars . When I stopped it just stood looking at the car , but eventually it walked along the verge past the car and behind me , was a lovely wee thing .

    Yesterday I got a photo though ...

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    Mum , Dad an the wean .
     
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    Cool job @nudge1086 ...hides Fly rod Mmmm Salmon
     
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    BTW guys got a wee update today for ya, managed to snag a Manfrotto 055 tripod today for £70 mint condition used twice and also got a kit lens for my D70 body for £45, not the best lens in the world I know but it's a start.
     
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    A few from around Balisodare, i took a trip out to the falls today to see are the Salmon running yet, there are a few in the pools but the main run is in a couple of weeks.
     
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    Sound s amazing nudge
     
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    I will 2nd that Big Time Susan!!:60:
     
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    Not a picture just a thought. Bumblebees are really cute. Fluffy wee things. They would be cuddly as * if they were dog size.