Author Topic: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill  (Read 95330 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #625 on: 20 November, 2021, 10:24:58 am »
Me three.
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #626 on: 20 November, 2021, 05:15:20 pm »
Yes it is but they've ruined it with such a lot of touching up, IMO.
I thought the same, but I don't have the photography expertise to be able to put a finger on what has been done.

The trail coming off the tail of the bird. You don't get 'blur' in one place with the rest of the bird being pin sharp.
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #627 on: 18 December, 2021, 02:48:09 pm »
Some fucking little git has eaten the last half dozen beetroot I had in the garden, I'm assuming either a wascally wabbit or a deer.
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #628 on: 16 January, 2022, 05:15:15 pm »
There are falcons (or some similar bird of prey) nesting in the spire of the church located between my place and Forest Hill station.
Falcons in the church, woodpeckers in Mayow Park.
Cool.  8)



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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #629 on: 16 January, 2022, 06:16:28 pm »
Cool, could well be peregrines.
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #630 on: 23 January, 2022, 04:46:11 pm »
Built it. But will they come?
2022-01-23_03-35-11 by The Pingus, on Flickr
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #631 on: 23 January, 2022, 07:27:12 pm »
Pingu is watching bird feeder pr0n on the internet cos he's not getting enough at home.
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #632 on: 31 January, 2022, 12:34:18 pm »
Some cool photos of polar bears in abandoned buildings here for anyone who likes that sort of thing.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/31/polar-bears-move-into-abandoned-arctic-weather-station-photo-essay
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #633 on: 31 January, 2022, 12:35:30 pm »
Built it. But will they come?
2022-01-23_03-35-11 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Think all of these got blown away by Storm Malik. Next time I need to put a stone in the plant pot along with the cones etc.
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #634 on: 31 January, 2022, 04:28:01 pm »

Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #635 on: 02 February, 2022, 07:57:11 am »
The title says "Seagull", but I know better, I think this could be the Common Shag.  Worth a click, anyhow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SYEpE95f7c

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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #636 on: 10 February, 2022, 01:00:52 pm »


Cormorant with perch. I didn't take this photo - it turned up in the SE Essex RSPB group's website. It was taken two or three days ago at Lake Meadows, Billericay.

I'm pretty sure the perch, which must weigh over a pound I reckon, was already dead. They lose their green colouring and dark stripes quite quickly after they have died.

I have read that constricting snakes can dislocate their jaws in order to swallow large prey. That looks as though cormorants can as well.
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #637 on: 11 February, 2022, 05:04:49 pm »
There's been a blue tit investigating one of our nest boxes!  :D
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #638 on: 02 March, 2022, 04:31:43 pm »
Vote now for Mollusc of the Year!

https://tbg.senckenberg.de/molluscoftheyear-2022/

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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #639 on: 10 March, 2022, 01:55:14 pm »
Don't be an Auslan interpreter...  https://limpingchicken.com/2022/03/10/watch-owl-poos-on-australian-sign-language-interpreter-man-carries-on-regardless/

Same guy who interpreted the spider incident with cool professionalism.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #640 on: 11 March, 2022, 08:21:47 am »
Looking forward to seeing the Auslan for "a drop bear has stolen the premier's honey sandwiches".
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #642 on: 04 May, 2022, 04:27:03 pm »
I discovered a robin's nest in my allotment shed, complete with quite a few very small chicks.   :thumbsup:

Our allotment robin had been going in & out of the shed door when we were there, I assumed it was feeding on the enormous number of huge spiders, but it must have been nest building.
I've seen the robins feeding each other which is apparently common among pairs when nest building.
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #643 on: 04 May, 2022, 10:01:37 pm »
I am watching a bat flying about outside from the comfort of my Poang.  :smug:
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #644 on: 09 May, 2022, 12:02:50 pm »
The sparrows that nest behind next door's barge boards are back again, probably for the 10th year in sucession. Not the same ones, natch.  And another blue tit is looking over the nest box, maybe he'll find a mate.
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #645 on: 13 May, 2022, 10:36:36 pm »
Have a bird of some sort, nesting in a rose bush.

Will get put up photos in a bit.

Was trimming the roses back but have stopped when i found the nest hope that I haven't done anything to upset the bird

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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #646 on: 20 June, 2022, 09:07:05 pm »
Sainsbury's price for 40 Whiskas pouches has gone up from £11.75 to £13.70 overnight.
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #647 on: 23 June, 2022, 12:04:41 am »
I'm in the living room with the windows shut and I can hear a wol shouting outside  :)

Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
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Re: A random thread for the wildlife stuff - you know the drill
« Reply #649 on: 28 June, 2022, 11:09:19 am »
Surprised by some wildlife recently; I think the persistent bad weather is driving them down out of the hills.
Seen since Sun
Young stag, just off the road to our house.
Two red kites
hedgehog
3 species of finch, 1 species of thrush, 2 of sparrow. No partridge in a pear tree though.
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