Author Topic: Seen today  (Read 1049112 times)

Pingu

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #6775 on: 05 June, 2024, 04:47:00 pm »
Early hedgepig this arvo.


IMG_8080_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Re: Seen today
« Reply #6776 on: 07 June, 2024, 05:32:29 pm »
Baby Kestrels on the verge of fledging

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Wowbagger

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #6777 on: 12 June, 2024, 10:53:03 am »
Tree creeper in Hungerford.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #6778 on: 12 June, 2024, 06:31:28 pm »
They fledged at the weekend.

"Ott's Law states that the worst weather will coincide with the worst part (for that weather) of any planned ride"

Pingu

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #6779 on: 16 June, 2024, 09:17:33 pm »

Pingu

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #6780 on: 07 July, 2024, 09:46:50 pm »
Distant, poor light and taken through double glazing, but a record of our first visit by a redpoll.


Common redpoll (Acanthis flammea) by The Pingus, on Flickr

Re: Seen today
« Reply #6781 on: 08 July, 2024, 07:30:38 am »
Two adult swans and a line of 10 cygnets walking along a very damp country lane somewhere in deepest darkest Suffolk on Saturday.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #6782 on: 10 July, 2024, 02:55:16 pm »
Myriad seabirbs including two gannets, a possible seal and a Several of cetaceans including an actual whale.  Which hopefully did a crash dive before it got sunk by a car ferry.
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #6783 on: 11 July, 2024, 01:42:22 am »
A buzzard in a tree - to which I called "Hello Mr Buzzard" - then a minute later it swooped low over our heads as we cycled down a quiet lane, and kept descending until it was using ground effect, less than a metre off the tarmac. It carried on gliding close to the ground for what seemed like ages  - checking up over its left shoulder to make sure we were not getting too close (I purposefully slowed to prolong the experience), every few seconds, just for a moment, then went back to looking where it was going (probably also looking for small birds, rodents, and oncoming cars). I also saw other buzzards and kestrels (one with a rodent) and a marsh harrier. All on the Dengie Peninsula.
"Ott's Law states that the worst weather will coincide with the worst part (for that weather) of any planned ride"

rogerzilla

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #6784 on: 11 July, 2024, 04:43:06 pm »
A grey heron on the roof of the house opposite.  It was being dive-bombed by Swindon's most common bird, the townie gull.
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Jaded

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #6785 on: 11 July, 2024, 06:18:53 pm »
Distant, poor light and taken through double glazing, but a record of our first visit by a redpoll.


Common redpoll (Acanthis flammea) by The Pingus, on Flickr

That's interesting, in that at the end of May I saw my first redpoll, over on the West coast.
It is simpler than it looks.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #6786 on: 11 July, 2024, 08:26:33 pm »
A Several of outsize fish-nomming sea Labradors, including this chunky sort:


Finsbay: Fish-nomming sea labrador by Mr Larrington, on Flickr
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Re: Seen today
« Reply #6787 on: 11 July, 2024, 08:30:06 pm »
A bird of prey (couldn't tell you which sort) trying to fly off with a dead pigeon in its talons. As the bird was at most only marginally larger than the pigeon, this was more a series of elongated hops than a flight.