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Random Musings => Miscellany => Where The Wild Things Are => Topic started by: Bledlow on May 14, 2012, 06:23:36 pm

Title: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Bledlow on May 14, 2012, 06:23:36 pm
To start off -

(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq48/Bledlow/IMG_0357.jpg)

(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq48/Bledlow/IMG_0354.jpg)

The more the merrier, so post away!
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Pingu on May 14, 2012, 07:18:39 pm
If you insist:

(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/98/379158185_55500e7503_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/379158185/)
Lochcarron Robin (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/379158185/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: chris on May 26, 2012, 10:38:46 pm
Rare glimse of a  Corncrake -
(http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x467/NorthamptonSailingClubPhotos/IMG_8174.jpg)
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Wowbagger on May 26, 2012, 10:41:19 pm
If you insist:

(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/98/379158185_55500e7503_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/379158185/)
Lochcarron Robin (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/379158185/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr

Isn't that a juvenile just bursting into adult plumage?
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on June 10, 2012, 07:49:50 pm
Red Kite over Marlow

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/DSC02250.jpg)
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Pingu on June 10, 2012, 08:56:02 pm
This fellow was displaying to us at our lunch stop today:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7074/7358819452_9de7e87882_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/7358819452/)
IMG_0409 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/7358819452/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: JohnP on June 10, 2012, 09:33:10 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/543723_3755477697160_1403510810_n.jpg)

On guard at Stanborough.
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: JohnP on June 10, 2012, 09:34:54 pm
And then off he flew ... same image as previous post ...thanks peter for spotting that.
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Peter on June 10, 2012, 11:56:46 pm
Or not, as the case may be!
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: JohnP on June 12, 2012, 09:18:51 am
I think he's gone now

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/552797_3754286587383_410002003_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: JohnP on June 12, 2012, 09:20:09 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/547857_3754330348477_2140482186_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Furious on September 15, 2013, 12:07:51 pm
A tiding of magpies on a neighbour's roof yesterday morning.

(http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/oo55/Rijidij61/Misc/IMG_2343.jpg)
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on September 23, 2013, 07:25:00 pm
An hygienic Robin-

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/DSC03943.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/mattlangridge/media/DSC03943.jpg.html)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/DSC03946.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/mattlangridge/media/DSC03946.jpg.html)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/DSC03947.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/mattlangridge/media/DSC03947.jpg.html)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/DSC03948.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/mattlangridge/media/DSC03948.jpg.html)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/DSC03951.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/mattlangridge/media/DSC03951.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Wombat on September 24, 2013, 09:11:37 pm
One of my mates I often go and talk to in the mornings before going into the office (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-hAbE6yYUF6c/UkHvbu60ehI/AAAAAAAAFGQ/KbsgQ3r0mqM/s800/_DSC297220.jpg)

Now is that first try at linking an image going to work?
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Wombat on September 24, 2013, 09:24:27 pm
Blimey, fourth try, but got there in the end...
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Snakehips on October 11, 2013, 02:46:46 pm
(http://images.yudu.com/item_files/1367222/Lonsdale-Heron.jpg)

No matter how often I see a Heron in a tree I always have to stop and look.

Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Jaded on July 30, 2015, 07:25:17 pm
(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/DSC_7367.jpg)
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: menthel on July 31, 2015, 02:02:25 pm
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5472/10461684626_d1ff6d0197_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/gWsSmS)Skokholm July 2013 1-58.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/gWsSmS) by Jim Swales (https://www.flickr.com/photos/menthel/), on Flickr

Have a puffin
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Jaded on March 27, 2016, 02:56:12 pm
(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/DSC_2387.jpg)
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Deano on March 27, 2016, 03:01:47 pm
Isn't that a hoopoe? I've never seen one in the wild.
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Jaded on March 27, 2016, 06:58:51 pm
Yes, with a large insect it had just found. It could be a mole cricket, I think.
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: menthel on March 29, 2016, 02:14:37 pm
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5684/23526028044_e25d20661d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BQV3vb)Barnes Bittern (https://flic.kr/p/BQV3vb) by Jim Swales (https://www.flickr.com/photos/menthel/), on Flickr

Mmm, Bittern...
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 30, 2016, 11:04:07 am
Twice shy?

(http://legslarry.org.uk/BikeStull/coat_48.png)
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Jaded on April 01, 2016, 07:09:18 pm
(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/DSC_3159.jpg)
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Jaded on April 02, 2016, 10:09:09 am
Not sure what these are

(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/DSC_3310.jpg)

(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/DSC_3321.jpg)

(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/DSC_3292.jpg)
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: pcolbeck on April 04, 2016, 09:55:39 am
Top one looks like some kind of herons but we only have grey herrons in the UK and they are more gangly than that.
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Steph on April 04, 2016, 10:33:51 am
Night herons and azure-winged magpie.
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Jaded on April 04, 2016, 11:17:24 am
Excellent, thanks Steph!
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: pcolbeck on April 04, 2016, 11:25:20 am
Not in the UK then at the moment Jaded ?
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Jaded on April 04, 2016, 01:42:51 pm
I'm in Chard!
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: bumper on April 20, 2016, 07:09:28 pm
one of the nesting birds in my garden. They've used a blackbird nest as a base to the nest. The blackbirds were tarting it up to use again this year. They are now in the garage guttering  :facepalm:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1521/26545173375_336a8b315b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GrGXe2)
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: bumper on April 22, 2016, 04:20:11 pm
This is dad. He does a great job of guarding mum.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1704/26511660411_1c2639ed12_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GoKbZi)
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: menthel on April 29, 2016, 11:53:05 am
We have a big fat pair of wood chibbins in the garden- you can't get a decent photo of them as they are constantly "at it". They have been ever since they arrived about 3 years ago!
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: bumper on April 29, 2016, 12:48:27 pm
That's why they're everywhere  ;D

There's possibly 3 more on the way. She was on 3 eggs last time I looked.
They're ugly little blighters when they hatch out!
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: bumper on May 02, 2016, 07:16:21 pm
This Blue Tit has a nest about 2ft from the Wood Pigeon.

It's hard to believe, but the Blackbirds that had their nest stolen by the Pigeons are starting to build directly under the old nest!

That's 3 nests within 3ft of each other!!

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1473/26680420312_7628d923a7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GDE8qL)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1469/26709666681_2ffca30ba5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GGf2mv)
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Wowbagger on May 02, 2016, 10:47:52 pm
Top one looks like some kind of herons but we only have grey herrons in the UK and they are more gangly than that.

A few years ago a night heron took up residence for a short time on Two Tree Island, Southend. Unusual species quite often do. I think that was the year that there was a pair of long-eared owls nesting nearby. None of them got any sleep because there was a nightingale in the blackthorn throughout the spring and summer.
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Steph on May 04, 2016, 12:16:45 am
If you go to the Marquenterre reserve by the mouth of the Somme, you get (on my best day there) in one view little egret, cattle egret, great white egret, spoonbill, white stork, grey heron and night heron. Plus loooooads of nightingales.
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: PaulR on May 17, 2016, 08:52:29 am
You cannot get much more ordinary than this chap, but we enjoy his company in the garden and he seems to appreciate our efforts to turn over bugs and worms for him.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2w8jcas60u1r0cj/robin.jpg?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/2w8jcas60u1r0cj/robin.jpg?dl=0)
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: BrianI on July 13, 2016, 09:33:57 am
Does a photo of my new, 10 week old Cockatiel count as gratuitous, sitting on the author's shoulder (supposedly an untamed  avariary reared bird but actually very tame, and steps onto my finger and climbs up my arm onto my shoulder!!)

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8832/28280147125_0c77389908_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/K629tx)FB_IMG_1468398073107 (https://flic.kr/p/K629tx) by BrianInnesPhotography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/brianinnesphotography/), on Flickr

I bought him/her yesterday as a replacement for my first cockatiel Flynn, who sadly passed away a couple of months ago . I'm sure Spike will get on well with the new one, despite age difference!

Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Ruthie on July 13, 2016, 03:19:40 pm
What a beautiful little bird Brian!
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: RibbleRouser on July 13, 2016, 07:21:08 pm
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160713/89f2c40e99d8c6cc53ce0fc47e9477ab.jpg)


Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Ruthie on July 13, 2016, 07:59:31 pm
The look on that bird's face is priceless  ;D
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Mr Larrington on July 14, 2016, 02:21:47 pm
Is that chap's name "Cliff", by any chance?
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Wowbagger on July 14, 2016, 11:30:48 pm
Whose tern is it anyway?
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Steph on July 19, 2016, 09:02:10 pm
{Aussie philosopher accent]  Farne Kant
Title: Re: Gratuitous bird pictures
Post by: Jaded on August 17, 2016, 12:25:03 am
Went for a walk today and saw a bird

(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/DSC_0952-a.jpg)

then four birds
(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/DSC_0988-a.jpg)

then a grumpy seagull
(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/DSC_1003-a.jpg)