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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby big mervyn » Sun May 20, 2018 11:23 am

Dave wrote:Wonder where the honeymoon is? Could Herbie give them a deal?Image

Could be a potential source of conflict there. Wee Meghan is a supporter of animal rights and says no to fur, advertising animal products and opposes keeping wild animals in captivity. Given that, it would be strange if she was in favour of shooting them just for the crack like

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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Dave » Sun May 20, 2018 11:30 am

big mervyn wrote:
Dave wrote:Wonder where the honeymoon is? Could Herbie give them a deal?Image

Could be a potential source of conflict there. Wee Meghan is a supporter of animal rights and says no to fur, advertising animal products and opposes keeping wild animals in captivity. Given that, it would be strange if she was in favour of shooting them just for the crack like

I'm going for 18 months on the marriage breakup sweepstakes.

Any other takers?
Wee Harry wasn't allowed on the last boxing day hunt eithetmr. Apparently Meghan is a reader of Naom Chomsky. I'd suggest she re-read them while she's relaxing on those ivory seats in Windsor Castle. The Windsor's are a pack of kunts.
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby justinr73 » Sun May 20, 2018 1:26 pm

I think Harry has seen the light on the hunting front to be fair.

Just a shame that the father couldn’t be at the wedding.

Or Meg’s dad.
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby big mervyn » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:51 pm

justinr73 wrote:I think Harry has seen the light on the hunting front to be fair.

Just a shame that the father couldn’t be at the wedding.

Or Meg’s dad.

Poor 'arry wasn't allowed to slaughter anything this Xmas.

A lot of fox screaming last night. It's the mating season. Either that or a banshee.
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Dave » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:12 pm

big mervyn wrote:
justinr73 wrote:I think Harry has seen the light on the hunting front to be fair.

Just a shame that the father couldn’t be at the wedding.

Or Meg’s dad.

Poor 'arry wasn't allowed to slaughter anything this Xmas.

A lot of fox screaming last night. It's the mating season. Either that or a banshee.
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby big mervyn » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:20 pm

Dave wrote:
big mervyn wrote:
justinr73 wrote:I think Harry has seen the light on the hunting front to be fair.

Just a shame that the father couldn’t be at the wedding.

Or Meg’s dad.

Poor 'arry wasn't allowed to slaughter anything this Xmas.

A lot of fox screaming last night. It's the mating season. Either that or a banshee.
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Johnny Spencer or Johnny Hewitt?
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Dave » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:24 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Dave wrote:
big mervyn wrote:
justinr73 wrote:I think Harry has seen the light on the hunting front to be fair.

Just a shame that the father couldn’t be at the wedding.

Or Meg’s dad.

Poor 'arry wasn't allowed to slaughter anything this Xmas.

A lot of fox screaming last night. It's the mating season. Either that or a banshee.
His grandad has killed enough for everyone over the years.Image

Johnny Spencer or Johnny Hewitt?
A bit more English in him than the other German/Danish/Greek lot.
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby big mervyn » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:42 pm

Dave wrote:
big mervyn wrote:
Dave wrote:
big mervyn wrote:
justinr73 wrote:I think Harry has seen the light on the hunting front to be fair.

Just a shame that the father couldn’t be at the wedding.

Or Meg’s dad.

Poor 'arry wasn't allowed to slaughter anything this Xmas.

A lot of fox screaming last night. It's the mating season. Either that or a banshee.
His grandad has killed enough for everyone over the years.Image

Johnny Spencer or Johnny Hewitt?
A bit more English in him than the other German/Danish/Greek lot.

His da was from Derry hi.
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:47 pm

Just to try to bring this back to the topic as I presume it was originally envisaged, (I know,it's not like me), I happened to spot a Greater Spotted Woodpecker when walking at Kiltonga just outside Newtownards, a couple of months ago. First time I had ever seen one live and in the flesh.

Apologies for the quality of the photo below (which is genuinely mine, taken at the time), but I didn't have an DSLR with me and used the Lumix compact I did have to hand. I was quite pleased with the result - not great, but acceptable for capturing something of this size at the very top of a tree about 50m away at the time.

Maybe not as colourful as a kingfisher as per Merv's original post, but it pleased me.
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby big mervyn » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:07 pm

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:Just to try to bring this back to the topic as I presume it was originally envisaged, (I know,it's not like me), I happened to spot a Greater Spotted Woodpecker when walking at Kiltonga just outside Newtownards, a couple of months ago. First time I had ever seen one live and in the flesh.

Apologies for the quality of the photo below (which is genuinely mine, taken at the time), but I didn't have an DSLR with me and used the Lumix compact I did have to hand. I was quite pleased with the result - not great, but acceptable for capturing something of this size at the very top of a tree about 50m away at the time.

Maybe not as colourful as a kingfisher as per Merv's original post, but it pleased me.

Nice one grumps. They're easier to hear than to spot
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:48 pm

big mervyn wrote:Nice one grumps. They're easier to hear than to spot

Wot?

Sorry, you'll have to speak up a bit.
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Rooster » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:01 am

A Pine Martin snooping around here this past few weeks, hopefully snacking on grey squirrels
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:16 am

Rooster wrote:A Pine Martin snooping around here this past few weeks, hopefully snacking on grey squirrels

Nice one. :thumleft:

Some auld poultry farmer will likely shoot it or something though. :roll:


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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Setanta » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:29 am

They should be protected.
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby big mervyn » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:02 am

Setanta wrote:They should be protected.

Poultry farmers?
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