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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby WeeWorld » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:05 am

big mervyn wrote:
Setanta wrote:They should be protected.

Poultry farmers?


Rooster in captivity?
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Rooster » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:17 pm

Setanta wrote:They should be protected.
They are legally protected in the UK.
Strange little animal who really has small person syndrome, they get very vicious looking if they think they are cornered.
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Rooster » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:31 pm

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
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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The owls were having a bit of a new years party last night as well, lovely still night so could hear them all hooting even from a mile away or more.
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby big mervyn » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:35 pm

Seen a few reds in Castlewellan Forest this year.

Visited Ireland's oldest living oak this morning (Belvoir Forest)

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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:01 pm

Rooster wrote:The owls were having a bit of a new years party last night as well, lovely still night so could hear them all hooting even from a mile away or more.


Wot?

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

Postby big mervyn » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:04 pm

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
Rooster wrote:The owls were having a bit of a new years party last night as well, lovely still night so could hear them all hooting even from a mile away or more.


Wot?

Sorry, you'll have to speak up a bit.

Must have been a dry night Rooster - not too wet to woo!

Beat that Grumpy :lol:
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:33 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
Rooster wrote:The owls were having a bit of a new years party last night as well, lovely still night so could hear them all hooting even from a mile away or more.


Wot?

Sorry, you'll have to speak up a bit.

Must have been a dry night Rooster - not too wet to woo!

Beat that Grumpy :lol:

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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:43 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
Rooster wrote:The owls were having a bit of a new years party last night as well, lovely still night so could hear them all hooting even from a mile away or more.


Wot?

Sorry, you'll have to speak up a bit.

Must have been a dry night Rooster - not too wet to woo!

Beat that Grumpy :lol:

You're a hoot ... even if that is a very owl joke. :roll:

S'pose if they had been hooting a couple of nights earlier, it would have been Owl Lang Syne?

Plenty of owls where I live - Teat Owls

Most laid back owls ever - don't give a hoot about anything.

I had a pet owl that nearly turned 180 - it wasn't old, it just had a stiff neck.

I note a certain person who posts on this forum has been very quiet of late - his dyslexia has hit a new owl.

What's the difference between a sniper with Parkinson's Disease and a constipated owl? - One can shoot but can't hit ...

My wife said she was a night owl. She was lying though, because when I tried to turn her head through 270 degrees, her neck broke.

There's gotta be more ... but do let's keep them strig-ly about owls. No simply fowl ones. >EW
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Dave » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:52 pm

I've been waiting for an Ian Nagle joke...
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:53 pm

Dave wrote:I've been waiting for an Ian Nagle joke...

No doubt we'll get one sometime ... it'll just be by some circaetus route.
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Setanta » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:35 pm

Cloves enough!
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby tigerburnie » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:43 pm

Do a bit of Owl spottin' myself
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:53 pm

Nice. :thumleft:

I would have thought an owl would be too small to be of interested to a tiger though.

Here's one of my own, since we've moved onto owls now.

And it's not a teat owl.
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Rooster » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:11 pm

Owls are the one bird I have never got a photo of in the wild, heard plenty seen quite a few but never got a photo
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby GLENN CORNICK » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:35 am

Rooster wrote:Owls are the one bird I have never got a photo of in the wild, heard plenty seen quite a few but never got a photo



I got a lot of photos of owl birds, sahib, you like?
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