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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:27 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

:shock:

Would love to see your Dodo photo ...

As would RSPB, WWF and several other nature based organisations. :duck:
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Rooster » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:04 pm

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
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

:shock:

Would love to see your Dodo photo ...

As would RSPB, WWF and several other nature based organisations. :duck:
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby solidarity » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:31 pm

Couple of great pictures above, lads. :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Frank » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:15 pm

I once saw a single magpie and got home to hear the news that my mother in law was diagnosed with cancer.
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:13 pm

Just to bring this thread back to the surface ...

... which coincidentally is where I saw this eider duck today.

Bob'n up and down on the surface just off Donaghadee. Been along time since I saw one of these so close to shore.
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:15 pm

Also saw (amongst others) this little stonechat catching flies in the unseasonably warm February.
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Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:20 pm

and this heron was getting harried by a number of herring and common gulls.
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:41 pm

Also saw a crow down on the shoreline repeatedly gather shellfish and fly up to a height, then drop them on the rocks below and then fly down to hoover up their smashed remains.

The gulls never bothered with it while he was doing that, but once he gave up on that and pinched food off one of them instead, they soon gave chase. He managed to get away with it though and had it all to himself.

Asyou can guess, I had a restful day just watching the birds doing what birds do. It's put me in a good mood for later.

I trust no fish hawk is gonna ruin my mood tonight. >threaten
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby Dave » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:43 pm

Brett Herron signing for Quins, allegedly.
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Re: Big Merv's nature watch.

Postby justinr73 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:50 pm

I saw a bittern a few years ago.

Got the twitchers all in a tizzy it did.
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