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Saw a sea otter quite close to the shore just west of Helen's Bay this morning. Lying on it's back eating a crab cool as you like. No photographic evidence unfortunately.
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big mervyn wrote: Tue Dec 21, 2021 5:50 pm Saw a sea otter quite close to the shore just west of Helen's Bay this morning. Lying on it's back eating a crab cool as you like. No photographic evidence unfortunately.
Fantastic Merv. :salut:

Saw an interesting little finch in my garden the other day which I am 95+% convinced was a Twite but again wasn't able to get a photo. I wrote to my contact in BTO who suggested it was more likely to be a drab coloured Linnet based on probability, but from my description conceded it might be a Twite.

I have had Linnets and Lesser Redpolls (the other possibility) in my garden before, and I'm pretty certain this wasn't either of these. Apart from size and colouration, the deciding features were its stubby beak, in relation to the rest of it - it was out of proportion for a Linnet, and the brown streaked head, as opposed to a greyish head).

Am aware that Twites aren't resident in County Down, but they are sometimes a winter visitor. Camera is left at the ready in case it comes back, but after 3 days, there's been no other sign, even though the charm of goldfinches it was with has been back (unless it was a different charm - we do get a lot of them).
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Capt There is no w or e in ---- and there is an over abundance in Co Down
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rumncoke wrote: Sun Dec 26, 2021 12:50 pm Capt There is no w or e in ---- and there is an over abundance in Co Down
I take it you live in Co. Down then Rumn?

Also that you wouldn't know a finch from a t1t ? :roll:

I spose it was inevitable that you would take a charm-ing post and tried to bring it to the gutter
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No Capt twitching came as I got older .

The birds I like are fatherless

But before you accuse me of something

I refer of course to chickens and turkeys like a batsman not that fond of a duck or game birds
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rumncoke wrote: Sun Dec 26, 2021 3:15 pm No Capt twitching came as I got older .

The birds I like are fatherless

But before you accuse me of something

I refer of course to chickens and turkeys like a batsman not that fond of a duck or game birds
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solidarity wrote: Sun Dec 26, 2021 8:08 pm
rumncoke wrote: Sun Dec 26, 2021 3:15 pm No Capt twitching came as I got older .

The birds I like are fatherless

But before you accuse me of something

I refer of course to chickens and turkeys like a batsman not that fond of a duck or game birds
Classic, Rumn, Classic! >clapping >clapping >clapping
Not just classic, but classic parthenogenesis!

If you can consistently manage that in turkeys Rumn, Bernard Matthews would love to hear from you. :shock:

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Spell checker strikes again featherless
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Seems the old spell checker changing words had you well and truly plucked ...
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Dandering on a causeway by the Mar Menor on the 27th, in 25 degrees with people sunbathing, I watched a flamboyance of flamingos dining in the salty lagoon, rich in shrimp and other delicacies. Boysohmansir but they are big-nosed bastids.
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BaggyTrousers wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:42 am Dandering on a causeway by the Mar Menor on the 27th, in 25 degrees with people sunbathing, I watched a flamboyance of flamingos dining in the salty lagoon, rich in shrimp and other delicacies. Boysohmansir but they are big-nosed bastids.
Well I never ....

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I never knew that shrimp were big nosed. :shock:
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I saw a bird today.

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Dave wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:52 am I saw a bird today.
This is 2022 Dave - you cannot use such un-PC language about chicks anymore. :roll:

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For the avoidance of doubt, I am well aware that the above terms are offensive and I use them in a way that clearly (I hope) demonstrates that as offensive.


Phew - I think I got away with one there!
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Had a wee gleek at the wolf moon. Quare night for it.
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Cap'n Grumpy wrote: Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:06 am
Dave wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:52 am I saw a bird today.
This is 2022 Dave - you cannot use such un-PC language about chicks anymore. :roll:

Please show a bit or respect for our arm-candy.




For the avoidance of doubt, I am well aware that the above terms are offensive and I use them in a way that clearly (I hope) demonstrates that as offensive.


Phew - I think I got away with one there!
Personally I thought she was a bit of a dog.
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