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crabbyob

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Re: Birdwatching.
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2018, 02:43:04 PM »
plus rats and weasels fortyone
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Re: Birdwatching.
« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2018, 03:02:38 PM »
On Springwatch a few years back they were trying to figure out what was taking all the avocet eggs on the reserve they were producing the program from. They set up IR cameras and it turned out to be a badger - that posed them a bit of a conundrum with one protected species noshing on the eggs of another. I think in the end they figured out it was just one individual so they caught it and moved it somewhere else. Good job there's no Convention of Badger Rights :)

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Re: Birdwatching.
« Reply #32 on: Jul 10, 2018, 10:08:22 AM »
I have just seen a green woodpecker, unfortunately it flew away before I could get the camera out. I am going to keep my hat on in case it comes back.
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Re: Birdwatching.
« Reply #33 on: Jul 10, 2018, 03:29:04 PM »
I'm also lucky to live near the coast where  I can probably see a greater variety of birds  than I do inland.  There are of course the various gulls, terns and wading birds,  but occasionally I see less common ones such as Bar tailed Godwits, Long tailed ducks and Eider.  I always enjoy seeing the flocks of Little Stint which we find in large numbers along the tide line.  Rock Pippits are very common along the rocky coast here.

Oh so that's what a Godwit is.

I thought it was a derogatory name for Labour's Tom Watson.
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fortyone

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Re: Birdwatching.
« Reply #34 on: Jul 10, 2018, 04:02:54 PM »
Close but no banana Phil. What you were probably thinking of starts with a F.

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Re: Birdwatching.
« Reply #35 on: Jul 10, 2018, 04:26:01 PM »
i saw the above mentioned Tom being interviewed on telly today...my god the man has lost about five stones, i hope he is preparing to take over as leader...
my Indian friend in Cambridge's mom that i also call mom, was fascinated by things i showed and did in India [non of which are relevant here] but she showed me a xmas card with a Robin on and told m her daughter had told her i could make one come into their garden, she knew i was a magical kinda a guy so asked me to show her a Robin... i looked at her daughter in the kitchen whose shoulders were shaking with laughter... so i got the lawn-mower out and cut half of the lawn and came back inside and took her mom to the patio door, within three minutes the greedy wee chap was there, he uses the lawnmower handle as a perch, but i have threatened him if he uses it as a toilet he is barred... after i had put the mower away i called mom to the patio to hear a Nightingale... now how many of us have heard one of those, i had to google it for verification...
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Re: Birdwatching.
« Reply #36 on: Jul 10, 2018, 05:05:15 PM »
Golly a Nightingale!  Not heard one since my Pa who was an avid birdman held me by the scruff with a hand over my mouth, he held me until the Nightingale sang its song.
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Re: Birdwatching.
« Reply #37 on: Jul 10, 2018, 07:29:40 PM »
I am a long term birder, and have taken part in many surveys down the years. I also photograph twildlife stating with didgiscoping, then DSLR, and im also using a compact superzoom these days.

Northumberland is a great area for birds especially the Farne Islands, and ive visited Wales, Scotland, and holidayed in Norfolk in pursuit of my hobby.

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Re: Birdwatching.
« Reply #38 on: Jul 10, 2018, 11:38:52 PM »
Close but no banana Phil. What you were probably thinking of starts with a F.

Yeah, that's the one, but I thought Godwit might be a polite version, you know, when people say sugar instead of sh-t.

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Re: Birdwatching.
« Reply #39 on: Jul 11, 2018, 06:45:07 AM »
Yeah, that's the one, but I thought Godwit might be a polite version, you know, when people say sugar instead of sh-t.

 ;D
I must remember that next time I am in the grocer's.
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