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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby tigerburnie » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:17 pm

Another from last autumn, a female Marsh Harrier
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:24 am

Brilliant, Tigerburnie...it's just as if you have never been away.
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby tigerburnie » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:25 pm

A Yellowhammer
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and a Jenny Wren
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:16 pm

It's pictures like those, that make me realize what beautiful birds we have in our country...
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby tigerburnie » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:46 pm

A pair of Grey Herons building a nest, if they are successful I shall return when there are chicks in the nest. This nest is on an island in a pond inside a park in the middle of a local town, so it won't be disturbed by me, I just hope the local hooligans leave them alone.

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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby Westi » Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:32 pm

There is something magical about birds in variety, colour & adaptions; but mostly their eyes attract me! Tiger, every pic you take I see those 'knowing, been here before eyes'! How they got on this planet is really interesting as well - a bird from a reptile? Amazing!
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby Stephen » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:47 am

I can not remember ever seeing a pair of herons, lots of singletons however. Obviously they do mate. I'll look out for nests along yhe canal where I have seen the singles.
It doesn't look a particularly sophisticated construction (but it must work for them).
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby tigerburnie » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:25 am

Herons tend to nest together sometimes all in the same tree, referred to as Heronries.
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby tigerburnie » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:10 pm

I may not get out as much with the quarantine thing going on, so I'll show you a few older ones I took in the past few months, hope you like them.
A Kingfisher diving for its supper
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and back on it's perch
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby oldherbaceous » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:27 pm

I think stunning is the word i'm after.....
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby Westi » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:14 pm

I think you will be fineTiger! I'm not sure where you get this fab pics from will count as social contact! I bet you hardly ever see anyone! Bloody brilliant as usual!
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby tigerburnie » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:59 pm

The Kingfishers are taken from a hide that will be busy this time of year, so I shall avoid that place for a bit, climbing into the Glens, or putting on my chest waders and standing in the middle of a river after Salmon, Trout or Sea Trout will keep me well isolated.
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby Stephen » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:19 am

Fabulous, initially I wondered if the first was rotated from its proper orientation.
Tiger, I'm sure you are not brealing self-isolation by going out for a ealk and bird watching, any more than gardening is. While they can be sociable, mostly they are fairly solitary.
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby tigerburnie » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:50 pm

We are able to go for a drive or a walk to keep fit(and sane lol), we went to the local shore line today, about 3 miles away in the car as my wife can't walk that far, we then went to the cliff tops to watch the sea.
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This is a local land mark known as Elephants rock as it resembles one with it's trunk in the water.
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Another local land mark is this gravestone in a tiny derelict grave yard, if you closely it states the poor fellow died before he was born as the dates have been engraved wrongly.
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Re: Wildlife photographs

Postby tigerburnie » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:51 pm

Back to wildlife and loosely connected to gardening, some Celandines hiding from the wind
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