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WHAT'S BUZZING OR FLYING NEAR YOU 2018

Discussion in 'Wildlife Corner' started by ARMANDII, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. BeeHappy

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    :nonofinger: Nowt plain aboot our Wunderful Woo, you's has beauty on the outside and it runs reet tru you ALL the way n that's the best and truest beauty :imphrt: and ya can't argue with that ;) -as it's got to be true cos me Granny told me :heehee:
     
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    • strongylodon

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      Holes Bay, Poole harbour this morning.
      Spotted Redshank, probably the same bird as in my recent pics as it was in the same place.
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      Curlew.
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      Dunlin, one of our smallest waders, down here on the coast they are mainly winter visitors.
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      • ARMANDII

        ARMANDII ADMINISTRATOR Staff Member

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        Woo's being modest, as this is a pic of him at the GC Admin Office Christmas Party................

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        • strongylodon

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          More Winter shore birds, Studland Bay, Poole harbour.
          Ringed Plovers.
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          Grey Plover.
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          • wiseowl

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            Good morning Mr Blackbird is keeping me company in the garden:smile:

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              We don't see many of these but I heard one making a racket in our yard this afternoon. The quality of the photo is not the best as the yard is very icy and dangerous to walk through, so I shot with telephoto lens. I hope it is pecking out a nest, as I would love to have it as a neighbor.

              "The pileated woodpecker is a large woodpecker native to North America. This crow-sized bird normally inhabits deciduous forests in eastern North America, the Great Lakes, the boreal forests of Canada, and parts of the Pacific coast."

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              • strongylodon

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                I hope it has come to stay @hydrogardener, it would be great to have it nest in your yard.
                It is bigger than our two larger Woodpeckers here.

                I tried photographing these Avocets on the river Exe estuary but the sun made the mud glisten so much that even with a little editing they still can out rubbish so I deleted nearly all of them!!:biggrin:
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                • hydrogardener

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                  It kept teasing me as it was moving around the to other side of the tree each time I got into position to take a photo. :rasp:
                   
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                    Good sunny afternoon,here's my friendly Blackbird still keeping yours truly company while I level out the new turf area:smile:

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                    • Gail_68

                      Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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                      We've had black birds in the conifers in all the years we've lived here but I like seeing the finches come in the summer.

                      Smashing close ups @wiseowl
                       
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                        Good morning Mr Robins watching me and singing at his best,delightful sound ,blue sky and the sun is shining:smile:
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                        • Gail_68

                          Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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                          I've not seen a Robin in our back garden @wiseowl since we had the last bad fall of snow :scratch:
                           
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                            Saw my first 2018 butterfly today. Too quick for me to take a picture:smile:
                             
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                              Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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                              Hello @alana shame you couldn't catch it as the colours some times are out standing..I've not seen any here as yet:)
                               

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