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#21 Game Warden

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:16 AM

Wow, I wonder if they come into our garden here? Will have to get the binos out...

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:20 AM

Interactive Dawn Chorus...

Which birds sing first in the dawn chorus? - interactive reports www.guardian.co.uk.

Why do bird species sing in a particular order as the sun rises? The Wildlife Trusts and the Royal Horticultural Society, which run the Big Wildlife Garden competition, explain what you might hear and when. Click on the pictures below to find out.

To read the full article, (and play with the pics and sounds), click here.

It's such a fantastic little app.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 11:17 AM

Turtle doves: RSPB launches rescue mission reports www.bbc.co.uk.

Conservationists are embarking on an urgent mission to save one of the UK's most threatened birds - the turtle dove - from extinction.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 10:59 AM

Blackbird cam, and others can be found on the www.wildlifewhisperer.tv website.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 09:50 PM

My first fledgling of 2012 (starling) on my bird table, shot from my kitchen window.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:10 PM

Blackcap

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I also stumbled on this treecreeper building a nest in a large tree trunk:

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I left it in peace after snapping a few quick shots.
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:16 PM

Puffin in the rain:

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White tailed eagle

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Common Buzzard

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:04 AM

Blackbird with a "smooth newt" (thanks KK!)

Taken through a hazy patio door at my aunt's house :D

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:21 AM

Interesting image!!!
Never seen one take a newt before.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:26 AM

I suppose it's Puffin time again!
I tried to get onto the Isle of May about a month ago but the weather rapidly became bad. We were unable to land and about half the passengers parted company with their stomach contents on the return trip!

Here is one taken earlier this week. The first of the Pufflings have hatched.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:35 AM

Amended the title to include birding talk and images from around the world. Now, get posting ;)

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:44 PM

"Tests show golden eagle found dead in Lochaber poisoned" reports www.bbc.co.uk.

A golden eagle that was found dead near Morar in Lochaber was poisoned, according to the results of tests done at a Scottish government laboratory.

RSPB Scotland said it was the third known eagle poisoning incident in the area in the past 10 years.


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Posted 22 July 2012 - 05:47 PM

I am no birder, although I like birds a lot, so can anyone tell me what duck (right hand one) this is that i saw on the Thames foreshore this morning by my flat near the 02 arena? Apologies for the quality, i took it with lots of digital zoom on a little compact.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:57 PM

it's most likely a mallard crossed with a farmyard duck. :D
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:37 PM

It's a domestic Mallard hybrid.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:56 PM

Thanks guys.

My photos are far from the quality of yours, the Puffin ones especially are stunning (what kind of camera do you need to take photos of that quality - i am assuming over £1k?). Mine are taken with a cheapish compact, but here are a couple of Galapagos one i like. I can post a few others if anyone is interested.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:29 AM

Happy feet!
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:36 AM

I can post a few others if anyone is interested.


Yes!

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:07 PM

I've lost control of my computer!

My cursor keeps hitting the "Like This" button, I have no control!

Perhaps it's time to buy a REE-AWL camera!
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:05 PM

My mealworm buddy from a couple of years back.
Does anybody else breed mealworms for the birds?

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