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bird watching (part 2)

Postby Tomsk » 29 Oct 2010, 23:39

Ah yes......a subject i.......like......mmmmmmmmm!
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Re: bird watching (part 2)

Postby Tomsk » 30 Oct 2010, 21:53

sorry,this is just silly......
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Re: bird watching (part 2)

Postby Ice.Maiden » 30 Oct 2010, 22:34

I think the feathered variety are lovely.

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Postby Tomsk » 30 Oct 2010, 23:55

both are.....
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Postby Ice.Maiden » 31 Oct 2010, 00:39

ROFL!!! Incorrigible!
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Postby Tomsk » 31 Oct 2010, 00:50

aww thanks cherub....!
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Re: bird watching (part 2)

Postby Ice.Maiden » 02 Dec 2010, 13:07

Here are a couple of nice birds with some nuts.

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Postby kg » 04 Dec 2010, 03:44


What is that bird doing to that nut? :o
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Postby Ice.Maiden » 04 Dec 2010, 11:55

Cracking it open ......
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Re: bird watching (part 2)

Postby Tomsk » 04 Dec 2010, 12:01

SERIOUSLY THOUGH......what beautiful colours....
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Re: bird watching (part 2)

Postby Ice.Maiden » 04 Dec 2010, 12:32

I reckon that macaws and parrots have some of the most beautiful colours that you can see on birds.

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Re: bird watching (part 2)

Postby imhotep the 2nd » 04 Dec 2010, 16:53

Ahem......excuse me, but I heard that!! LOL! =) :D

Who would want to know about my CK's then??
If you must know Ice, my CK's are not that tight hun.....they hold everything in place very nicely thank you.
Ahem....Moving on though, here's a nice pair....

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Re: bird watching (part 2)

Postby Ice.Maiden » 04 Dec 2010, 19:35

:lol: You know I'm only joking - and you've advertised your CK's to us all anyway!! :lmao4:
Yes - lovely bird pic there.
The green woodpecker's pretty as well. You don't see many of them now, but last summer we had a woodpecker in the garden.

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Postby imhotep the 2nd » 05 Dec 2010, 16:27

Oooh, I think I did tell all about my CK's didn't I Icey!!!!
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However, we've had a Great Spotted Woodpecker in our garden a few times this year!!
Here is a pic of one below....
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Postby Ice.Maiden » 05 Dec 2010, 21:58

Yes, it was one of those which we had imhotep. It's very rare to get them round these parts, so it was brilliant to sit and watch him.
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Re: bird watching (part 2)

Postby imhotep the 2nd » 06 Dec 2010, 19:52

I could watch birds all day you know.......
now let me get a closer look......


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Re: bird watching (part 2)

Postby Ice.Maiden » 07 Dec 2010, 15:54

:lol:

Well I also like looking at them, but I'm not one of those avid ornithologists who sits there with binoculars. Having said that, in the summer, we went to Carsington Waters in Derbyshire, where one of the children'd gone on a school trip, and they have an observance point where you can spy some of the rare ones which fly in. It was quite interesting.
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Re: bird watching (part 2)

Postby Tomsk » 09 Dec 2010, 15:06

that sounds jolly relaxing.
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Re: bird watching (part 2)

Postby kg » 09 Jan 2011, 18:40


Well, to draggggg this thread back on topic...

I went out in the yard a little while ago. Of course, all the trees are bare; the leaves on the ground; everything is brown. Then, right there among the bare tree branches, I saw a splotch of bright red. Upon closer examination, I found I was looking at a Cardinal:

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Of course, it was a male. The female cardinal is nowhere near as brilliant red:

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I tried to snap a shot off, but trees in the foreground threw off the autofocus, and I was unable to manually adjust the lens sufficiently to get a good shot.

Cardinals and Blue Jays are fairly prolific in this area, along with the American Bald Eagles, which nest next to the Mississippi River here in the area. In the season, there have been many a good shot made of nesting Bald Eagles here, and cars line the roads in the area from the people trying to get a good shot or look.
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Re: bird watching (part 2)

Postby Ice.Maiden » 10 Jan 2011, 17:03

How beautiful.
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