Pictures of Wildlife.

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Drew5233, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. gash hand

    gash hand Well-Known Member

    upload_2021-6-13_11-24-52.jpeg stag beetle in my garden.
     
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  2. Wobbler

    Wobbler Patron Patron

    Aren’t they magnificent. When I was a lad I recall strolling along a lane at dusk and one of these flew right past my head, the first stag beetle I had ever ‘met’. It gave me a fright I can tell you!
     
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  3. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Still trying to take a photo of a Cuckoo, before it heads back to the DR Congo in Africa at the end of the month. Heard it for a hour and a half this morning. I made a recording of this afternoon in an Oak tree, 10 metres away. The vegetation was too dense, but I'm still happy I got that close. :)

    A tagged one (BTO) arrived in the UK on 24 April 2021, King's Forest, Suffolk from Angola. Amazing journey.

    I shall post the blurred video with the sounds of the cuckoo tomorrow.
     
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  4. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    The stork is a regular guest again in Holland. I spotted this nest on a chimney of a house in Ottersum (near Gennep/Reichswald) last week. I made a close-up with my telephone camera, unfortunately a bit out of focus.

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    This is how they normally look like ;):

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    .. and this is how they sound like; to greet the storks make a clattering sound (klepperen in Dutch):

     
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  5. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Here is the recording of the Cuckoo I heard close by yesterday afternoon. Increase the volume on your device before it starts. It will be better as I got closer. Good sound of a Chiff Chaff as well.

     
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  6. HAARA

    HAARA Well-Known Member

    Vixen enjoying the morning sun.

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  7. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Well-Known Member

    This is Spikes third year in our garden. He had a friend with him last month but seems to have returned to his bachelor pad. He hibernates in his house in winter, parties with friends in the spring and comes back every week or two in the summer.
     

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  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Keeping an eye out 100 foot up on an old wall

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  9. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Well-Known Member

    What bird is it Jackdaw?
     
  10. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

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    Altered the thread title, as, frankly... it had become silly.

    Lovely neat pusscat pressie next to the dishwasher this morning.
    Cheers, pusscat!

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  11. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    The title got silly because members were posting images of farm animals which certainly aren't wildlife.
     
  12. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    Before having 4 30’+ Leylandii cut down in the garden the guys managed to save two Pidgeon nests each containing a single chick. The nests were put to one side while they continued felling. The next time I checked the chicks had left the nests and hid themselves in the Lavender and alpine stuff for shade and safety. I feared that they would not survive but to my surprise the mother has found them and is feeding both chicks.

    Does anyone know when they will fly off? Both chicks are flapping their wings which are already showing colouring.

    Cheers

    Kevin
     

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  13. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    One for Stolpi
    Cuckoo update
    Info from the BTO Cuckoo tracking project
    Introducing Ellis


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    19 Jun 2021

    Ellis was caught near Loch Arklet in the Trossachs, Scotland. Since being tagged, Ellis spent a few days near Bungay in Suffolk before crossing the Channel to the Netherlands. Having stopped off near Leiden in South Holland, updates received last night showed that he had flown 137 km (85 miles) north east to his current location near Leeuwarden (Leeuwarder Bos) in Friesland.
     
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  14. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    This Rhino spotted nw London

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  15. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Duck

    Clissold Park,Hackney

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  17. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Oh duck



    it was a long way a way
     
  18. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Clissold Park Hackney

    Duck on steroids

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  19. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Greylag Goose. Proud parent keeping watch.
     
  20. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Buteman ... thank you!

    Actually some years ago I spotted one on one of my bicycle tours. They are quite large, almost the size of a pigeon.

    How far does the cuckoo fly?
     
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