Pictures of Wildlife.

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

  1. Buteman

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

    The Zambian based Cuckoo did the trip to Mongolia. Amazing journey.

    It's Congo based cousin did the trip to the UK and is about to return for it's 6th journey. The tag to track the Cuckoo costs £3,500 each and £60 per month to monitor it progress.

    BTO netted 11 across the UK over the last two months. 3 have left the UK and are in Normandy, west of Paris and in The Netherlands. A large investment to understand an endangered species.
     
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  2. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member



    Some cuckoo's don't travel far from there nest:

     
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  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    I witnessed an avian battle in my garden yesterday, two parakeets and a crow. The crow killed one parakeet which fell to the ground with a thud, suddenly several other parakeets arrived and delivered recompense to the crow, which in turn fell to the ground injured. Using the cover of the melee, my cat Conran stole away the dead parakeet for his pleasure.
     
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  4. CL1

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

    Coot

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  5. Buteman

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

    Mixed Ducks seen on top of a narrow boat. ;)

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  6. CL1

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

    Canada Geese with brood

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  7. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Some impressions of a recent bicycle tour around Rotterdam (Holland):

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    Gouda Turfgracht

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    Gouda center market .... with the

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    Gouda's15th Century Town Hall

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    Delfshaven Sluice to the Schie

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    Delfshaven ... with the famous Pilgrim Fathers Church

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    Maassluis

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    Schiedam

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    Schiedam

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    Schiedam

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    Schiedam famous for its gin obviously has a Gin Museum

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    Schiedam draw bridge

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    Windmills Schiedam .. those of Schiedam are the world's highest

    In short beautiful typical Dutch countryside .... until I met these invasive exotics ... at the foot of the above windmill (left) in Schiedam o_O

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  8. Buteman

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

    A pen and ink print of an earlier time at Delshaven on my wall.

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  9. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    A then ... and now ...

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    .. a second picture taken from the bridge in front of the Pilgrim Father's Church toward the south shows the windmill at the mouth of the Delfshaven harbour, near the junction with the Nieuwe Maas River

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  10. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Small Tortoiseshell
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  11. Buteman

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

    Need an ID for these 2. I was looking for a Bee Orchid and found it. The whole plant was the size of my hand.

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  12. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I think the T shaped moth is this...
    Common Plume

    Butterfly is Marbled White
     
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  13. Buteman

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

    Thanks Owen.

    I saw a photo of the underside of the Marbled White on a Pyramidal Orchid on the Butterfly Conservation website.

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    The habitat where I took my photo, I also photographed a Pyramidal Orchid as well. :D

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  14. CL1

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

    This Cormorant had just dived into the Thames at Henley for a feast and is drying itself out a top a large tree
    Range about 250 yards away

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  15. CL1

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

    Heron,Medmenham.River Thames

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  16. Buteman

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

    Butterflies today.

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    It looked like the Gloucester Cow was stuck in a tree. Browsing on some willow leaves by the River Severn. They are quite partial to the young leaves.

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  17. Buteman

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

    I finally got a shot of a Pied Wagtail this afternoon. The wagtail was picking up crumbs from underneath a table where a man was eating. Easy pickings and it was around lots of people.:D

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  18. CL1

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

    Juvenile Robin.


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  19. CL1

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

    A better shot

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  20. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Had a ground yellowjacket nest in the backyard. I hit it with some hornet spray last night when they were semi dormant. All that was visible in the grass then was an entrance hole about the size of a penny. Something must have taken advantage of their weakened condition and dug them up and ate them. This is what it looked like this morning. Never seen this happen before. Hole is about 10 inches deep. I suspect a racoon or a skunk.

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