Pictures of Wildlife.

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

  1. rachel-E

    rachel-E Senior Member

    pmsl @ Gage ha ha ha ha haaaa... thbbbbbbbbb << thats a raspberry btw..;oP

    What worries me is.... is that her HEAD ? lol ffs


    Cheers Mr Ed.. yours are fab too.. It's so hard to take pics of birds.. I not got that in the bag yet ... x i loves me camera.. Bit hit and miss at the mo tho.. (i'm practising) ;o)
     
  2. Buteman

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

    A short video of Ring Necked Parakeets yesterday afternoon in the trees at the front of the house. Can't really see them, but listen out for them. They have been increasing in numbers in the villages along the Darent River Valley in Kent. Click on the pic to play it.

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  3. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Ramacal
    The wife and I had an encouter with these birds in Greenwhich Park last autumn really big flock different to the normal garden birds we get.
    Could not get a photo of them though.
     
  4. Buteman

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

    They are such fast birds, that it's almost impossible to photograph them. Had one hanging off the bird feeder last year, but can't find the photo I took of it. Beautiful colouring as well.
     
  5. MrEd

    MrEd Observer

    They are such fast birds, that it's almost impossible to photograph them. Had one hanging off the bird feeder last year, but can't find the photo I took of it. Beautiful colouring as well.

    yeah we get them round the esher/richmond area to, noisy buggers but its quite cool to see them, they are flighty, fast birds though i havent got a good picture of one yet
     
  6. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

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  7. Buteman

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

    Hm - Like the look of that lettuce.:D

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  8. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Caption for Ramacal Photo
    COO! We had that the last time you brought me here!
     
  9. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    Caption for Ramacal Photo
    COO! We had that the last time you brought me here!
    Or
    Do I look stuffed to you?
     
  10. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi All,

    Was typing away on this the other day and looked out the window and to my surprise saw this and said What the F+++++k and just took this before she took flight... You can just see her and yes there is a pond next door wonder if she was eyeing the fish lol :)

    Cheers
    Tom
     

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  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Anyone know what this is?
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    I think I need to get my eyes tested as I don't think I can get the focus right.
     
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  13. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    On the garden path this evening. Something I've not seen before. A queen bee mating. Shortly after, she flew off, I think the male was still attached. I believe his post coital prospects are rather poor.
     

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  14. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    On the garden path this evening. Something I've not seen before. A queen bee mating. Shortly after, she flew off, I think the male was still attached. I believe his post coital prospects are rather poor.

    Geoff,

    You should be ashamed!
    This forum generally does not permit the distribution of graphic insect pornography.
     
  15. Stormbird

    Stormbird Restless

    My back "garden" for some weeks of holiday in Scandinavian waters has been behind my boat. (There probably exists a posh nautical term for this like aft or astern or something, which I will however not be bothered with.)

    Here follow a few of my observations:

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    Mr and Mrs Duck were frequently observed. These are a lazy pair; you can see they are resting on my mooring line !

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    Mr and Mrs Seagull were even more frequent. This is the largest seagull in Scandinavia, named after its black backs of its wings. We had an F-16 engine eat one of those a couple of years ago, whereupon it promptly stopped. Since the aircraft sank quickly in the direction of ground, the crew decided to step outside and were saved unscatched thanks to the ACES II ejection seat.

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    Swans can get pretty aggressive in these waters, especially if they are not fed as anticipated.

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    These were caught on the sands, intended for dinner. My teenage crewmember took pity of them however and poured most of them them back in ! Note the "tounge" sticking out of one of the little fellows.

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    These quite large fish, believed to be called carp in English, amazingly live almost tame, under the quay in my home harbour. The water there is not very salty, as the ocean is diluted by a large river.
     
  16. Stormbird

    Stormbird Restless

    More pics from my recent "back garden". These were taken by my youngster who - as you can see - is both a better photographer and has a better camera than myself...

    The first event was truly amazing. We had just left a little island in the Oeresund (between Denmark and Sweden) and a few hundred yards from the harbour this duck started to do landing practice rounds beside the boat. He would fly in behind us, land, take off, fly downwind and perform a new "formation" landing. We were doing appr 5 knots and he made 8-10 landings:

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    Further up the coast, appr 10 nm from the shore, a flock of little whales approached us and played around the boat. I believe the term in English is porpoise. We were sailing, with no propeller noise, and probably regarded as friendly. They were 4-5 including a cub and they stayed around the boat for 1 - 1 1/2 hours. Very tricky to photograph !

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  17. CL1

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

    no so much back garden but kitchen window
    a grasshopper
     

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  18. TomTAS

    TomTAS Very Senior Member

    Hi All,

    Check this out taken the other day.. A Badger taken in day light he/she was not in a good way which I believe is the reason it was about... Something had gotten to it he/she could just about walk its back legs were F+++Ked and I would say it was in a lot of pain....

    Cheers
    Tom
     

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  19. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Nice One! Tom

    Recall seeing a badger in daylight near Hadrians Wall digging up a nest of either wasps or wild bees they are incredible creatures.
    Whilst in Somerset recently the dog was amused by the antics of a stoat that kept appearing in different places in the garden where we stayed.
     
  20. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Some shots taken this weekend whilst at my parents.
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