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Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 20 7:01 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Will do that later Slim. Sounds an odd bird.

We knew a goat that had a penchant for lighted cigarettes. Not sure if it was just the tobacco, and the fact it was lit didn't matter, but she would pick a lighted one for someones fingers if they got too close and were just holding it low; come up behind them and nick it when they weren't paying attention.

The birds in the wood were singing defiance at each other again yesterday afternoon, but couldn't see the bird to identify it.

sgt.colon



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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 20 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What did the goat then do with the cigarette?

Slim



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 20 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Looks are probably more famous for their wail at twilight but this video shows the call I heard yesterday morning: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qhZP01qKMfY&feature=youtu.be

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 20 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
What did the goat then do with the cigarette?
It ate it. No, it didn't put it in its mouth and smoke it.

Those loons are rather odd birds Slim. I can see how they got their name.

Saw plenty of butterflies in the woods again yesterday; brimstone, probably a female too, orange tip and darker ones which were probably peacocks. Also plenty of bumble bees around. Bluebells and early purple orchids in flower. Just hoping the hoards stay away.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 20 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

lune

the feather pattern gives a very striking rising crescent moon or full moon effect as they dip in out of the water

the noises are not proper crazy like some birds, listen to a macaw and think secure ward

i vote lune and named by either the locals and translated by or named by a french origin colonists

loon is an anglicized version

what do the first nation folk call them?

Slim



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 20 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Apparently the people here called them mətéwihle

I saw a nsáwαkan fly overhead this morning

gz



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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 20 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Our first swallow arrived today

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 20 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



i got some nice snaps

wait til i have a bit of p n q i will pop a few up if i can work out how to post a snap and folk can see it fuller fat than 2 mg

i need to send a pm re the bottle thing

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 20 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Son managed to get a picture of a buzzard soaring and a robin posing the other side of the yard. Both have come out quite well considering the distance. SIL is staying in at the moment as she has chest problems, so I have been instructed to get son to take pictures of the flowers and send them to her by Messenger. That way she gets her spring flower fix without leaving her house or garden.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 20 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    



2 Mp does not give the full fat effect

i will have to try to work out the thumbnail to full fat thing .

ahhh 2 somethings not pixels




dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 20 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    



better but cropped and combed and thin

i like the full fat one

jamanda
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 20 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

She looks most indignant about you taking photos of her in the bath!

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 20 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 20 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Slim wrote:
Apparently the people here called them mətéwihle

I saw a nsáwαkan fly overhead this morning


google translate thinks that is Azerbaijani

what does it mean?

my second mother said that she does not speak the tribe's language , few folk do, and most of them have learnt it from a cultural heritage perspective rather than as the household language they grew up with.
i replied "rather like the few cornish speakers then"
the last native language cornish speaker was buried in Paul churchyard in the 19thc, current speakers are from a revived tradition based on some known words that were written down and brythonic language structures. ie modern cornish speakers would be unlikely to be able to have a fluent conversation in 1500 ce

i know a few words of cornish but have no idea how to converse in it.

i wonder if the vineland vikings called them måne and

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 20 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i have been re arranging the yard for summer and have moved and improved the restaurant.

it works fine for sitting in sun or shade(big umbrella to follow), the light is better and i can add brolly reflectors/mylar as required

i think i have covered most "attack routes" from avian predators( hi grin i left you a difficult but plausible route, it would be rude not to if i was sitting with a camera ) so the sammisons are fairly safe from the owls when gleaning at night and the small birds stand a fair chance of evading grin in the stems of the bramble and potted trees

they are adjusting fast to moving the tables and having new decor, and they seem to approve of chef's new menu which now includes fruit
i found half a punnet of grapes that had got lost in the fridge, bit cold dried and perhaps ready to ferment once outside. mr and mrs brack have scoffed maybe 300 g in a couple of days, they love em which was a bit of a surprise to me, they might have had them before(they do grow here and folk feed birds) but they seem more popular than traditional snacks like seed n nuts, mealworms or brandling earthworms. they are not keen on big worms but the wee red chaps can go 3 or 4 at a time, yum.

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