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Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 23 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Don't think we had anyone in the yard, but a camera was triggered and showed a roe deer. The badger has been at the sawdust pile again after grubs.

Shan



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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 23 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Pink Crab Spider:


Last edited by Shan on Thu May 04, 23 8:55 am; edited 2 times in total

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 23 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

very cute

Shan



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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 23 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

That's weird - I can't see the image. Tried reloading it and still can't see it.

Shan



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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 23 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Now, it's back. Very odd.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 23 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

"that sparrow just plucked my bum" said the outraged pigeon

the justinsons are rather bold, it explains why dik is very polite and other tribes of sparrows do not try to visit

mr brack2 is rummaging

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 23 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Good picture.

We have been hearing an unidentified bird for some time, and yesterday identified it as a missel thrush. Think I may have seen it and husband and son saw it in another part of the wood.

The badgers have been very active in the sawdust pile as they go for grubs that live there. If I need sawdust it is a race between them, me and the weather to get clean dry sawdust at the moment. The beech trees have pretty well all come into leaf now, but noticeably darker in the next wood where they came out earlier, particularly at dusk.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 23 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

birdtown news

i was shown a splendid book that had been given to a chum

birds of britain, nice book for id and basic behaviour etc

the good bit, there are 20 yrs of comprehensive field notes in the margins re places and dates for hundreds of species

it is place and date led, it covers specific days in specific places listing species and numbers observed

keen amateur twitcher, good data for 20 yrs from late 70's to around 2000 ish and a bit after that

lots of such data would be very useful for birds vs time stats

the rspb bird survey each year has merit, but much like 18th century vicars with a rain gauge, thermometer and notebook is useful for weather patterns and climate trends, this sort of twitcher data could be aggregated to give a realistic view of the birdy situation over time

canary in a coalmine, little birds can tell us a lot.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 23 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

The wren nesting in the hedge outside our front door certainly does.

Shan



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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 23 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I've put up some bird feeders in the garden. You'd think I was trying to poison the birds, considering how they are steering well clear of them.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 23 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

neophobia, they will get over it

mine are doing camera shy today, as is baby sammison who is special cute

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 23 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



jedi sparrow

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 23 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

there may be others, that one sort of explains the justinson clan

it is possible that the art stuff and the bird stuff are developing crossover

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 23 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It looks very Jedi in that picture. Mice are cute, just not in the house. Wood mice are particularly cute, but they still leave and 'interesting' smell behind them.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 23 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



the 11.2mg version is very 1960's the 2 mg version looks sixties but not in a pro sort of way

i wondered what it would look like if Keith had snapped it, 60's fashion style works for birds at full fat, even if the "neg" is rather pushed

bw and ir biased.
ai and hand tweaked to reduce the high iso(32000) graininess that is inevitable with 2500/s as the shutter speed at F 8 with rather low light, that looks a bit sandpapery

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