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Merddin Emrys

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« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2010, 10:59:58 PM »
we went to the Conwy Water gardens last Sunday and saw this heron on a treetop

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DaveR

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« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2010, 08:24:00 AM »
Nice pic, almost looks like it is posed in a studio!

Trojan

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« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2010, 06:57:33 PM »
Great photo. Makes a change from those damn seagulls all the time.  ;D

Pendragon

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« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2010, 07:03:54 PM »
Bloody Hell. Is that the lesser known "massive Heron" it appears huge on that tree top. I keep threatening to go to the nature reserve but still haven't had chance yet. Fantastic picture, fair play.
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Merddin Emrys

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« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2010, 08:40:27 PM »
thanks for the comments, it was pure luck really the heron just landed on a treetop and I zoomed in on it with the telephoto  D)

Here's a couple of pictures of a carrion crow



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Ian

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« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2010, 08:41:22 PM »
That last is a good shot.
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Pendragon

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« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2010, 08:43:31 PM »
Wish I could take photos like that. excellent
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Merddin Emrys

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« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2010, 08:58:37 PM »
I thought you'd like the crow! he was easy to take pictures of as earlier in the year we found him calling out and he did'nt fly away when we got near him! He let us pick him up and was very friendly so we took him in and (following advice from a friend that runs the Glaslyn Osprey project) we fed and watered him, it was touch and go but with the aid of a healing spell 'Merlin' made a full recovery  D) D) and flew off after one and a half weeks. He was a great charecter and very gentle with us and we greatly missed him but he was back where he belonged! D)



I'm now best of friends with the local pigeons, I love pigeons D)
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« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2010, 09:53:29 PM »
I've got about thirty pigeons sitting on my roof  and s***ing on my patio furniture every day that you can happily take away. You can also have the Seagull Riverdance Troupe from my dormer roof that wake me up each morning at about 6 am (or 5am next week).

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« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2010, 10:09:37 PM »
How do you like your pigeons? Roasted or Boiled?   :D
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Merddin Emrys

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« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2010, 10:20:56 PM »
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I've got about thirty pigeons sitting on my roof  and s***ing on my patio furniture every day that you can happily take away. You can also have the Seagull Riverdance Troupe from my dormer roof that wake me up each morning at about 6 am (or 5am next week).

you need to take your pigeons to classes to train them better D)

and the seagulls, get them a booking at Venue Cymru 

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Merddin Emrys

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« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2010, 10:28:52 PM »
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How do you like your pigeons? Roasted or Boiled?   :D

 :o L0L  neither, I like them like this, this is Arnie D)



the local pigeons have trained me well L0L
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Ian

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« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2010, 07:56:36 AM »
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the local pigeons have trained me well

Delightful :-))
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« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2010, 10:29:49 PM »
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I've got about thirty pigeons sitting on my roof  and s***ing on my patio furniture every day that you can happily take away. You can also have the Seagull Riverdance Troupe from my dormer roof that wake me up each morning at about 6 am (or 5am next week).

you need to take your pigeons to classes to train them better D)

and the seagulls, get them a booking at Venue Cymru 



I didn't realise how to tell the sex of a Seagull until I saw Merddin's posting.   Guess which one is the female

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« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2010, 12:20:48 AM »
Mrs Fester and I were woken up by the noise of panicking seagulls yesterday... quite a startling noise.
As we opened the curtains to see the seagulls fleeing from 'something', we also saw about 10 jackdaws trying in vain to threaten 'something'.
Then we say very clearly 'The Something' as it glided magestically accross our garden and settled in the nearest tree for about half an hour.

At first I thought it was a Sparrowhawk, seen a few of those in our garden (and woodpeckers) ... Mrs F said it was a Peregrine Falcon because of its size ... but we had a long time to observe it, photograph it and fetch our British Birds Book ... and we were 100% certain ,  its a Buzzard.    Never seen one of those before!


 
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