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DVT

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« Reply #1440 on: August 03, 2018, 03:41:38 PM »
Female gatekeeper seen in our garden this morning!

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« Reply #1441 on: August 03, 2018, 05:44:57 PM »
Nice photo DVT,  you're lucky to see such a variety of Butterflies  at home and in Bodnant.      All I've seen in my garden this year are white butterflies although another variety did come in but flew off before I could identify it.

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« Reply #1442 on: August 03, 2018, 11:34:35 PM »
You did well to to find a Gatekeeper with its wings open. Everyone I tried to photograph kept its wings closed.

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« Reply #1443 on: August 04, 2018, 09:17:15 AM »
Yes, it kept still for quite a while.  It has a small piece missing at the top corner of right wing so has been in the wars somewhere!  Getting in close with a camera phone usually results in them flitting off before I can get them in focus!

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« Reply #1444 on: August 04, 2018, 04:14:31 PM »
Another gatekeeper posed nicely this morning, plus a threatening looking red admiral who was not very co-operative, unlike the shelled creature who couldn't get away quickly.

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« Reply #1445 on: August 04, 2018, 04:15:32 PM »
Pond-dipping in Bodnant this next week - that's going to be fun!

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« Reply #1446 on: August 04, 2018, 06:39:06 PM »
We had a walk on the Carneddau today and saw some of the wild ponies that graze on the moorland



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« Reply #1447 on: August 04, 2018, 08:14:59 PM »
DVT and Hugo, excellent photo's, .......... :)     :)

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« Reply #1448 on: Yesterday at 04:44:04 PM »
Unfortunately we witnessed one of our local Wood pigeons being run over, I went to pick it up for disposal, but found it alive and despite looking a mess, still quite strong, I put it in a box in the garage overnight, with no great expectations, however it survived , but now we needed more advice, some friends recommended "Broken Wings" who were exceptionally helpful, they arranged a pick up, but I am sorry to say the injuries were too severe.

The lady I spoke to deals mainly with pigeons, but can advise on other similar matters.  Tel.   07709 245976

Interesting extract from their web page plus advice.......
"This is a difficult and emotive subject and often the topic of much debate. There is a feeling, amongst the public and some wildlife rescuers, that a broken wing is automatically reason for a bird to be euthanased. Some believe a broken wing can never be fixed and that a bird which cannot fly will automatically be miserable. We feel that such generalisations are dangerous and have ended many lives prematurely and unnecessarily."
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« Reply #1449 on: Yesterday at 09:44:17 PM »
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Unfortunately we witnessed one of our local Wood pigeons being run over, I went to pick it up for disposal, but found it alive and despite looking a mess, still quite strong, I put it in a box in the garage overnight, with no great expectations, however it survived , but now we needed more advice, some friends recommended "Broken Wings" who were exceptionally helpful, they arranged a pick up, but I am sorry to say the injuries were too severe.

The lady I spoke to deals mainly with pigeons, but can advise on other similar matters.  Tel.   07709 245976

Interesting extract from their web page plus advice.......
"This is a difficult and emotive subject and often the topic of much debate. There is a feeling, amongst the public and some wildlife rescuers, that a broken wing is automatically reason for a bird to be euthanased. Some believe a broken wing can never be fixed and that a bird which cannot fly will automatically be miserable. We feel that such generalisations are dangerous and have ended many lives prematurely and unnecessarily."
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