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Old 15-06-2010, 18:29   #1141
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(Caption reads):
"Where did those nails go?"
"Think that squirrel took them"
"Let's go get him!"
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Old 15-06-2010, 22:16   #1142
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I was surprised how aggressive they were, the squirrel had to make a hasty retreat.
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Old 21-06-2010, 07:36   #1143
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found a bunch of young Wrens at work this morning, were quite happy hopping about sometimes within a few feet of me for 5 mins, was in quite dark/dense cover & they wouldn't keep still so most photos didn't come out but quite pleased with these.

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Am loving these, especially the bird ringing ones and the gorgeous Spotted Flycatchers!

Have been away in Norfolk for a week and got back at the weekend to find a trio of seemingly abandoned very young Starling chicks in my garden amongst the multitude of Starlings. I tried to give them some food and water, one was keen to eat earwigs I disturbed moving a planter and to drink from the dish and a second was looking for food in the wild bit of my garden so that was encouraging but they seemed to settle on the ground for the night and although I tried to help them into the trees as it started to get dark they weren't interested and just hopped back down to the ground and sat under a dead log nearby. One didn't make it though the night unfortunately, I found it on the lawn this morning. I've seen another very young one this morning although I'm not sure yet if it's one of the trio or another baby that I saw being fed by an adult yesterday. They were clinging together and when I squatted down in the garden near them yesterday one stumbled across and sat next to my shoe - I think it really needed company, not surprising for such young ones.

Baby Starling

Yesterday walking back from the shops I found this sitting in the middle of the pavement:

Lime Hawk Moth

it's a Lime Hawk Moth! It would have got stomped on there so I picked it up and took it around the corner to my back garden and found a place for it to hide where the birds wouldn't get at it... after taking some photos. She was very happy sitting on my finger, took some effort to get her to leave it!

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Hawk Moths are amazing beasties, get quite a few different ones here but never seen those, hopefully the young Flycatchers will be ringed later today, will post some pics if I can arrange to be there.
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Look forward to that if you do manage to go along.

Here's a few shots from my north Norfolk trip... won't go mad posting loads and loads of pics like I did last time though!

The dutiful parent
Sedge Warbler at Cley Marshes

Little beauty
Swallow sitting on the side of the hide at Cley Marshes

Pheasant family group
A family of Pheasants, completely nonplussed by us walking past.

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Old 21-06-2010, 19:52   #1147
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Personally I think you should go mad and post loads

I managed to get out with my macro lens for the first time in absolutely ages!

Caddisfly with impressive antennae:



Plenty of bugs:








Menacing ladybird larva, probably a harlequin:





Ladybird pupa - again big so probably a Harlequin:




Not sure what's going on here, but it looks like this greenfly is giving birth!

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Look forward to that if you do manage to go along.
nest had been raided by something, probably squirrel, no youngsters left

2nd site has eggs and is in a much better spot & hopefully the others will try again.

great shots
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That's sad to hear - fingers-crossed for the other site.

Fantastic insects gothmog! That last one will be a Greenfly giving birth to clones of itself - they do that when they find a good food source I think.

Here's a couple more, these were taken on a boat trip to Blakeney Point:

Somebody call ACAS...
Grey Seals having a barney

Sandwich Tern
Sandwich Tern

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New macro + 7D effectivly ISO 6400, f5.6, carefull processing...

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wow...

not much else I can say really
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Rob, that macro lens is amazing. Now I get to be envious of your macro shots as well as those landscapes you shoot
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Those are superb, the last one looks really evil in a Dr. Evil type stylee.

Sandwich Tern at Blakeney Point
Sandwich Tern flypast

Redshank at Burnham-Overy-Staithe
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Old 22-06-2010, 21:24   #1155
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Rob, that macro lens is amazing. Now I get to be envious of your macro shots as well as those landscapes you shoot
+1 (although I'm not sure that the lens gets ALL the credit )
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Old 23-06-2010, 23:28   #1158
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Gorgeous flycatcher shots and awesome macros

I need some help - got some shots of fledgelings on my flickr stream (one attached) that need identification. I know I can rely on you guy's superior knowlege to help me out here:

Unidentified Fledglings
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