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Old 03-03-2013, 17:24   #241
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Red Kites in Brecon today

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Gannet in Iceland last week
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Killer Whale calf in Iceland last week
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Orca Calf by Steve Burnett

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Old 10-03-2013, 11:58   #242
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Let's get it on....

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Earthworm reproduction

Earthworms are hermaphrodites, meaning they have both male and female reproductive organs.

When two earthworms are ready to mate they adopt a head-to-tail position, cover themselves in a layer of mucus, and exchange sperm. The saddle produces a mucous tube which detaches and moves forward along the body, collecting on the way the earthworm’s own eggs and the sperm received from its partner.

Fertilization occurs in the mucous tube which is shed from the front end of the earthworm. This dries in the soil to become an egg capsule, from which one or more young earthworms will eventually hatch. Many species can reproduce several times a year.
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Great - never seen that before
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Currently in Cairngorms and have managed a few shots. The Ptarmigan and snow bunting were highlights - was not expecting to really track any down on Cairngorm viewing platform. Also saw firecrest today but missed the shot. Also seen White Tailed Eagles on coast of Skye, Osprey, Golden Eagle, Mountain Hare...









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Old 07-04-2013, 20:32   #245
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wow! Haven't seen that before though I've heard of it. Very cool to get a photo of it.

Loving the Crested Tit photo, DY, that's really lovely - would love to see one but will have to get off my bum and get up to Scotchland first. Snow Buntings are a fave too, have seen them at the coast in winter but really good to see them in their proper environment.

Dunnock in my garden earlier today:

Lawn jockey

Not very good shot but my first ever Brambling, in my garden today!

Female Brambling

Taken from the other side of my garden, very heavily cropped and it was badly under-exposed so really had to heavily abuse the raw file to get this! Both taken with my good old Nikon 70-300VR.

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Cheers, your Brambling looks fine to me. I'm still waiting to get any kind of. A shot of one
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Old 07-04-2013, 20:46   #247
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those are great, must get back to Scotland.

few pics from trip to Nepal last month, fresh prints was the closest I got to seeing a Tiger but planning to go back in a few years, I need a good zoom lens!

Think this is a garden lizard


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hate most things with 8 legs but these were fascinating, St Andrews Cross Spiders


G B Spider2 by RCW2009, on Flickr


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Tiger prints + 72mm lens cap for scale


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some sort of Darter Dragonfly


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greater one-horned rhinoceros, saw quite a lot & got very close on elephant ride


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not wild....


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Cool, the lizard must have been almost impossible to spot and the St Andrews spider is crazy. Never heard of them before
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Cheers, your Brambling looks fine to me. I'm still waiting to get any kind of. A shot of one
Thanks DY - considering the conditions it came out far, far better than I hoped... I thought I'd not get a usable photo at all! I got a bit of video of it (my usual amateur handheld jobbie), though shooting through my grubby kitchen window that was lit up by the sun didn't help! I tweaked the video in imovie to get the best out of it I could. Nice close views though - didn't want to open the door and scare her off though!



Cracking Nepal pics RCW, the spider is great. Looks like it's probably related to the Wasp Spider we get in the UK as it's a similar body type and it also makes patterns in the web, though not as funky:

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Check these out for some awesome Kingfisher photographs.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...S-capture.html
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Videos rather than photos but;

Sparrowhawk in my garden this afternoon:



Yellowhammer seen on a long walk this morning:

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The sparrowhawk vid is superb
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Cheers - she was there for nearly half an hour dismantling the collared dove, the longest I've been able to watch one. She even stayed put when my neighbour went into his garden, which surprised me. There were feathers spread all over the place but by the next afternoon they were all gone, the sparrows and other birds collected them all for nest linings.
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Rainbow Lorikeet, in the garden this evening.

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Those are pretty bizarrely coloured birds.

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Some West Walian Wildlife

Little Owl in stealth mode


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Fantastic photos DY. Love the gull one
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I don't think I've ever taken photos of birds before!


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Wish I'd had the proper camera instead of just the phone for this...


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Are they actually in the wild or are they captive? Amazing if wild
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