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Old 14-12-2010, 01:34   #1
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Wildlife Part III

As Wildlife II has been closed, here's a 3rd installment.

Loved the bird pictures posted on the last few pages of the last thread, lots of detail. Need to improve my bird shots. I'll start this one off with some different things though:

A Copperhead Snake that I almost stood on, theres a few in my flickr set that show how well camouflaged he was:
Copperhead Head Shot


A Western Cottonmouth Snake:

Western Cottonmouth Headshot by Tonst79, on Flickr

Armadillo:
Armadillo Cuteness

Wolf Spider with lots of babies on it's back:
Baby Back Wolf Spider
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Old 19-12-2010, 14:57   #2
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Awesome shots - the spider is spectacular!

Our garden is usually bird free but we've had loads in the snow - plenty of redwing, thrushes and starlings about

Move Over Starling
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Old 19-12-2010, 22:07   #3
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I'll bet they're loving all those berries! Not many left in my garden, still some ivy berries though.

Some of my visitors today:





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some great shots, that Starling is v good, whenever I see Pigeons I can't help thinking about them in a Pie

loads of birds on my feeders at the mo and flock of 30+ Siskins/Redpoll at work which is the most I've seen here, hoping some waxwings might drop in soon.

my resident Badger hasn't appeared for about a week which is a shame, had got used to the light I had put out and was hoping to some shots of it in the snow.

Goldfinch

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Coal/blue/Great Tit

tits

one of 4 Robins which seem to be having a truce.

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Old 20-12-2010, 13:40   #5
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Goldfinches FTW!

Here's a couple more as the snow wrought havoc again this morning:

Redwing

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Old 20-12-2010, 16:37   #6
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some great shots, that Starling is v good, whenever I see Pigeons I can't help thinking about them in a Pie
You'd like it here then, there are millions of pigeons around my local area!
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Old 20-12-2010, 17:04   #7
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same here, have got 6 in my freezer

clearing a huge lump of Oak that fell off a v old tree this pm had lovely views of Snipe & a Little Owl that did a perfect pose by a hole in another nearby Oak, never have my camera when I need it.
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This little chap has been in my garden over the last few days. Is it just a dunnock with no tail?

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Looks like it - poor bugger
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Old 21-12-2010, 17:32   #10
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I think Dunnocks are a favourite of cats and Sparrowhawks so probably had a close encounter with one or t'other.
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our badger finally showed up tonight, must have known it was christmas getting quite tame now and used to the light.

took a lot but it kept hearing the shutter so most very blurred.

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Awesome - very jealous
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Does Libby count as wildlife?


Libby! Jump! by Ricardodaforce, on Flickr
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Managed to get some pics of the Robin in the garden.




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mine, taken in cuba a few weeks ago
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not very good shot of two more larger visitors...

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Would love to see one of those in my garden, have yet to see a Muntjac although I know they're around my neighbourhood as my Dad's seen one and I've found their prints.

A couple from a day out around South Fambridge last weekend:


Yellowhammer


Barnacle Geese (very quick grab shot as they flew past)

That day I saw five species I'd not seen before - Peregrine Falcon, Rock Pipit, Barnacle Goose, Tree Sparrow and Corn Bunting - so pretty good even if I was starting to come down with a virus and was rather car-sick! We saw about fifty species of bird all-told.

No more than a very, very, very distant record shot but these were the Corn Buntings (were fairly small even through the spotting scope of another birdwatcher there who was kind enough to let us look):



and a rather fuzzy snap of the Rock Pipit, who was in deep shade on the sea wall (ISO 2200 and heavily cropped!):


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Cool, have never seen a yellowhammer in real life.

Not shot much lately. Was trawling my archive earlier though and found this Bearded Reedling shot which I thought was worth uploading.

Bearded Reedling
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Am green - that's superb! Beardies are so cool.

Yellowhammers are lovely to see but don't get that many in my local area any more unfortunately although I've found some flocks here and there and last spring watched one gathering nesting material in a hedge at the local ag. college. They must be getting scarce as quite a few of the other birdwatchers we bumped into were talking about those ones at Fambridge.

Couple of shots from the new year:


A pair of Pochard on my local river


and a Cormorant

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Hopefully this isn't too many photos. Just a few from my recent trip to the Falklands, including Sealion Island.

























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