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birds not in the garden - Page 36 - Carers UK Forum

birds not in the garden

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You know, I'm just happy to get any picture at all: especially of something new for me. Or just plain awesome, like this massive flock of Greylag geese on a bleak, north Lewis loch:
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A huge flock of greylag geese, Lewis
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Or gently opening the car window to take this shot of a lapwing: normally seen at some distance..
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Getting up close to a Lapwing..
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Or seeing grey seals - our biggest native predator - in their natural environment.
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Spent a few days working around Loch Fyne last weekend:
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Love the curlew - such a beautiful bird.
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Red breasted mergansers - about eight of them. Real punks with that shaggy crest!#
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elegant swans
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A few more days in Argyll, and the binoculars came in handy: these charming redshanks are small and inconspicuous when surrounded by the far larger and showier oystercatchers, mallard and gulls:
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Redshank at Arrochar
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Redshank at Arrochar
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Redshank at Arrochar
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Working up in the North East last weekend. These pictures are taken near Skelbo, Dornoch:
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This house martin chick needs to learn to fly before he falls out of his nest!
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Harbour seals colony
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Eider ducks
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Still on Dornoch coasts..
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Black headed gulls lose their black heads in summer!
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Crows are a common sight on most British beaches
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Greylag geese in the foreground, and a large gathering of oystercatchers behind.
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Two young swallows debate the concept of citizenship. Benmore gardens, Argyll, Scotland, yesterday:
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MISS MISS ,SCALLY IS AT IT AGAIN. :D :D :D :D
david c wrote:MISS MISS ,SCALLY IS AT IT AGAIN. :D :D :D :D

yes David, we've noticed :twisted:
Haha, very good Scally!

As you know we've decided that debates around the referendum were causing division and anxiety on the forum, and distracting us from why we're all here - to support one another through the ups and downs of caring. There are many places where you can debate this issue if you would like - including up a tree in Benmore gardens, Argyll it seems! So let's leave this one here - we're not opening a debate on this issue again, for all the reasons I have already stated on the forum.
Crackin' pics, though, aren't they! :twisted:
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