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Peter



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:42 pm    Post subject: House martin Reply with quote

I hope that you will all forgive me but as I am short of time can I direct you to my blog to show you some bird piccies from the last few weeks:

http://wildlifewanderings.blogspot.com/ ?

Embarassed

My camera is only a 200mm so very limited in "telephotoness".
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Karwin



Joined: 24 Mar 2005
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Location: 61N25E

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forgive.

By the way, this
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_vYoAaiH2O0Q/TFWgDZzn6cI/AAAAAAAADG0/s_D7_MmjGps/s1600/spider.jpg
is Argiope bruennichi. The species is just spreading to Finland (three sightings), and here you can find a video from the latest specimen:
http://yle.fi/alueet/pohjanmaa/2010/09/seinajoen_keskustasta_loytyi_ampiaishamahakki_1946842.html?origin=rss
The guy with spider on hand is Niclas Fritzen, who organised an arachnological expedition to Valassaaret islands last month. I was there - can you spot me:
http://www.teknofokus.fi/Luonto/Araneida/Muut/P1010766P50.JPG
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Kit



Joined: 25 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have some wonderful photos, Peter! I love the swallows especially. It sounds as if you had a really good summer.

I've recently discovered that a number of wildlife reserves in the East Midlands have mobility buggies available for hire, so I'm just beginning to venture out and about to see some new birds. We're planning a trip to Carsington Water in Derbyshire on Sunday I'm hoping the weather will keep fine, but I have a waterproof coat and trousers if not!

I'd love to visit north Norfolk one day. It's not too long a drive from here, but I would need to find a reserve that has powered mobility available. I'm sure I'll get there eventually!

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Peter



Joined: 21 Apr 2005
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Location: South-west England

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karwin wrote:
I forgive.

By the way, this
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_vYoAaiH2O0Q/TFWgDZzn6cI/AAAAAAAADG0/s_D7_MmjGps/s1600/spider.jpg
is Argiope bruennichi. The species is just spreading to Finland (three sightings), and here you can find a video from the latest specimen:
http://yle.fi/alueet/pohjanmaa/2010/09/seinajoen_keskustasta_loytyi_ampiaishamahakki_1946842.html?origin=rss
The guy with spider on hand is Niclas Fritzen, who organised an arachnological expedition to Valassaaret islands last month. I was there - can you spot me:
http://www.teknofokus.fi/Luonto/Araneida/Muut/P1010766P50.JPG
Mr. Green


I also found this chap\lady again in England after I took this picture - in Devon - which is in the south west.
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Peter



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karwin wrote:
I was there - can you spot me:


My guess is that you have a feather in your hat!! Laughing ...and beer in your mug??? Cheers

Is the woman on the left really pleased to be there or what?
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Peter



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kit wrote:


I'd love to visit north Norfolk one day. It's not too long a drive from here, but I would need to find a reserve that has powered mobility available. I'm sure I'll get there eventually!


Having tried to visit Titchwell it seems like we all need to visit soon before its all swallowed up by the sea! Shocked
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Karwin



Joined: 24 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter wrote:
...and beer in your mug??? :
Nopenope, koffee - of kourse.
Peter wrote:
Is the woman on the left really pleased to be there or what?
Actually, she got ill there, but nothing serious. One member of the original group was shipped home before that photograph because he got bad infection from local mosquitos.
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Peter



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Nopenope, koffee - of kourse."

D'oh! ...silly me - I'd forgotten your obsession!
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