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Strixaluco



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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin wrote:

Elizabeth - did you still need a copy for your archives ?

No thanks, Martin - I've already looked at the Marsh Harriers a couple of times via the link Josh posted, and Malcolm's download will be available for a while too. We'll certainly double check the media centre before next week's programmes though. Smile

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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin

A huge thankyou for the link, I have downloaded it via the satalite connection at the hotel (took some time). Its great to see..... thanks so much, if you ever need any i-Catcher software then let me know, its yours.

The guys at the reserve have just managed to repair the lightening damage so its back on line.

While Martin Haywood-Smith (look up his work hes great, he took all the flying shots) was at the nest he snapped these 2 images (exclusive to BBF). One shows the 3 chicks on the nest, the other shows the logcamera (exponetially better Very Happy ). As you can see the camera and wires are very well hidden.

I am guessing that the production chaps might think footage of the little chick being eaten might make good TV, but I really hope he makes it.

Thanks all, I should be back in the UK sunday, and back in Norfolk next week. By the way there is a slender chance the sprawk camera might make it too.

Huw


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder what the little chick is thinking in the pic above, captions anyone ?

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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huw

Well I guess they stole my thunder...I don't know - turn your back for 5 seconds (i.e. go to work) and everyone gets in on the act!!! Glad you could see your piece in all its glory.

Anyhow as you can see when I said "cursory" I meant "short", with no attribution to i-catcher. Bit cheeky eh? Surprised

I won't ask about the politics as I do not want to upset your chance of getting more business. Anyhow what is it that the BBC don't have already that you have been able to offer? Is the camera a big step forward? It certainly beats anything that the BBC have so far shown us on SW in ny humble opinion.

Well done on getting a foot in the door...
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

icatcher wrote:
Martin
A huge thankyou for the link, I have downloaded it via the satalite connection at the hotel (took some time). Its great to see..... thanks so much, if you ever need any i-Catcher software then let me know, its yours.

glad to help, and thankyou for the very kind offer!

caption: "this one's snap, that one's crackle, can you guess who's pop?"

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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huw,

Those pictures of the chicks are great. Many thanks for posting them on BBF!

I knew that when times are tough the biggest owl chicks could eat the littlest, but I didn't know that marsh harrier chicks had the same tendencies. Does anybody know whether this is a general carnivorous bird habit?

(I nearly said raptor habit but then wondered whether an owl was a raptor. Is it? After all, it is a bird of prey!))

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked up the definition of raptor - which comes from the latin 'to seize and carry away' and it did include owls.

Just been reading through this thread - has the smallest chick been eaten???? I really hope not Sad and what is a 'sprawk butchering table?? I'm obviously not the sharpest tool in the box Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paradise flycatcher wrote:
I looked up the definition of raptor - which comes from the latin 'to seize and carry away' and it did include owls.

Just been reading through this thread - has the smallest chick been eaten???? I really hope not Sad and what is a 'sprawk butchering table?? I'm obviously not the sharpest tool in the box Laughing

I'd guess a feeding table for smaller birds - therefore an easy spot for a sparrowhawk to catch a meal. (A fly-through restaurant)?

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icatcher



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All

Just a quick visit, there should be more footage on springwatch tonight.

The sprawk table is where the local sprawk eats its prey, its a tree stump in the woods, very tucked away, all around areb the remains of kills.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

icatcher wrote:
Hi All

Just a quick visit, there should be more footage on springwatch tonight.

The sprawk table is where the local sprawk eats its prey, its a tree stump in the woods, very tucked away, all around areb the remains of kills.

Huw

Huw - this is so exciting, I'm really looking forward to it. Thanks for the explanation of the sprawk table - I suppose there would have been a total uproar if it had been what I had sugggested?! Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All

There was some more good footage on SW tonight, great that Mrs. H, as she is known, is getting the limelight.

There was some great images direct from the nest tonight, I think Elizabeth might have been watching, as its her turn with the address, the mother shielded the chicks from the rain with her wing. I think that might be the next story, Il go and grab some images and post them.

The chicks are bigger now, the tv images are a few days old, and the young chick is fine. They are starting to get dark features in the white down.

I hope to post some images of the sprawk cam on here soon.

Huw
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huw - this is so exciting - thank you.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huw, relief the hear the little chick is ok Very Happy The photo you posted of them all sitting there looking at the camera I think is my favourite photo EVER.
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