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Mel

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Re: What about other animal photos?
« Reply #1500 on: 21:16:50, 30/04/20 »
I forget which of the Coronovirus topics I saw it in (a humorous post though) where it mentioned self isolating if you meet a tiger or something... welll....oh dear.  I was having a clear out of my phone pics earlier and came across this from a walk a couple of weeks ago:





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karl h

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Re: What about other animal photos?
« Reply #1501 on: 11:02:01, 02/05/20 »
Had a visitor to the garden last night









A bit too dark without the flash which I thought might scare him away.









But didn't bother him at all.









The badgers have been coming on and off for a few years. Occasionally  there has been a family of five
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Re: What about other animal photos?
« Reply #1502 on: 11:50:05, 02/05/20 »
It is good to see wild animals in the garden. Until recently, the only badgers I had seen were dead at the roadside. During the lockdown we have had a badger coming to the cats’ bowls a few feet from the patio door.

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« Reply #1503 on: 08:30:59, 14/05/20 »
Lovely to see a badger. They are good at digging up lawns, though.

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« Reply #1504 on: 08:33:25, 14/05/20 »





In my garden a few days ago



Barnacle Goose family on Otter Tarn south of Newby Bridge

Jac

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« Reply #1505 on: 13:44:31, 14/05/20 »
Aah the sweeter side of nature :)
So many paths, so little time

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« Reply #1506 on: 14:21:37, 14/05/20 »
Lovely to see a badger. They are good at digging up lawns, though.
We do get some occasional digging, but I am not too worried. We have a ‘country lawn’, which is a mixture of grass, moss, daisies, dandelions, clover and buttercups and wilder bits around the edge and under trees. It is not intended to be a bowling green. We also get rabbits digging (not so much now we have feral cats), crows rooting around and pulling up dead grass and whatever grubs they find and occasional deer in the garden. If the price of seeing some wildlife close up is a bit of damage to the lawn, that is a price I am prepared to pay.

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« Reply #1507 on: 18:15:01, 14/05/20 »
We do get some occasional digging, but I am not too worried. We have a ‘country lawn’, which is a mixture of grass, moss, daisies, dandelions, clover and buttercups and wilder bits around the edge and under trees. It is not intended to be a bowling green. We also get rabbits digging (not so much now we have feral cats), crows rooting around and pulling up dead grass and whatever grubs they find and occasional deer in the garden. If the price of seeing some wildlife close up is a bit of damage to the lawn, that is a price I am prepared to pay.
Quite agree - but we have gone from 5 acres of meadow to a postage stamp lawn, and the dog causes enough destruction as it is!

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« Reply #1508 on: 18:16:57, 14/05/20 »
Aah the sweeter side of nature :)


Goslings (and ducklings) certainly have that cute factor.

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« Reply #1509 on: 13:40:14, 17/05/20 »
On Friday we took a short drive to have a look at Meathop Moss Narure Reserve....

Click on the photos to enlarge, if you wish.


Green Hairstreak Butterfly (Callophrys rubi)


Common Lizard (Zootoca vivipara) enjoying the sun on the boardwalk

GinAndPlatonic

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Re: What about other animal photos?
« Reply #1510 on: 15:04:50, 17/05/20 »
Had a visitor to the garden last night

A bit too dark without the flash which I thought might scare him away.






But didn't bother him at all.

The badgers have been coming on and off for a few years. Occasionally  there has been a family of five
Lovely !





Barnacle Goose family on Otter Tarn south of Newby Bridge
Great photo.! Those goslings look safe...!





We decided not to take the route across the bridge today. ;)
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pleb

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« Reply #1511 on: 13:28:18, 21/05/20 »

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« Reply #1512 on: 20:51:47, 21/05/20 »
This brings backs many memories.....





We decided not to take the route across the bridge today. ;)

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« Reply #1513 on: 13:05:28, 22/05/20 »
On our walk this morning, we spotted some animals we don't often see. I'll do a full write-up of the walk later, but for now...

...a pair of Rhea:



And a carp, which was about 2ft long. There were several, but they didn't get close enough to the surface for a decent photo:


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« Reply #1514 on: 16:40:07, 24/05/20 »
Smashing pics everyone  O0 Love the badger shot Karl, I have never seen one that is still alive  :(

Can I introduce you to a baby blackbird that is either an orphan or who has been abandoned by it's parents a bit too early. I have called him/her Babbity.


The poor thing doesn't have any tail feathers so it can't fly very well. I've been watching it for about a week now and it seems to be coping on its own, it is even having a go back at the bullying starlings. It comes to get food then hops back under cover in the hedge again. I am trying not to get too emotionally attached to it and I hope it manages to survive  :)
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