Author Topic: The Birds, the birds.  (Read 7994 times)

Bigfoot_Mike

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #105 on: 22:59:08, 09/10/20 »

Another high roller from South Africa







Followed by a white fronted bee eater





and a little bee eater





South Africa certainly has some beautiful birds. We were there in the winter (not best season for birds), but we saw plenty - rollers and bee eaters many times each day

Jac

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #106 on: 09:12:13, 10/10/20 »
Stop - they are all too beautiful
So many paths yet to walk, so little time left

watershed

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #107 on: 15:31:56, 14/10/20 »
I have not done any serious walking in the Hills since tearing my left calf in August.
I have built up slowly, on the roads. Today I went to Ronas Hill for the first time for many weeks.
After 4 miles I met an old friend.


















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« Reply #108 on: 15:34:36, 14/10/20 »

Dodgylegs

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #109 on: 15:54:37, 14/10/20 »
It's beautiful! How close did you get?

watershed

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #110 on: 16:23:19, 14/10/20 »
Thanks Dodgylegs.
About 50-75 Metres.
The first one I saw (a Female) was about a year and a half ago. I got got much closer to it.
I think this male is more wary.
More people have been up the hill this year due to Covid and I think that has made it suspicious.
This is my 5th encounter with a snowy Owl since my first sighting in February 2019, very lucky.
I am not a birder, it is just that I am up in the hill a lot.
I have done nearly a 1000 miles in the Ronas Hill area over the last few years, it is a lovely wilderness.
Usually you never meet anyone once you have left the summit.








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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #111 on: 17:58:53, 14/10/20 »
Just been looking on map, what distant lands can you see from up Ronas Hill, if any?
Seems like a wild, steep hill!
Thanks for mentioning Ronas Hill, never looked closely on the map of Shetlands until today.

Pleased you're up the hill a lot and not over the hill!  ;D
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watershed

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #112 on: 18:16:02, 14/10/20 »


Pleased you're up the hill a lot and not over the hill!  ;D





Ha ha Only just hanging in there.