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Jac

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #45 on: 18:59:27, 18/06/20 »
Beautiful skylark.

Never even seen one but I can't see a picture of a grouse even a special Black grouse without hearing the tune to the Grouse whiskey advert.
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Dodgylegs

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #46 on: 22:21:35, 18/06/20 »
I can't see a picture of a grouse even a special Black grouse without hearing the tune to the Grouse whiskey advert.


Funny that's the tune I whistle every time I see a grouse! You've set me off!!

ninthace

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #47 on: 22:39:31, 18/06/20 »
Grouse do not like walkers.  If they see one they say "Go Back!" "Go Back!"
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Bigfoot_Mike

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« Reply #48 on: 23:03:40, 18/06/20 »
Grouse do not like walkers.  If they see one they say "Go Back!" "Go Back!"
A grouse probably doesn’t like any people all that much, walker or otherwise.

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« Reply #49 on: 19:45:56, 19/06/20 »
Grouse do not like walkers.  If they see one they say "Go Back!" "Go Back!"


Descending Barrow last September I saw this one standing motionless by the path.  We stared at each other for a couple of minutes and despite me moving to get a few photos of him he never moved!  How could anybody feel the need to shoot such a beautiful creature in the name of 'sport'  :(
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« Reply #50 on: 20:19:21, 19/06/20 »
Several times on Stanage Edge I've had them walk out in front of me and stand at the side of the path, think some are just used to the number of people they see. A few years ago I was sitting on a rock there and a male Ring Ouzel popped up from a ledge below and stood around 10ft from me, as soon as I decided to get a pic he was gone.

Bigfoot_Mike

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« Reply #51 on: 20:27:00, 19/06/20 »
Grouse can give the unsuspecting walker quite a start. On several occasions I have been startled by a grouse exploding from the heather at close range.

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« Reply #52 on: 20:43:48, 19/06/20 »
Back in the days when you were free to camp in the field next to the Lion Inn on Blakey ridge it was not uncommon to stick your head out of the tent in the morning and find yourself completely surrounded by Red Grouse. Oddly enough that is also a good spot for Ring Ouzels.

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« Reply #53 on: 23:11:16, 19/06/20 »
I am sure that everybody who tries to photograph wildlife has "bogey" species, relatively common species which you just cannot seem to get a decent shot of. One of mine has always been the Skylark. Yesterday, however, I came across a pair of them walking out of Jugger Howe on the North York Moors and was amazed when they happily let me click away wjthout any signs of being bothered. Not a glamorous bird at all but it made my day.
That is a pretty fantastic picture.  I would be really proud of that one.   O0 O0

Dodgylegs

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #54 on: 23:15:03, 19/06/20 »
Grouse can give the unsuspecting walker quite a start. On several occasions I have been startled by a grouse exploding from the heather at close range.


I know exactly what you mean!

andybr

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« Reply #55 on: 15:58:13, 07/08/20 »
I managed to get close up to a Black Tailed Godwit this morning. These birds normally keep their distance so I was really pleased to get some decent pictures.



Dodgylegs

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #56 on: 20:33:31, 07/08/20 »
Remember seeing glimpses of one as it was hiding, then popping out of reeds... you did well to take such a beautiful photo!

Jac

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« Reply #57 on: 06:59:02, 08/08/20 »
Super Blackwit - winter is coming :(
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MkPotato

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« Reply #58 on: 06:08:30, 16/08/20 »
This is a common bird, but a beautiful spot.



Jac

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #59 on: 12:39:40, 16/08/20 »
Who needs eagles?
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