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Discussion in 'Wildlife Gallery' started by wind1, Aug 27, 2016.


  1. wind1

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    My buddleia is extra busy with bees and butterflies today and I finally managed to get a couple of pictures. The butterflies usually fly away as soon as I approach but today they have sat still whilst I click away. These 2 pictures are the only 2 decent ones from about 20 that I took! They are taken on my phone so not professional like some I see on here but good enough for me.

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    Look pretty good to me too :)

    I keep telling people, it's not the quality of the pictures, it's the memory trapped within that makes some so special
     
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    My memories of these will be how many hours were spent trying to get the darn things! :)
     
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    Bet you enjoyed those hours though and felt chuffed when you achieved your aim ;)
     
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    A painted lady on my Plumbago this morning.
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    And a moth hiding out in the shed.
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    Lovely. Do you get excited when you see something unusual or for the first time that year?
     
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    I get excited seeing anything in the wild really, but yes seeing something for the first time is extra exciting. I don't really know all the different species of butterfly and certainly not moths so I have to look them up to id them or ask on here. By next year I probably will have forgotten what they are again.

    We spent 2 days in the Forest of Dean last week and went to a nature reserve where Wild Boar roam. I was really hoping to see some but didn't. I did however see what I'm sure were Wild Boar footprints in some stodgy mud. That was exciting enough so goodness knows what I would have done had I seen the actual Boar!
     
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    you should come here for a long weekend and I could take you to a place with free roaming pigs, horses, deer and cattle ;)

    I saw a boar when I was down there and I can honestly say it was scary

    I stood watching a kingfisher this morning :) Wonderful...............
     
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    I see plenty of deer around here but not free roaming horses or cattle although some woodland near us has in the past had free roaming cattle. A Kingfisher is another one I would love to see. Saw a flash of one a few years ago but that's all. I think maybe I'm too noisy, everything scarpers when they hear me coming :)
     
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    Air flow would be more of an issue than noise, as long as you aren't crashing along. Most creatures can smell a human a mile off with the wind in the right direction.
    Also movement is probably more an issue than noise.
    If you can sit and stare with the wind in your face, chances are you'll see something if you've got the right spot :)
    My trouble is, I can't sit still, but I am now generally walking over 50 miles a week, that's a lot of country miles in which to see things :D
     
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