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Posted Wednesday 16th September 2009 at 03:40 by Francis Duggan
The bullfinches I remember from my younger years so nice to look at favourite birds of mine
The male much brighter coloured than the female so lovely looking lit by the sun-shine
With dark head, blue back and beautiful pink breast of Europe's finches the fairest of all
For beauty only rivalled by the goldfinches though differences in their habits I recall,
The bullfinches are not liked by orchardists they eat the fruit tree blossoms in the Spring
They build their...
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Each Day Things Of Beauty

Posted Wednesday 16th September 2009 at 02:52 by Francis Duggan
Each day things of beauty I'm privileged to see
The beauty of Nature is all around me
The gray butcherbird pipes on the wattle tree
His song is embedded in my memory.

Beauty is around me whereever I go
Though of Nature's ways very little I know
Embedded in my memory many a beautiful sight
Like butterflies flitting in the warm sunlight.

Around the flower beds of the parkland on a Summer's day
Such beautiful memories till...
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Joseph's Blog of Birding: The Bash Report, Part II

Posted Tuesday 15th September 2009 at 22:00 by Joseph N
Updated Wednesday 16th September 2009 at 19:19 by Joseph N
Having read of the first day of the Scottish Birdforum Bash, you can now read about the second and final day. Enjoy!

13th September (2nd Day of the Bash):

When I woke up early on Sunday morning, I looked out the window and smiled. The weather wasn't very good, and according to Met Office, the winds were turning into the East, which meant there was quite a good chance of seeing some slightly rarer species on the second day of the Scottish Bash, especially when our first...
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Kingfisher And Photos.............yeeeee eeeeees!

Posted Tuesday 15th September 2009 at 21:52 by birdbrainer
Have to interupt the flow of my bird watching progress here to report on a particular highlight this week.
Was at Fairburn Ings RSPB on Monday, where I do a bit of volunteering on a Monday morning in the visitor centre, it was very quiet so had chance to go out and have a wander for an hour. Went down to Pick Up hide where I was hoping for a good sighting of a kingfisher, which has alluded me so far. I have spooted one at Fairburn a couple of times but its always been a flash of incandescent...
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QUADRUS POND aka testos

Posted Tuesday 15th September 2009 at 15:00 by yukonite
kingfishers been sighted again flew across the road towards the sub or maybe the don.
might get a pic when afew more leaves drop but im not counting on it.
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