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ian mcdonald

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my local patch and wildlife - Ian McDonald
« on: March 13, 2015, 08:23:34 PM »
The company I keep while botanising.

Edit by maggi - making a new thread for Ian McDonald's photos of the flora and fauna around his local "patch"  - which he describes HERE
« Last Edit: October 11, 2016, 04:38:09 PM by Maggi Young »

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Re: my local patch and wildlife - Ian McDonald
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2015, 08:21:57 AM »
The company I keep while botanising.
Definitely one of the pluses Ian.
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ian mcdonald

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Re: my local patch and wildlife - Ian McDonald
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2015, 09:49:28 AM »
This one is a bit worse for wear.

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Re: my local patch and wildlife - Ian McDonald
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2015, 09:54:00 AM »
Different from previous grasshopper?

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Re: my local patch and wildlife - Ian McDonald
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2015, 10:16:37 AM »
A couple for the birders. The parakeet was in the back garden.

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Re: my local patch and wildlife - Ian McDonald
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2015, 10:30:48 AM »
Great shots of the parakeet and the cranes Ian, are there wild populations of both near you?
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Re: my local patch and wildlife - Ian McDonald
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2015, 10:54:39 AM »
Who,s this sneaking about.

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Re: my local patch and wildlife - Ian McDonald
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2015, 11:45:43 AM »
Large Heath. Aerial ballet. Lucky picture.

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Re: my local patch and wildlife - Ian McDonald
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2015, 02:55:36 PM »
It,s nearly Easter so here is a picture of Pasque flower, pulsatilla vulgaris. Apologies for poor quality, img 123. Osprey img 134. Albino hedgehog img 133. Dryads saddle, img 130.

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Re: my local patch and wildlife - Ian McDonald
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2015, 03:25:58 PM »
Stoats play fighting img 129. Purple coltsfoot, Homogyne alpina img 131. Blue heath, phyllodoce caerulea, img 135.

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Re: my local patch and wildlife - Ian McDonald
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2015, 06:39:24 PM »
Scottish primrose, Primula scotica img 0689. Rannoch rush, Scheuchzeria palustris, img 0617. Dotterel, img 0051.  Gold ringed dragonfly, Cordulegaster boltonii img 0016. 

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Re: my local patch and wildlife - Ian McDonald
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2015, 07:22:02 PM »
Wheatear, img 0831. Dipper, img 1164. Sea eagle img 1106, sorry about poor image. Woodlark, img 041.

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Re: my local patch and wildlife - Ian McDonald
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2015, 07:47:12 PM »
I went bird watching one day and there was a sea fret. I heard a sound like steam escaping from a pipe. The sound got louder and then these appeared. There were four altogether, killer whales, img 00058. Red deer eating bracken, img 00030. Arctic skua, img 00072. Nicrophorus vespilloides, a burying beetle and passengers, img 00019.

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Re: my local patch and wildlife - Ian McDonald
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2015, 12:22:52 PM »
Osprey and heron join salmon war img 00081. Black throated diver family exercise img 00010. Kingfisher and lunch img 0142. Red necked grebe seeks mate img 0453.

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Re: my local patch and wildlife - Ian McDonald
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2015, 08:00:04 PM »
Yellowhammer "giving it laldy" img 00057. Reed warbler keeping quiet img 003. Whoopers lift off img 2725. aaaaah img 1965.

 

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