Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

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Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

Postby Crowth » Fri May 14, 2010 9:51 pm

I managed to stalk this little fella on Thursday up at Brackley:

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Took the shot with my phone camera, he was as placid as anything, I even managed to stroke his fur with my finger. As far as I can tell, he's a Short Tailed Shrew and he was no more than two or three inches in length - absolutely tiny.
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Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

Postby numberplease » Sat May 15, 2010 12:15 am

Aw, what a lovely photo, isn`t he cute?
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Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

Postby What? » Sat May 15, 2010 7:58 am

So tame! Nicely caught! :)
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Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

Postby Crowth » Sat May 15, 2010 12:45 pm

I've immortalised Sean the Shrew on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs0ldtuKQV0

Interestlingly, shrews are NOT related to rats and mice, something to do with the number of digits on their feet, shrews have five and rodents only have four, according to Google that is.
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Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

Postby What? » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:26 pm

Hello, I took this picture today

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At first I thought it was an otter, though I had a nagging doubt, but then someone said it might be a mink, which I had not considered. Can anyone shed light on the matter? Thanks.
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Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

Postby howlsatthemoon » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:49 pm

That is a mink.
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Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

Postby Crowth » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:53 pm

howlsatthemoon wrote:That is a mink.


......without a doubt.
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Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

Postby LANDROVER ROGER » Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:58 am

We saw lots of them on Davaar Island.Definitely Mink.
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Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

Postby EMDEE » Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:57 am

It's truly amazing how this non-native species has become so ubiquitous throughout the UK in a relatively short number of years, and to such an extent that they have become a pest in many places.
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Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

Postby LANDROVER ROGER » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:04 pm

A fur farm in this area of Staffordshire was raided many years ago and a lot of them were released in to the wild. :D
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Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

Postby What? » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:10 am

On the one nice day we had recently (Saturday), I was lucky enough to catch a shot of this kestrel.

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Kestrel manoeuvres by weetoon66, on Flickr

I also got a shot of it holding its prey, which I didn't notice until I got home. Unfortunately it was quite far away.

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Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

Postby Bonnie Lass » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:23 pm

Superb photographs - well done What?
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Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

Postby LANDROVER ROGER » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:41 pm

What?Who?
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Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

Postby Lossit Lass » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:36 pm

Wow!! Great catch, What! Beautiful :D
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Re: Kintyre's Bird and Wildlife.

Postby What? » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:49 pm

A close encouter with the goats at Machrihanish yesterday (close enough to smell them :mrgreen: )

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