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Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 07:47

Unfortunately not. The bird centre rescued mainly abandoned chicks and then fed them up. Frigate birds coming to be fed was quite a sight. The busted wing would heal well enough for a bird to fly, but would not survive the impact as they hit the water to take fish, so the bird had a sad end.  My finger had  plaster on for two weeks. Frigate birds are somewhat prehistoric. The top photo is of a Christmas Island frigate birdchick. Less than  1500 breeding pairs left. Critically endangered. Fully grown, with seven  foot wing span, they look like pterodactyls circling over the jungle in Jurassic park. The middle chick and the rescued bird were Abbott's boobies, thought to be less than 6000in the wild, also critically endangered.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 23:05

Better a dead mouse than a live one. Our cat,Tiger , used to come in through the bungalow window at night and drop nice live presents. Dad wouldn't get out of bed,so mum had to catch them in a fishing net and evict them.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 23:01

Thats ok, Lantana,sometimes I don't believe what I am seeing. Frogfish are the funniest, they look like sponges usually when they are not moving, but then they waddle along on fins that look like frog feet. A lot of things are so well disguised,you really have to have your eye in to see them.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 22:56

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 22:17

and for rescuing this stupid bird with a bust wing from the water,I still have the scar on my finger. Fishing birds have HUGE  sharp beaks.

What are these ?

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 21:29


Advice please

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 19:45

I would agree with that.

So...Resurrected and Rebooted

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 18:44

I wish I had a copy of a photo I was shown today. Great Aunt Sylvia, 101 today,  on the swings in the park.( photo taken last week) Still mobile, cooks her own dinners, and doesn't believe in taking tablets. Good family get together this afternoon, five generations there. She is my Great Aunt(my grandmothers youngest sister) My mother and two aunts were there (in their 80's), my sister, brother , three cousins, my nephew, and my great niece and nephew.  A photo for the record book.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 05:52

I love Australian blue skies. They are really blue. Even on a good day, British skies are usually light blue to grey because of all the contrails and pollution.


Posted: 19/11/2016 at 21:54

Hostas are hardy. Like most plants they will not like the roots being frozen, so if they are in a pot, put it somewhere sheltered. If in the ground they will be OK.

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