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The Natural World

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Re: The Natural World

#421 Post by Dave B » January 28th, 2012, 9:22 am

Latest post of the previous page:

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Re: The Natural World

#422 Post by Alan H » February 25th, 2012, 5:30 pm

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#423 Post by Dave B » February 25th, 2012, 6:06 pm

Wow! And when you think that those talons can easily hold a tennis ball it is a bit frightening to see them coming towards one that fast!
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Re: The Natural World

#424 Post by Alan H » February 25th, 2012, 6:17 pm

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#425 Post by Alan H » March 4th, 2012, 10:40 pm

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Re: The Natural World

#426 Post by Compassionist » March 4th, 2012, 11:21 pm

Wow! That was incredible. How did that long insect ever fit inside that tiny egg? Nature is amazing. Thank you for the link.

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#427 Post by Dave B » March 5th, 2012, 10:23 am

That was an incredible struggle! Does not say a lot for "Intelligent Design" does it!

Be interested to see the actual size and shape of the whole egg. The three inch stick insects I have seen came from eggs small enough to need a 10X magnifying glass to differentiate them from the "frass" at the bottom of the tank, tiny.
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Re: The Natural World

#428 Post by Dave B » March 8th, 2012, 10:04 pm

Guess this is more nature than science: I was looking for live shots of any auroras but could not find such.

I did, however, find some NASA shots of auroras seen from orbit

And a good way not to report the event!
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#429 Post by Alan H » April 9th, 2012, 5:28 pm

Utterly speechless.

Lakes and oceans

Click on the image for a larger version and marvel. Note how deep the oil wells are. Staggering.
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#430 Post by Dave B » April 9th, 2012, 6:08 pm

Interesting to see the comparisons.

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In that case you would not be using an aqualung! The pressure would probably compress you into your face mask! :laughter:
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Re: The Natural World

#431 Post by Maria Mac » April 15th, 2012, 6:57 pm

OK, not as impressive as some of the stuff on this thread but today, while walking in the Chilterns with my kids, I was delighted to meet this unbelievably friendly Reeve's pheasant, who walked alongside us chattering away for about 300 meters before stopping and posing for a photo shoot. Alas, I only had my mobile to snap him on, which I did from a crouching position. Seconds later he took a lunge at me but missed. I think he wanted to kiss me.

I'd never seen one or even heard of them before. :)
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Re: The Natural World

#432 Post by Dave B » April 15th, 2012, 8:03 pm

Beautiful bird.

Kiss you!? More like take a lump out of you! He was paroling his patch and you were the intruders.

Once watched a hilarious video of a capercaille chasing someone off, postman IIRC - vicious wee beastie. Does not seem to be on Youtube unfortunately.
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#433 Post by Alan C. » April 15th, 2012, 8:44 pm

The puffins (signatures of Summer) arrived last week, took one look at the weather and said "bugger it! We're a month early" And promptly took off back to sea.
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#434 Post by Gottard » April 16th, 2012, 2:52 pm

Spectacular pheasant Athena! Please do give my respects to your camera-phone.
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Re: The Natural World

#435 Post by Alan H » April 16th, 2012, 4:47 pm

He's got a vicious-looking beak!
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#436 Post by Fia » April 16th, 2012, 9:33 pm

You gonna patrol your patch then Alan? :)

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#437 Post by Alan C. » May 5th, 2012, 8:38 pm

Watch out for tonights Supermoon The skies have cleared here so we should be able t see it around 11.30 pm.
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#438 Post by Val » May 5th, 2012, 9:50 pm

Thanks for the tip Alan.

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Re: The Natural World

#439 Post by Alan H » June 27th, 2012, 5:04 pm

Paolo on the death of Lonesome George in the New Statesman: Why Lonesome George should get stuffed (or pickled)
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#440 Post by Fia » June 27th, 2012, 9:26 pm

Nice one Paolo :)
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Re: The Natural World

#441 Post by Alan H » July 10th, 2012, 3:10 pm

Clam eats salt:

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