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  • wherrygirl
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    Ah, the gull photographer is back. That first one is almost a silhouette, but there is that lovely line of light on the leading edge of the wings, the almost transparent ends of the wing feathers and the way the light moulds the body shape. Beautiful shots.

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  • wherrygirl
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    Well, one thing I have learnt from the video - moose are colour blind! I wonder how they test for that, unless they examine the retina of a dead one?

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  • ombugge
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    Why does the Swedes always want to be different?
    Even the Elks in Sweden is different: https://www.arcticnow.com/arctic-new...ured-on-video/

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  • ombugge
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    "Our" Chick didn't survive, (I don't know what happened, maybe a car or a cat got it, but it has not been seen for several days) but here is one of this year's crop that did.
    Taking swimming lessons off Skateflukaia:

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  • ombugge
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    Other Kittiwakes are nesting on the roof of the bus depot next door. They even have their own private "bath tub" in some puddles of rain water collecting on the roof that never gets to dry out between rain showers in our variety of summer here on the north west coast of Norway:




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  • ombugge
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    This year's Seagull and Kittiwake chicks are growing up, but not ready to fly yet. Some Kittiwakes are nesting on top of our block of flats and making a lot of noise during the mating and nesting season.

    Last week one of the chicks was trying to fly a little too early (no feathers yet) and fell from the roof to the parking lot, some seven stories below, and survived.
    I was expecting the parents to abandon the wayward chick and concentrate on whatever other chicks still in the nest. But no, the chick is still being fed while walking around on the parking lot, or hiding under cars. (and have somehow avoided being run over, so far):




    The parent birds are getting aggressive and "dive bombing" anybody that gets near to where the chick is hiding. I was trying to get a video of their flying skills when the Janitor was cutting the grass the other day, with music on his ears and totally oblivious of the two birds making mock attack on him repeatedly. Unfortunately they were flying too fast to get a good video of their action.

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  • ombugge
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    It is that time of the year again: http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/141915/kaat-tiur-jager-lars
    For humans it is year around.

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  • ombugge
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    Thare she knock the living dogsh*t out of a Cod: http://gcaptain.com/scientists-disco...tm_medium=push

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  • ombugge
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    "Thare She Blows": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X0hq0ug9q4

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  • ombugge
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    another reindeer tradgedy in Norway. This time over 40 reindeer were killed by a train because got on to the tracks across a "ferist" (Animal barrier??) that had been tampered with to allow easy snow clearing in the winter: http://www.rorosnytt.no/reinflokken-...t-ut-av-spill/

    Here is the latest statistics I can find:
    Few people are hurt but many animals suffer

    Railway transport is a secure mode of transport. One person was killed in connection with such accidents in 2008 and three 2009 (Corrected 01.11.2010). Nearly 1 800 animals were hit and killed by a train in 2009, which is about 100 less than in 2007 and 2008, but considerably more compared to 2005 and 2006.

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  • ombugge
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    Shark safari anyone?: http://gcaptain.com/viral-video-grea...tm_medium=push

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  • ombugge
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    It is autumn and time for apple harvesting: http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/132100/e...gressklipperen

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  • nari
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    I have three of those owls, standing as a kind of vanguard near the back door. The magpies don't care, the currawongs stare at them and the peewees just ignore them. And the red wattle birds are far too busy with the camellia flowers to care. We are too far from our lake for seagulls to be bothered pestering us.

  • ombugge
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    I was kind of expecting you to have a witty text to that last one.
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