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Nov 23, 2018 20:36 |  #9271

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I've been away for twenty years. That's my excuse anyway :-)

I miss the UK's songbirds. The birds here in Oz mostly think they're flying dinosaurs that make screeching or squawking sounds. A few do have 'songs' though.

The one that makes me feel most homesick is the skylark, but almost every British bird song takes me back to lovely memories, especially of my childhood, growing up on a vast country estate that I had the freedom to roam (my father was the Head Forester). I used to own a set of British bird song records made by the BBC (I think). Long gone now :-(. I still have my battered and beaten copy of the excellent Readers Digest 'Book of British Birds' with gorgeous illustrations.

When I hear a skylark, I am lying in a grass meadow, watching them sing as they climb higher and higher, then falling back to earth again.

When I hear a Robin, I'm digging my veggie garden accompanied by a friendly Robin whose job was to sit on my spade and swoop on any grubs I uncovered.

When I hear a Chiff Chaff, I'm walking through a pine plantation on Capesthorne Estate, where my father worked, on my way to fish on the 'floating island' at Redesmere. Their incessant call would drive my father to distraction :-)

Sorry, enough old fart reminiscing. You may go back to discussing one of Canon's best lenses! ;-)a

I can relate to all of that. Just don't get me started on all the changes I have seen since I was young - and I haven't even emigrated from the UK!


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Nov 24, 2018 05:30 |  #9272

Jack Dawe wrote in post #18757244 (external link)
I can relate to all of that. Just don't get me started on all the changes I have seen since I was young - and I haven't even emigrated from the UK!

Likewise Jack. Do you remember steamrollers repairing the roads and pulling a tar machine and a caravan behind them, and after squashing the tar bubbles in the road you went in for dinner and got into trouble for being covered in tar? Then the air raid sirens would go. Yep, They were the days!


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Nov 25, 2018 04:37 |  #9273

I have one now, happy days.


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Nov 25, 2018 04:49 |  #9274

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I have one now, happy days.

Very nice, Derek! Congrats, and enjoy this fine lens, share some photos when you get the chance!


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Nov 25, 2018 06:05 |  #9275

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Very nice, Derek! Congrats, and enjoy this fine lens, share some photos when you get the chance!

Will do Matt, had a bit of a relapse with my wrist but hope to get out there soon. Thank you.


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Nov 25, 2018 09:53 |  #9276

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Nov 25, 2018 11:26 |  #9277

Ray.Petri wrote in post #18757389 (external link)
Likewise Jack. Do you remember steamrollers repairing the roads and pulling a tar machine and a caravan behind them, and after squashing the tar bubbles in the road you went in for dinner and got into trouble for being covered in tar? Then the air raid sirens would go. Yep, They were the days!

I'm not quite old enough to remember the air raid sirens, but I certainly remember the tar machines. Lovely smell! I also remember the tar melting on very hot summer days, when I used to roll the tar around any old discarded ice lolly stick I could find. Goodness knows why! :-D


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Nov 25, 2018 11:57 |  #9278

Nice Kitty.

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Nov 25, 2018 13:09 |  #9279

Excellent close-up shot of that gal.


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Nov 25, 2018 13:46 |  #9280

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Excellent close-up shot of that gal.

Thanks.


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Nov 25, 2018 15:09 |  #9281

Spotted nutcracker

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Nov 25, 2018 15:56 |  #9282

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Spotted nutcracker




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Nov 25, 2018 19:47 |  #9283

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Spotted nutcracker


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Oh, that's nice! Very tasty indeed! I guess this is the Wageningen bird? Has it perched on anyone's head yet? It's 20 years now since we've had one of these in Britain. Oh for another! There aren't many birds nowadays that would get me travelling long distances to see it, but this is one.


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Nov 25, 2018 23:02 |  #9284

Jack Dawe wrote in post #18758487 (external link)
Oh, that's nice! Very tasty indeed! I guess this is the Wageningen bird? Has it perched on anyone's head yet? It's 20 years now since we've had one of these in Britain. Oh for another! There aren't many birds nowadays that would get me travelling long distances to see it, but this is one.


Yes Jack this is the bird of wageningen. There is only one in the Netherlands.
Very relaxed bird that shows up sometimes less than a meter from the crowd.


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Nov 26, 2018 00:22 |  #9285

Anybody found they had to MFA the long end of their copy??


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