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dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 21 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

two sammisons, we have not exchanged formal introductions so far and are not on first name terms, it will happen.

mrs S is nearly as wide as she is long, close to gravid by the look of her, hope she does not need a midmouse as that would be a new one for me

they have set up in the wood shed thing, which seems ok again after being de ratted and cleaned of vicious chilli

snaps will happen, these things are well cute

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 21 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



as promised

may i introduce mr sammi sammison, we have got to know each other a little, he seems a decent chap and mentioned that mrs mouse is a bit shy, and rather "round" to do much socializing at the moment


ps , handheld papped, big posh lens pulled out to 350mm, f9, 1600th s, iso 15000 ish
about 2 meters range, moderate light, not much tweaking apart from crop and size

when i decide on which ones i got a few of kinetic birds as well, flight is fun but take off and landing stuff is awesome

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 21 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



committed

dpack



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Shane



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 21 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nice pictures - looks like you're getting the hang of this photography lark!

Shane



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 21 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Here's a shot I got a couple of weeks back of my mother's resident greater spotted woodpecker in her garden in Devon:


dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 21 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

good snap, getting beasts to vogue in the right place is an interesting game
nice to actually see one, my woodpecker sightings need less than a hand of fingers to count
for 9 years we had about a crusty to every 1.5 acres of sloping woodland, even with fox charmers and bird tamers among us we never eyeballed one, although their sounds and works proved the place was full of them, we reckoned at least two species from the sound, size and style of pecking in trees

handsome birds, as are the green ones, tricky to see even if sharing a tree with one, lesser spotted might not be about the feathers

there are a few round here, i hear the pecking and know a few feeding trees but when they have been located they always seem to be the other side of the tree a case of can't see the pecker for the wood, which might confuse the cousins, but sort of works in engulund enlish:lol:

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 21 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nice pictures. Glad the Sammisons are back. Lesser spotted woodpecker was seen feeding on a feeder down the road from the woods, so pretty sure we have greater and lesser spotted (former rarely, latter never spootte) and green by the cry.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 21 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

mrs hammi sammison has a slightly reduced tail about half an inch, which is much less than stumpi sammison had

i did consider that tubbsi may be her name, but the fat arse/no tail league of gentlemen local shop reference was thought to be far too rude a way to refer to a mousy

anecdote rather than data , maybe more than one in ten have had a tail loss trauma and survived

it might reduce steering capacity at high speed and make climbing more difficult
they seem to survive the injury and healing, at least sometimes, and continue pretty much in the same way as their fully tailed chums

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 21 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I suppose mice use their tails for balance, but are they so essential to ordinary mice? I know harvest mice tails are prehensile, and they would find it very difficult without, and dormice use theirs partly to keep warm in winter, and probably for balance while climbing. As people seem to find ways round losing limbs, I would think mice would find ways of managing with only a partial tail by altering their balance.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 21 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

We may have a new robin in the 'yard' in the woods. It seems to be a young one as it is quite tame. It likes the crumbs from my home made biscuits, and yesterday, for a moment, sat on my knee. It won't take food from our hand, and I had to explain to it that it lives outside, and the shed is forbidden ( a few messes from birds in the past), but I live in hopes we may become friendly.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 21 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



mrs hammi sammison is delighted to meet you

paralympic parcour is only one of her talents, a charming"get yer nuts out"is one mind meld she has managed, "talk to the mutt"was another

there are "does my tail look short in this?"photos, but we will not share

this mouse will vogue for cashews
most mice will vogue for cashews

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 21 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



use the landscape

at my scale she would be a tiny shadow in the shadows of the bricks, at her scale she is having a sneaky peek from a cave in the hills
a big lens brings the two together, as do the cashews that are just out of shot

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 21 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nice pictures Dpack. The robin is very much in charge in the yard. It was shouting defiance at another Robin on Sunday, and also popping into the shed in defiance of my prohibition. We have been chatting to each other, but it seems it understands me as little as I understand it, judging by its behavior.

Shan



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 21 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Some great shots pack. Also, love the Woodpecker, Shane.

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