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Life Sciences => Plant Sciences, Zoology & Evolution => Topic started by: neilep on 12/11/2007 13:33:47

Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: neilep on 12/11/2007 13:33:47
Put your favourite wildlife piccys here !!


Here's one of my favourite birds...the Tundra Swan


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Tundra Swan
Cygnus columbianus
Adult tundra swans are often confused
with other swan species. Its cousin,
the trumpeter swan is slightly larger
and doesn't feature a yellow spot on its bill.



PLEASE REMEMBER TO CREDIT THE SOURCE FOR ANY MATERIAL YOU POST HERE.
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Alandriel on 12/11/2007 21:28:26
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Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda)
Once (in Sinai) we had a wild male fennec that (quite) apparently fell in love with our female house cat 
I don't think anyone got much sleep that week  [::)]
 [;D]



sorted ! [;)]
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: neilep on 13/11/2007 00:33:11
(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lioncrusher.com%2Fimages%2Ffennec.jpg&hash=8e4b8380731408b1a318081454770f1f)

Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda)
Once (in Sinai) we had a wild male fennec that (quite) apparently fell in love with our female house cat 
I don't think anyone got much sleep that week  [::)]
 [;D]

For some reason I can't see your piccy Alandriel !

So..I have blatantly added this one for ewe

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AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW !!!

Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Karen W. on 13/11/2007 11:04:54
A bear from my crater lake trip! He was very cool!


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Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Karen W. on 13/11/2007 11:10:51

Deer at the park in oregon!

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Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Karen W. on 13/11/2007 20:03:24
These three are from my bathroom window at 11:00 am this morning! LOL

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Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Alandriel on 13/11/2007 20:36:25
Thankee to Neil for putting a new fennec for me.  [;D]
Don't know what happened with the first pic link I put up... [???]

those are fab Karen  [;D]- you're lucky to live so close to wildlife - though of course it also can be a nuissance.

Those deer pictures and you mentioning morning reminds me when I visited a friend in Sweden over Xmas. She lives right next to the woods. I woke up at 7am and went to make a cuppa tea with the whole house still sleeping when I stopped dead in my tracks as *this*

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(elk) had its nose stuck to the kitchen window  [:o]  [;D]





Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Karen W. on 13/11/2007 21:19:45
(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lioncrusher.com%2Fimages%2Ffennec.jpg&hash=8e4b8380731408b1a318081454770f1f)

Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda)
Once (in Sinai) we had a wild male fennec that (quite) apparently fell in love with our female house cat 
I don't think anyone got much sleep that week  [::)]
 [;D]
(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lioncrusher.com%2Fimages%2Ffennec.jpg&hash=8e4b8380731408b1a318081454770f1f)

Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda)
Once (in Sinai) we had a wild male fennec that (quite) apparently fell in love with our female house cat 
I don't think anyone got much sleep that week  [::)]
 [;D]

Alandriel Check your url on your piccy, I tried to sort it but it seems fine! Maybe missed part of it at the start although I bet you just copied the wrong url is it photobucket!

Here is the Yellow Jacket Nest!

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Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Alandriel on 13/11/2007 21:25:05
I know... it's weird! The url is fine but wont' display inside the post hence neil posted another piccie entirely. Never mind.....


and while I'm here.... another favorite creature of mine

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Porcupine

that even rhymes  [;D]

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Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: neilep on 14/11/2007 01:36:21
Ducklings






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Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Karen W. on 14/11/2007 13:17:47
OHHHH!Very cute duckies...

Now this is a nice pumpkin spider but he doesnt have the color and spots that ours have!

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Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Alandriel on 16/11/2007 17:09:11
*cough*.... erm..... I don't mind creepy crawlies terribly much but I'm really NOT one for spiders. I hope that very strange looking arachnoid of yours Karen is no larger than the inside of my palm - else....................................(https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fh2g2%2Fskins%2FAlabaster%2Fimages%2FSmilies%2Ff_run.gif&hash=c6cc4e480448e1f6b9de87b8df802d0a)


Talking about 'strange' creatures, how's this?


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 [;D]
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Karen W. on 16/11/2007 22:10:59
Armadillos YAYYYYYYY!
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Karen W. on 29/11/2007 01:35:16
I like spiders.. Big Pumpkin spiders are my favorite.. Then I like most non biting ones!
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: neilep on 29/11/2007 06:03:00
Here's Daisy !!

She's a nosy cow !!


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Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Alandriel on 30/11/2007 16:26:37
how about racing sheep

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 [;D]

Racing sheep amble in Emmaville, bolt in Bideford

Champion racehorses burst from their starting boxes and charge towards the finish line, eager to win. Racing sheep, by contrast, usually prefer to amble. That's why horse races are more popular than sheep races. But an English farmer claims one of his racing rams established a world record by covering a 220-yard course (which included a "ewe-turn") in just 17 seconds.

The problem of tardy sheep is so serious that it has even been discussed in Parliament. Addressing fellow members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly three years ago, Richard Torbay MP said:

Each year Rothschild Road in Emmaville is cleared for the sheep race, the income from which supports the town's museum.
Approximately 100 sheep are entered into the one kilometre race. Each wears a coat with a number and the local people pay $5 a head to enter. First prize is $100.

The sheep charge down the street, chased by sheep dogs. Last year was a bit of a spine-tingler, because none of them wanted to cross the finish line.

On the same day the school organises a triathlon and barbecue lunch, with another barbecue at night.

(If the sheep were warned before the race that the losers would be barbecued, that would be an incentive for them to run faster.)
After last year's event, ABC radio presenter Ellen Geraghty reported:

The little town of Emmaville was a hive of activity on Saturday for the 4th annual Mining Museum Sheep Race. The race is famous for its very slow pace and usually uncooperative sheep. The whole town had a bet on the race and most of them were there to see the finish.
...Kay Scroeder, treasurer of the Emmaville Mining Museum, explains, "the sheep were coming along great until they nearly got to the finish line, we had sets of yards each side of the road to keep the sheep from running into people, and they just about got there and a couple of sheep decided that they weren't coming in, so they turned around and bolted, hit the back of the yards, busted the yards open, and just about finished back at the starting line again!"

Until a few weeks ago, we'd never heard of sheep races. Then, one day, we heard ABC radio presenter Scott Levi talking about the Booligal Cup. We turned to the internet for more details and found a rural website, VisitHay, which said:
Booligal Sheep Races. Even the sheep dress up for the occasion.
The inaugural Booligal Sheep Races were held in 1998 when locals decided to have a bit of fun and light relief from the grim prospects of drought and low commodity prices. Patrons were encouraged to bring along their merino wether and enter him in The Booligal Cup.

The yearly event has now developed into the main event on the region's social calendar and into a national (if not international) event. It has become a major fundraiser for local charities in the tiny township of Booligal...

2003 winner: 100 Merino wethers compete for the Booligal Cup and the fantastic prizes on offer. With great sponsorship the Cup has a purse of $500 along with the prestigious trophy (an antique drench gun mounted on a red gum block).

Fashions on the Field are restricted to the sheep... Past entries have included "Thorpeedo" (a sheep in a black speedo swim suit), numerous versions of "Priscilla Queen of the Desert", The Runaway Bride, and rugby champions parading their favourite jumpers and colours.

Sheep races are also popular attractions in the United Kingdom. "Twelve woolly-minded athletes are in training for the race of their lives," Sophie Hazan reported last month on the website LeedsToday, adding:
The competitors are a dozen highly agile sheep preparing to do ovine athletic battle at a famous North Yorkshire sheep fair. The Wensleydale and Jacob breeds have been hand picked for the 200 yard sweepstake dash which has become a popular feature of Masham Sheep Fair, near Ripon...
The chosen flock were selected by founder and organiser of the show Susan Cunliffe-Lister. "Only the fittest ones are chosen for the races and we have been putting them through their paces ahead of the event," she said.

The sheep are tempted to run for the finishing line by one of the organisers rattling feed in a bucket ahead of the flock... Backers get caught up in the excitement as the race gets under way, cheering their sometimes reluctant choices to the line, although some sheep have been known to stop for a graze on the way.

Even the foot and mouth crisis three years ago did not prevent the show from going ahead although contestants displayed cardboard cut-out sheep or models. But even that was a crowd puller.

Then, at last, we found someone who has managed to persuade sheep to run like racehorses. He's Rick Turner, owner of The Big Sheep Entertainment Park in Bideford (pronounced Biddy-ford), Devon, England. Sheep races are a popular daily feature there, attracting more than 100,000 visitors a year.
Rick claims one of his sheep established a world record in June 2001 by covering the 220-yard course (which includes a "ewe-turn") in a near-unbelievable time: just 17 seconds. "That's faster than any Olympic sprinter can run," he said.

Asked the secret of his success, Rick told us by e-mail:

Our special Friesland milking sheep from Holland, with long legs and slim build, are the greediest and fastest in the world, and are ideal as racers.
Twice a day the sheep run down the course to be milked, so they are very familiar with it. They can be seen training on the gallops about 6.30 am. every day. Because the greediest sheep normally wins, one of the best indicators for a fine racing sheep is a big belly, although of course that's also a handicap.

Obviously, like all racing, the going does vary from one day to the next, and the state of the course does affect the times. The sheep don't like racing in the wet and the knitted jockeys have been known to fall off as the sheep try to shake off the rain.

There's often a water jump in wet weather and even though most of the course has an asphalt surface, it can often get quite muddy and slippery.

The jockeys were designed and made by Anne Murray, a designer knitter who is more used to sending her special knitwear throughout the world. They are made and stuffed with 100% wool, are light and move with an urging motion. They are considerably lighter than the sheep's own fleece. They are apt to take on a rather drunken pose when wet, and will sometimes stretch.

Our sheep race commentator is an ex-Aussie, Tony Rea, from Londonderry, NSW, who played cricket with Mark and Steve Waugh in a State under 21 team some years ago.

Not surprisingly, New Zealand, whose 45 million sheep outnumber the human population by more than 11 to one, is also planning to hold a sheep race early next year. The New Zealand Woollymunchers Fine Wine and Lambfest at Chertsey (South Island) has included an inaugural sheep race in its program for January 8, 2005. Eight rams will compete in three races on a 40-metre track.
"Those who attend the festival will have the chance to have a flutter on the woolly speedsters," said the Ashburton Guardian. "Events such as this, and Mayfield's pig racing, always prove popular with spectators."

Here's hoping they find a sheep capable of challenging that Devon champion's amazing world record.

Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Alandriel on 05/12/2007 21:38:08

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Behold, the blobfish that lives off Australia and Tasmania. To remain buoyant in the deep ocean, it mainly is a "gelatinous mass." Because it is slightly less dense than water, the fish floats above the sea floor and eat what floats by.



nature is.... erm.... truly strange sometimes.......

Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: neilep on 19/01/2008 16:01:26
A sheep and some baby wolves !!



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Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: neilep on 19/01/2008 16:02:26
A Stork delivering a baby cow !!


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Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: neilep on 19/01/2008 16:04:40
Birdies On A Car Roof



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Post by: neilep on 19/01/2008 17:06:15
A Hungry Lion

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Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Simulated on 20/01/2008 01:51:35
George Bush

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Haha
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Karen W. on 20/01/2008 06:19:10
LOL!
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Simulated on 20/01/2008 15:01:46
You all know i was Messing! lol

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My all time favorites!!
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Karen W. on 20/01/2008 18:37:36
I like those too! I also think Bush fit right in! LOL!
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Simulated on 20/01/2008 21:43:40
Haha. Yeah he does. LoL. Karen got anymore Amazing plants or animals??
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Simulated on 24/03/2008 19:20:17
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Panda Bear [:)]

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Polar Bear [:)]

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Brown Bear [:)]

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Black Bear [:)]
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Karen W. on 24/03/2008 20:42:54
Haha. Yeah he does. LoL. Karen got anymore Amazing plants or animals??

Maybe soon! I'll check and see! LOL
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Karen W. on 24/03/2008 20:43:43
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Panda Bear [:)]

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Polar Bear [:)]

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Brown Bear [:)]

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Black Bear [:)]

Is that a wrecked plane behind the polar bear???
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Simulated on 24/03/2008 20:44:33
I'm not sure Karen. I borrowed it off the internet.
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Karen W. on 24/03/2008 20:56:34
You picked good picks.. You also need to include the links when you borrow thw piccy's.. LOL.. They are teriffic pictures!
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Simulated on 24/03/2008 20:58:10
Karen just quote it. and then yeah it gives you the link inside the (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=3cd4f4119996b42d10f5ed9eb0e8d712) codes. well sorta just the picture not the whole website.
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Karen W. on 24/03/2008 21:02:41
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Panda Bear [:)]

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Polar Bear [:)]

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Brown Bear [:)]

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Black Bear [:)]

Is that a wrecked plane behind the polar bear???

Just include the website you retrieved them from.. it protects us from copyright breeches.. It needs to be visible in your post OK..
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Simulated on 24/03/2008 21:03:44
Alright I'll start doingg tha
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Karen W. on 24/03/2008 21:10:02
Thanks You!
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Karen W. on 24/03/2008 21:10:38
I'll look for some more animal plant opportunities!
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Seany on 27/03/2008 11:10:30
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Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Seany on 27/03/2008 11:12:05
Heehee! Cute.. or Disgusting? [:P]

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Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Karen W. on 27/03/2008 13:16:07
Cute whittle Caterpillar!

Nice selection of cats Seany... Aren't they beautiful... amazing picture!
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Seany on 27/03/2008 23:10:54
Beautiful yes..

Would I like to come close to one? No.. [;D]
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Karen W. on 28/03/2008 00:09:46
I would love to pet one!
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Simulated on 28/03/2008 01:41:01
Dude I love it
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Seany on 28/03/2008 13:01:39
I wouldn't like to pet the lion on the left..
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Post by: neilep on 28/03/2008 13:39:05
awwwwwww



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Post by: Seany on 28/03/2008 13:40:31
AHHHHAHAH lol so cute!! [;D]
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Post by: neilep on 28/03/2008 14:09:50
This is Gertrude,


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Post by: fishwhiz on 01/04/2008 02:57:22
hehe loved the blob fish !
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Post by: Karen W. on 05/04/2008 11:17:25
awwwwwww



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awwwshe is cute... did you lie beneath he for that shot??? great piccy!
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Seany on 06/04/2008 13:00:27
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Post by: Karen W. on 09/06/2008 15:00:52
A sheep and some baby wolves !!



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A Stork delivering a baby cow !!


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Hee hee hee.... Those are terrific piccy"s so cute! YAYYYYYYY! Sorry I missed them somehow very cool indeedy!
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Post by: Karen W. on 09/06/2008 15:01:50
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AWWWWWWWWWW Seany... THats adorable.. I love polar bears! AWWWW!
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Post by: Karen W. on 09/06/2008 15:04:45
I took these with my little digital camera 6 miles over at the marsh in Arcata!

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Arcata Marsh.. Humboldt county, Arcata, California

These are mud ducks and Egrets and sun going down.. overcast day!
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Post by: RD on 20/06/2008 18:38:10
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Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: atrox on 12/07/2008 18:47:14
Is that picture of the Blackbird an the Hawk really true? or is it just a montage?... its really unbelievable!

This ist a baby european red fox called Didi, so cute!
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and thats a young bussard called "Horst" (its the german Name for a nest of an eagle...the eyry, but its also a german mans name)
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Post by: samuelcaleb on 06/10/2008 11:27:02
hey guys where u get this all stuff.....its soooooo cute and nice to watch and to keep them at home too......

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Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Karen W. on 28/10/2008 05:58:49
cool frog!

Check this critter out.. a Pangolin

I have never seen such a critter.. has anyone else ever seen one... tell me about it eh?

Picture from Wiki!
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Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: SETF on 15/02/2009 17:39:03
I got this baby land turtle, no clue what species it is but its not eating any fruits i give it...(i had a bigger one a long time before so i am doing the exact same things food wise). I have it in a section of my garden where i've placed water for it and everything. Please help its loosing body mass! [:(]
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Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Don_1 on 17/02/2009 08:47:49
You really do need to identify the exact species of tortoise you have there. It may be a Redfoot or a Russian.

Tortoises may take some time to settle into new surroundings.

Ensure your tortoise has access to good daylight and somewhere to get out of the sun. He/she needs to be able to find shade as much as sunlight in order to regulate body temperature.

Get a good supply of broadleaf weeds, such as dandelion, hedgemustard, chickweed, hawkbits, hawks beard and sow thistle. Your tortoise needs high fibre, high calcium food. A little fruit is OK, but until you have identified the species, you will not know it's nutritional requirements. In all cases avoid brassicas such as kale, cabbage and spinach. These are high in oxalic acid, which prevents calcium absorption.

You might try tempting your tortoise with a little Romain (Cos) Lettuce and some cucumber.

I suggest you visit the Tortoise Trust website for the best possible information. Go to www.tortoisetrust.org (http://www.tortoisetrust.org) They can help you identify your tortoise and have very good care sheets to download.

Other useful sites are http://www.tortoise-protection-group.org.uk/site/1.asp (http://www.tortoise-protection-group.org.uk/site/1.asp) - http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/TortoiseNutrition/ (http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/TortoiseNutrition/) - www.tortoisefirst.com (http://www.tortoisefirst.com)
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Don_1 on 18/02/2009 12:15:57
Hi SETF, Glad to have been of some assistance with your new Tortoise. Now that you have been able to establish that it is a Redfoot, you will be able to supply the correct nutritional needs for him/her.

This species is to some extent omnivorous.

You should try to maintain a high calcium diet, with plenty of the weeds I described in my previous post. In addition to these weeds, your Redfoot will eat some fruit and animal protein. Allow your tort to eat worms, slugs or similar, or you can give a little cat food or cooked chicken. This protein should be given once a week.

Typically your torts diet should consist of 65 - 70% weeds, 25 - 30% fruit and 5 - 10% animal protein. You can sprinkle a multivitamin such as 'Nutrobal' on the food two or three times a week and also a calcium supplement is a very good idea, this can be given daily. Always ensure your tort has access to fresh water.

In order to drink, your tort will need a dish he/she can get right in to, with the water level up to the lower edge of the carapace (upper shell). Tortoises do not have an upper pallet in their mouths' so they cannot suck up water, they need to be able to immerse their head into the water right up to and covering their nasal passage.

Sexing your tortoise can be difficult. Tortoises usually reach sexual maturity at around 8 years. On the male the tail will be long and straight and the plastron (lower or underside of the shell) will be slightly concave. The female has a shorter stubbier tail which tends to curl to one side and the plastron will be flat. These signs may not become fully evident until your tort reaches maturity.

I hope this will be of use to you, and wish you & your Redfoot well.

Don't forget HIGH CALCIUM intake. MBD (Metabolic Bone Disease) is a terrible thing for torts. This is the result of calcium deficiency in a California Desert Tortoise:
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Your tort has very good healthy shell. Nice even shape and no 'pyramiding' of the scutes as in the picture above.

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It is a common myth that omnivorous turtles do not suffer from nutritional disorders to the same extent as herbivorous species. Not true. This poor box turtle (Terrapene carolina) was raised on a diet of canned dog food without adequate calcium supplementation....
www.tortoisetrust.org (http://www.tortoisetrust.org)

One last point, which so many people neglect; your tort, well looked after, can live for well over 100 years. You need to make provision for him/her, when you are no longer able to care for him/her.
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Post by: SETF on 18/02/2009 13:41:11
hey so thanks again for the further advise, i have been giving it calcium supplements on a chunk of damp bread. Can any other multivitamin work?....uhh as for the weeds I live in the tropics and I'm not sure what other plants besides my neighbor's hibiscus plants is good for it (i haven't been driven to take any lol)
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Post by: Don_1 on 18/02/2009 14:39:00
I would give the calcium on fruit, such as tomato, cucumber, strawberry etc., rather than bread.

I'm not sure which of these grow in your part of the world, but you may find these lists helpful.
http://www.tortoisefirst.com/nutritional-common-weed-pictures-t305.html (http://www.tortoisefirst.com/nutritional-common-weed-pictures-t305.html)
http://www.tortoisetrust.org/articles/feeding_redfoots.html (http://www.tortoisetrust.org/articles/feeding_redfoots.html)
http://www.tortoisetrust.org/articles/webdiet.htm (http://www.tortoisetrust.org/articles/webdiet.htm)
http://www.tlady.clara.net/TortGuide/Diet.htm#plantlist (http://www.tlady.clara.net/TortGuide/Diet.htm#plantlist)
http://www.shelledwarriors.co.uk/site/Caresheets_and_Articles/Entries/2007/11/27_Redfooted_Tortoise_Caresheet%2C_by_Darren_Langford.html (http://www.shelledwarriors.co.uk/site/Caresheets_and_Articles/Entries/2007/11/27_Redfooted_Tortoise_Caresheet%2C_by_Darren_Langford.html)

These tortoises are quite fond of hibiscus (flowers and leaves), papaya, bouganvillea, cactus, aloe vera and many other naturally occurring Caribbean plants.
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Post by: neilep on 26/03/2009 21:06:50
Whist looking for a photo for my reversing snail question I found this..

Do ewe think it is real or a fake ?

I can't seem to locate any proper info about it !

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Post by: Karen W. on 09/04/2009 08:46:30
lol.. truthfully I thought it looked real but all I could find was hoax stuff.... and Jimbobs opinion too. But I thought that Old Rabit you posted was a real rabit too you naughy Sheepy! Lol..
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Post by: Raghavendra on 09/04/2009 08:48:40
You have to upload in Picasa
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Post by: Solius on 04/05/2009 20:06:01
A Lactrodectus sp.(Black Widow) that I saw last summer while collecting crinoids in Kentucky.

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I was out in the field when they came over.
Deepest droning noise I've heard in a while.
Rather disturbing until you realize they only want to find a place to rest for the night.
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Post by: Chemistry4me on 18/05/2009 06:16:41
Rather disturbing until you realize they only want to find a place to rest for the night.
Aha! But that's exactly what they want you to think! When you are relaxed they come get you!
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Post by: AllenG on 19/05/2009 08:58:35
They are still there after about 48 hours.
I would have thought that was a temp nest, that they would look for a hollow in a tree to make a permeant hive.
I wonder if they  will stay.
Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: AllenG on 28/07/2009 05:41:26
This was just beating against the sliding glass door.
It's a regal moth.

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Its caterpillar stage is the most impressive.  As a caterpillar it is know as "The Hickory Horned Devil."
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Post by: Chemistry4me on 28/07/2009 06:46:22
Wholly moly again! That last one looks grotesque.
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Post by: Karen W. on 28/07/2009 07:35:43
"The Hickory Horned Devil." is impressive and not at all grotesque. Very Handsome specimen actually!
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Post by: Chemistry4me on 28/07/2009 07:39:09
Maybe it's because I've never seen it in my life.
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Post by: Karen W. on 28/07/2009 07:44:04
Maybe it's because I've never seen it in my life.

Really??? Wow I have held and seen many You need to come visit me and hang out around here a bit.. My yard, and this area are full of life like that! Amazing is'nt it?
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Post by: Chemistry4me on 28/07/2009 08:01:29
Yes, maybe I should!
It does look very strange to a newbie.
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Post by: Don_1 on 26/08/2009 10:52:11
Eagle eyes!

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I took this shot at the weekend. (French = weekend)

Quite pleased with it, myself.
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Post by: RD on 26/08/2009 12:56:43
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Isn't it "Le weekend" en France.

[Damn, I missed a distracting bit of red on the left].
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Post by: Don_1 on 28/08/2009 15:31:23
Here's another shot of an Eagle, this time its a Bateleur Eagle.

These beautiful eagles were at the Old Warden Park Birds of Prey Centre.

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Post by: Don_1 on 07/09/2010 11:33:21
Not exactly wild, but these turtles are resident in the greenhouse pond in Hall Place, Bexley.

I've seen them on the odd occasion swimming in the pond, but this was the first time I saw them basking and got a better look at them.

Nobody knows how they got there, but its reasonable to assume they have been brought there by people who bought them as pets and when they got too big, they released them into this pond. Fortunately, they are well fed by the staff, so they don't bother the fish too much, although the odd one or two have been found with chunks bitten out of them.

I'm not 100% sure, but the turtles basking on the side look very much like Yellow Belly Sliders and the one trying to get out to do a spot of basking is a Red Ear Slidder. Both species are from North America and are popular pets. Many, along with the Box Turtles are captured from the wild and sold or exported by the pet trade.

As these sliders can get quite big, they are often released into the wild when their owners find they do not have the space for the tank required. A turtle needs a 10 gallon per inch tank capacity, so a single Red Ear Slider adult may need a 150 gallon tank.

Release of these turtles into the wild can result in the demise of the turtle or devastation of other wildlife in the locality and is illegal.

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Post by: Don_1 on 28/10/2010 11:19:29
Here's a wasp nest (Yellow Jacket)

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Title: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Don_1 on 28/10/2010 11:25:57
In the words of John Cleese, and now for something completely different.

As part of their pre hibernation check up, my two Mediterranean Spur Thigh Tortoises (Testudo Graeca Graeca) were Xray'ed, so I thought you might find these pics a little different to the usual.

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Post by: imatfaal on 29/10/2010 13:18:28
Don - great pics.  Hope the strange build-up/brightness on the centre left (as we see it) of the top picture is nothing to worry about - it looks anomalous compared to the rest of the two pictures, its so solid I wonder if it is shell injury(?) that has scarred or the like.
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Post by: Don_1 on 29/10/2010 17:24:35
Your assumption is spot on imatfaal. Or at least, I believe so. I am waiting for a response to my query on the matter from our vet. Although they have checkup's before and after hibernation each year, this is the first time I have had them X-rayed.

We gave these two a new home after their original owner (a neighbour) decided they were taking up too much space, time and pennies.

I do wish people would think ahead before committing themselves to pets, especially exotic pets.

When they were little more than hatchlings, they were allowed to roam their owners kitchen floor while their vivarium was being cleaned out. Not that they should have been in a vivarium in the first place. (Owner's first mistake, well, sort of; the real first mistake was in taking notice of a pet shop owner, out to make as big a sale as possible, with no regard to the animal's welfare.)

While roaming the kitchen floor (owner's 2nd mistake; dangerous for the tortoise and for humans, since tortoises can carry salmonella and/or have worms or other parasites. I hasten to add these two are in the best of health) they had access to the owner's dog and cat food. (3rd mistake; animal protein can(and did)cause pyramiding of the scutes. It can also cause other bone problems and can kill).

Unfortunately Mr Pastry (the other one we named Pork Pie) was an object of great curiosity  to one of the 3 dogs and was picked up by her. Although the injury was slight, it did leave a scar on the shell's surface and some internal damage. The vet who tended to her deemed the internal shell damage was no so great as to warrant any action and that Mr Pastry would be better off left to recover naturally. Obviously, any invasive operation on a tortoise's body under the shell involves cutting into the shell. Not a procedure any herp vet would undertake unless absolutely essential.

The external scar (6 years on) is now almost undetectable and Mr Pastry has suffered no ill effects from the broken pieces under the shell.

Unfortunately, pyramiding of the scutes caused by eating dog food and other incorrect foods (such as Brasicas) is not reversable, but it has not got worse.

Just look at how bad it can get:

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A California Dessert Tortoise raised on a high protein diet.

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A Marginated Tortoise also raised on a high protein and low calcium diet.

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This poor Box Turtle, though omnivorous, was raised on dog food alone.

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Perhaps most disturbing, this Horsfield Tortoise was raised in a vivarium on lettuce and fruit.

Above pictures from the Tortoise Trust.
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Post by: imatfaal on 31/10/2010 20:55:58
Most distressing - keeping animals (especially those from such a different ecosystem) is a real responsibility
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Post by: SeanB on 27/12/2010 19:09:05
You can look at the local vervets, they are having a very fecund year, with a dozen or more babies, and a whole lot of adolescents around.

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Post by: Don_1 on 27/09/2012 10:11:55
Praying Mantis

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Taken in the south of France.

Please excuse the quality, this was rather a hasty shot, hand held with a Sigma 105mm macro lens.
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Post by: Don_1 on 30/07/2014 16:43:30
Here's something I recall seeing often when I was mere lad in short trousers. I haven't seen one for years. I had to go like a mad thing to get my equipment out & set up for this shot. I'd quite forgotten how fast a caterpillar can move.
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Caterpillar of the Privet Hawk Moth

Nikon D300 with AFS 105mm Micro Nikkor
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Post by: Don_1 on 21/08/2014 23:48:49
This is a mug shot of one of the pesky little varmints that have been making a meal out of the clematis.

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Bush Cricket.

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Post by: nicephotog on 17/10/2015 04:13:50
Some Feral bees 2015 Sydney NSW Australia (various "macro" full size pics)

(Macro HD 720p) Transplanted hive hand feeding on honey supplement (also has to be fed pollen in the hive)
*note if you need/compulsory/unshakable-belief/require "cheap" and "effective" : This camera (Nikon Coolpix L340) did well at depth of field in Macro and it's cheap, the video here is at basically max depth.
Only this video and the 21MP picture are from this camera. It's difficult to find a camera that does well at macro and on Auto functions!

3 weeks later, Transplanted/grafted to hive is now starting to build full length "brood cells" (can't quite be seen - covered in bees) (server filename change to correct the problem, the server machine throws a tantrum about some filenames - filename woes twice now!)
(3000 x 2259 changed for size on server)  http://www.windsolarhybridaustralia.x10.mx/transplantedlFeralBeesCloseUp.jpg
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(3000 x 2259 changed for size on server)  http://www.windsolarhybridaustralia.x10.mx/brood-comb3000.jpg
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The above two photos are around medium tele-macro , the next two are an "avarice" and "greedy" to gather such a small quantity.
A large part of the technique is holding still with 2 or 3 hundred stingers ready and at a distance of around 2 inches from the lens.
Movement shake is the biggest problem and getting the field depth for tele right.
I have used many cameras and the 8MP was better than a top brand but essentially useless because of battery complications, so i got this one and its delivered the pics.

(3000 x 2259 changed for size on server)  http://www.windsolarhybridaustralia.x10.mx/bees-feeding-position-MAX-AVERICE-telemacro3000.jpg
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(3000 x 2259 changed for size on server)  http://www.windsolarhybridaustralia.x10.mx/bees-MAX-AVERICE-2inchfieldepth-telemacro3000.jpg
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Drones everywhere on the origin wild hive entrance.
(21MP)  http://www.windsolarhybridaustralia.x10.mx/dronesevertwherefirsthotweatherofspring.jpg
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Wild hive entrance - these wild hive pics were taken after a week of cold weather, it had been the second day since the cold it had reached near 30 degrees Celsius and there had been swarm behavior. It has been well over 16 days (swarm cell gestation period) since the last swarming occurred(when i scraped them into a box off the wall and put them in the Langstroth 10) on the first hot day of spring that was over 30C, it was actually 37.4C degrees Celsius around October the 5th when they were boxed.
(21MP)  http://www.windsolarhybridaustralia.x10.mx/hiveentranceboltholes.jpg
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Feral-bees in a swarm trap hive and forage can be seen under the frame top by translucency through the frame wax foundation sheet.
(8MP)   http://www.windsolarhybridaustralia.x10.mx/Feral-bees-in-swarm-trap-hive-and-forage-translucency-through-wax-foundation.jpg
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(8MP)   http://www.windsolarhybridaustralia.x10.mx/IMG_0057-Feral-Bees-Being-Fed-inSwarm-trap-hive.jpg
Feral Bees Being Fed on the landing board of the Swarm trap hive (1).
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(8MP)   Feral Bees Being Fed on the landing board of the Swarm trap hive (2).
http://www.windsolarhybridaustralia.x10.mx/IMG_0057-Feral-Bees-Being-Fed-inSwarm-trap-hive-2.jpg
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(8MP)   Sydney Industrial Feral Bee Lineup for honey to feed on on their new hive landing board Day13 October 2015
http://windsolarhybridaustralia.x10.mx/IMG_0067Feral-Bee-Lineup-to-feed-on-landing-board-Day13.JPG
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(8MP)   Sydney Industrial Feral Bees - Origin wild hive in building wall (middle right of picture - four bolt holes)
http://windsolarhybridaustralia.x10.mx/Industrial-building-feral-behive.jpg
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(8MP)   Sydney Industrial Feral Bees - Standard vertical feeding position
http://windsolarhybridaustralia.x10.mx/standard-eating-position-Sydney-feral-industrial-bees.jpg
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Title: Re: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Don_1 on 05/01/2016 13:15:13
Stag Fallow Deer.

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Nikon D800 + 80 - 400mm AF Nikkor
400mm 1/125th sec at f10
Taken at Knole Park, Sevenoaks.
Title: Re: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Don_1 on 08/01/2016 12:21:45
Bald Eagle

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Nikon D800 + 80 - 400mm AF Nikkor
400mm 1/500th sec at f6.3
Title: Re: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: nicephotog on 11/01/2017 03:08:58
Australian Native Burrowing bees
(the top two are Blue banded bees)

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Title: Re: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: nicephotog on 26/03/2017 11:10:07
sambosapiary.website.tk//European-wasps-dissecting-a-bee.jpg
Suppose i shouldn't feed these any more soft drink after McDonals.
European wasps killing bees in my apiary, probably the ones that slept on me in winter.



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Title: Re: Pictures of Wildlife...the Birds and the Bees etc etc
Post by: Stephbaker on 16/01/2019 07:14:52
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Fennec fox (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?action=post;quote=139151;topic=11368.0;last_msg=510213) (Vulpes zerda)
Once (in Sinai) we had a wild male fennec that (quite) apparently fell in love with our female house cat 
I don't think anyone got much sleep that week  [::)]
 [;D]
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Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda)
Once (in Sinai) we had a wild male fennec that (quite) apparently fell in love with our female house cat 
I don't think anyone got much sleep that week  [::)]
 [;D]

Alandriel Check your url on your piccy, I tried to sort it but it seems fine! Maybe missed part of it at the start although I bet you just copied the wrong url is it photobucket!

Here is the Yellow Jacket Nest!

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I have not seen such a picture! What is that? I can see some nest but I am not sure what it is.