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Re: General random chat stuff

Postby George Hobson » Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:53 am

Ming [that's his name right??] is cuuute!
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Re: General random chat stuff

Postby Amber Calman » Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:55 am

George Hobson wrote:Awwweeeesssooommmeeeeee!!! I'm at 363 so just over half way there ;)


I'm sure you will easily beat me at my speed :P

Yes Ming, but st arnardians call him Alphonso, which means mango or something.
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Re: General random chat stuff

Postby George Hobson » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:01 am

Yeah well you had the very large YBNZ topic!
St arnardians?
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Re: General random chat stuff

Postby Amber Calman » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:03 am

George Hobson wrote:Yeah well you had the very large YBNZ topic!
St arnardians?


Exactly and now I'm too slow. I need to speed up, where is the fuel?

Dwellers of the St Arnard/Nelsonlakes area.
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Re: YB Chat

Postby Oscar Thomas » Wed May 04, 2016 10:55 pm

My name is orange now, isn't that something. How long till Bird of the Year?
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Re: YB Chat

Postby George Hobson » Thu May 05, 2016 7:16 am

Woop Woop. BOTY - is it October?
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Re: General random chat stuff

Postby Liam Ballard » Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:28 am

Got up close to a kingfisher the other day, about 2 metres awayImage
... pretty stoked because they are meant to be pretty shy.
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Re: General random chat stuff

Postby Oscar Thomas » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:10 pm

That's awesome Liam, what area are you in? I've been hearing a lot of Kingfishers calling today too.
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Re: General random chat stuff

Postby Liam Ballard » Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:41 pm

In the Waikato, north of Hamilton.
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Bittern!

Postby Liam Ballard » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:57 pm

I was headed back from Raglan after a day at the beach (didn't see much in the way of birds, some SIPOs etc, but not a lot. A good day though) and we were all driving back home. On the way, Mum saw a 'strange bird, maybe just a weird duck', and Dad was good enough to turn around so I could get a look. It was a bittern, just wandering around in the paddock! It didn't pay the cars any attention, and so we got out and I got a few photos. Once we were within about 15m it just froze. Eventually it took off, and when we got home I looked it up in my field guide. It didn't seem to indicate that this rare, secretive, elusive bird would be found anywhere near a major road, or in a completely dry paddock...
Maybe it was just confused, but I don't know what it would be doing (or how I could be so lucky)!
Any ideas as to why it was so chilled? Maybe it had been domesticated at some point, but I don't know...

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