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Bobby D
06-20-2003, 06:33 PM
This is one more from the bird garden at Lotherton Hall. It's a stork of some kind but I'm not sure what kind - there was no label. (HAGGIS )

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jun-2003/8503-Copy_of_stork_unknown_2.jpg

At the moment I'm still hobbling about on crutches and therefore spend a fair bit of the day laid on the settee in the sitting room. The settee is approximately 8 feet from the window and the rose bushes approximately the same distance on the far side of the window. So these are just a couple of my *Get Well* visitors. LOL

Sparrow

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jun-2003/8503-Sparrow_1.jpg

Greenfinch

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jun-2003/8503-Green_Finch.jpg

geckonia
06-20-2003, 06:59 PM
These are great Rob! You make me want a telephoto zoom so much!!!! The green finch is superb... something about the build of that bird I really like. Take care of yourself, and I hope you get back on both feet really soon!!!

SunnyJon
06-20-2003, 10:25 PM
Now that's a believable Green Finch Rob! LOL! Nice shots especially the Stork! Great shot!:D :cool: :clap: :clap: Feel better vibes coming your way!:D

Crias
06-20-2003, 11:44 PM
Love your birds Rob. Hope you are back on your feet soon!!

MissMouse
06-21-2003, 08:47 AM
Now Rob you should have had Joy rush in grab the stork and read it's leg tag :-) I like that chubby little finch.

kaleidoscope eyes
06-21-2003, 02:49 PM
The stork's great, but I really like the little sparrow! I too wish you well and fully mobile again:)

Bobby D
06-21-2003, 05:27 PM
Thanks everyone for your comments and good wishes. I am making slow but steady progress towards recovery. I shall be glad when I can throw the darn crutches away.

Yes, Geck, a telephoto zoom is a big advantage when chasing the birds. :evil: :cat:

My goodness, Mouse, what sharp eyes you've got - you certainly won't miss the nasty big pussy cat on the prowl!:D

haggis63
06-22-2003, 04:28 AM
It's a White Stork - Ciconia ciconia. Really imaginative name aye :) You know I've read somewhere that back in the 1500's storks used to nest on top of St Giles cathedral in Edinburghs High Street. Doubt they'll ever come back now though :(

Rob it great that you can take bird photos while resting up on the settee.

Alan

Ozzie
06-23-2003, 01:14 AM
Nice shots Rob. Very nice colors and exposure on the stork! The finch is so pretty.

Best wishes for a quick recovery.


Ozzie