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Last years Downy

Postby MLady » Sep 20, 2012 5:46 pm

These photos were taken in Caledonia during the winter of last year.

Enjoy!

Cheers,
Kathy
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Re: Last years Downy

Postby Katherine » Sep 20, 2012 7:13 pm

These are lovely. I miss seeing the photographs of plants and birds and etc., thanks for posting.

Were is everybody? What happened to Liz, where is MareE? I see Inge and Bluebird very infrequently. Also Laura seems to be gone. WHY is this?? That is what I would like to know.
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Re: Last years Downy

Postby B_BQ » Sep 20, 2012 7:23 pm

Katherine wrote:Were is everybody? What happened to Liz, where is MareE? I see Inge and Bluebird very infrequently. Also Laura seems to be gone. WHY is this?? That is what I would like to know.


I started a thread 'MIA' a while ago asking the same thing!!!

I think Laura must be having computer problems. She's never been absent for this long. It's several weeks now.
Liz tells me that she is taking a break, a long one, and may not be back at all.
It's lovely to see Bluebird popping back in occasionally. She's certainly missed.
MareE has a lot on her plate, and doesn't have any time to play. Hope she comes back one of these days.

I agree that the Forum is not like it used to be. It was always very lively with lots of contributors, and the OTGF was always busy with what people were doing other than gardening.

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Re: Last years Downy

Postby Countryboy » Sep 20, 2012 10:15 pm

Good pictures! Thanx... :)

I've probably looked them up dozens of times in the bird book 'coz I can never remember if the Hairy is the big one . . . or the Downy.

Now I'm gonna haf'ta look it up again. :( lol
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Re: Last years Downy

Postby bluebird » Sep 21, 2012 3:32 pm

Beauties Kath! Nicely done!

Frank..Downy's the little one. 8)

Kat, yes. Lots of folks MIA for sure...hmm :roll: :idea: :?: Miss seeing your gorgeous landscape pics! Maybe during the long winter months ahead we can catchup eh?
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Re: Last years Downy

Postby Katherine » Sep 22, 2012 11:28 am

Thanks BB, my issue is my ipad doesnt allow me to post on this site. If I want to post photos, I have to use my desktop or laptop. So I lurk. BUT yeah, I have a tonne of photos to post, and when I am finished my field season and the snow is on the ground maybe you and I and Kathy and Laura and alla the gang, if they come back, can tag team, and get as many peeps as possible to post photos. Its always fun to see other peoples photographs on here.

BTW Frank, I always remember Hairies vs Downies by remebering BIG AND HAIRY, SMALL N'DOWNY. Works for me, lol! And the downies really ARE tiny. That helps a lot, being different in actual size. Some bird common names are just counter intuitive.

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Re: Last years Downy

Postby bluebird » Sep 22, 2012 1:21 pm

Sounds like a plan Kat! It's still a pretty busy time of year right now for most gardeners I'm sure.
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Re: Last years Downy

Postby Northpine » Sep 22, 2012 2:08 pm

Katherine wrote:
BTW Frank, I always remember Hairies vs Downies by remebering BIG AND HAIRY, SMALL N'DOWNY. Works for me, lol! And the downies really ARE tiny. That helps a lot, being different in actual size. Some bird common names are just counter intuitive.

Kat

Thanks for that Katherine,
I hope I can remember that next time I see one, or the other.
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Re: Last years Downy

Postby Countryboy » Sep 22, 2012 5:29 pm

Oh, that's excellent, K! Big 'n Hairy!! :)

Now THAT I can remember... ;) lol
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Re: Last years Downy

Postby MLady » Sep 24, 2012 5:54 pm

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. *S*

Today I just put our gardens to sleep and hopefully found a new home for a couple of butterfly bushes that nature thought that I needed. *LOL* The only thing I need to do is move some plants closer to the back of the main garden.
We don't get a lot of birds in the area of the city we moved to, so I keep a close eye out for butterflies, moths and bees. *S*

Cheers Everyone!
Kathy
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