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Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Herman, May 18, 2012.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Hello Bill,

    How do you do in southern France?
    Hope everything is just okay!
     
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  2. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Hi Herman

    fine down here ...... still working on the house but the sun is (now) shining and the garden is blooming

    Hope you are well up there in Holland

    Best wishes
     
  3. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Hi Bill, everything is fine up here. We got rain this morning, next days temperature will raise, we still don't have "real" summer.
    I do look forward to the announcement of a Canon mirrorless system.
    I assume you're "shooting" birds?
     
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  4. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Thanks Herman, Birds, yes

    hiding in bushes and behind trees, walking around in dull coloured clothing with bins around my neck, asking my wife to "keep quiet" when she comes out in the garden and wearing out my "new" Nikon 300mm f4 .......... I'm trying to see the Golden Orioles that have been around for a couple of weeks, I can hear them during most of the day and I know where they are, but they hide ........ the best I have got is a fleeting glance as a male flew from one tree to the next ....... some are easy, I am greeted most mornings, (and through the day), by Black and ordinary Redstarts, Greenfinches, a Dunnock plus the usual Great and Blue Tits together with the usual crowd of "garden birds" ... then there are always the usual Buzzards "floating" overhead with the odd Kestrel "bombing" through the air ...... noisy Jays are around most of the times as are mad Magpies who have started to attack my neighbours cherry tree.

    It is a very enjoyable pastime and at my level, (a novice), there is always something interesting to see every day
     
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  5. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman