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Calling all Orthinologists Worldwide......

Post by Who2 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:40 pm

Yeh! You spell it correctly then.
This is a very rare sight indeed in ornithilogal terms this11286in the nest of a soon to arrive from the vast swamps of Eritrea the Selasie Blue Queen Crane this occurs once every 7.5 years. So I’m ready with camera in hand one picture of this amazing pharaonic Queen of the Skies could be worth thousands
…..the ones pictured have just hatched, when fully fledged the queen stands 5ft high and has a wingspan of 24ft 11285...quite, quite breathtaking......:cool:


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Re: Calling all Orthinologists Worldwide......

Post by BBLUX » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:23 pm

Surely that is a Great Bustard...and they are extinct ;)

24feet wingspan, darn that could bring down a plane!
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Re: Calling all Orthinologists Worldwide......

Post by Winged Isis » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:26 pm

Who2 wrote:Yeh! You spell it correctly then.
This is a very rare sight indeed in ornithilogal terms this11286
Where??? Even zooming in and with my glasses on I cannot see it, unless it's that hazy blob on top of the lopped palm trunk??? Pass my binoculars! :look: :lol:

I love photographing birds that visit my garden. Two days ago I had a breeding (you can tell by the plumage that she is) Pacific (WhiteNecked) Heron for the first time in the nearly 20 years I have lived here, and managed to get a pic for my dedicated album. I usually only get the grey White-faced Herons or the all-white Egrets (not sure if they are Cattle, Great or Little Egrets as they all look the same).

PS: Good luck, Who2!
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Re: Calling all Orthinologists Worldwide......

Post by Scottishtourist » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:35 pm

It's rare sight indeed!
So rare that I can't see it either!

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Re: Calling all Orthinologists Worldwide......

Post by timetraveller » Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:32 pm

Nor me! :lol:

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Re: Calling all Orthinologists Worldwide......

Post by Who2 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:52 pm

Jesus, read the posts properly, it hasn't arrived yet that's just it's nest......:cool:
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Re: Calling all Orthinologists Worldwide......

Post by Scottishtourist » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:21 pm

The first photo is covering up a bit of the post!
Who or what has built the nest then if the star attraction ain't arrived yet?

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Re: Calling all Orthinologists Worldwide......

Post by Who2 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:39 am

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Re: Calling all Orthinologists Worldwide......

Post by Who2 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:42 am

After hours of patient waiting and having to revert to my trusty old box brownie see below the Selasie Blue Queen Crane a rare event for any human.......:cool:





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Re: Calling all Orthinologists Worldwide......

Post by shebs1964 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:12 am

Who2 wrote:After hours of patient waiting and having to revert to my trusty old box brownie see below the Selasie Blue Queen Crane a rare event for any human.......:cool:





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Re: Calling all Orthinologists Worldwide......

Post by Who2 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:51 am

"Everyone needs something to believe in. I believe I'll have a beer......:cool:
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Re: Calling all Orthinologists Worldwide......

Post by Winged Isis » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:00 am

Who2 wrote:After hours of patient waiting and having to revert to my trusty old box brownie see below the Selasie Blue Queen Crane a rare event for any human.......:cool:





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A face that only a mother could love! :lol:
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Re: Calling all Orthinologists Worldwide......

Post by Bearded Brian » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:35 pm

Before enlarging the first picture I thought it was a puppy stuck up a tree.

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Re: Calling all Orthinologists Worldwide......

Post by TonyC » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:17 am

Who2 wrote: 11291
The crane, in vain,
Falls mainly on the plane!

The first picture reminded me of the giant nests you see on minarets, and other spots, in Marrakech ... homes to the storks regarded as holy there.

The second picture takes me back to my youthful years addicted to badly-made cheapo monster horror films!

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