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Merlin

My usual view of merlins is when they fly past going somewhere else fast, but in the Pentlands today I came across this one, not sure if it was injured or a young bird but it was not in a hurry to go:

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first view was in long grass (I had camera in B&W mode)


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then it flew onto the path


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then up onto a fence post


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then flew off to the side of the hill when a cyclist approached from the other direction and I just got an out-of focus silhouette


the first three views are cropped
by Tinto63
Sat Aug 07, 2021 9:35 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Merlin
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Re: What kind of map do you prefer?

I really prefer 1:25000, but only if they are the Pathfinder sheets or older. These two are from the mid 1950s.

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by Tinto63
Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:08 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: What kind of map do you prefer?
Replies: 20
Views: 1393

A story in two pictures

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Whoops...too fast!
by Tinto63
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:25 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: A story in two pictures
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

They are all cancelled? :lol:
by Tinto63
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:26 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)
Replies: 1783
Views: 111574

Re: Splashing about in the Lammermuirs

Nice walk, but are all Orcadians really time travellers? Are the pictures really from 10 days in the future? :lol: :lol:
by Tinto63
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:46 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Splashing about in the Lammermuirs
Replies: 2
Views: 256

'lost' Coal Tit

I was out on Broad Law today and spotted this coal tit on the hillside at about 770m. Quite a long way from its typical habitat...but it seemed quite happy foraging in the grass. I don't carry a camera with a zoom lens, so have had to severely crop the second photo, which was taken 3 seconds after t...
by Tinto63
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:42 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: 'lost' Coal Tit
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Pacer poles left behind at Tinto carpark today, 10/07/21

I absentmindedly left behind my well used Pacer poles either at the main carpark (against the logs on the east side) or about 6-800? meters to the west on the south side of the minor road that runs along the north side of Tinto. I'll probably take a trip back tomorrow to check, but if you come acros...
by Tinto63
Sat Jul 10, 2021 6:11 pm
 
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Pacer poles left behind at Tinto carpark today, 10/07/21
Replies: 0
Views: 140

Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Please confirm that this has nothing to do with Castle Stalker and Castle Shuna on Shuna
by Tinto63
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:05 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)
Replies: 1783
Views: 111574

Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Is part of it Cheviot Sheep?
by Tinto63
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:56 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)
Replies: 1783
Views: 111574

Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Roderick Ross CVO CBE KPM (24 May 1865 – 6 March 1943) was Chief Constable of Edinburgh City Police from 1900 to 1935. So they had being Chief Constable in common. He had previously been Chief Constable in Margate Better to give it to 1/2M 1/2T as he really cracked it. That’s very generous, as I wo...
by Tinto63
Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:35 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)
Replies: 1783
Views: 111574

Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Robert Rollock and William Milligan were both moderators of the Church of Scotland, but at very different times. Neither anywhere near. Both RR and WM were born 19th century and died 20th century. Could this be the police detective William Merrilees, who wrote The Short Arm of the Law? No idea who ...
by Tinto63
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:09 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)
Replies: 1783
Views: 111574

Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

RR at one time worked in Ramsgate, while the better known WM got the BRB, that should set the hares running! "the hares running", was just a reference to your fingers running over the keyboards seeking the answers, not a clue as such. But in fact RR and WM might have been interested in st...
by Tinto63
Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:41 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)
Replies: 1783
Views: 111574

Re: Molls Cleuch Dod

I have this walk planned for a trip south in a couple of weeks. Did you go clockwise or anti? Over the years this, and variations of it, has been one of my favourite walks, and the Southern Uplands at their best. I have always done it in an anticlockwise direction starting with Carlavin Hill. If yo...
by Tinto63
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:16 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Molls Cleuch Dod
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Sgurr wrote:Robert Rhind and and William McBeath were both Glasgow footballers at the turn of the century.


Neither of those two, and not looking for footballers.

RR at one time worked in Ramsgate, while the better known WM got the BRB, that should set the hares running!
by Tinto63
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:07 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)
Replies: 1783
Views: 111574

Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

rohan wrote:I was looking at Rolls Royce and Nae Pasaran but can't find a WM connection.
Sgurr wrote:Robert Rollock and William Milligan were both moderators of the Church of Scotland, but at very different times.


Neither anywhere near.

Both RR and WM were born 19th century and died 20th century.
by Tinto63
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:51 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)
Replies: 1783
Views: 111574
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