Tag: wildlife

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Brown booby on the Esperanza, originally uploaded by blather. Sula leucogaster, brown booby, sheltering on the Greenpeace ship Esperanza from a tropical storm in the North Pacific.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Little Egret, another stowaway, originally uploaded by blather. On board the Esperanza, near Taiwan.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } You lookin' at me?, originally uploaded by blather. Eyeing me up, on the bow of the Esperanza, near the coast of Taiwan.

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So there's a beetle right, and it's sitting on a toadstool... Read on... And it's just sitting there... But wait! There's bugs ON the beetle!

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The inner circle of Cahercommaun Stone Fort contains a wealth of wildlife - I've even seen a frog in there. This was a common green grasshpper that allowed me to get right up close. Bear in mind, this guy was less than 20mm long... The title of the post comes from The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick.

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Coming back from Connemara last weekend, we stopped off in Cong, Co. Mayo. Late in the afternoon, we were walking out of the grounds of Ashford Castle, towards Cong. On the avenue between the Church of Ireland church and the Roman Catholic Church, was a tubby bird about the length of a blackbird pecking away on the ground. We got closer, for a look. It wasn't so much tame as completely unconcerned by us. It looked at us, cocked its head, and then going back to digging for worms. It made no attempt to fly, and we stayed with 1-2m of it for about 15 minutes before it wandered off into the undergrowth. It had a pale breast, speckled with brown, a short, slightly hooked beak, and a brown head and back. Some of its wing feathers seemed to be tipped with gold, or yellow. Its head seemed to be...

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Photographed today, near Ascension Island. Read more here... on the Greenpeace Defending Our Oceans weblog All Photos © 2006 Dave Walsh