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    Default My Bird

    Heres picture I took of ma bird when fishing the Garry







    Like her?
    Last edited by kingfisher; 07-04-2008 at 11:44 AM.

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    Does she sing to you as you artfully cast a fly on the inky pool - springtime, don't you just love it ?

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    Mistle Thrush? One of the earliest nesters, as is the Tawney Owl

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    maybe a Song Thrush I think?
    so much fishing, so little time


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    Quote Originally Posted by easky View Post
    maybe a Song Thrush I think?
    Undoubtedly the Missel Thrush, which is the largest of the European Thrushes, and also called Mistle, Miss'el-bird, Miss'el-Thrush so called because of its supposedly partiality to Mistletoe Berries.

    The Song-Thrush, which is smaller is also called the Mavis; and the Throstle.

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    ah an ornithologist in our midst - bit hard to tell from the pix but I think you are right ,
    Last edited by easky; 19-03-2008 at 11:29 PM.
    so much fishing, so little time


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    Mistle or song, what a wonderful sight, (would have to plumpt for song thrush myself, gauging size and habitat - mistles are more prone to our larger indigenous trees as habitat, like beech, sycamore and mature caledonian spruce / pine). Regardless, their song(s) at this time of year lets you know nature's ticking away and when the bird sings, it's time to concentrate hard on he water, as all of nature will be alive, importantly the salmon too, particularly when the light's fading at the end of a day and the birds are chirping their last notes, that's when your fish will take.

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    Here is a photo of a wee bird that my digital photography guru mate took recently while out fishing.

    Its not too difficult to guess the bird but quite a nice photo, I thought. I've a few more if anyone is interested.........

    Last edited by splash; 29-03-2008 at 11:23 PM.
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    Ah-ha! A wee dunnock! Sometimes it's what we share the river banks with that can make a day's fishing. I'm sure the sight of that one helped warm up what was obviously a cold day!

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