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  • Hero of Waygookistan

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Re: What are you doing during these strange virus times?
« Reply #100 on: May 19, 2020, 07:37:57 pm »
no u

I already did.  Besides, you must be Korean...that sounds like a Korean comeback. 
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Re: What are you doing during these strange virus times?
« Reply #101 on: May 19, 2020, 08:30:40 pm »
getting back into running (after taking a long sojourn of being a fat lazy piece of shit). been running 10k or so kilometres a day recently. it's lovely weather for it too

I'm imagining Oglop wearing these:

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incumbo studiis


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Re: What are you doing during these strange virus times?
« Reply #102 on: May 19, 2020, 08:51:23 pm »
I already did.  Besides, you must be Korean...that sounds like a Korean comeback. 
i know you are you said you are but what am i


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Re: What are you doing during these strange virus times?
« Reply #103 on: May 19, 2020, 08:51:52 pm »
I'm imagining Oglop wearing these:

[img height 150]https://media.istockphoto.com/photos/funny-fat-man-with-a-big-belly-shows-the-muscles-on-his-arm-picture-id845851320?k=6&m=845851320&s=170667a&w=0&h=uDegRLqnhMngge36hWy0x2PgCkKqSzll4AQfrxEuy9U=[/img]
"funny fat man with a big belly show the muscles on his arms picture" ha


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Re: What are you doing during these strange virus times?
« Reply #104 on: May 19, 2020, 09:12:15 pm »
 ;D fixed it
incumbo studiis


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Re: What are you doing during these strange virus times?
« Reply #105 on: May 22, 2020, 07:43:29 pm »
I play video games


Re: What are you doing during these strange virus times?
« Reply #106 on: July 13, 2020, 07:14:03 am »
Think I'll stick to these thread as I suppose it's the right one.  Even though I've always loved naturey things, getting out and taking walks a lot has really tweaked my interest in the things i see out and about. 

Last weekend, I saw this little fellow, not particularly big but as a Mamushi, quite venomous. 



And another one of my chili dragonflies...



On my walk on Saturday, I hear this beautiful bird but have never seen it.  It has about 50 different songs and I waited to get a snap of it so I could identify it.  It's called a black-naped oriole.



Actually, looking at the pictures, the first has a dragonfly next to him and in the other picture he seems to be eating it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdySZLk4Mx0

It's the kind of bird I remember hearing on 'Neighbours' when they cut to the street scenes on Ramsey Street. 


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Re: What are you doing during these strange virus times?
« Reply #107 on: July 13, 2020, 08:05:55 am »
amazing pic of the dragonfly!! I just love them. I found a swarm of gold ones the other morning.
I have seen that bird once too. I saw a wild pheasant at a park a few weeks ago. that was wild! Any chance you know what bird the sort of cerulean blue/gray ones are? the females are just gray, maybe the size of an american robin? they might have black on their face. I haven't seen one recently, just hear them at home often.  I have tried looking it up but have had no luck. 2 were feeding babies in a tree next to my window. it was awesome!


Re: What are you doing during these strange virus times?
« Reply #108 on: July 13, 2020, 09:26:36 am »
amazing pic of the dragonfly!! I just love them. I found a swarm of gold ones the other morning.
I have seen that bird once too. I saw a wild pheasant at a park a few weeks ago. that was wild! Any chance you know what bird the sort of cerulean blue/gray ones are? the females are just gray, maybe the size of an american robin? they might have black on their face. I haven't seen one recently, just hear them at home often.  I have tried looking it up but have had no luck. 2 were feeding babies in a tree next to my window. it was awesome!

Is it this one?  An Azure-winged Magpie? (not my picture)



I saw a pheasant too..  But too far away to get a decent shot.  Knowing how they always fly off making a ton of noise, I think if they flew away quietly and with less kerfuffle, then maybe they wouldn't get killed.   :undecided:



And this dragonfly too on Saturday.  Looks a bit raggedy.



Sometimes, for our family zoom chats we have a photo challenge.  But when it comes to a nature photo challenge, my family say it isn't really fair.  Their British snails and cows against my dragonflies and snakes.   ;D


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Re: What are you doing during these strange virus times?
« Reply #109 on: July 13, 2020, 09:43:57 am »
Is it this one?  An Azure-winged Magpie? (not my picture)




OMG yes! that is the one! I used to be good at finding stuff on the interwebs but now it's just so full of junk. lol 
the pheasant I saw did fly away quietly. I almost didn't believe i saw it.
I have not seen a snake yet, thank goodness. I appreciate them but don't need to encounter one. I'm too busy making sure I don't walk into a spider web.


Re: What are you doing during these strange virus times?
« Reply #110 on: July 13, 2020, 09:59:24 am »
OMG yes! that is the one! I used to be good at finding stuff on the interwebs but now it's just so full of junk. lol 
the pheasant I saw did fly away quietly. I almost didn't believe i saw it.
I have not seen a snake yet, thank goodness. I appreciate them but don't need to encounter one. I'm too busy making sure I don't walk into a spider web.

 ;D

Usually, I grab a stick of bamboo or something light at the start of my walk and hold it like a light-saber in front of me to catch those spider webs that are across the path!   :laugh:  Too many times have I got a face full of web and spider.   :cry:  It means I can enjoy the walk, although these days with the rain, I have to look down so I don't step on the frogs in the path. 

This dude was cool enough to let me snap him...  I've seen him all week, he doesn't do much, so I call him 'Alan Parkinson' when I see him.



Re: What are you doing during these strange virus times?
« Reply #111 on: July 13, 2020, 10:34:05 am »
What am I doing during these strange virus times?

Making plans to eat healthy, study Korean, and exercise.....

Actually putting these plans in motion....maybe that's for later


Re: What are you doing during these strange virus times?
« Reply #112 on: July 20, 2020, 07:09:21 am »
Last weekend was excellent for taking photos.  There are some many insects and birds out now and they're very photogenic which is great.  Bear in mind these are all very close to my house as with the other ones I've taken.  Also, I've sussed my macro on my camera, so can get better photos.






Then my two absolute favourites. 

A damselfly...



And this last one.  I'll add a back story to this one.  I saw this owl last year, but it flew off before I could take a picture.  The wingspan is about 2 metres, so it's an adult and I also know that owls can live for 10 years in the wild, so I know it's the same one.  But on Saturday morning he was sat on this branch a good 100 metres away and it was a good spot to see it. 




After the owl, I think I can give up taking photos.  Amazing animal. 


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Re: What are you doing during these strange virus times?
« Reply #113 on: July 20, 2020, 07:50:53 am »
that owl pic is awesome


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Re: What are you doing during these strange virus times?
« Reply #114 on: July 20, 2020, 08:28:35 am »
that owl pic is awesome

If you like owls, I know a cracking owl sanctuary.


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Re: What are you doing during these strange virus times?
« Reply #115 on: July 20, 2020, 08:29:31 am »
If you like owls, I know a cracking owl sanctuary.
rather go shopping


Re: What are you doing during these strange virus times?
« Reply #116 on: July 27, 2020, 07:07:18 am »
Got out a lot at the weekend with the lovely air.  Saturday was a particularly nice day to get out.





Another lovely chili dragonfly



Damselfly



How I know that summer is pretty much here.  The cicadas buzzing on Saturday were very loud.



I'm a little disappointed about this one as it's slightly out of focus.  But this frog froze in this position for about 2 minutes. 


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Re: What are you doing during these strange virus times?
« Reply #117 on: July 27, 2020, 07:37:10 am »
rather go shopping

Looks like a toad.  And you watched it for two minutes?  Are there some mushrooms growing on that mountain that you nibble from on occasion?  Directions, please. 


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Re: What are you doing during these strange virus times?
« Reply #118 on: July 27, 2020, 07:41:47 am »
I actually saw a snake at Gakwonsa. Only the second snake I've seen in 7 years here.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


Re: What are you doing during these strange virus times?
« Reply #119 on: July 27, 2020, 07:43:25 am »
Looks like a toad.  And you watched it for two minutes?  Are there some mushrooms growing on that mountain that you nibble from on occasion?  Directions, please. 

Probably is.  Nature interests me a lot.  And as for mushrooms, there seemed to be a lot of these black ones.  Thing is they were glistening and shiny.  Doubt they'd be good for you, and I've never been confident enough to identify edible mushrooms.  Black?  No way!

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