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Pedro´s BQ - Fighting insanity


pedro maia
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That´s it, with the BY on a halt (I have a few bad pictures reserved to upload) I´m going to make a BQ (Big Quarantine) with the species I can photograph only during my walks in my neighborhood (as long as we are allowed to do those walks), ther aren´t many species but that doesn´t mind, it´s just to try to focus on positive things.

 

So today after lunch I took the P900 and maybe 50m from home I looked up and had a good surprise, maybe a sign to cheer things up a bit:

 

1, Booted eagle, 24/3

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and it wasn´t alone

 

2, Common buzzard, 24/3

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Not the best pictures but it doen´t matter.

 

3, Rock dove, 24/3

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4, Stonechat, 24/3

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Agree-who cares about the quality of the pictures.  Just getting outside and seeing wildlife lifts the spirits.  

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5, European greenfinch, 24/3

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6, Corn bunting, 24/3

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7, Zitting cisticola, 24/3

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Great idea Pedro! A Booted Eagle flying over your house? Now that's cool!

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3 hours ago, michael-ibk said:

Great idea Pedro! A Booted Eagle flying over your house? Now that's cool!

 

Definitely, I had seen Buzzard and Kestrel before but the Booted eagle was much cooler.

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Weather is changing and the wind doesn´t help...

 

8, Sardinian warbler, 25/3

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What, you are still allowed to get out of your homes in Portugal?!

 

Lovely warbler!

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11 minutes ago, xelas said:

What, you are still allowed to get out of your homes in Portugal?!

 

We are with lot’s of limits, we can walk in our neighborhood but not more than 2 people together, I think.

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On 3/25/2020 at 7:07 PM, pedro maia said:

 

We are with lot’s of limits, we can walk in our neighborhood but not more than 2 people together, I think.

 

I see you have studied the rules in great detail Pedro!

 

 

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35 minutes ago, Dave Williams said:

 

I see you have studied the rules in great detail Pedro!

 

 

 

That’s my job...

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Then you won’t have:unsure:!!!!!

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9, Eurasian magpie, 28/3

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I could use the magpie for the BY but I´ll wait for a better picture.

 

10, Cattle egret, 28/3

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11, White wagtail, 31/3

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12, Eurasian collared dove, 31/3

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13, House sparrow, 31/3

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14, Black redstart, 31/3

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15, Spotless starling, 1/4

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  • 2 weeks later...

The offer in my "confinement" area is limited but still every now and then I get a new species, what I´m really not impressed is by the quality of my pictures, it should be better by now...

 

16, Barn Swallow, 3/4

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Very difficult to take a good BIF of these guys...

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17, Eurasian jay, 11/4

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An EBC, I hadn´t seen a Jay here before and this one just passed by in the distance.

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18, Common kestrel, 11/4

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Also a bit distant..

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19, Common linnet, 12/4

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Crappy picture...

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20, European goldfinch, 12/4

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I see them everyday but only today I was able to take a couple of acceptable pictures.

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How's everything else in Portugal Pedro?

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6 minutes ago, Dave Williams said:

How's everything else in Portugal Pedro?

 

Things are moderately controlled, so far we don’t have numbers like Spain, Italy or other more affected countries, even in proportion, but it’s still too early to take conclusions.

 

Here at home we are doing fine, we have a bit of space for everybody even if our garden is very small, but we can stroll in out neighborhood without problems.

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2 hours ago, pedro maia said:

what I´m really not impressed is by the quality of my pictures,

Some rude beggars on my thread suggest I should clean my lens more often. It's really pushing the P900 to do BIF.

 

Good to know all is well in Britain's oldest ally.

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In this last batch all pictures were taken with the DSLR.

 

I have a doubt with this one, my call was Pale switf, in the Portuguese forum right now it’s 3-1 (Pale vs Common), any thoughts with these pictures?

 

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21, Common house martin, 13/4

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22, Woodchat shrike, 13/4

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