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Birds of the Cambrian Mountains

It seems I used to be a member some 6 years back, and by some strange occurrence, an email popped into my inbox from this forum and website.


I have re-enabled the old account and seems i was posting images to help others with photography.


I will start a new thread and this one will be of my new home and animals and birds around me.


I am disabled with a brain injury and carers, but still manage to enjoy mother nature and life. So the global lock-downs have not affected me, as i am house-bound mostly anyway.



I may have to become a paid member to upload images, if so, this will be fine.


I have spent hours reading through posts of others, and what a collection of people from around the world, wonderful.
I have moved home since last ever posting in here.


I now live on the top of the Cambriam Mountain range in Llanwrda, Mid-wales.
I have the slowest internet connection in the UK at only 0.03Mb/s, or old moden dial-up speed of 33Kb/s per second, but manage fine.


No TV reception, No mobile phone reception, only an old victorian copper cable for a phone line with the internet trying to get to me through this.
Shear bliss, as now I have mother nature all and every day.
I will post some images of the Birds and wild-life up here.
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post #2 of 359 (permalink) Old 04-03-2021, 15:49 Thread Starter
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Cambriam Mountains-UK-Birds

More of my birds i live with up here.
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What great pics Robert, welcome back, you’re showing as a subscriber so you shouldn’t have any issues as we all have lifetime memberships.

What camera kit do you use ?

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I never named the birds

I forgot to label all the images with the actual birds in them.
See how many you can identify, if too hard, I'll re-do and label them, but all are mostly found all over the UK.
I have one baby Sparrow hawk here with me since last year, he always come back to see me, but I have deliberately tried not to get involved with him.
(Seems I used to think they were kestrels)

I saved him last year as he was near dead and my hands and arms suffered severe cuts and tears because of him last spring/summer, but he survived and is doing great up here.
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What great pics Robert, welcome back, you’re showing as a subscriber so you shouldn’t have any issues as we all have lifetime memberships.

What camera kit do you use ?

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Hi Terry, It will take me a while to get back into the flow of how forums work etc, but I'll get there.
I am using all now only 35mm.


Presently I use a Nikon D7100.
Just two lens's.
Nikon DX 18-105 mm
A Nikon DX 150-500mm


I am an old school large-format studio photographer, Arca-swiss mono-rail 5x4. I used to lecture in photography and multinedia technology and Design (Graphic design and web-site design) at various universites globally, until 2012, when I suffered a life-changing accident, so life is very different now this end, and with carers I am able to live a very fun life this end.
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Very warm welcome back Robert.

Name that bird.

first picture post

Red start
A tit of some sort ?
Sparrow hawk I think Kestrels have a pinkish breast, or is it the other way round ?
Roberts baby
Spotted woodpecker.


Second picture post

Chaffinch
Wald Polizei Jay. the forest policeman:grin2:
Baby sparrow

Very pretty ?
Goldfinch
Babby blackbird

Ring dove
Nuthatch
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Nice to see you back and very welcome pictures, excellent.


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Welcome back Robert. These pics are absolutely terrific! I'm neither a photography nor a bird expert but I really enjoyed the pictures.

I bet it took ages to upload them!
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Very warm welcome back Robert.

Name that bird.

first picture post

Red start
A tit of some sort ?
Sparrow hawk I think Kestrels have a pinkish breast, or is it the other way round ?
Roberts baby
Spotted woodpecker.


Second picture post

Chaffinch
Wald Polizei Jay. the forest policeman:grin2:
Baby sparrow

Very pretty ?
Goldfinch
Babby blackbird

Ring dove
Nuthatch
Amazing, you did way better than me.
I did not know the first one was a Red Start, and had to go online to get it identified for me.
I call him Mr grumpy


1. Redstart
2. Pied Wagtail (baby-3 weeks old)

3. Male Buzzard
4. Male baby Sparrow-hawk
5. lessor spotted woodpacker


Second set of images.
1. Common Chaffinch
2. Three week old baby Jay
3. 2 week old baby Sparrow
4. I had to go online, and have no memory, so I still forget this one, a bunting of some sorts maybe?)
5. Gold Finch
6. Just turfed out of the nest to get on with it, a baby Robin.
7. Ring/Collar Dove
8. Nuthatch


Seriously, you done exceptionally well, so I know where to come if stuck on me naming them.
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Pure Mother Nature

I know this is not everyones cup of tea on how or where to live.
But for me, this is shear bliss and worth all the tea in China.
I have done it so you cannot actually find me, unless you are local to here, as these forums are universal, so no reason to show the world my actual address.
I am only a stone throw from the top of the mountain range here, so trust me, the images here are a rare day of sun up here.

I get 99% humidity almost 9 months of the year. Over a metre of rain each year, floods, gales, hurricanes, cut-off from roads etc,
All farming communities for sheep up here, and they have managed each year (The sheep) to break out of their fields and come to my garden and munch it to bits, lol.
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