Chester Zoo 03.08.11

I thought I would put these on as a blog,as there were quite a few birdy pictures.
Please don’t ask me what some of them are…..I forgot to look at the plaques!!!!!

Bali Starling:

Crane:

Great Hornbill:

Spoonbill:

Flamingos:

Red Breasted Goose:

Heron:

Just seen this one at the last second,Shot and hope piccy!

Fruit Dove:

Hornbill:

Jackdaw:

Juvenile Starlings:

Juvenile Moorhen:

Oriental Turtle Dove

Penguin Humbolt?

Sorry that some of the pics aren’t as sharp as I would have liked,but most of the pics were taken through glass or fencing!
Will post some of the other animals at a later date.
Gotta get ready for our trip to Whitby tomorrow.Hope to get some good birdy pics up there! Will post if I do.
Thanks for viewing this blog
Rob

Comments

4 Aug, 2011
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steadyeddy said:

Hi rob good set of photographs considering your limitations with glass & fenching.Love the colours of the fruit dove WOW!.By the way dont know much about the other foriegn birds but the goose is a RED-BREASTED GOOSE & the pigeon i think is aORIENTAL TURTLE DOVE.

4 Aug, 2011
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mike said:

Thanks Rob - always nice to see the unusual

4 Aug, 2011
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robashfield said:

Thanks for ID S.E. A pleasure Mike..

4 Aug, 2011
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phili said:

Good blog Rob,plenty of variety.

4 Aug, 2011
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aster said:

A lovely set of bird pics Rob.
No. 2 is a Bali starling.
No.4 a Great hornbill.

4 Aug, 2011
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jane said:

Wel well well....Whitby eh Rob !! All I can say is looks as if you picked the right day as according to the 5 day forecast tomorrow is set to be the best. Are you only going for the day or longer ?
Back to this blog...fabulous shots...that Fruit Dove is really lovely...and I also like the Turtle Dove too. Must be about 30 years since I visited Chester Zoo...where does the time go??

4 Aug, 2011
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robashfield said:

Thanks for ID Aster,again appreciated. Yes Jane,Whitby.Wanting to go for a long time.Daughter pested me this week ,so we are going,only for the day sadly,no one to look after Buster overnight.
Try to get some family shots,if I can manoevere the wife to stand in front of the birds(but don't let on! lol) Know any good places to go? appreciate any tips.
First time at chester zoo,really enjoyed the day.Spent 6 hrs there,and still missed loads of animals out!

4 Aug, 2011
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jane said:

Well Rob...its a fair trek for one day but you must at least try the fish and chips....the best ! Whitby itself will be very busy this time of year..and most of the birds will be around the harbour.The Abbey is beautiful..perched atop the town..Hope you have a great day...

4 Aug, 2011
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great shots rob, love the fruit dove

5 Aug, 2011
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robashfield said:

Thanks Alan...Cheers for the info Jane.It is a fair track 340 miles round trip! Leaving in 20 mins(7am) The abbey is a must see!!!

5 Aug, 2011
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jane said:

Well I hope you had a brilliant day Rob...probably heading off home now at 5.30pm. Looking forward to hearing how the trip went...bet you will be exhausted after all that driving !!

6 Aug, 2011
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saucy said:

Fabulous blog and pictures. some fabulous birds on there.
I hope you had a great time at Whitby.

6 Aug, 2011
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david said:

Gr8 pics of some exotic, and not-so-exotic, birds, Rob!

Hope that you all had a great (very long) day out to Whitby. Isn't the "atmosphere" wonderful? On reflection, I especially enjoy the Capt. James Cook connection, which is perhaps, overshadowed by the Dracula one (Oops! Wrong choice of words, methinks, as vampires don't cast shadows, nor reflections). Guess you didn't get any pics of those flying.around? The setting of the abbey and graveyard are inspiring, though, aren't they? Bet you will all sleep from dawn till dusk after that round trip!

6 Aug, 2011
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robashfield said:

Thank you David.We all enjoyed whitby,fantastic place.I did actually get some pics of vampire bats up by the abbey.But for some unknown reason,they did not come out when I developed them???
Dtrange one me thinks lol!
We did all sleep in till 10am! Can't wait to go back!

6 Aug, 2011
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david said:

Thought this might be the case, Rob. When it comes to capturing them, on camera, or at all, the stakes are very high! Perhaps they were "fruit" and "nut case" bats? :-))

Would love to revisit Whitby - hope you get back, too. :-)

6 Aug, 2011
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robashfield said:

lol David :) we are going back next year,for a week.

7 Aug, 2011
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bonkersbon said:

Lovely images here Rob...the exotics are great but I rather like the group of juvenile starlings going through their transformation too !

7 Aug, 2011
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robashfield said:

Cheers BB...one of my faves too!

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