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  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364

    aym280  Only a small Canon SX 230 12 mega pixels Lots of functions and small enough to carry around. A good optical zoom.  I just need to learn to use all the functions properly. 

    I previously  had a small samsung digital with 5mp which also gave me very good pictures. 

    I am about to go out and throw myself at storm Doris just to walk a few houses down the road, it is still very windy here in Cheshire .




    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,664

    Front page of the Times today. 

    "Prince of Wales backs mass sterilisation of grey squirrels"

    Devon.
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    castration or the "pill"?   I will wield the knifeimage

    SW Scotland
  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,364

    i quite agree but the pest huggers would not like it .  Another case of invasive plant or animal species being introduced and overwhelming native species.  Australia and the cane toads stuff. 

    I think in Cumbria where we still have red squirrels  They catch and dispose of as many of the greys as they can without telling the tourists. One guide we met says they were asking people to report sightings of the the greys but not telling the public that this  was done so they could be disposed of.




    'You must have some bread with it me duck!'

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,664

    I've seen one red squirrel in my 54 years , in Northumberland.

    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,404

    I know what he'd say Hosta....

    image

    ...but I can't possibly repeat it here on the forum....image

    Lucky enough to have seen quite a lot of reds on my travels. Unfortunately, some of those are squished on the road  image

    West of Ireland is the other main area they're surviving, as opposed to thriving, along with the Highlands. They're trying to make inroads into the grey squirrel populations, Iamweedy, but it's such a difficult thing to tackle. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,664

    Aw bless'im Fairy. 

    How can anyone love something which is driving these lovely things almost to extinction in this country?

    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,404

    Man interfering with nature Hostie - rarely works too well, does it?  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,664

    indeed so. Remember all those lovely " animal rights people" releasing mink into the wild? Ask the otters and river fish how pleased there were about it.

    Devon.
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