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Osprey hawk

Sunday, May 27, 2012

This has to be one of the best video's I have ever seen. What a bird an Osprey Hawk is!

There are 3 sequences in this one video:
1st sequence he catches half a dozen fish in one strike.
2nd sequence he plunges talons into deep water right to the bottom to grab his prey.
3rd sequence he captures a big old fat fish that looks as if it weighs more than he does!

This is incredible to watch (best viewed in full screen mode)...

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LEXIE63 5/30/2012 10:04AM

    No real wonder that another name it is sometimes known by is 'Fish Eagle'. :-)
Thanks for sharing the footage. Smashing!

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 5/28/2012 2:22PM

    Living inland, I'd never seen an Osprey before, until at a race at the beach recently. One of these beautiful birds flew a few laps over us as we ran, he was showing off the beautiful little fish he'd caught for breakfast :). I had to go home and look up what it was. Amazing power in those birds!

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DEE107 5/27/2012 10:48PM

    thanks for sharing

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LIBELULITA 5/27/2012 4:19PM

    Stunning video...thanks for sharing hun emoticon

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ANNEMAC5 5/27/2012 3:20PM

    Really beautifully shot. I thought he was going to loose the fish in 3rd video amazing

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MEADSBAY 5/27/2012 11:07AM

Now I understand that 'eyes like a hawk' expression.
We have osprey nests nests where I live.
Incredible footage- thnx for sharing!

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SENATOR9 5/27/2012 10:33AM

    Thank you for sharing

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SHAWFAN 5/27/2012 10:20AM

    Great video! Thanks for sharing!

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KATHRYNLP 5/27/2012 10:16AM

    Increditable feats of skill and strength... emoticon

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IDLETYME 5/27/2012 9:45AM

    That's great. Wonderful picture - Thanks!!

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JOYINKY 5/27/2012 8:58AM

    Yes, incredible!

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LOVESLIFE48 5/27/2012 7:32AM

    That was really cool!!! Thanks for sharing!! emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 5/27/2012 7:22AM

    On the way to the air base and beach there is an osprey hawk, they certainly are huge. I would starve if I had to pick up food that seemed bigger than me lol

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WIGIME 5/27/2012 7:12AM

    Cool, thanks Caz!

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GABY1948 5/27/2012 7:05AM

    Thank you, ikkle! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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REJ7777 5/27/2012 7:01AM

    WOW! What an amazing example of vision, focus, strength, agility and determination!

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Change of plan

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Well I was planning on driving to the coast today but F1 takes precedence in DHs world so its not going to happen. Instead Im going to Uxbridge after my cardio and browse the shops for a while the come home and enjoy the garden.

I know with this hot weather my body needs to adjust and I might not hit 10k on the bike in my usual 30 mins so I'll just set a comfortable pace and see how long 10k takes!

Looking forward to a smoked salmon and prawn salad tonight with some hot new potatoes tossed in and eating it in the garden watching the sun go down. Bliss. Small things like that make me happy

Enjoy your Memorial weekend my American buddies- watch the calories LOL

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 5/28/2012 2:23PM

    I'll watch the calories, as they leave the plate-lol. Hope the ride was lovely and not too hot.

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REJ7777 5/27/2012 7:08AM

    Those who know how to enjoy the *simple* things in life have learned a secret!

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AKELAZ 5/27/2012 5:16AM

    Hmmm - F1 huh?? LIB - tho sounds like you did just that! Massively hot here yesterday - doesn't suit me I'm afraid but you would've enjoyed emoticon
Too hot for the Food Festival fortunately - even the Saudi students wanted to be in the shade yesterday!! SO - no slippage - hoorah!!
Out and about again today - last weekend of the Open Houses - at least it's indoors!!
Love the sound of your salad - giving me ideas - thanks!!
Enjoy your garden emoticon 'n emoticon

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ARTJAC 5/27/2012 2:14AM


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BLUEBIRDSFLY 5/26/2012 10:43PM

    It must be wonderful to eat in your own garden watching the sunset. How lovely.
Hope you enjoyed your evening. emoticon

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BRAVEONE92 5/26/2012 10:04PM

    Your plan sounds wonderful to me.
I know that you will enjoy the
wonderful dinner and relaxation.

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DEE107 5/26/2012 9:44PM

    thanks Caz and enjoy your weekend

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IDLETYME 5/26/2012 11:16AM

    Supper sounds great. Enjoy your garden!!

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SENATOR9 5/26/2012 9:13AM

    Enjoy your weekend

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HEALTHY4ME 5/26/2012 9:08AM

    Cooler today and no sun yet. Supposed to rain a bit. We are going to be consumers... lol going shopping, he needs something on sale for renos. I want pots and pans have a set of Henkels 350$ off but still a bit steep, just hate the ones with that teflon inside. Will use them in trailer.

Have a super day! no Vroom vroom here or he doesn't realize. lol not telling him either. He doesn't watch them all. There is a race near his biday every year he watches. 29th may. coming up soon.

wasn't able to fin Stompin Tom Conners singing it but here are the lyrics

The consumer:

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SHAWFAN 5/26/2012 8:51AM

    Sounds like a wonderful day, Caz. Enjoy!

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JOYINKY 5/26/2012 8:31AM

    Have a wonderful weekend! I love the ease with which you can slide into an alternate plan to make it a great day!!

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MEADSBAY 5/26/2012 8:18AM

I'll bring the appetizers!

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    Sounds like a nice plan for yourself!
Enjoy it!

I don't have much planned this hoilday weekend.
Today I'm going to get my workout in and then do as much crocheting as I can. Taking it easy!

Hope you enjoy your garden!
Have a great day!

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LOVESLIFE48 5/26/2012 7:47AM

    Your supper sounds yummy!! Have a super day my friend!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIBELULITA 5/26/2012 7:29AM

    Sounds like you've got an ideal day ahead even if you didn't make it to the coast. Which coast do you go to from where you live? Your dinner has set my mouth to watering emoticon That's MY idea of bliss!! Have a good weekend hun emoticon emoticon

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WIGIME 5/26/2012 5:58AM

    You didn't mention the heat so I am guessing it cooled down a bit. Too bad you didn't make it to the coast. It's always cooler there.

I am going out for breakfast with the in-laws today, relaxing a bit and then getting started on those burritos. We don't have big plans for the weekend.

I also have to finish that second purse I sold, so I'll be working on that Sunday and Monday.

Enjoy your weekend too Caz! Catch ya later.

Take Care,

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GABY1948 5/26/2012 5:50AM

    That truly IS bliss and for you, "a piece of cake". Thanks for the wishes, ikkle...and you have a wonderful day/weekend too! xxx

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Pounding the park.....

Friday, May 25, 2012

It's already getting hot so I'll get to pounding my way around the park b4 it gets too hot.
Then brekkie and supersets, think I'll take my weights into the garden this morning.
DH's eyes are improving and we're hoping to drive to the coast tomorrow; we were to go out with Jackie and Steve but she has a dog show to attend and has had to cry off- she won't be back in time.
No matter I'll see her next Friday.

Have a great weekend everyone- keep active and hydrated and enjoy some fresh air!

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DEE107 5/25/2012 10:22PM

    have a great weekend my friend

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MKPRINCESS007 5/25/2012 8:31PM

    Hope your weekend is fabulous! You are such an exercise Rock star!!!!!!!!!

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LIBELULITA 5/25/2012 3:33PM

    You are so dedicated and disciplined in your approach to should have trained in ballet!! Glad to hear about DH's eyes and I hope you have a great weekend. Mine will be full of exams so wish me luck putting up with all those ballet Mums for the next few days!! emoticon emoticon

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JOYINKY 5/25/2012 9:59AM

    Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs.

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HIPPICHICK1 5/25/2012 8:49AM

    I wish I could take my weights outside to workout. There are way too many bugs right now. Black flies would bite me (they already have had their way with me and I have the mark to prove it! LOL!), mosquitoes would torture me and the deer flies are back and our for revenge!
Have a groovy weekend, doll!

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IDLETYME 5/25/2012 8:31AM

    Everyone have a super weekend!!! emoticon

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SENATOR9 5/25/2012 8:13AM

    You have a great weekend too emoticon

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SHAWFAN 5/25/2012 7:59AM

    Have a great weekend CAZ!

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SHAWFAN 5/25/2012 7:59AM

    Have a great weekend CAZ!

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HEALTHY4ME 5/25/2012 7:27AM

    Have a great time, and didn't know there was anything wrong with hubbys eyes. I may go to the beach this eve just to go. My friend said she went and sat and watched the sun go down, I thought hmm msounds good esp since it is about 10 mins from here if that.

Enjoy your day and weekend!!

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LOVESLIFE48 5/25/2012 7:21AM

    Have an emoticonweekend!!! emoticon

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GABY1948 5/25/2012 6:27AM

    Hope you have a wonderful time...glad everything is MUCH better for you now! xxx

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REJ7777 5/25/2012 5:52AM

    Congratulations on your personal discipline, Caz! You never seem to waver in your health habits.

That's good news about your DH's eyes. I hope that they continue to improve.

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AKELAZ 5/25/2012 5:38AM

    emoticon Sounds good.

Enjoy your exercise - and your weekend trip. Rottingdean I assume - will give you a virtual wave! emoticon emoticon
Oh . . . and big emoticon

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A lovely poem!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012


I have a little Satnav

It sits there in my car

A Satnav is a driver's friend

It tells you where you are

I have a little Satnav

I've had it all my life

It does more than the normal one

My Satnav is my wife

It gives me full instructions

On exactly how to drive

"It's thirty miles an hour" it says

"And you're doing thirty five"

It tells me when to stop and start

And when to use the brake

And tells me that it's never ever

Safe to overtake

It tells me when a light is red

And when it goes to green

It seems to know instinctively

Just when to intervene

It lists the vehicles just in front

It lists those to the rear

And taking this into account

It specifies my gear

I'm sure no other driver

Has so helpful a device

For when we leave and lock the car

It still gives its advice

It fills me up with counselling

Each journey's pretty fraught

So why don't I exchange it

And get a quieter sort?

Ah well, you see, it cleans the house

Makes sure I'm properly fed

It washes all my shirts and things

And - keeps me warm in bed!

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BEFIT014 5/26/2012 1:28PM

    Loved it!

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SHAWFAN 5/24/2012 8:44PM

    Too cute. Thanks for sharing.

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GABY1948 5/24/2012 7:53PM

    emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 5/24/2012 6:29PM

    LOl so true! LOL

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MNNICE 5/24/2012 4:58PM

    Oh, cute! Thanks for the smile!

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ANNEMAC5 5/24/2012 2:54PM

    Nice one. emoticon

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GERIKRAGH 5/24/2012 1:02PM

    That man knows what's good for him!

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IDLETYME 5/24/2012 12:58PM

    No comment!!!! emoticon

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SENATOR9 5/24/2012 11:58AM

    Yes so true

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Flippin' 'eck it's hot

Thursday, May 24, 2012

No I'm not moaning just saying.
When I got up this morning the weather report was that it would be the hottest day so far this year, so quick my 12k on the bike done in 37 mins (was aiming for 36 but it was hot even excuse and I'm sticking to it LOL).
Had brekkie and noticed the kitchen windows could do with a wipe over and went on to clean all the windows upstairs and down despite the fact the Mystery Hour on LBC at noon was fast approaching.
But you know what...I got it done just in time to get the radio on in the garden and the towels on the sunlounger b4 James O'Brien started his trivia quiz hour (which regular readers of my blog will know I ADORE)

But flippin' 'eck it IS hot. So I'm cooling down and having some lunch with DH and will do battle with the yellow ball in the sky for another hour later and call it a day out there.

A huge salad tonight with some Gnocchi and tomato and basil sauce- light but filling.

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LIBELULITA 5/25/2012 7:12AM

    Glad you're getting your dose of sunshine at last. It's plenty hot here too and definately beach weather but unfortunately I'm indoors all day working, so roll on the weekend and school holidays so I can get my Vitamin D too emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 5/24/2012 6:31PM

    Just nice here, was 19C now at 7:30 it is 16. C guys 16 is near 60. so was really a great day. I don't love heat nor sun. I like warm/hot but not sweltering and you won't find me sitting in the sun for more than 15 mins or so.

Glad you had a great day !!

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JOYINKY 5/24/2012 4:43PM

    In the 90's here today and that's hot enough. Do have a little breeze though. No sign of rain; I need to do some watering this evening. Remember, this is the weather you've been waiting for! Enjoy!

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DOOBRIE 5/24/2012 3:27PM

    Yes, it was hot - but good! I have to admit I felt a bit weary doing the housework this afternoon. A beer in the garden cooled me down later!

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MRS.DOYLE 5/24/2012 3:25PM

    I stupidly did all the gardening from 12.30 to 2.30 when the sun was at its hottest. Mad dogs and English men etc.

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ANNEMAC5 5/24/2012 3:00PM

    It is lovely but I agree it is flipping hot. I went for a walk at lunch time and felt I was more than glowing. I had a meeting mid afternoon and was home just after 5 it was still so sticky. then had dinner and DH and I had a walk to the park which was lovely cooler with a tiny breeze.
Hope you managed to keep cool thanks for the water goodie
Anne emoticon

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 5/24/2012 2:11PM

    Guess we sent a bit too much sun emoticon. That's okay, enjoy that day...sounds like the perfect balance of work, fun and sun.

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IDLETYME 5/24/2012 10:09AM

    Sounds like you had a productive and fun day!! emoticon

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SENATOR9 5/24/2012 10:09AM

    Good weather for you and thank you for sending all the rain my way It's been raining for the past 3 days here emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 5/24/2012 9:43AM

    stay hydrated!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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-POOKIE- 5/24/2012 9:14AM

    We took toys, water bottles etc outside today (and the kids!) as it was too hot indoors for them

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GABY1948 5/24/2012 8:48AM

    Your blog made ME hot with your always colorful language! I love it...but do be careful and stay cool! Have a WONDERFUL day, sweetie!

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MEADSBAY 5/24/2012 8:37AM

    'will do battle with the yellow ball in the sky for another hour later and call it a day out there.'
It's a tough job but someone has to do it!

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