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About richard.cox13

  • Birthday 10/08/1933

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    Foreign Finches

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    Poole Dorset
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    Killifish in addition to Australian finches. Have been keeping and breeding them for 40 years and am ex editor of the British Killifish Association Journal.

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  1. richard.cox13

    Spring Competition Time

    Yes Paul, we had a license from the Queensland government called a fosiker's licence which entitled us to dig and keep anythng we found. But I must tell you that since the early 1800's the whole area for thousands and thousands of square killometers had been dug and re dug so anything you find is a bonus. Here's another pic of regular visitors to our camp, The caption might well read ' This must be XXXX it's crap! These birds were drinking from one of our gravel washing drums.
  2. richard.cox13

    Spring Competition Time

    I should have added: This is the result, a few small stones cut for me by a prospector who lived in the gem fields and I also have some, as yet, uncut stones.
  3. richard.cox13

    Spring Competition Time

    A small group of Apostle Birds, so named because they are usually found in family groups of 12 or more, but locally called ‘Happy Jacks’ that came into camp every morning. This was taken in the gem fields of central Queensland where I was fortunate enough to be taken to dig for sapphires some 15 years ago. We dug a seam which was estimated to have been laid down some 40+ million years ago and it was like digging concrete! It was a wonderful experience not one experienced by many Brits and will remain with me forever. What an adventure. Everything we needed we had to take in with us, you’ve heard the expression in the middle of nowhere, well that’s where we were.
  4. richard.cox13

    January Competition - Chat

    Steve that reminds me of a very old joke. The village ladies were having their annual photo shoot and were all arranged resplendent in their finery. The photographer set up his camera and ducked under his cloth. One lady said to her companion 'what is he doing Mary'? 'He's going to focus' she replied. What all of us.......?
  5. richard.cox13

    January Competition - Chat

    Malky just a couple of ideas: How about pics of a wild bird carrying nest material for those with telephotos etc and another of the first signs of spring which would cater for the compact and phone cameras?
  6. richard.cox13

    January Competition - Entries Only!

    Not sure if I've got this right but here goes to kick it off
  7. richard.cox13

    January Competition - Chat

    Malky watch the picasa program. I don't know if it's the same now but when I used it a few years ago, I had reason to delete it and re download. Guess what? It took all my pictures with it and I never recovered them so back up every picture on picasa to be safe. By the way what a good idea to split the competition from comments, some super pictures on here....!
  8. richard.cox13

    January Competition - Chat

    |See whar I mean?
  9. richard.cox13

    January Competition - Chat

    Would it be possible for the entries to be shown in one posting and any comments posted in another? Then it would be possible for those viewing the pictures to do so with an open mind and to make their own judgements. Whilst it's nice for the entrants to see the comments, the entries tend to get 'lost' in the mass of comments.
  10. richard.cox13

    January Competition

    I did promise no more BUT... Rose are Red Apples are Fruity Check your Lasagne It might be Black Beauty
  11. richard.cox13

    January Competition

    Last one - I promise...... A fifteen-year old boy walked into a pharmacy. "How much is it for one condom?", he asked the pharmacist. "Sorry, son, but they only come in packs of three and they're £3.50," said the pharmacist. "Darn," said the disappointed boy, "I don't have enough money. And today I was planning on getting lucky with my new girlfriend." "Well," said the pharmacist, "in that case you can take a pack for free." "Gee, thanks!!!" yelled the boy as he dashed out the door holding the pack of condoms. That night, he was at his girlfriends' house, and everyone was seated at the dinner table, ready to eat. They all said grace with bowed heads, and then they began eating. As dinner progressed, the girl noticed that the boy's head was still bowed. "I didn't know you were so religious," she whispered to her young boyfriend, impressed. "I didn't know your dad was a pharmacist," was his reply.
  12. richard.cox13

    January Competition

    Oh! sorry I didn't realize that it was past the 21st February!
  13. richard.cox13

    January Competition

    HE PERFECT HUSBAND Several men are in the locker room of a golf club. A mobile phone on a bench rings and a man engages the hands-free speaker function and begins to talk. Everyone else in the room stops to listen. MAN: "Hello" WOMAN: "Hi Honey, it's me. Are you at the club?" MAN: "Yes." WOMAN: "I'm at the shops now and found this beautiful leather coat. It's only £1,000; is it OK if I buy it?" MAN: "Sure, go ahead if you like it that much." WOMAN: "I also stopped by the Lexus dealership and saw the new models. I saw one I really liked." MAN: "How much?" ; WOMAN: "£95,000." MAN: "OK, but for that price I want it with all the options." WOMAN: "Great! Oh, and one more thing... I was just talking to Janie and found out that the house I wanted last year is back on the market. They're asking £980,000 for it." MAN: "Well, then go ahead and make an offer of £900,000. They'll probably Take it. If not, we can go the extra eighty-thousand if it's what you really want it." WOMAN: "OK. I'll see you later! I love you so much!" MAN: "Bye! I love you, too." The man hangs up. The other men in the locker room are staring at him in astonishment, mouths wide open. He turns and asks, "Anyone know who's phone this is?