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Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 20:52
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By Mono
I didn't need to disabuse him of his ID, John...

I didn't need to disabuse him of his ID, John Cantelo (of this house!) has replied to his Facebook post!
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 14:52
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By Mono
Thanks for the info, so 6 in Watford yesterday is...

Thanks for the info, so 6 in Watford yesterday is more of a long shot than I thought it was!
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 13:22
Replies: 13
Views: 291
Posted By Mono
Sources of Information (plus letting people down gently)

Yesterday a friend of mine on Facebook posted that he had just had 6 Red Throated Thrushes in his garden in the UK. A claimed to have eliminated Fieldfare and Redwing as possibilities and that they...
Forum: Conservation Thursday 7th December 2017, 20:29
Replies: 233
Views: 9,884
Posted By Mono
Your control...

Your control zone

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_National_Radio_Quiet_Zone
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 16:15
Replies: 23
Views: 958
Posted By Mono
If you mean thermal imagers for detecting heat...

If you mean thermal imagers for detecting heat then any that are going to be useful at more than a few meters range are going to be very expensive, ten of thousands of dollars.

If you mean...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 21st November 2017, 16:09
Replies: 233
Views: 9,884
Posted By Mono
The WHO does not currently regard wireless...

The WHO does not currently regard wireless communications as worthy of banning, but it does regard it as worthy of further study. Those studies are being done by people wiser and more skilled than...
Forum: France Saturday 18th November 2017, 22:18
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Mono
Have a read of...

Have a read of this!

https://ramblingsnscribblings.wordpress.com/2016/01/22/pin-tailed-sandgrouse-and-rock-sparrow-in-proveaqnce-20-and-21st-jan/

Nothing to do with me, I was going to recommend...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 16th November 2017, 12:13
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By Mono
Do the physio exercises, they really work.

Do the physio exercises, they really work.
Forum: Photo Critique Wednesday 1st November 2017, 16:23
Replies: 13
Views: 1,779
Posted By Mono
There is no perfect amount of sharpness. If you...

There is no perfect amount of sharpness. If you are sharpening for web size pictures or for physical printing you will need a very different level of sharpness. What will print perfectly will often...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 31st October 2017, 15:20
Replies: 233
Views: 9,884
Posted By Mono
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/08/afri...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/08/africa-calling-mobile-phone-broadband-revolution-transform-democracies
Forum: Conservation Monday 30th October 2017, 14:18
Replies: 233
Views: 9,884
Posted By Mono
Nothing is "irrefutably proven safe". Antibiotics...

Nothing is "irrefutably proven safe". Antibiotics save the lives of millions of people, but they also kill people with unidentified allergies. Motor vehicles kill and injure through accidents and...
Forum: Conservation Sunday 29th October 2017, 21:27
Replies: 233
Views: 9,884
Posted By Mono
Beware the precautionary principle, the last...

Beware the precautionary principle, the last refuge of the believer.

http://www.sirc.org/articles/beware.html
Forum: Conservation Sunday 22nd October 2017, 16:17
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Mono
2000 are taken every year off...

2000 are taken every year off Scotland.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/uk/police-probe-death-threats-to-the-guga-hunters-of-ness-1-4549042
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th October 2017, 22:43
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By Mono
It is estimated that 2.3 million pairs of Common...

It is estimated that 2.3 million pairs of Common Pheasant breed in the UK,

40 million captive breed birds are released each year.

So the chances of a particular bird being "native" born is unlikely...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 19th October 2017, 15:48
Replies: 0
Views: 398
Posted By Mono
Interesting 1737 bird book

British birds from the point of view of the caged songbird keeper but lots of good stuff about the birds in the wild as well. The URL is just odd!


https://archive.org/details/penguinsofworld00will
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 16th October 2017, 14:19
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By Mono
The full England and Wales figures are here:-...

The full England and Wales figures are here:- Firearms slightly up, Shotguns slightly down....
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 14th October 2017, 23:53
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By Mono
I think there are two things at work. The first...

I think there are two things at work.

The first is straight out of "The Better Angels of Our Nature", by Steven Pinker; As society progress there is a decline in violence and that includes violence...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 13th October 2017, 18:42
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Mono
As surmised above, it was not a serious...

As surmised above, it was not a serious suggestion! But they do look a fab thing for encouraging children in nature observation, I found them in an education supply catalogue.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 13th October 2017, 14:11
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Mono
Voice Recording Binoculars

For the birder who has everything...
http://www.tts-group.co.uk/see-and-speak-recordable-binoculars-6pk/1007115.html
Forum: Kuwait Thursday 12th October 2017, 10:25
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Mono
All the deliberately laid minefields have been...

All the deliberately laid minefields have been cleared (over 1.5 million ones). There are however still cluster munitions turning up in the desert, only a handful a year but people have been killed...
Forum: Photo Critique Monday 9th October 2017, 17:15
Replies: 13
Views: 1,779
Posted By Mono
Before and after processing versions are useful...

Before and after processing versions are useful when judging post-processing but there is no magic universal settings. Only you know what the scene actually looked like and what you want to achieve...
Forum: Conservation Monday 9th October 2017, 14:14
Replies: 233
Views: 9,884
Posted By Mono
The OP has "drunk the Kool Aid". They believe....

The OP has "drunk the Kool Aid". They believe. There is as little point discussing standard deviations as there is discussing evolution with the Jehovah's Witnesses on the doorstep.
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Monday 2nd October 2017, 11:35
Replies: 16
Views: 1,394
Posted By Mono
My main worry would be rustle. A recorder poking...

My main worry would be rustle. A recorder poking out the pocket would just record clothing rustle even when sat still. A tie clip mic would be better but would need to be carefully sited in order to...
Forum: Conservation Friday 29th September 2017, 23:26
Replies: 233
Views: 9,884
Posted By Mono
This thread is not as good as Sushil's...

This thread is not as good as Sushil's

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=52755
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 29th September 2017, 10:05
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By Mono
As in the thread linked above and others! This...

As in the thread linked above and others! This has been discussed endlessly.

As with all things in the English language there are no rules other than the actual usage. If you are writing for...
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