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Forum: Mammals Today, 18:35
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By Farnboro John
All Fallow: The long muzzle length and absence...

All Fallow: The long muzzle length and absence (on the dark animals) of white rump are easy pointers away from Roe: additionally Fallow is considerably bigger, so given that you have a classically...
Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 18:31
Replies: 2,792
Views: 362,569
Posted By Farnboro John
That's "don't give a...." ;) (As in, I'm British...

That's "don't give a...." ;)

(As in, I'm British and I don't give a s*** about football!)

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 9th December 2017, 06:47
Replies: 208
Views: 24,981
Posted By Farnboro John
Its interesting to note the difference in...

Its interesting to note the difference in behaviour between the ABA year-listers - who know they have in-year competitors - and the WP listers who seem to have stopped now (and definitely faltered...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 7th December 2017, 07:25
Replies: 37
Views: 1,275
Posted By Farnboro John
[QUOTE=Jeff hopkins;3651876]Cranes and storks are...

[QUOTE=Jeff hopkins;3651876]Cranes and storks are targets for me. Missing 2 cranes (blue and black-crowned) and one stork (Abdim's).[/QUOTE

Surely its Black Crowned isn't it? Bird black, not...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 5th December 2017, 17:34
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By Farnboro John
Whatever you do, the bloke is going to go on...

Whatever you do, the bloke is going to go on living where he is, with his cat. So, mission focus: help him to minimise cat's effect.

"Could I suggest you try putting a bell on the cat .........
Forum: Lists Sunday 3rd December 2017, 16:28
Replies: 10
Views: 2,598
Posted By Farnboro John
So what was the final result of this, then? John

So what was the final result of this, then?

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 3rd December 2017, 14:01
Replies: 2,792
Views: 362,569
Posted By Farnboro John
Ironic considering that most birders consider the...

Ironic considering that most birders consider the Christmas break as an opportunity to go birding....... ;)

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 3rd December 2017, 08:52
Replies: 27
Views: 1,144
Posted By Farnboro John
Easy: juveniles are nave and allow approach,...

Easy: juveniles are nave and allow approach, adults are a lot more cynical about humans and don't. Its just experience.... children have to be told "don't talk to strangers".

John
Forum: Lists Saturday 2nd December 2017, 09:26
Replies: 165
Views: 16,282
Posted By Farnboro John
Look forward to that! If possible what we could...

Look forward to that! If possible what we could do with is a view of the chest between the forelegs. Doesn't have to be all that good, focus in particular is not critical.

John
Forum: Lists Friday 1st December 2017, 22:19
Replies: 165
Views: 16,282
Posted By Farnboro John
I'm inclined to think Wood Mouse because the tail...

I'm inclined to think Wood Mouse because the tail looks thin but I admit the colour of the body looks good for Yellow-neck. Any other pix of whatever quality?

John
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 30th November 2017, 22:14
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Farnboro John
Yeah, revisit the plan and go to La Lancha, stuff...

Yeah, revisit the plan and go to La Lancha, stuff the ducks, nail the Eagle and the Lynx. Iberian Magpies a-go-go, as well.

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 30th November 2017, 22:11
Replies: 27
Views: 1,144
Posted By Farnboro John
[QUOTE=Nutcracker;3649449]Strange expression - is...

[QUOTE=Nutcracker;3649449]Strange expression - is it supposed to be complimentary? To me, anything to do with smoking is utterly revolting and abhorrent ;)[/QUOTE

Think BBQ - or if you want a really...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 29th November 2017, 21:08
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By Farnboro John
The BASC bloke is typically disingenuous: he says...

The BASC bloke is typically disingenuous: he says conservation funds shouldn't be focused on the item of least importance, but they don't have to be: the modern principle is "the polluter pays" and...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 29th November 2017, 20:20
Replies: 103
Views: 3,520
Posted By Farnboro John
Well, my goodness me. Good show! Envious.......

Well, my goodness me. Good show!

Envious.... unbelievably so!!!

John
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 25th November 2017, 22:52
Replies: 103
Views: 3,520
Posted By Farnboro John
Top stuff Jos, this is a report where I await the...

Top stuff Jos, this is a report where I await the next episode avidly!

John
Forum: Lists Friday 24th November 2017, 19:04
Replies: 165
Views: 16,282
Posted By Farnboro John
That sounds like quite a selection to me, I...

That sounds like quite a selection to me, I haven't even seen House Mouse this year despite passing through the London Underground a few times! As for Harvest Mouse, well! Good stuff Mark.

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 20:41
Replies: 26
Views: 1,025
Posted By Farnboro John
I think your question would be most usefully put...

I think your question would be most usefully put to the BTO, and many on here would be interested in the answer.

Having said that, my feeling is that its a no-brainer that coastal sites score...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 20:36
Replies: 27
Views: 1,144
Posted By Farnboro John
Making the best of monochrome is a decent...

Making the best of monochrome is a decent challenge: you have an array of charismatic species lined up that we can all look forward to - go for it!

John
Forum: Conservation Sunday 19th November 2017, 00:08
Replies: 29
Views: 1,423
Posted By Farnboro John
Actually I thought those collars in The Running...

Actually I thought those collars in The Running Man were pretty neat :t:

John
Forum: Conservation Saturday 18th November 2017, 15:58
Replies: 29
Views: 1,423
Posted By Farnboro John
Also magistrates and higher members of the...

Also magistrates and higher members of the judiciary.

John
Forum: Lists Friday 17th November 2017, 20:10
Replies: 165
Views: 16,282
Posted By Farnboro John
Just been out to my local Badger sett with the...

Just been out to my local Badger sett with the new night rig. Pretty happy with the result.

One pic just to show. Taken in the dark across the canal, red torch light from the torch on the rig (to...
Forum: Conservation Monday 13th November 2017, 21:20
Replies: 40
Views: 1,267
Posted By Farnboro John
I suspect Parliament is the last place in Britain...

I suspect Parliament is the last place in Britain likely to be receptive to preventive measures against Wild Bores!

John
Forum: Conservation Monday 13th November 2017, 17:10
Replies: 40
Views: 1,267
Posted By Farnboro John
Its a myth, is it? Facts please, given that...

Its a myth, is it? Facts please, given that people from various countries with Lynx populations, plus the research put up at post #14, suggest that it's not a myth.

Some definite non-myths: 3000...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 11th November 2017, 17:17
Replies: 40
Views: 1,267
Posted By Farnboro John
All of which ignores the fact (as usual) that we...

All of which ignores the fact (as usual) that we expect people in India, Africa etc to endure the risks associated with living with large well-weaponed animals and we should accept the same risks...
Forum: Mammals Saturday 11th November 2017, 09:38
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Farnboro John
Actually its not a culture of fear. Its an...

Actually its not a culture of fear. Its an obsession with risk aversion. Organisations from government down are trying to turn life into a zero-risk affair, which is not only impossible but results...
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