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Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 16th November 2017, 21:24
Replies: 5
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Posted By dantheman
... btw, is a surprise comma actually an...

... btw, is a surprise comma actually an exclamation mark???
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Thursday 16th November 2017, 21:15
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By dantheman
2 Red Admirals this morning, and a surprise...

2 Red Admirals this morning, and a surprise Comma, pretty fresh looking.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 16th November 2017, 18:40
Replies: 103
Views: 5,546
Posted By dantheman
Be interesting if someone has access to the data...

Be interesting if someone has access to the data from that vismig from a tethered ballon experiment back in the past in the Sheffield area.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 15th November 2017, 13:28
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By dantheman
Superblue Tit?

Superblue Tit?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 15th November 2017, 10:06
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By dantheman
100% sounds like a Pied Wagtail roost. There's a...

100% sounds like a Pied Wagtail roost. There's a c250 roost next to a local supermarket (big hedge) here in Falmouth, and c20 years had 1300+ again in a supermarket car park ( brightly lit small...
Forum: Conservation Monday 13th November 2017, 19:36
Replies: 40
Views: 1,054
Posted By dantheman
Gloopy dogs? They're the worst ...

Gloopy dogs? They're the worst ...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 13th November 2017, 12:03
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By dantheman
Well, 3 Red Admiral basking/flying around in the...

Well, 3 Red Admiral basking/flying around in the sunshine at my place near Falmouth this morning. Low species diversity but hey.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 9th November 2017, 17:54
Replies: 2,621
Views: 328,191
Posted By dantheman
Of course, my understanding of the english...

Of course, my understanding of the english language ... lol

No Arctic Foxes presumably (not targetted?) Do they actually have their mammal list up somewhere?
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 9th November 2017, 17:47
Replies: 2,621
Views: 328,191
Posted By dantheman
Back at the other end of the year, I remember...

Back at the other end of the year, I remember moaning at them for not going for the nearby Hudsonian Whimbrel ... ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 9th November 2017, 09:30
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By dantheman
Tbh it is very unlikely it was a Honey Buzzard -...

Tbh it is very unlikely it was a Honey Buzzard - Common Buzzards are known for being very variable in colour with pale heads and/or bodies. Plus very much on the late side.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 8th November 2017, 19:05
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By dantheman
Some kind of hidden gene being expressed (eg...

Some kind of hidden gene being expressed (eg present in the whole family from an earlier patterned ancestor species)??

Or something like that perhaps ...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 8th November 2017, 18:59
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By dantheman
November Butterflies + dragonflies

Not quite sure whether should have just tagged this onto the October thread, but hey ...

1 Peacock Butterfly in flight in Falmouth today.

Also Vagrant Emperor and Common Darter recorded in Cornwall...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 7th November 2017, 13:20
Replies: 2,621
Views: 328,191
Posted By dantheman
But don't all 3 of them have to see it for it to...

But don't all 3 of them have to see it for it to count, by their rules?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th November 2017, 20:07
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By dantheman
Yep. ;)

Yep. ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th November 2017, 19:40
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By dantheman
I seem to recall some kinds of fraud in the past...

I seem to recall some kinds of fraud in the past (probaby earlier than 1946 though) of taxidermists sticking bits of various animals together to make a seemingly rare and unique creature to sell for...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 3rd November 2017, 23:04
Replies: 10
Views: 935
Posted By dantheman
Nice! Do you know how many species were missed...

Nice! Do you know how many species were missed that year?
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 3rd November 2017, 23:01
Replies: 10
Views: 935
Posted By dantheman
Thanks for the replies. Seems like there are some...

Thanks for the replies. Seems like there are some numbers for individual birders out there, but finding the total for any particular county as a whole a bit more awkward - maybe only hidden in the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 1st November 2017, 23:13
Replies: 957
Views: 86,973
Posted By dantheman
... just kidding. Nice one!

... just kidding.

Nice one!
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 1st November 2017, 23:12
Replies: 957
Views: 86,973
Posted By dantheman
Ah well, you can't have them then ... ;)

Ah well, you can't have them then ...

;)
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 31st October 2017, 20:02
Replies: 103
Views: 5,546
Posted By dantheman
Don't think any have been seen to leave yet ......

Don't think any have been seen to leave yet ... ;)

Most records seem to be between Cot Valley/Pendeen area, vismig over Falmouth and nearby Devoran, with odd scattered elsewhere.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 31st October 2017, 19:28
Replies: 103
Views: 5,546
Posted By dantheman
Record year here in Cornwall - previously c180...

Record year here in Cornwall - previously c180 birds ever, 90+ this year so far (although many are of flyovers/vismig).

Down in France when I've been there, there have always been 1 or 2 in winter...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 30th October 2017, 18:22
Replies: 31
Views: 930
Posted By dantheman
Sunshine today and the two regulars seen in...

Sunshine today and the two regulars seen in flight/basking - Red Admiral and Peacock.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 29th October 2017, 23:48
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By dantheman
You're thinking Maderian/Band-rumped? Between...

You're thinking Maderian/Band-rumped? Between this and Wilson's I guess. (White too extensive for Leach's?)



Not the other wing? In this quality of pic the legs would surely be hard to pick out ...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 29th October 2017, 10:20
Replies: 168
Views: 19,291
Posted By dantheman
A rubbish idea ... ;) Perhaps the best chance...

A rubbish idea ... ;)

Perhaps the best chance (and the easiest/cheapest way of doing it) of reaching the highest % would thus go to those attempting a Big Year in the year in which the least...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 28th October 2017, 21:13
Replies: 10
Views: 935
Posted By dantheman
Uk County Year Lists - what's the score?

Just wondering what a good/record year for the best (and other ;) ) counties in the UK is.

Saw something about the Norfolk County record for an individual being 279(?) one year - indicates the...
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