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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 30th January 2015, 07:54
Replies: 10
Views: 1,509
Posted By Gavin Haig
Private messages work pretty well on BF...unless...

Private messages work pretty well on BF...unless of course one prefers to grandstand for the 'public good'.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 29th January 2015, 22:57
Replies: 10
Views: 1,509
Posted By Gavin Haig
Ha ha! Yeah, right. Opinions about what exactly?...

Ha ha! Yeah, right. Opinions about what exactly? Did you 'luckily' save the whole blog post by any chance? A bit of context would be nice. Mind you, judging by the various mealy-mouthed comments...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 11th March 2013, 14:46
Replies: 9
Views: 2,170
Posted By Gavin Haig
Yes, reading my last post back again it does come...

Yes, reading my last post back again it does come over a bit presumptuous doesn't it. Ah well, sorry about that. It certainly wasn't meant to be a slight on anyone's intelligence. Still, 'gripping'...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 11th March 2013, 12:11
Replies: 9
Views: 2,170
Posted By Gavin Haig
With respect, Martin, I doubt the majority of BB...

With respect, Martin, I doubt the majority of BB readers will find it a 'gripping read'. From your perspective, maybe. Whilst not a scientist I had a pretty decent education, yet found this paper...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 14th January 2013, 12:15
Replies: 22
Views: 3,436
Posted By Gavin Haig
Absolutely! Yet more arcane terminology to learn....

Absolutely! Yet more arcane terminology to learn. I foresee BF threads comprising photo of aberrant bird followed by much erudite wrangling over exactly what label we should give to the pale and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 9th September 2012, 13:41
Replies: 22
Views: 3,365
Posted By Gavin Haig
I'm in the Icterine camp. The apparent primary...

I'm in the Icterine camp. The apparent primary projection is the clincher for me. Enlarging the attached photo shows pixel shades, and where the primaries extend across the leaf silhouette behind,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 27th March 2012, 22:25
Replies: 17
Views: 1,472
Posted By Gavin Haig
As I said, Tideliner, my comments were 'loud and...

As I said, Tideliner, my comments were 'loud and opinionated', and clearly ill-considered. I don't know what came over me. You are obviously spot on.

PS. Sorry David, I was rooting for you there,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 27th March 2012, 21:49
Replies: 17
Views: 1,472
Posted By Gavin Haig
Of course, when I say 'Your geese are clearly NOT...

Of course, when I say 'Your geese are clearly NOT Greylags' that is just my loud and opinionated judgement. I have often been wrong! ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 27th March 2012, 21:18
Replies: 17
Views: 1,472
Posted By Gavin Haig
Well devilbirder, as I quite regularly dip into...

Well devilbirder, as I quite regularly dip into your blog via Steve Gale's, I know that you are an experienced birder whose ability belies his age, so I am guessing that you took photos in order to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 19th February 2012, 18:51
Replies: 21
Views: 2,264
Posted By Gavin Haig
Agreed. Often a struggle to ID birds from really...

Agreed. Often a struggle to ID birds from really poor image (no offence capdegat) but download it and enlarge, and Brent subsequently looks the obvious conclusion.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 14th February 2012, 18:03
Replies: 12
Views: 1,311
Posted By Gavin Haig
Agree with Luke. Ratio of argenteus to argentatus...

Agree with Luke. Ratio of argenteus to argentatus in Cornwall has got to be many thousands to one. So, when struggling for for conclusive plumage features, go with the geographical ones! ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 13th February 2012, 18:12
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By Gavin Haig
That was prompt! Thanks very much.

That was prompt! Thanks very much.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 13th February 2012, 17:38
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By Gavin Haig
Something from Uganda

A friend sent me some bird photos taken in Uganda over the last few weeks. I've managed to ID them all from the net except this one, because I don't know what kind of bird it is and evrything I've...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th January 2012, 23:24
Replies: 13
Views: 2,123
Posted By Gavin Haig
Jamie, sounds like you're in the Raz camp! ;) You...

Jamie, sounds like you're in the Raz camp! ;) You should have posted a photo that looked less perfect for Little Auk!
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 9th December 2011, 15:49
Replies: 117
Views: 31,141
Posted By Gavin Haig
Agreed. Unfortunately though, if someone gets on...

Agreed. Unfortunately though, if someone gets on your 'Sabine's Gull' and corrects the ID before you do the situation is still loaded with defamatory potential! ;)

This thread has certainly come a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 5th December 2011, 21:21
Replies: 117
Views: 31,141
Posted By Gavin Haig
Hear Hear! |=)| Take it easy and be patient,...

Hear Hear! |=)|

Take it easy and be patient, Paul Penzance et al. Soon enough there'll be another rare bird thread that will generate a squirming pile of controversy all by itself without a dead...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th December 2011, 07:36
Replies: 48
Views: 3,822
Posted By Gavin Haig
What an interesting thread! I opened the photo...

What an interesting thread! I opened the photo and instantly thought 'Corn Bunting' but was then surprised to read the ensuing debate. Some are 'instantly' seeing Reed Bunting it seems.

Apart from...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 29th November 2011, 13:05
Replies: 55
Views: 7,285
Posted By Gavin Haig
Devon total at the end of 2009 was 423, and the...

Devon total at the end of 2009 was 423, and the only new additions that I can think of are the Barolo's Shearwater on Lundy and the poxy Solitary Sandpiper that coincided its visit to my patch with...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 29th November 2011, 12:03
Replies: 30
Views: 5,175
Posted By Gavin Haig
Like the first poster my twitching days were in...

Like the first poster my twitching days were in another era, but if I were still at it today I wonder whether I would find it prohibitively expensive? I suspect not. Someone mentioned earlier that...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 29th November 2011, 11:40
Replies: 86
Views: 12,694
Posted By Gavin Haig
Nice thread you've started here, MB. Thanks to it...

Nice thread you've started here, MB. Thanks to it I've discovered one or two blogs I knew nothing about, but have now bookmarked.

I like the way blogs range from the occasional post of this and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 27th November 2011, 12:28
Replies: 452
Views: 82,750
Posted By Gavin Haig
Well, obviously! But in terms of what they're...

Well, obviously! But in terms of what they're doing now, it's right isn't it? And they are therefore contributing to the finding of birds (that others can twitch if they choose) rather than being...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 26th November 2011, 22:06
Replies: 452
Views: 82,750
Posted By Gavin Haig
While the gentle BF banter and word use/spelling...

While the gentle BF banter and word use/spelling nit-pickery is (as always) a fun read, I must take issue with a fallacy that keeps cropping up: this notion that big listers spend all their birding...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 26th November 2011, 05:59
Replies: 225
Views: 29,998
Posted By Gavin Haig
I suppose it's theoretically possible for...

I suppose it's theoretically possible for virtually anything to turn up virtually anywhere, but there is clearly a kind of 'oasis' effect in operation, wherever you are - even the coast will have...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 21st November 2011, 23:11
Replies: 225
Views: 29,998
Posted By Gavin Haig
Owen, if you read that into what Paul has been...

Owen, if you read that into what Paul has been saying, I'll bet you're the only one who has.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 21st November 2011, 22:54
Replies: 225
Views: 29,998
Posted By Gavin Haig
Ah, Kev - you are a man after my own heart! Me...

Ah, Kev - you are a man after my own heart! Me too! |=)|

And the sooner posters to this thread all agree to allow each to enjoy their birding in their own way without implying one particular...
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