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Old Tuesday 15th August 2017, 17:05   #51
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Old Tuesday 15th August 2017, 17:06   #52
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Guess this needs further work on (from the panel) but an exciting bird like a Mallard with 12 day-old ducklings doesn't get recorded as 13 Mallard ...
Does in my notebook: Mallard 13, 1 ad 12 juv.

Why would you not? Bad science IMHO. Can't calculate anything like true mortality rates without all the data.

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Old Tuesday 15th August 2017, 17:08   #53
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Yeah, it was 2 days ago, so those ducklings are 14 days old now
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Amazed no-one has mentioned last year's Pale leg Leaf on St Agnes thus far. Clearly the OP did not read my Birdguides piece. The morbid feeling hanging over Scilly for weeks (and months, in my case) could probably have been photographed it was that apparent.

Fact, not opinion: DEAD BIRDS DON'T COUNT.
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Amazed no-one has mentioned last year's Pale leg Leaf on St Agnes thus far. Clearly the OP did not read my Birdguides piece. The morbid feeling hanging over Scilly for weeks (and months, in my case) could probably have been photographed it was that apparent.
Didn't want to cause another meltdown

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Thanks again for responding, everyone. That was quite a discussion!

I don't currently keep a life list. If I do at some point, however, perhaps I'll leave the Squacco Heron out as it would provide an unfair advantage over other peoples' lists.

Here's hoping I'll see a live one sooner than later!
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What an amusing and enlightening thread. Thanks for the laughs everyone ��
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Old Thursday 24th August 2017, 11:21   #59
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In answer to the original question... only if I saw it die before I picked it up and showed it off to my birding chums. Not that I'd ever consider warming the thing up in my armpit/ hairdryer/car heater etc prior to doing so.

Reminder to self - must visit NHM Tring to empty - sorry have a look - in the Rubythroat drawer sometime soon.
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