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    MJB replied to the thread What's your favorite bird song?.
    On the plains of Turkey south of Konya, a sky full of Calandra Larks... MJB
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    MJB reacted to THE_FERN's post in the thread Isle of Wight UK 8th June 2021 with Like Like.
    I think it's ssp amboinensis Moluccan king parrot: largely green wing with hint of blue at top, blue hind neck, no light green wing blaze.
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    MJB replied to the thread Avian misnomers.
    And I thought I was being original when I devised that reminder for myself after seeing the birds in question...! Afterwards, I found I...
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    MJB replied to the thread Avian misnomers.
    You're in very good company! I like that fact that Havel became very good friends with another Czech-born playwright, Tomas Straussler...
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    MJB replied to the thread Best birding trip you ever went on.
    Iron Range, Cape York, Queensland, Australia... by a country 1.60934 kilometres... MJB
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    MJB replied to the thread Avian misnomers.
    Let's hear it for the tilde...! That actually opens up another can of worms and that is the insistence of English-language...
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    Thanks John! Good to hear from you again! I had a great trip to Iron Range Cape York in 2019, butI missed out on Oz trips in 2020 & 2021...
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    MJB reacted to Nickk's post in the thread Channel Isl Cali US with Like Like.
    I meant flying by and landing 20-30 ft away vs diving right in to feed
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    MJB replied to the thread Channel Isl Cali US.
    Ummmmm... I've seen Great Skua feed on a seal carcass... There's quite an extensive literature of the subject, for example, see (re...
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    MJB replied to the thread Channel Isl Cali US.
    The position a pilot recognises just before a stall...?:):) MJB
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    MJB replied to the thread Anyone else like Birds AND planes?.
    The BBC quite rightly, has an item on the memorial in Normandy to honour veterans, noting that the unveiling was accompanied by a...
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    MJB replied to the thread Avian misnomers.
    I'm guessing you prefer blank verse to rhythmic rhyming poetry, reverse iambic dimeter in this case...?📝📜 MJB
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    MJB replied to the thread Avian misnomers.
    But a loon is a dialect word of long provenance in north-east Scotland for a young man, a young lady being called quine... MJB
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    MJB reacted to Brian J Small's post in the thread Mystery Bird with Like Like.
    Female Bay-breasted with horrible colour artefacts - Bay-breasted Warbler Photos and Videos for, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of...
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    MJB replied to the thread Anyone else like Birds AND planes?.
    At the suggestion of my radar Trade Manager on 111, Chief Technician Chalky White, we began a first-line investigation of the Phantom...
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