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Forum: Ruffled Feathers Yesterday, 15:04
Replies: 193
Views: 3,583
Posted By Farnboro John
Concur, although tbh hiring a reputable artisan...

Concur, although tbh hiring a reputable artisan is less likely than DIY to put extra pressure on the health service as a result.

John
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Yesterday, 12:19
Replies: 193
Views: 3,583
Posted By Farnboro John
Yes! Personally I think if you gave him a...

Yes!

Personally I think if you gave him a brewery and a guest list he'd have no idea what to do, but this is a new low in competence even for him.

John
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Yesterday, 11:58
Replies: 193
Views: 3,583
Posted By Farnboro John
I read Boris's letter. Is it just his...

I read Boris's letter. Is it just his incompetence that makes him say, without qualification: "its all right to go to work"?

I thought we'd reached the stage, sensibly, of saying only key workers -...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 11:39
Replies: 75
Views: 5,398
Posted By Farnboro John
Funny how we've managed to date. Never in the...

Funny how we've managed to date. Never in the course of my birding career did I have a problem understanding that small insectivorous birds from the Old World were not closely related to small...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 07:48
Replies: 75
Views: 5,398
Posted By Farnboro John
Good answer, but I think Nutty's point has you on...

Good answer, but I think Nutty's point has you on the hip! :t:

John
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Yesterday, 07:36
Replies: 176
Views: 4,091
Posted By Farnboro John
Yes, but Bonobos use sex for every other kind of...

Yes, but Bonobos use sex for every other kind of social interaction - saying hello, reducing social tensions etc.

Not necessarily a model that will work in a human relationship, though some have...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 28th March 2020, 21:20
Replies: 75
Views: 5,398
Posted By Farnboro John
With this 100%. Should Chiffchaff be...

With this 100%. Should Chiffchaff be Chiffchaffing Leaf Warbler?* (Although "Eyebrowed Hawfinch" for Evening Grosbeak would be nice. o:D)

John

* No. Or rather, No!!!
Forum: Lists Saturday 28th March 2020, 21:16
Replies: 45
Views: 1,951
Posted By Farnboro John
Big Whitey and Rip photographed yesterday evening...

Big Whitey and Rip photographed yesterday evening celebrating cubs with a chicken dinner, waited on by me.

John

Big Whitey

Rip X 2 showing naked belly and swollen teats.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 28th March 2020, 16:33
Replies: 22
Views: 401
Posted By Farnboro John
Going straight onto Birdtrack is an excellent...

Going straight onto Birdtrack is an excellent point (though I don't know how much information goes into a sighting report) but it lacks the "coming together" that a thread on here would have. Joining...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 28th March 2020, 14:48
Replies: 22
Views: 401
Posted By Farnboro John
OK. Before starting yet another thread, I'll set...

OK.

Before starting yet another thread, I'll set out what I think we should be doing, here. If you like it and think its worthwhile, and/or anyone else suggests improvements, then perhaps we have...
Forum: Lists Saturday 28th March 2020, 13:46
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Farnboro John
Nothing personal, sorry! o:D John

Nothing personal, sorry! o:D

John
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 28th March 2020, 13:43
Replies: 75
Views: 5,398
Posted By Farnboro John
Best scrub it then. :t: John

Best scrub it then. :t:

John
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 28th March 2020, 13:35
Replies: 17
Views: 262
Posted By Farnboro John
Maybe Amazon already scooped the pool? John

Maybe Amazon already scooped the pool?

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 28th March 2020, 11:15
Replies: 22
Views: 401
Posted By Farnboro John
Your article says "birders are coming together"...

Your article says "birders are coming together" and I took it in that sense. What you say now makes me think it is even better than I thought if we keep birders' actions separate from the hoi-polloi...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 28th March 2020, 10:58
Replies: 17
Views: 262
Posted By Farnboro John
Its not confined to Postal workers. Long ago I...

Its not confined to Postal workers. Long ago I heard the letterbox go and when I got to it a failed gas meter reading card was there. I got the door open and shouted "Get back here!" at the receding...
Forum: Lists Saturday 28th March 2020, 08:42
Replies: 45
Views: 1,951
Posted By Farnboro John
Big Whitey and his vixen Rip visited together...

Big Whitey and his vixen Rip visited together last night. She has no fur on her belly and very full teats: he permitted her to take the first chicken portion from literally under his nose (where I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 28th March 2020, 08:32
Replies: 22
Views: 401
Posted By Farnboro John
Why don't birders do something useful instead of...

Why don't birders do something useful instead of a show of unity, stick to their usual sites and make a migration study over the whole period to provide a level of sustained data that has never been...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 28th March 2020, 08:21
Replies: 176
Views: 4,091
Posted By Farnboro John
Congratulations - on the longevity of your...

Congratulations - on the longevity of your marriage and your joint barbering skills! :t:

John
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Friday 27th March 2020, 18:23
Replies: 176
Views: 4,091
Posted By Farnboro John
Kind of you to say so! :t: John

Kind of you to say so! :t:

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 27th March 2020, 18:04
Replies: 23
Views: 706
Posted By Farnboro John
Well, (a) they don't and (b) I'm blissfully...

Well, (a) they don't and (b) I'm blissfully unaware of the odds vs the no. of entries. But feel free to tell me if you know. :t:

John
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Friday 27th March 2020, 17:59
Replies: 176
Views: 4,091
Posted By Farnboro John
Not really.... pic from Shetland a couple of...

Not really.... pic from Shetland a couple of years ago. Hair length greater, beard not dissimilar.

John
Forum: Lists Friday 27th March 2020, 17:42
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By Farnboro John
Sensible fox!

Sensible fox!
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 27th March 2020, 17:41
Replies: 23
Views: 706
Posted By Farnboro John
Yes, but how easy to let him out of jail and...

Yes, but how easy to let him out of jail and follow his natural inclination to try to save people, with inevitable results.... plausible deniability is the hallmark of this right down the line....
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 27th March 2020, 17:27
Replies: 43
Views: 1,165
Posted By Farnboro John
Final shot from Marakissa and a look at pictures...

Final shot from Marakissa and a look at pictures jogged my memory - we got back early enough that while the girls decided to pamper themselves, Steve and I trotted off for a look at Kotu Creek and a...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 27th March 2020, 17:18
Replies: 43
Views: 1,165
Posted By Farnboro John
More from Marakissa: Piapiac Purple Glossy...

More from Marakissa:

Piapiac
Purple Glossy Starling
Long-tailed Glossy Starling
Orange-cheeked Waxbill
West African Crocodile
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