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Forum: Leicestershire Monday 10th February 2020, 21:32
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By jim48
Hi, I am not sure that "albino" is quite the...

Hi,

I am not sure that "albino" is quite the right word, "white" seems better. A local shoot round here has turned up a few white pheasants for the last three or four years, and this year there...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 22:05
Replies: 22
Views: 1,455
Posted By jim48
Uummm.... It was a highly unusual for a bird to...

Uummm.... It was a highly unusual for a bird to approach the tractor in this way, most would be flying much higher probably heading for the hedgerow ash trees behind the tractor. These trees would...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 27th March 2019, 19:51
Replies: 22
Views: 1,455
Posted By jim48
Cuckoo ??? West Leicestershire UK

When feeding outlying stock on 6th.March I saw a bird approaching flying low (about 3m) towards the tractor, it jinked a couple of times enabling the wing shape to be seen, raptor like, with longish...
Forum: Conservation Sunday 25th February 2018, 22:55
Replies: 8
Views: 1,349
Posted By jim48
Around here in west Leicestershire I would...

Around here in west Leicestershire I would suggest that the loss of set aside in the farm payment scheme has been a significant factor in the loss of invertebrates along with the increased use of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 25th January 2018, 22:39
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By jim48
????quail of some sort, could be an escape. Jim.

????quail of some sort, could be an escape.

Jim.
Forum: Conservation Sunday 19th November 2017, 22:00
Replies: 32
Views: 3,652
Posted By jim48
Ummm, there is something at the back of my mind...

Ummm, there is something at the back of my mind that recalls being told that as late as the 1950s there was an annual payment (tax? licence?) to the Inland Revenue for each of (i) using a coat of...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 20th October 2017, 08:52
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By jim48
Sounds silly, but this might well not be a top...

Sounds silly, but this might well not be a top seller so have you tried the GWCT? As the publisher they may have some copies at the back of a cupboard somewhere.

Jim.
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Monday 16th October 2017, 20:14
Replies: 1,797
Views: 127,713
Posted By jim48
Just in passing neonics were legal for use on...

Just in passing neonics were legal for use on oilseed rape here in the UK during the last season ( as a seed dressing), not sure about the seed that has been recently sown. We are still in the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 15th October 2017, 22:28
Replies: 10
Views: 1,725
Posted By jim48
This ties in with what I am hearing and seeing....

This ties in with what I am hearing and seeing. The second hand shotgun market has dropped considerably, the bottom end stuff has gone through the floor , mid range is well on the same way, and stuff...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 27th September 2017, 22:25
Replies: 6
Views: 1,435
Posted By jim48
Hi, Binastro, these parcels are up to about...

Hi, Binastro, these parcels are up to about 8x6x10 in. boxes and are left in an outside box ( to defeat the dog), but the important thing is that they are delivered by our regular postman, items...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 27th September 2017, 11:32
Replies: 6
Views: 1,435
Posted By jim48
Ummm. I don't know if there is much to choose...

Ummm. I don't know if there is much to choose between the courier companies. I have not had any optics sent that way. This is a rural situation, the postcode covers 8 houses spread along about 3/4...
Forum: Leica Saturday 9th September 2017, 13:34
Replies: 305
Views: 51,167
Posted By jim48
re Posts 207 & 211. The old Ernst Leitz company...

re Posts 207 & 211. The old Ernst Leitz company had pretty well lost its relevance in the photographic market by the 1970s and was not generating the turnover to support the R. & D. to compete with...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Tuesday 29th August 2017, 09:14
Replies: 21
Views: 7,295
Posted By jim48
!) tufted vetch. 2) Filapendia sp. our...

!) tufted vetch.
2) Filapendia sp. our meadowsweet is more creamy coloured.
3) ditto.
4) ????
5) rose bay willow herb.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Tuesday 15th August 2017, 22:14
Replies: 4
Views: 1,453
Posted By jim48
Sorry, I cannot remember what this is, but I am...

Sorry, I cannot remember what this is, but I am sure that I have had it as an Alpine plant from a garden centre some years ago. It does not winter well in our soggy climate.
Jim.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Sunday 13th August 2017, 22:29
Replies: 3
Views: 1,483
Posted By jim48
Yes, I think so, the ones I see around here (...

Yes, I think so, the ones I see around here ( Midlands) seem to be a bit stronger blue when newly opened and become somewhat mauve/pink when fertilized.
Jim.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 13th July 2017, 16:19
Replies: 59
Views: 26,155
Posted By jim48
Many reserves have public rights of way which...

Many reserves have public rights of way which cannot be restricted( the rules for dogs usually indicate where they are). Much of Scotland has public Right to Roam as do parts of England and Wales....
Forum: Bats Tuesday 30th May 2017, 22:48
Replies: 22
Views: 14,174
Posted By jim48
Classical latin does not bring back many pleasant...

Classical latin does not bring back many pleasant memories.... However I think the pronunciation of scientific latin is much more relaxed, for one thing the latin alphabet has fewer letters than our...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 4th May 2017, 18:16
Replies: 22
Views: 10,181
Posted By jim48
The most interesting thing about this estate is...

The most interesting thing about this estate is that it has extensive water meadows that have been restored to working order with someone controlling the sluices etc. The flora will probably be...
Forum: Conservation Sunday 30th April 2017, 20:40
Replies: 37
Views: 23,069
Posted By jim48
The comment I came across related to backstock of...

The comment I came across related to backstock of publications of the Hakluyt Society, suggesting that problems were being encountered when ordering titles published by Routledge since they have been...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Tuesday 13th September 2016, 22:13
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By jim48
It might be worth trying the rare shrub...

It might be worth trying the rare shrub nurseryman next to Avondale Nursery in Bagginton. Good Luck.
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 30th August 2016, 18:08
Replies: 37
Views: 23,069
Posted By jim48
Just as an aside, I looked on the website of a...

Just as an aside, I looked on the website of a learned society well away from birds a few days ago, they have been publishing books and papers for about 150+ years that are issued to members and some...
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 17th August 2016, 14:46
Replies: 29
Views: 2,716
Posted By jim48
In this area there are reports of barn owl...

In this area there are reports of barn owl feathers as if birds have been plucked on hedges and some tree stumps, raptor style rather than the result of a mammal , a buzzard has been seen with a dead...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Wednesday 17th August 2016, 13:43
Replies: 1,800
Views: 50,876
Posted By jim48
With regard to grass cutting for silage or hay...

With regard to grass cutting for silage or hay here in the U.K. as far as I am aware the governing factor is the state of the crop rather than a Defra imposed date. To make silage the grass should...
Forum: Say Hello Friday 29th July 2016, 23:00
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By jim48
I think that Chorley's Auctioneers of Prinknash,...

I think that Chorley's Auctioneers of Prinknash, Cheltenham , sold items on behalf of the estates of Sir Peter and Lady Scott. As with all paintings provenance is everything, so any receipts or...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 28th June 2016, 23:23
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By jim48
Ummmmmm. I am inclined to agree with Paul and...

Ummmmmm. I am inclined to agree with Paul and Nutcracker. I remember something about the relocation of Stafford Rugby Club about a year to 18 months ago. The land owner got the old site to sell for...
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