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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 21:59
Replies: 8
Views: 88
Posted By dantheman
Think google might be broken ... not a single...

Think google might be broken ... not a single bird looking like the op's one in a quick look and scroll down!
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 15th November 2018, 21:47
Replies: 198
Views: 22,035
Posted By dantheman
The funny thing is, normally these rarity threads...

The funny thing is, normally these rarity threads have the odd pun or two, rarely more. However, you add a toilet into the mix, and well ... there's, like, an explosion of them ... :eek!:

Think...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 15th November 2018, 20:33
Replies: 198
Views: 22,035
Posted By dantheman
Erm ... time to put the lid on it?

Erm ... time to put the lid on it?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 15th November 2018, 20:30
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By dantheman
I want to say it isn't a Siberian Blue Mallard...

I want to say it isn't a Siberian Blue Mallard ...



;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 13th November 2018, 08:41
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By dantheman
Imagine a sick bird would not want to feed even...

Imagine a sick bird would not want to feed even if you put suitable food for it - maybe botulism or some other infection?

Think it would take more care and effort to look after it? (ie taken into...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 12th November 2018, 09:07
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By dantheman
A week on the Scillies for autumn migrants?...

A week on the Scillies for autumn migrants? (+birds maybe). Presumably not many other SW specialities otherwise. Might be a bit hit and miss though - presume Dungeness or other Kent sites would get...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th November 2018, 22:02
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By dantheman
Welcome to Birdforum! Size of birds is often...

Welcome to Birdforum!

Size of birds is often hard to gauge accurately, especially unfamiliar birds, looking at a funny angle (eg downwards as here) or for the relatively inexperienced ...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 11th November 2018, 18:03
Replies: 18
Views: 1,116
Posted By dantheman
One problem is that albino is white with pink...

One problem is that albino is white with pink bare parts, whereas if it is white but bare parts still contain pigment it is actually leucistic; Albino is only used for complete lack of...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 11th November 2018, 17:27
Replies: 43
Views: 886
Posted By dantheman
Red Admiral in the sunshine today. Possibly...

Red Admiral in the sunshine today. Possibly disturbed as we were using a chipper ...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 9th November 2018, 20:26
Replies: 18
Views: 1,116
Posted By dantheman
Just misread the middle two words in your...

Just misread the middle two words in your sentence. I think I'm blaming it on the beer.
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 9th November 2018, 20:22
Replies: 89
Views: 7,807
Posted By dantheman
It really did! ;) (How long can we keep...

It really did! ;)








(How long can we keep this up?!)
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 9th November 2018, 19:46
Replies: 89
Views: 7,807
Posted By dantheman
You are aware that it kinda reads as if your...

You are aware that it kinda reads as if your 'gorgeous volunteer' then ended up eating a dead porpoise on the beach in front of you? ;)
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 9th November 2018, 17:54
Replies: 89
Views: 7,807
Posted By dantheman
Nice one. Sounds like you had an incredibly lucky...

Nice one. Sounds like you had an incredibly lucky escape though from what was almost certainly an undead zombie!!

:eek!:
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 9th November 2018, 13:25
Replies: 89
Views: 7,807
Posted By dantheman
Think this thread may have been...

Think this thread may have been hijacked*


*(ironically one of the reasons given why truck/lorry drivers no longer stop for hitchers - company policy (H&S/Insuarnce) and fear of hijacking/stealing...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 9th November 2018, 13:23
Replies: 89
Views: 7,807
Posted By dantheman
Miserable old so-and-so. Been dropped off at my...

Miserable old so-and-so. Been dropped off at my door a few times ...




;)

(But not after a 6 hour journey admittedly)
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 9th November 2018, 13:01
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By dantheman
I'd imagine probably not on the whole, although...

I'd imagine probably not on the whole, although it certainly could be an issue in certain locales if the local birding scene is particulary cliquey/unforgiving.

Probably a bigger issue is...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Tuesday 6th November 2018, 20:46
Replies: 198
Views: 22,035
Posted By dantheman
"Owl matron?!"

"Owl matron?!"
Forum: Rare Bird Information Tuesday 6th November 2018, 11:33
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By dantheman
In a tree bole - much nicer.

In a tree bole - much nicer.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 6th November 2018, 06:26
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By dantheman
Window-strike?

Window-strike?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th November 2018, 20:27
Replies: 23
Views: 727
Posted By dantheman
Phase or morph ... I'm not particularly fazed if...

Phase or morph ... I'm not particularly fazed if people use one or the other personally.
Forum: Rare Bird Information Monday 5th November 2018, 17:25
Replies: 198
Views: 22,035
Posted By dantheman
Me too! Handbags at dawn? ;)

Me too! Handbags at dawn?

;)
Forum: Rare Bird Information Monday 5th November 2018, 11:27
Replies: 198
Views: 22,035
Posted By dantheman
Think the phrase 'possible missed opportunity'...

Think the phrase 'possible missed opportunity' makes more sense than a 'PR disaster' perhaps?

Can understand the sentiment behind the latter phrasing though - sometimes the general frustration at...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 1st November 2018, 23:51
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By dantheman
btw - what age group? Lots of words and...

btw - what age group? Lots of words and illustrations?

Visiting 'places', or 'general habitats' for specific birds? Throughout a year, or non-time specific?
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 1st November 2018, 22:55
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By dantheman
Is this just UK, or wider afield? It would of...

Is this just UK, or wider afield? It would of course be easy (and stereotypical in a children's book!) to go for exotics like parrot and penguins!

Stereotypes to avoid - hmmm, none of course ;)
Good...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 1st November 2018, 22:40
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By dantheman
Explains a lot if that background location is N...

Explains a lot if that background location is N Korea somewhere ...



(Sorry, can't help in any sensible way)
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