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Forum: Swarovski Saturday 11th July 2020, 00:22
Replies: 141
Views: 8,456
Posted By Sancho
Hi dries, I'm rapidly approaching the 'maturity'...

Hi dries, I'm rapidly approaching the 'maturity' level whereupon a forehead support will be required for my actual forehead!
Forum: Binoculars Friday 10th July 2020, 21:42
Replies: 22
Views: 702
Posted By Sancho
Thanks Pete! I begin to understand....I have, for...

Thanks Pete! I begin to understand....I have, for about two years, had a few instances of weird flashing rainbow zig-zag crescent-shaped lights that grow in intensity for about ten minutes, then fade...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 9th July 2020, 23:20
Replies: 141
Views: 8,456
Posted By Sancho
Seriously:eek!:!!! Is the market for high-end...

Seriously:eek!:!!! Is the market for high-end binos anywhere near big enough for them to make any Return on that kind of Investment? Perhaps I need do the decent thing and buy a pair. As an act of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 9th July 2020, 23:05
Replies: 15
Views: 447
Posted By Sancho
Stunning photos, Andrea. I've often thought about...

Stunning photos, Andrea. I've often thought about getting a sea kayak for just this purpose, but I'm nervous. To practise, I bought a moulded 'sit-on' kayak and use it in a very safe bay in West...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 9th July 2020, 21:56
Replies: 22
Views: 702
Posted By Sancho
I've always had floaters. (Like Pyrtle, I also...

I've always had floaters. (Like Pyrtle, I also have a 'weepy' eye, usually Hylo lubricating eye drops sort this out, weirdly enough). I think I mentioned on BF years ago that as a schoolkid, I amused...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 25th June 2020, 21:48
Replies: 51
Views: 2,966
Posted By Sancho
:-O. Trying to touch-type on a tablet...I've...

:-O. Trying to touch-type on a tablet...I've posted the sorry saga of my first Corncrake sighting on Ruffled Feathers, under 'Stupid things you've done while birding'. It cost me two trips to Donegal...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 25th June 2020, 20:31
Replies: 51
Views: 2,966
Posted By Sancho
Oddly the first Corncrakd I ever saw was also in...

Oddly the first Corncrakd I ever saw was also in a garden, of a,house right beside the hostel on Tory Island, Donegal. I could heat it calling even before I got off the ferry at the pier!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 5th June 2020, 22:10
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Sancho
House Sparrow, I think

House Sparrow, I think
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 1st June 2020, 12:55
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By Sancho
Bigbird...there was thread recently in the...

Bigbird...there was thread recently in the "Ruffled Feathers" section about "Stickbirds"...birders mistaking sticks, branches, plastic bags, all kinds of stuff for birds (usually rare ones!) I once...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 21st May 2020, 23:18
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By Sancho
I.found the desiccated corpse of the fledgling...

I.found the desiccated corpse of the fledgling under the hedge yesterday. Must have starved. Probably wouldn't have survived had I taken it in to hand-rear either. Ah well. :-C
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th May 2020, 14:23
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Sancho
Very strange...was that in Belfast? It almost...

Very strange...was that in Belfast? It almost sounds like somethimg mechanical, rather than a bird!
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 19th May 2020, 09:37
Replies: 99
Views: 5,281
Posted By Sancho
Absolutely. I could probably whittle that down to...

Absolutely. I could probably whittle that down to two. I still feel wasteful.and extravagant. But then, I'd have to start on my bicycles:eek!:!
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th May 2020, 20:40
Replies: 99
Views: 5,281
Posted By Sancho
Three. I suffered from serious addiction and went...

Three. I suffered from serious addiction and went through about fifty pairs in twenty years, usual count at any one time was seven. But I've lost the fascination with trying to find 'perfection', and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 10th May 2020, 17:05
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By Sancho
Yes, I suppose not all cats are the same. I...

Yes, I suppose not all cats are the same. I advise (only when asked!) the use of two bells on the cat collar. I read somewhere years ago that cats are smart enough to stalk and pounce with one bell,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 9th May 2020, 16:12
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By Sancho
Sadly, I don't think so, HC. No sign of any ST...

Sadly, I don't think so, HC. No sign of any ST activity in the area. The Dawn Chorus doesn't even include ST now, it's mostly blackbirds leading the choir. I wish some cat owners could consider how...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 7th May 2020, 13:47
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By Sancho
I suppose it's a,cultural.thing, KC. Here (and I...

I suppose it's a,cultural.thing, KC. Here (and I believe also in Britain) cats are allowed to wander freely. I've never heard of anyone bringing a complaint that so.eone's cat was in their...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 6th May 2020, 20:12
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By Sancho
The cats live nextdoor!:-O

The cats live nextdoor!:-O
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 6th May 2020, 19:24
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By Sancho
Thanks Delia. I'm a bit heartbroken, I don't...

Thanks Delia. I'm a bit heartbroken, I don't fancy his chances. And the neighbour's cat will probably be let out again in the morning. But you know what the healthy fledglings are like...under a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 6th May 2020, 19:14
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By Sancho
Thanks Hornchurch! Latest update...I prepared the...

Thanks Hornchurch! Latest update...I prepared the shoe box, plastic tweezers, tiny bits of cooked ham, cheese and blueberries, a water dropper, etc. Then went out to find the little fella on the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 6th May 2020, 18:56
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By Sancho
Thatīs a good compromise, Delia. If it hasnīt...

Thatīs a good compromise, Delia. If it hasnīt died by nightfall, Iīll take it in, feed it, and put it out again first light.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 6th May 2020, 18:50
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By Sancho
Unfortunately not, KC. And no organisations...

Unfortunately not, KC. And no organisations available at the moment during lockdown. I found good advice online about caring and feeding for the fledgling, but it says it requires feeding every ten...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 6th May 2020, 18:34
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By Sancho
Fledged Song Thrush in trouble...advice?

Hi, local cats seem to have decimated a brood of Song Thrushes that fledged today from a neighbourīs hedge. I rescued the last one from a sticky situation. It seems in robust health, and was opening...
Forum: Canon Monday 4th May 2020, 19:15
Replies: 14
Views: 1,801
Posted By Sancho
Someone in Dublin is selling a 'mint' pair on a...

Someone in Dublin is selling a 'mint' pair on a local website, adverts.ie. Asking 800 euro. Which is funny...I bought mine 2nd hand from a kind seller in the USA, for about the same price, but got...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Monday 4th May 2020, 09:02
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By Sancho
Ah, thank you WP! Yes that sounds right, very...

Ah, thank you WP! Yes that sounds right, very pronounced 'quadrant' structure to the upper dome, whatever that's called! Sincerest thanks for quick response.
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Sunday 3rd May 2020, 20:30
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By Sancho
Bray Beach, Ireland, jellyfish-like creature

This creature was floating expired in the shallows at Bray Beach (near Dublin) today. Jellyfish-like, but no tentactles and a very solid, robust body. Any ideas as to what it is? I've never seen...
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