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Forum: Lists Yesterday, 22:52
Replies: 86
Views: 5,197
Posted By Farnboro John
I've seen them catch Wood Mice and eat them at...

I've seen them catch Wood Mice and eat them at night as well, they are opportunistic hunters as well as gleaners and scavengers. I suspect they will still be here when the last human turns its toes...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 11:46
Replies: 88
Views: 4,089
Posted By Farnboro John
I'm sure others than I can see the danger here:...

I'm sure others than I can see the danger here: how many photos are enough? And how do you know old ones aren't being recycled while the animals (no longer needed) have been extinguished....

The...
Forum: Conservation Yesterday, 08:41
Replies: 34
Views: 949
Posted By Farnboro John
How much wilderness space would growing...

How much wilderness space would growing sufficient hemp take? o:D

John
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Tuesday 12th November 2019, 19:00
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Farnboro John
Unfashionable though it is to admit it, I quite...

Unfashionable though it is to admit it, I quite like the F-35 myself. :t:

I don't think it's a replacement for Typhoon which carries a boatload of weapons and is the current class of the field in...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Tuesday 12th November 2019, 16:18
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Farnboro John
The jeopardy introduced to a recent TV programme...

The jeopardy introduced to a recent TV programme focused on the F-35 showed log-on problems: it seemed to me that the real issue was that the RAF pilot had forgotten his.... I don't think it is a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th November 2019, 13:55
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By Farnboro John
Birders in Sennen look out..... ;) John

Birders in Sennen look out..... ;)

John
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 12th November 2019, 12:50
Replies: 35
Views: 1,050
Posted By Farnboro John
My Dad passed through during his National Service...

My Dad passed through during his National Service with the RN, and I would be interested to see the WWII stuff, but I also won't. In fact I would like to see the Queen take back their George...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Tuesday 12th November 2019, 08:20
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By Farnboro John
So the headline is "Beluga rejects Putin's vile...

So the headline is "Beluga rejects Putin's vile cetacean conscription but retains faith in human race" - excellent!

John
Forum: Conservation Monday 11th November 2019, 21:22
Replies: 34
Views: 949
Posted By Farnboro John
No, its straightforward nonsense. You can only...

No, its straightforward nonsense. You can only grow vegetable crops by vegetable monoculture or the yield is laughable. You can grow meat in much higher biodiversity. Ask me which is...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Sunday 10th November 2019, 21:22
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Farnboro John
Interesting POV. Current "dog's bollocks" for...

Interesting POV.

Current "dog's bollocks" for air to air is inquestionably the F-22 Raptor. General opinion these days of the non-stealth family is the Eurofighter Typhoon with the F-15 "best of the...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Sunday 10th November 2019, 21:11
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Farnboro John
Background sounds on location on radio today:...

Background sounds on location on radio today: Ring-necked Parakeets the moment the Kings's Troop fired the gun for the start of the two minutes silence!

John
Forum: Conservation Friday 8th November 2019, 15:19
Replies: 34
Views: 949
Posted By Farnboro John
The meat thing is just veggie propaganda. Before...

The meat thing is just veggie propaganda. Before herds of cattle there were herds of Bison, Mammoth, Mastodon, horses, you name it. T'ain't the cattle that are wrong (though wild species would be...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 6th November 2019, 16:42
Replies: 35
Views: 1,050
Posted By Farnboro John
Actually its much worse than Britain. In Britain...

Actually its much worse than Britain. In Britain it's not usual for hunters to come onto reserves to shoot protected birds, or for shooting tours to take boats to the foot of Bempton Cliffs and open...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 6th November 2019, 15:27
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By Farnboro John
I think the RSPB and other organisations would be...

I think the RSPB and other organisations would be well advised to publish, with each story like this, maps showing the last known position of all the "disappeared" raptors. The maps shouldn't be...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 6th November 2019, 15:20
Replies: 35
Views: 1,050
Posted By Farnboro John
Certainly wouldn't, and always tell everyone I...

Certainly wouldn't, and always tell everyone I know the same.

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 5th November 2019, 15:48
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Farnboro John
Done. Quite well constructed survey with good...

Done. Quite well constructed survey with good free text questions. Good luck with the project.

John
Forum: Conservation Thursday 31st October 2019, 18:52
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Farnboro John
Only in civilised places... John

Only in civilised places...

John
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Wednesday 30th October 2019, 18:09
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By Farnboro John
As fast as knowledge is expanded, learning...

As fast as knowledge is expanded, learning recedes as the plebs choose X-box, X-factor and 4X over Xpanding their minds.

Birders are an island of curiosity and cerebration in a sea of self-selected...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 29th October 2019, 19:32
Replies: 48
Views: 1,747
Posted By Farnboro John
Gripping! Interesting to see pretty much absence...

Gripping! Interesting to see pretty much absence of saddle - no wonder I couldn't see it on the flying Longham dragon. I noted from the Portland Obs blog that it was available for an hour -...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 29th October 2019, 10:32
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By Farnboro John
No it isn't right. The one exception I would be...

No it isn't right. The one exception I would be prepared to make would be a proven man-eating big cat, but Corbett said he would give even a Tiger that attacked a person a chance, and another, and...
Forum: Norfolk Saturday 26th October 2019, 08:14
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Farnboro John
A birder, a dab hand with rhyme Took his camera...

A birder, a dab hand with rhyme
Took his camera out birding one time
Crossing ground in some haste
He dropped plastic waste
Not suppression, but still East Hills crime!

Hope somebody hands it in......
Forum: Mammals Thursday 24th October 2019, 19:11
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By Farnboro John
:t: John

:t:

John
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 24th October 2019, 17:49
Replies: 48
Views: 1,747
Posted By Farnboro John
With a good weather forecast and time for...

With a good weather forecast and time for dragonflies definitely running out I decided to take a half day and have another go at the Vagrant Emperor(s) at Longham Lakes on Tuesday afternoon. I...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Thursday 24th October 2019, 11:59
Replies: 41
Views: 3,055
Posted By Farnboro John
Lets hope the results are released in any event....

Lets hope the results are released in any event. Along with the project's plan for mitigation of the identified risks for the future.

John
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 08:58
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Farnboro John
Imagine getting your hands on Pussy Galore's...

Imagine getting your hands on Pussy Galore's copy!

John
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