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Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 24th May 2020, 17:56
Replies: 12
Views: 191
Posted By dantheman
The cricket bats get a pretty raw deal from it...

The cricket bats get a pretty raw deal from it too.

Used to be quite popular, but it got banned and ended up going underground ...
Forum: Lists Friday 22nd May 2020, 21:36
Replies: 80
Views: 4,078
Posted By dantheman
This doesn't compare with a big cat of course,...

This doesn't compare with a big cat of course, but had a fox cub experience earlier on today which was pretty cool - no camera or even phone though.

So I was stood in a trackway when I spotted a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th May 2020, 23:59
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By dantheman
aeshna5 Can't even get people's names right ......

aeshna5

Can't even get people's names right ... :-O



Broomjob - it looks to be an aberrant Red-winged Blackbird (or a partially leucistic Red-winged Blackbird). Welcome to BF btw ... ;)
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 19th May 2020, 19:17
Replies: 379
Views: 9,401
Posted By dantheman
You're obsessed with optics Sancho - teach them...

You're obsessed with optics Sancho - teach them something proper!!!!!!!!

;)
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 19th May 2020, 10:40
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By dantheman
An...

An...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 18th May 2020, 17:19
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By dantheman
Googling 'watercress' images does come up with...

Googling 'watercress' images does come up with some similar variations in leaf shape.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 18th May 2020, 17:17
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By dantheman
Baby Triffid? ;)

Baby Triffid?

;)
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 18th May 2020, 11:56
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By dantheman
I'd agree with Common Carpet and Grey Birch ;)

I'd agree with Common Carpet and Grey Birch ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th May 2020, 15:34
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By dantheman
Thanks, that was the article I was thinking of.

Thanks, that was the article I was thinking of.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 17th May 2020, 14:36
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By dantheman
It does look like if there was a concerted effort...

It does look like if there was a concerted effort by gamekeepers/shooting estates to do the dirty deed whilst under apparent cover of coronavirus it may have spectacularly failed and brought the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th May 2020, 11:17
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By dantheman
Disagree slightly - runt Manxies essentially...

Disagree slightly - runt Manxies essentially completely unproven I think?, not sure the same can be said for darker rumped Leaches, but yes agree Swinhoe's are out there.

Caution and all that, but...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Sunday 17th May 2020, 10:14
Replies: 379
Views: 9,401
Posted By dantheman
I think we probably broadly and generally agree...

I think we probably broadly and generally agree Andy. By politicising I'm thinking of places like the USA, Brazil and then maybe Australia and a host of other places - and individual aspects most...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th May 2020, 10:10
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By dantheman
There was a post/image of skins I think I recall...

There was a post/image of skins I think I recall ones showing some Leach's with reduced white in the rump - not sure if all black or not, but a range of restriction at any rate.

Not sure if it could...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th May 2020, 09:49
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By dantheman
Not sure how vanishingly rare, but Swinhoe's are...

Not sure how vanishingly rare, but Swinhoe's are rare too ...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Sunday 17th May 2020, 09:46
Replies: 379
Views: 9,401
Posted By dantheman
Reading all these threads, a couple of things...

Reading all these threads, a couple of things have struck me (not rocks fortunately).

Those saying that people who want lockdown are moronic. Those saying that people who don't want lockdowns are...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Saturday 16th May 2020, 19:51
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By dantheman
It isn't watercress? Or a similar weed that's...

It isn't watercress? Or a similar weed that's managed to jump in?
Forum: Mammals Saturday 16th May 2020, 16:44
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By dantheman
Bet you a Fiver we don't ... I don't see a...

Bet you a Fiver we don't ...



I don't see a rabbit from this image, I just see something dead and/or furry I'm afraid. Going on what you say about back plastic (and it does look odd), I would tend...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 16th May 2020, 08:20
Replies: 379
Views: 9,401
Posted By dantheman
Can't open that article. Does it compare to eg...

Can't open that article. Does it compare to eg this one? -

https://www.forbes.com/sites/heatherfarmbrough/2020/05/14/why-swedens-approach-to-coronavirus-may-not-be-what-you--think/
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Thursday 14th May 2020, 19:03
Replies: 379
Views: 9,401
Posted By dantheman
It would be interesting to know what these (or...

It would be interesting to know what these (or indeed any) graphs would like if excluding all major cluster events (such as meat-packing factories, hospitals and care homes). I suspect the normal...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Wednesday 13th May 2020, 20:51
Replies: 5,646
Views: 48,614
Posted By dantheman
... the number of bus accidents is escalating? Or...

... the number of bus accidents is escalating? Or going through the roof?

Think it has to be the first.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 13th May 2020, 20:43
Replies: 35
Views: 736
Posted By dantheman
One more as an example - 2011 Records (don't how...

One more as an example - 2011

Records (don't how many individuals) - 1 in Jan, 1 Feb, 5 March, 18 April, 6 May, c110 June (including high count of 80 Nanjizal 4th June, other records scattered...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 13th May 2020, 20:01
Replies: 35
Views: 736
Posted By dantheman
Just one more for now soz, don't have info for...

Just one more for now soz, don't have info for reintroduction numbers, but it fits I think -

2006
2 Birds in April, 2 in May, then the majority of sightings were during Jun when probably twenty plus...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 13th May 2020, 18:53
Replies: 35
Views: 736
Posted By dantheman
Cornwall randomly selected years - scarce...

Cornwall randomly selected years - scarce raptors

1970 Rough-legged Buzzard 1, Red-footed Falcon 1, Red Kite 0
1974 Goshawk 1, Red Kite 0
1978 Honey Buzzard 1, Goshawk 1, Saker 1, RL Buzzard 1,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 13th May 2020, 18:19
Replies: 35
Views: 736
Posted By dantheman
As soon as you start to move inland where kites...

As soon as you start to move inland where kites already exist it becomes much harder to say or prove that the birds you are seeing are the residents or moving through. It seems that large numbers and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 13th May 2020, 18:15
Replies: 35
Views: 736
Posted By dantheman
I think that it is just John's pet theory, which...

I think that it is just John's pet theory, which is a tad harder to disprove than it should be. He's just gone and thrown in a Scandinavian spanner in to try and prolong it though ... :-O
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