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Forum: Birds Of Prey Thursday 7th November 2019, 12:41
Replies: 31
Views: 919
Posted By DMW
I live on a small island with a relatively...

I live on a small island with a relatively important tourism sector. Our government is very sensitive to negative publicity from the outside the island. Hotels are expensive businesses and tend to be...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 6th November 2019, 21:14
Replies: 53
Views: 3,255
Posted By DMW
I see what you mean. I agree that a phone is...

I see what you mean. I agree that a phone is definitely not optimal, but a 10 inch tablet will give about the same page size as most field guides.

I agree with you about the usefulness of large...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 6th November 2019, 20:34
Replies: 53
Views: 3,255
Posted By DMW
I prefer paper books myself, but I'm not sure I...

I prefer paper books myself, but I'm not sure I can completely agree with this. I once did a trip to Borneo, Wallacea and the Philippines, which required three separate large and heavy field guides....
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 6th November 2019, 17:34
Replies: 31
Views: 919
Posted By DMW
So your argument is basically that we have no...

So your argument is basically that we have no right to criticise the Maltese government, and should do nothing to help reduce the slaughter of migratory birds over Malta until wildlife crime in the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 5th November 2019, 18:33
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By DMW
It's a Cetti's Warbler

It's a Cetti's Warbler
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 4th November 2019, 12:01
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By DMW
Thanks James. I'm a bit confused: is the recent...

Thanks James. I'm a bit confused: is the recent South Indian bird (October 2019) considered the same individual as the pale bird from 2012, which would be quite remarkable? If not, it seems equally...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd November 2019, 23:07
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By DMW
Yes. I don't know what it is to be honest,...

Yes. I don't know what it is to be honest, although it doesn't look like a weaver to me. The shape and bill looks quite good for Pale Rock Sparrow, I would think.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd November 2019, 21:54
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By DMW
I don't think this is the first record for the...

I don't think this is the first record for the OBC region, with well-documented records from Western India. Interestingly, there is an Oct 2019 record from southern India on ebird. Photos of this...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 1st November 2019, 18:05
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By DMW
Water Pipit, Jersey

Interested in comments on this pipit, which was photographed yesterday in Jersey. I think it's pretty clearly a Water Pipit, and indeed this was at a regular location for this species. However, I...
Forum: Mammals Wednesday 30th October 2019, 20:35
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By DMW
Brilliant shot! Great pose and very atmospheric.

Brilliant shot! Great pose and very atmospheric.
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Tuesday 29th October 2019, 18:33
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By DMW
Generally the further north you go in Australia,...

Generally the further north you go in Australia, the higher the species diversity, and the wet tropics in North Queensland will give you the opportunity to see the most species. I think Cairns would...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 26th October 2019, 13:07
Replies: 245
Views: 38,366
Posted By DMW
I think you've answered your own question! In...

I think you've answered your own question! In fact, it seems like an area that serious future attempts should really target. With the resources and permits, a birding cruise around the Hawaiian...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 25th October 2019, 17:29
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By DMW
Quite a lot to unpack there. First, the...

Quite a lot to unpack there. First, the minorities to which you refer actually object to the name Myanmar because it is less inclusive, and find Burma more inclusive since it is not taken from the...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 24th October 2019, 19:14
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By DMW
You might want to do a bit more research.

You might want to do a bit more research.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 18th October 2019, 15:06
Replies: 85
Views: 3,889
Posted By DMW
It's an inevitable consequence of a police force...

It's an inevitable consequence of a police force that seems to be under orders to tolerate disruption of ordinary working peoples' lives by trustafarian art students, unemployable crusties and...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 17th October 2019, 13:28
Replies: 24
Views: 5,693
Posted By DMW
It's not the effect on the conservation status of...

It's not the effect on the conservation status of this species, which I agree is probably negligible, but the principle. This species wasn't undescribed in anything other than the narrow and...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 17th October 2019, 12:16
Replies: 24
Views: 5,693
Posted By DMW
Whoopee, another dead bird in a museum drawer. Go...

Whoopee, another dead bird in a museum drawer. Go science.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 13th October 2019, 08:36
Replies: 85
Views: 3,889
Posted By DMW
You are just arguing for the sake of arguing....

You are just arguing for the sake of arguing. Farmers plant whichever crop makes them the most profit, not on some vague notion of "need" . If it is rapeseed or sunflowers, that is what they will...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 12th October 2019, 16:27
Replies: 39
Views: 1,693
Posted By DMW
... and the Channel Islands and IOM... The...

... and the Channel Islands and IOM...

The reality is that there are various political and geographical definitions of Britain and the British Isles, and different people chose the one they like...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 10th October 2019, 22:33
Replies: 85
Views: 3,889
Posted By DMW
I'm guessing you haven't been to the tropics and...

I'm guessing you haven't been to the tropics and seen the absolute catastrophe that has taken place, with lowland evergreen forest - the most biodiverse habitat - replaced with palm oil monoculture....
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 10th October 2019, 21:28
Replies: 85
Views: 3,889
Posted By DMW
A much less disruptive way of preserving global...

A much less disruptive way of preserving global biodiversity than adopting the lifestyle of a Medieval serf, at least in the short term, would be to ban the import of products containing palm oil.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 10th October 2019, 21:19
Replies: 39
Views: 1,693
Posted By DMW
What, like England and Scotland? p.s. There is...

What, like England and Scotland?

p.s. There is no such country as Britain.

:t:
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 6th October 2019, 19:17
Replies: 26
Views: 1,357
Posted By DMW
While everything you write may be true, how does...

While everything you write may be true, how does it have any relevance to the minimum level of cover a pilot should be required to hold? If a 30 year old father of 3 is killed, his family's financial...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 6th October 2019, 18:02
Replies: 26
Views: 1,357
Posted By DMW
Why should the minimum level of cover be affected...

Why should the minimum level of cover be affected by the frequency of incident or probability of catastrophic incident? If I crash my car and kill 3 people, the liability should logically be the same...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 4th October 2019, 18:25
Replies: 85
Views: 3,889
Posted By DMW
Yes, I now make a small prayer asking St Greta of...

Yes, I now make a small prayer asking St Greta of Thunberg for forgiveness every time I fire up the Quattro.
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