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Forum: Binoculars Today, 14:25
Replies: 25
Views: 433
Posted By Jos Stratford
Why? You posted a political jab, another member...

Why? You posted a political jab, another member got reprimanded for commenting on it. Ample fizz in the original reply to you, no?
Forum: Binoculars Today, 14:05
Replies: 25
Views: 433
Posted By Jos Stratford
Agree with first point, that is why I understood...

Agree with first point, that is why I understood moderators ask us to stick to topic on occasion.

Also don't think it was a particularly personal attack by Gordon - as I read it, he just gave his...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 19:29
Replies: 654
Views: 43,919
Posted By Jos Stratford
Got three Grey-headed Woodpeckers at my feeders...

Got three Grey-headed Woodpeckers at my feeders at present, though generally moderately low activity in general due to mildness. Was minus 4 this morning, maybe will up the activity.
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 19:10
Replies: 654
Views: 43,919
Posted By Jos Stratford
Nice, had a Common Buzzard coming to meat this...

Nice, had a Common Buzzard coming to meat this week (plus Pine Marten, Badger and Wild Boar)
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 19:04
Replies: 25
Views: 433
Posted By Jos Stratford
I personally think he deserved Gordon's response....

I personally think he deserved Gordon's response. As a moderator, shouldn't you also ask Andy W./Dries1 to refrain from needless and irrelevant political jabs in a thread about optics shops?
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 16th November 2018, 21:39
Replies: 654
Views: 43,919
Posted By Jos Stratford
There are no falconry centres in this country, at...

There are no falconry centres in this country, at least I think there aren't.
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 16th November 2018, 21:29
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By Jos Stratford
Was there a photo earlier?

Was there a photo earlier?
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 16th November 2018, 21:20
Replies: 654
Views: 43,919
Posted By Jos Stratford
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Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 11th November 2018, 12:38
Replies: 5,330
Views: 736,766
Posted By Jos Stratford
Accordingly, this Tengmalm's should have overshot...

Accordingly, this Tengmalm's should have overshot the Orkneys and be currently slumming itself in some toilet upon the Bahamas 🙂
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th November 2018, 06:56
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By Jos Stratford
I think you mean vice versa 🙂

I think you mean vice versa 🙂
Forum: Mammals Saturday 10th November 2018, 10:46
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Jos Stratford
The Finnish sites are very reliable ways to see...

The Finnish sites are very reliable ways to see the bears, and the sheer number visiting over the course of a (light) night can be impressive. No guide needed, just book a night in the hide.
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 10th November 2018, 10:34
Replies: 11
Views: 41,207
Posted By Jos Stratford
No problem, but it goes to show, just about...

No problem, but it goes to show, just about anywhere you can get birds at feeders - god luck with yours B :t:
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 10th November 2018, 08:35
Replies: 11
Views: 41,207
Posted By Jos Stratford
That post was ten years ago and even then I wrote...

That post was ten years ago and even then I wrote 'used to live’ 🙂

I have long since ceased to live there, but the three most abundant species were Great Tit, Blue Tit and Tree Sparrow, with...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 10th November 2018, 08:20
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Jos Stratford
I assume because north Queensland is very much a...

I assume because north Queensland is very much a biogeograpic unit with many species confined to this region, unlike south-east Queensland that has a lot of species from the typical arid belts.

For...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 7th November 2018, 20:22
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By Jos Stratford
Can be hit or miss to see, but generally a fairly...

Can be hit or miss to see, but generally a fairly common species in both Lithuania and Estonia.
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 7th November 2018, 18:52
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By Jos Stratford
I would not call them very common in Lithuania...

I would not call them very common in Lithuania either, though 'relatively' easier in early spring when calling ...if you know localities. You would need a massive dose of good luck to just stumble...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 7th November 2018, 18:49
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By Jos Stratford
Yep, meant west - the small bay immediately west...

Yep, meant west - the small bay immediately west of Undva point (ie between Undva and Vilsandi). In my experience, the tip of Undva tends to be most reliable, but if in this small bay, they are often...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 7th November 2018, 12:08
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By Jos Stratford
Yes :) The best location for Steller's Eider is...

Yes :)

The best location for Steller's Eider is very simple to find, a guide is not needed - put Undva into google maps and you will see it is a peninsula. The best spot is the very northern tip or...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Wednesday 7th November 2018, 11:31
Replies: 198
Views: 22,079
Posted By Jos Stratford
For general interest among many? Besides, there...

For general interest among many?


Besides, there have been (apparently) an unusually high number occurring in coastal districts of Norway where they do not usually occur, suggesting more potential...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th November 2018, 19:50
Replies: 23
Views: 727
Posted By Jos Stratford
https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/engli...

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/color-phase

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/colour_phase

And any number of other dictionaries, online or otherwise.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th November 2018, 19:18
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Jos Stratford
Picture would help answer the 5% doubt :)

Picture would help answer the 5% doubt :)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th November 2018, 18:33
Replies: 23
Views: 727
Posted By Jos Stratford
Nobody is reinventing the word, phase is...

Nobody is reinventing the word, phase is correctly applied - in zoological terms, it can refer to a 'genetic variety of an animal's coloration'

Even says so in the Oxford Dictionary :)
Forum: Rare Bird Information Monday 5th November 2018, 07:50
Replies: 198
Views: 22,079
Posted By Jos Stratford
A weak response to call persons trolls for simply...

A weak response to call persons trolls for simply viewing issues differently to you, thought you would be above that.



Very kind of you to provide interpretation/intention of another person's...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Monday 5th November 2018, 06:13
Replies: 198
Views: 22,079
Posted By Jos Stratford
It could also ultimately backfire on everyday...

It could also ultimately backfire on everyday birders - one example of the above could, I imagine, lead to many more landowners simply blocking access to birders permanently.
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 4th November 2018, 20:43
Replies: 198
Views: 22,079
Posted By Jos Stratford
No criticism if it only applies to you, and that...

No criticism if it only applies to you, and that it doesn't mean others with lesser means than you are deprived from the opportunity to see the bird should access be arranged.

Mental note to myself,...
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