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Forum: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 25th January 2020, 08:08
Replies: 57
Views: 1,706
Posted By RecoveringScot
Yes, especially as they've all read and...

Yes, especially as they've all read and understood all of the scientific papers published on the subject. Even now I have to step over discarded mobile phones, thrown away in the rush to obtain the...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Monday 20th January 2020, 18:25
Replies: 3
Views: 47
Posted By RecoveringScot
Many thanks guys, very useful. I might be able to...

Many thanks guys, very useful. I might be able to see my living room and kitchen again, once the cardboard boxes have gone.
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Sunday 19th January 2020, 21:17
Replies: 3
Views: 47
Posted By RecoveringScot
Recycling contaminated 'tinfoil'

Anyone have suggestions for the quickest way of removing baked-on cheese and other substances from foil food containers. I've tried using abrasive washing up pads, but this takes hours and is usually...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Monday 6th January 2020, 15:58
Replies: 174
Views: 1,171
Posted By RecoveringScot
There used to be a sign somewhere (I've seen a...

There used to be a sign somewhere (I've seen a picture of it, years ago - I think it was in Ireland) with the notice: 'THIS IS NOT A SIGN'. Philosophical people, the Irish.
Forum: Conservation Sunday 15th December 2019, 17:43
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By RecoveringScot
We are all-powerful. Neither truth-telling nor...

We are all-powerful. Neither truth-telling nor consistency are virtues.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 11th December 2019, 16:39
Replies: 54
Views: 3,159
Posted By RecoveringScot
To rely on known principles of justice. If you...

To rely on known principles of justice. If you can't prove someone did something he can't be convicted of it. I was told by a conservationist in the 70s that the Scottish estate of a then...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 11th December 2019, 15:47
Replies: 54
Views: 3,159
Posted By RecoveringScot
Even though they might be pro Hen Harrier...

Even though they might be pro Hen Harrier themselves? Doesn't resemble any 'justice' I've ever heard of.

Yes it's difficult to prove, but that doesn't justify the widening of liablity to selected...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Monday 9th December 2019, 13:31
Replies: 300
Views: 4,943
Posted By RecoveringScot
Peter Davis, one-time Fair Isle...

Peter Davis, one-time Fair Isle Warden:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/04/peter-davis-obituary

Includes a nice colour photo of how the Obs looked till 1969.

Somehow I missed this...
Forum: Scotland Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 10:08
Replies: 1,816
Views: 415,834
Posted By RecoveringScot
Nice views of c. 150 Pinkfeet moving west at no...

Nice views of c. 150 Pinkfeet moving west at no great height over Aberdeen West End at 11:00 am.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 28th November 2019, 16:16
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By RecoveringScot
Saw these in May 2005, in a tree in the common...

Saw these in May 2005, in a tree in the common back garden area of my flat. There had been varying flock sizes (max c. 100 or so) all winter following the great influx of Nov 2004. I was really...
Forum: Your Birding Day Sunday 17th November 2019, 12:43
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By RecoveringScot
I see on Twitter there has also been a Nuthatch....

I see on Twitter there has also been a Nuthatch. I'd have killed for that in the 70s.
Forum: Your Birding Day Sunday 17th November 2019, 12:34
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By RecoveringScot
I have memories of seeing two on the pond in...

I have memories of seeing two on the pond in January '77, during a big freeze (with Water Rail and Grey Heron also appearing at the time). They used the botanical name tags for underwater species of...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Sunday 17th November 2019, 09:17
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By RecoveringScot
Groovy. Can't wait for the first one over...

Groovy. Can't wait for the first one over Aberdeen.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 15th November 2019, 20:29
Replies: 52
Views: 3,016
Posted By RecoveringScot
Fair Isle Bird Obs Plans

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-50439781
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th November 2019, 07:42
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By RecoveringScot
Many thanks for the replies. They're nice little...

Many thanks for the replies. They're nice little birds, and I'd be pleased if they were added to the WP breeders.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 9th November 2019, 11:24
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By RecoveringScot
White-rumped Sandpiper

Given the recent occurrence of a flock of 11 birds on the Outer Hebrides (I was excited beyond belief to see 1 in the 70s) what are the odds of this bird having a first breeding for the Western...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 28th October 2019, 13:36
Replies: 46
Views: 3,418
Posted By RecoveringScot
Why? Personal taste innit. I remember I worked...

Why? Personal taste innit. I remember I worked with a guy once who, when I told him I had zero interest in (professional) sport, which is basically kid's games taken seriously ('Triple jump'? We...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 19:11
Replies: 31
Views: 3,789
Posted By RecoveringScot
I stopped watching them (still pay the licence...

I stopped watching them (still pay the licence fee though. Since I live alone I derive great solace from shouting obscenities at the TV, usually at journalists) because the wildlife programmes...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 17:37
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By RecoveringScot
1/2 Jackdaw Corvus monedula 3. Chaffinch...

1/2 Jackdaw Corvus monedula

3. Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs (male)
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Sunday 20th October 2019, 12:10
Replies: 140
Views: 2,233
Posted By RecoveringScot
I understand Welsh. My mother was Welsh-speaking...

I understand Welsh. My mother was Welsh-speaking (bilingual in English) but from a German family (originally bilingual in Welsh/German only, now wholly Welsh/English). Should they have stuck to...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Sunday 20th October 2019, 12:09
Replies: 140
Views: 2,233
Posted By RecoveringScot
I understand Welsh. My mother was Welsh-speaking...

I understand Welsh. My mother was Welsh-speaking (bilingual in English) but from a German family (originally bilingual in Welsh/German only, now wholly Welsh/English). Should they have stuck to...
Forum: California Saturday 19th October 2019, 09:43
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By RecoveringScot
Resize and crop and lightening done with...

Resize and crop and lightening done with PhotoFiltre, a free, small editing programme which is invaluable. Took less than a minute. Looks like a Harrier to me:
Forum: Scotland Thursday 10th October 2019, 16:02
Replies: 1,816
Views: 415,834
Posted By RecoveringScot
C. 70 Pinkfeet over Union Grove, Aberdeen at...

C. 70 Pinkfeet over Union Grove, Aberdeen at 16:55, first I've seen and heard this autumn, and I've been on the lookout for them.
Forum: Scotland Tuesday 1st October 2019, 20:20
Replies: 3,490
Views: 698,542
Posted By RecoveringScot
Can I tell a 'one that got away' story? Some...

Can I tell a 'one that got away' story? Some years ago (can't remember which one now, as I didn't file the 'record' for a good reason) on a nice August afternoon, I was birdwatching on the south side...
Forum: Scotland Tuesday 1st October 2019, 18:17
Replies: 3,490
Views: 698,542
Posted By RecoveringScot
I saw one off the Ness in Sept. 2003 (accepted)....

I saw one off the Ness in Sept. 2003 (accepted). It lingered for about an hour, feeding in the company of Manx. Looked like a bit like a small Skua when not flying.
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