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Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Today, 13:44
Replies: 2
Views: 44
Posted By MJB
I dived into this wondering what the University...

I dived into this wondering what the University of East Anglia had reprinted...!:eek!: I've made that same typo myself...!;)
MJB
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 09:54
Replies: 45
Views: 1,237
Posted By MJB
A bit like that wonderful Terry Pratchett...

A bit like that wonderful Terry Pratchett Discworld character, Detritus, who joined the Ankh-Morpork Night Watch, then...?:eek!:
MJB
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 16th February 2020, 15:17
Replies: 45
Views: 1,237
Posted By MJB
Childhood, Andy? I had always thought you had...

Childhood, Andy? I had always thought you had been hewn from granite...!;)
MJB
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 16th February 2020, 09:41
Replies: 247
Views: 17,313
Posted By MJB
Possibly not... It could be Abraxas, the...

Possibly not... It could be Abraxas, the Immortal Horse...:-C:-C:-C
MJB
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 16th February 2020, 09:38
Replies: 45
Views: 1,237
Posted By MJB
The word 'disguise' may come from the same...

The word 'disguise' may come from the same ancient root, if by a roundabout way via Old French...
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 14th February 2020, 11:03
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By MJB
That could well be the motto of British...

That could well be the motto of British Governments since the 1960s....!

Oh, I just realised I got the medium wrong: it's a comic novel, not a play, but perhaps there has been a theatre version?
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 13th February 2020, 19:55
Replies: 19
Views: 503
Posted By MJB
The phrase may have derived from Aldous Huxley's...

The phrase may have derived from Aldous Huxley's 1923 play Antic Hay:

“Perhaps it's good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he's happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 13th February 2020, 16:05
Replies: 27
Views: 899
Posted By MJB
On a migration watch at Akrotiri in Cyprus on a...

On a migration watch at Akrotiri in Cyprus on a very hazy day, there was a call 'Flamingoes, low over the sea'. We turned to look, but what materialised in our bins was the Red Arrows...
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 1st February 2020, 13:34
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By MJB
It almost looks like it has been shaking out sand...

It almost looks like it has been shaking out sand from its feathers: you can see sand grains on top of the foam just behind the bird...
MJB
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 29th January 2020, 17:12
Replies: 40
Views: 2,796
Posted By MJB
Nice thought, Mahamed! MJB

Nice thought, Mahamed!
MJB
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 28th January 2020, 14:13
Replies: 776
Views: 128,908
Posted By MJB
There's a good article, lengthy, informative and...

There's a good article, lengthy, informative and quite detailed, on the BBC News website on researching changes in the Antarctic's Thwaites...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 27th January 2020, 20:28
Replies: 40
Views: 2,796
Posted By MJB
It's Frank Gill who's retiring, Andy. Peter is...

It's Frank Gill who's retiring, Andy. Peter is just passing on the message! Your message transfers easily to Frank, though, and I not only second your thinking, but also I must say how much I enjoyed...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 26th January 2020, 20:32
Replies: 877
Views: 134,298
Posted By MJB
After my time John, but I seem to remember...

After my time John, but I seem to remember something like that. The FGR2 AWG-12 radar was much more capable""" than the FG1's AWG-11. On 111, the radar tradesmen (we didn't have WRAF technicians...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 26th January 2020, 14:50
Replies: 877
Views: 134,298
Posted By MJB
Even in the days of RAF Phantoms, Murphy kept...

Even in the days of RAF Phantoms, Murphy kept popping up with his Law:

http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/82611

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/82617

I seem to remember there was at least...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 24th January 2020, 20:28
Replies: 56
Views: 1,510
Posted By MJB
Anyone in the Aberdeenshire area 'up among the...

Anyone in the Aberdeenshire area 'up among the heather on the hill o' Bennachie' knew what went on there...:eek!::t:
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 24th January 2020, 15:58
Replies: 56
Views: 1,510
Posted By MJB
Strictly speaking he didn't have any initials...

Strictly speaking he didn't have any initials with the name 'Pele'; he was actually named Edson Arantes do Nascimento...
MJB
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Friday 24th January 2020, 15:53
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By MJB
It's not only just mimicry - they teach their...

It's not only just mimicry - they teach their young mimicked calls, which is why you can still hear trimphones** in the Australian bush, although they went out of general use in the mid-1980s,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 24th January 2020, 09:07
Replies: 56
Views: 1,510
Posted By MJB
That'th thoe eethee for you to thay!:-C MJB

That'th thoe eethee for you to thay!:-C
MJB
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 24th January 2020, 08:57
Replies: 167
Views: 93,439
Posted By MJB
Thanks, Peter! Your last sentence may be...

Thanks, Peter! Your last sentence may be describing reverse nominative determinism...?;);)
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 23rd January 2020, 20:30
Replies: 56
Views: 1,510
Posted By MJB
Let'th hear it for the Thithkinth!:t: MJB

Let'th hear it for the Thithkinth!:t:
MJB
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 23rd January 2020, 20:24
Replies: 167
Views: 93,439
Posted By MJB
Given the swathe of recent papers on integrative...

Given the swathe of recent papers on integrative taxonomy, surely the last sentence of the abstract is somewhat premature? Although the paper apparently is behind a paywall, none of the references...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 23rd January 2020, 20:15
Replies: 14
Views: 2,125
Posted By MJB
But your paintings are different! I've just...

But your paintings are different! I've just enjoyed those in the new 'Birds of Cyprus'!:t:
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 23rd January 2020, 11:18
Replies: 56
Views: 1,510
Posted By MJB
That's the second** word this week from the 1913...

That's the second** word this week from the 1913 Webster's Dictionary; even then it was archaic...
MJB
**The first word was 'imitatress', which BLI adopted for Cryptic Honeyeater...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 19:42
Replies: 56
Views: 1,510
Posted By MJB
I guessed there was a typo, but your response...

I guessed there was a typo, but your response makes it even more opaque... ???
MJB
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 21st January 2020, 11:54
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By MJB
Quantifying one downside of hunting

In November 2019, an interesting statistic was published in https://www.ledauphine.com/ :

En 20 ans, les chasseurs ont tué plus de 400 personnes (In 20 years, hunters have killed more than 400...
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