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Forum: Conservation Saturday 4th January 2020, 18:56
Replies: 99
Views: 3,971
Too true Andy, too true. I've been looking at...

Too true Andy, too true.

I've been looking at https://www.abc.net.au/news/ the Oz equivalent of the BBC and it simply defies belief what's going on.

I know Chosun is clear to say that global...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 21st December 2019, 10:01
Replies: 63
Views: 3,357
Ditto. The "get on a plane before it's all...

Ditto.

The "get on a plane before it's all gone" is one of the most selfish, ignorant posts I've read on here. Even if it was satire, it's going to be taken seriously by those who've no intention...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 19th December 2019, 10:23
Replies: 92
Views: 5,459
An article in British Birds on the dichotomy of...

An article in British Birds on the dichotomy of world birding trips vs environmentalism.

https://britishbirds.co.uk/article/b...n-ornithology/

Peter:-C
Forum: Conservation Thursday 19th December 2019, 08:10
Replies: 63
Views: 3,357
An article in British Birds on the dichotomy of...

An article in British Birds on the dichotomy of world birding trips vs environmentalism.

https://britishbirds.co.uk/article/bb-eye-addicted-high-carbon-ornithology/

Peter :-C
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 14th November 2019, 11:12
Replies: 92
Views: 5,459
I get this Jurek - and it would make sense in a...

I get this Jurek - and it would make sense in a world where global warming was a distant threat.

But global warming isn't distant. There's evidence of a crisis all around us: extreme climate events...
Forum: Conservation Friday 8th November 2019, 10:21
Replies: 63
Views: 3,357
How to REALLY reduce your carbon footprint

It's NOT plastic bag use.
It's flying.
It's eating meat.
It's good insulation.

A fascinating study, making some sense out of all the opinion flying...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 5th November 2019, 19:04
Replies: 92
Views: 5,459
Part of my motivation for starting this thread...

Part of my motivation for starting this thread was a decision which Anna Magdalena and I took to try not use air travel any more. Virtuously, we booked a holiday on the Scillies rather than our usual...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 4th October 2019, 17:52
Replies: 92
Views: 5,459
Birding/Twitching and Global warming

Has the insistent and urgent voice of climate change modified your birding behaviour in terms of travel?

If so, what changes have you made?

Could you share any insights into travel alternatives (I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 12th May 2019, 09:53
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
It doesn't seem possible to get behind the...

It doesn't seem possible to get behind the paywall but this extract leaves me distinctly sceptical of the premise written in (by?) the papers.

The implication is that two flightless rails evolved on...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 10th May 2019, 17:37
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Extinct bird re-evolves (apparently)

Not an April fool spoof.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/bird-extinct-back-from-dead-madagascar-white-throated-rail-a8908211.html

Peter
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 1st February 2019, 12:32
Replies: 157
Views: 6,860
A beautifully written and erudite post,...

A beautifully written and erudite post, illustrating that language as an art form is as important as language conveying meaning.

Does your "practical" approach to language leave room for the works...
Forum: Conservation Monday 31st December 2018, 18:10
Replies: 41
Views: 2,295
Yes, I think Packham's gong is well-deserved,...

Yes, I think Packham's gong is well-deserved, even though the majority of the honours system stinks of corruption and nepotism.

I also think he deserves to be well paid and to be able to afford a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 25th July 2018, 12:24
Replies: 58
Views: 3,339
Birds with monotonous calls/songs. Wood pigeon...

Birds with monotonous calls/songs.

Wood pigeon is top of my list because they sit on phone cables outside my window and hoo-hoo-HOO-hoo-hoo from dawn until dusk, [email protected] all over cars and eat...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 21st May 2018, 12:14
Replies: 23
Views: 2,292
I felt the tone of your premise was accusatory. I...

I felt the tone of your premise was accusatory. I was therefore curt with my reply.

Peter
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 21st May 2018, 08:40
Replies: 23
Views: 2,292
I DID REPLY, BUT PERHAPS NOT IN THE WAY YOU...

I DID REPLY, BUT PERHAPS NOT IN THE WAY YOU EXPECTED.

PETER
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 20th May 2018, 21:05
Replies: 23
Views: 2,292
IAN JAMES THOMPSON: SOME OF US DON'T CONFORM TO...

IAN JAMES THOMPSON:

SOME OF US DON'T CONFORM TO YOUR MANY EXPECTATIONS.

(And using capitals is a bit shouty, don't you think?)

Peter
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 31st March 2018, 10:00
Replies: 21
Views: 2,579
A pint (real ale) or fine wine would be good....

A pint (real ale) or fine wine would be good. I'll look forward to it.
But:
When I were a lad growing up in Manchester, I used to go to watch MU at Old Trafford regularly - Bobby Charlton, Georgie...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 30th March 2018, 11:03
Replies: 21
Views: 2,579
May I propose the permanent removal of the...

May I propose the permanent removal of the idiotic (and linguistically awkward) term "self found" and replace it with the term "kudos list".

"Self finding" a black winged stilt in the UK is clearly...
Forum: Threatened Birds Of The world Monday 26th March 2018, 21:41
Replies: 21
Views: 18,842
This reminds me - there are tales of unicorns in...

This reminds me - there are tales of unicorns in my woods.
I've packed a rucksack, had my jabs and bought the plane tickets.
I'll let you know how I get on.

Peter
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 16th February 2018, 12:56
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
June 1958. Great Spotted Woodpecker at nest in...

June 1958. Great Spotted Woodpecker at nest in woods at the end of my road near Manchester.

Peter
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 2nd January 2018, 10:32
Replies: 0
Views: 575
China no longer wants the UK's plastic waste

From the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42455378

"Michael Gove admits he was slow to see the problem coming" - as if it's a new issue.

Peter :-C
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 13th October 2017, 17:43
Replies: 847
Views: 130,773
Ignoring Apple's @ 20p per 100 gram's, there...

Ignoring Apple's @ 20p per 100 gram's, there hasn't been much of a decline in those who write it's instead of its.

Even some of BF's finest luminaries think that it's is possessive. i.e.

The...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 1st August 2017, 17:55
Replies: 142
Views: 48,831
Not being one of the Twitterati, could someone...

Not being one of the Twitterati, could someone please give me details of where to find gen on Twitter? I've no intention of joining the new Birdguides, which is now about profit rather than altruism....
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10:16
Replies: 142
Views: 48,831
How dare they change the look of something I've...

How dare they change the look of something I've never paid for!
As a non-subscriber, I'll now cancel my non-subscription and rely on BF (which I also don't pay for).

But seriously - I get the fact...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 2nd July 2017, 12:14
Replies: 6
Views: 1,687
Have you tried silhouettes of raptors Andy? I've...

Have you tried silhouettes of raptors Andy?

I've never used them myself but I know some people are delighted by their effectiveness. You stick them to the window and birds are supposed to give them...
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