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Forum: Conservation Sunday 15th December 2019, 18:43
Replies: 1
Views: 297
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, 17:39
Replies: 47
Views: 1,887
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, 16:47
Replies: 47
Views: 1,887
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: Scotland Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 11:08
Replies: 1,816
Views: 413,244
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, 17:16
Replies: 9
Views: 550
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, 13:43
Replies: 3
Views: 462
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, 13:34
Replies: 3
Views: 462
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, 10:17
Replies: 4
Views: 449
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, 21:29
Replies: 50
Views: 2,232
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, 08:42
Replies: 5
Views: 643
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, 12:24
Replies: 5
Views: 643
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, 14:36
Replies: 46
Views: 2,767
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, 20:11
Replies: 31
Views: 3,262
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, 18:37
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By RecoveringScot
1/2 Jackdaw Corvus monedula 3. Chaffinch...

1/2 Jackdaw Corvus monedula

3. Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs (male)
Forum: California Saturday 19th October 2019, 10:43
Replies: 4
Views: 649
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, 17:02
Replies: 1,816
Views: 413,244
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, 21:20
Replies: 3,453
Views: 691,707
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, 19:17
Replies: 3,453
Views: 691,707
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.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 29th September 2019, 09:39
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By RecoveringScot
The Voice of the Turtle

There has been a small series of records of Turtle Doves in the Western Isles recently. I was just idly wondering if anyone knows where these birds might originate from? I presume from the east of...
Forum: Scotland Sunday 22nd September 2019, 18:13
Replies: 3,453
Views: 691,707
Posted By RecoveringScot
What a lovely photo. Garden Warblers are...

What a lovely photo. Garden Warblers are beautiful, subtly-plumaged birds, and this is probably one of the best photos I've seen of one. When I lived in Wales I got quite used to their song, which I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 19th September 2019, 09:36
Replies: 18
Views: 2,303
Posted By RecoveringScot
House Sparrow on a neighbour's roof. It was the...

House Sparrow on a neighbour's roof. It was the first time I'd noticed that a bird was alive, and engaging in behaviour. My interest gradually widened over a couple of years. I took trips to local...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 13th September 2019, 09:45
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By RecoveringScot
Just waiting for the blasted things to install...

Just waiting for the blasted things to install themselves is nuisance enough. 'You have one important update of 325kb'. Twenty minutes later you're ready to go!
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 13th September 2019, 09:31
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By RecoveringScot
Set 'default program' for extension(s) (.jpg,...

Set 'default program' for extension(s) (.jpg, .bmp etc.) if not on list 'Browse' and select?

I had the same sort of thing. My PC was set to eliminate most 'Sounds' except useful ones. After the...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 5th September 2019, 13:57
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By RecoveringScot
We rescued a Herring Gull at Aberlady Bay once...

We rescued a Herring Gull at Aberlady Bay once one of whose wings it was unable to open. We found the cause was hardened chewing gum (which the bird had presumably thought was food, and then tried to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 18th August 2019, 11:10
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By RecoveringScot
Does distinguish them from high potentially...

Does distinguish them from high potentially confusing Carrion Crows which don't, though, which was the point. Even I can tell Ravens and Mute Swans apart.
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