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Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Friday 15th February 2019, 16:40
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By Farnboro John
Near you I would suggest Porthgwarra, where I've...

Near you I would suggest Porthgwarra, where I've seen two or three on occasions when I've been there in snaky weather (as opposed to howling gales for seawatching). Anywhere that looks like a nice...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 14th February 2019, 19:37
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By Farnboro John
Good luck! John

Good luck!

John
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Thursday 14th February 2019, 19:10
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By Farnboro John
Thank you! I've looked for them in a couple of...

Thank you! I've looked for them in a couple of places where they are supposed to be, and not seen them. I've seen a lot of Adders down the years from conventional yellow and brown to nice...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 14th February 2019, 18:13
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By Farnboro John
Not as far as Strontian for some of our band of...

Not as far as Strontian for some of our band of brothers....... fire up the Quattro!

John
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Thursday 14th February 2019, 18:02
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By Farnboro John
UK Herps 2019

My first Adder of the year today, no big surprise, I was champing at the bit at work looking at perfect weather for early basking.

The big surprise was, it was my first wild Black Adder, and am I...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Wednesday 13th February 2019, 19:57
Replies: 67
Views: 7,516
Posted By Farnboro John
[QUOTE=melodious;3817567]It is though, John! Not...

[QUOTE=melodious;3817567]It is though, John! Not saying it can't be enjoyable, even purposeful, nor that there are dafter things for a person to devote their time too, and by all means get stuck in...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Wednesday 13th February 2019, 07:20
Replies: 67
Views: 7,516
Posted By Farnboro John
Really? When my late mother and I kept track of...

Really?

When my late mother and I kept track of our lists and chortled if one "got one over" the other, was that element of competition (which kept us focused on making efforts to see birds)...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 10th February 2019, 19:59
Replies: 154
Views: 4,464
Posted By Farnboro John
Concur. John

Concur.

John
Forum: Rare Bird Information Saturday 9th February 2019, 08:12
Replies: 187
Views: 9,760
Posted By Farnboro John
And me! Cheers John

And me!

Cheers

John
Forum: Rare Bird Information Saturday 9th February 2019, 08:10
Replies: 46
Views: 3,600
Posted By Farnboro John
Don't be fooled by the age of the aircraft....

Don't be fooled by the age of the aircraft. Provided it has been undergoing the prescribed maintenance there's no reason it shouldn't have kept flying for another 35 years.

As for the ownership it...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 8th February 2019, 22:21
Replies: 21
Views: 2,335
Posted By Farnboro John
At the quality shown, with extreme difficulty if...

At the quality shown, with extreme difficulty if at all.... peering at the picture I'm sure the bill is all yellow/orange, though - no other mollymawk shows that I think.

John
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 8th February 2019, 22:14
Replies: 187
Views: 9,760
Posted By Farnboro John
I'm not suggesting the Cat A/D approach is unique...

I'm not suggesting the Cat A/D approach is unique to wildfowl, just that the committee is unlikely to insist on stable isotope or ringing evidence outside this group except in very unusual...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 8th February 2019, 21:24
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By Farnboro John
I'd have to check, a mate handled the booking...

I'd have to check, a mate handled the booking direct with Istvan.

Black Rabbits are fairly common on Scilly and Shetland, used to be regular near the roundabout where the A414 and A412 coincide just...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 8th February 2019, 21:15
Replies: 187
Views: 9,760
Posted By Farnboro John
The stable isotope/ringing recovery test is...

The stable isotope/ringing recovery test is clearly stated in the referenced article to be limited to wildfowl, mainly as a result of the much higher escape risk than for many other species groups....
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 8th February 2019, 20:04
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By Farnboro John
I've had a dose of this kind of hide photography...

I've had a dose of this kind of hide photography in Hungary and the results can be astonishing. One hide we were in had a mixed colony of Red-footed Falcons and Kestrels, plus a couple of pairs of...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 8th February 2019, 19:58
Replies: 46
Views: 3,600
Posted By Farnboro John
I checked, max in a Beaver is six (though I...

I checked, max in a Beaver is six (though I suspect you could manage seven with one in the right hand seat. Space rather than power is probably the issue.)

I agree the 182 won't lift eight: I...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 8th February 2019, 16:56
Replies: 46
Views: 3,600
Posted By Farnboro John
Not many Otters around Britain (Twin Otters...

Not many Otters around Britain (Twin Otters though), probably have more luck finding a DHC-2 Beaver, of which many are used as seaplanes and an increasing number converted from the old radial engines...
Forum: Mammals Thursday 7th February 2019, 20:26
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Farnboro John
Most of Finland is not that high and they seem to...

Most of Finland is not that high and they seem to be everywhere including the lowland. I think its more to do with climate. In the Cairngorms etc they are above a height limit because its up there...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 7th February 2019, 20:23
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Farnboro John
Just to be clear, its not really a car park, but...

Just to be clear, its not really a car park, but a forest entrance with more than usual amount of room to park without blocking the gateway.

John
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 7th February 2019, 20:19
Replies: 46
Views: 3,600
Posted By Farnboro John
[QUOTE=Phil Andrews;3815585]Perhaps as a live...

[QUOTE=Phil Andrews;3815585]Perhaps as a live court case where at least 2 registered users of BF have been witnesses all commentary should cease until a verdict has been reached?[/QUOTE

I agree if...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 7th February 2019, 20:13
Replies: 187
Views: 9,760
Posted By Farnboro John
Which is interesting, because the dates...

Which is interesting, because the dates themselves are not suggestive of escape: they fit the remainder of the pattern. Therefore there must be something else that caused them to be discarded:...
Forum: Mammals Thursday 7th February 2019, 17:40
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Farnboro John
Mountain Hare. Ears are small, animal is...

Mountain Hare. Ears are small, animal is white.

In Finland they are found in lots of habitats including forest. Even in Britain they are active nocturnally: most Mountain Hare roadkill occurs...
Forum: Norfolk Wednesday 6th February 2019, 16:46
Replies: 258
Views: 61,937
Posted By Farnboro John
Don't hold your breath.... good news that they...

Don't hold your breath.... good news that they are around though. :t:

John
Forum: Rare Bird Information Monday 4th February 2019, 21:47
Replies: 187
Views: 9,760
Posted By Farnboro John
I'm not sure we are disagreeing, at least in any...

I'm not sure we are disagreeing, at least in any significant way. You are concerned that BOU should announce why they are making a change: I don't see why not but frankly the reason is that BOU are...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Monday 4th February 2019, 19:38
Replies: 187
Views: 9,760
Posted By Farnboro John
Indeed. I think the fundamentals are that they...

Indeed. I think the fundamentals are that they are a bunch of bright people who are very good at some of the things they do e.g. considering firsts for Britain (not that I agree with all their...
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