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Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 16:13
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By Farnboro John
Don't think I've been in the perfect hide yet. My...

Don't think I've been in the perfect hide yet. My main beef is with the fools at Blashford Lakes who are progressively making theirs worse and worse by introducing more and more non-opening glass...
Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 15:57
Replies: 34
Views: 995
Posted By Farnboro John
Jan - my sincere commiserations! I hope you held...

Jan - my sincere commiserations! I hope you held a wake for that hat. I will have a beer tonight to mourn it myself.

Mr BW - I went out the other day with my camera but without my bins and felt an...
Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 11:54
Replies: 34
Views: 995
Posted By Farnboro John
There will always be exceptions but I admit I...

There will always be exceptions but I admit I would dismiss a tog with no bins as a non-birder as well (though I don't differentiate when it comes to exchanging information, any more than I fail to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 10:08
Replies: 52
Views: 2,607
Posted By Farnboro John
Sticking with the best of flammability...

Sticking with the best of flammability then....

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 26th February 2020, 09:20
Replies: 34
Views: 995
Posted By Farnboro John
You're hired..... :t: John

You're hired..... :t:

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 26th February 2020, 07:48
Replies: 34
Views: 995
Posted By Farnboro John
You left out charging straight at the bird and...

You left out charging straight at the bird and flushing it before others have even seen it, let alone got their own shots.... and yes it can be a problem. One participant on a tour I was on was...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 25th February 2020, 17:31
Replies: 34
Views: 995
Posted By Farnboro John
Yep. Me too, especially when faced with language...

Yep. Me too, especially when faced with language barriers.

But it does have to be clear that the guide is there to do the work and the time for serious photography is usually after everyone is on...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 24th February 2020, 19:23
Replies: 65
Views: 1,594
Posted By Farnboro John
You'd think, but.... Many years ago I was on my...

You'd think, but....

Many years ago I was on my usual October fortnight on Scilly and the place felt like it ought to have some new birds in (you all know the feeling).

So Guy Langan and I set off...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 24th February 2020, 15:53
Replies: 47
Views: 843
Posted By Farnboro John
Concur! John

Concur!

John
Forum: Lists Monday 24th February 2020, 12:48
Replies: 27
Views: 1,070
Posted By Farnboro John
Actually got out on Saturday and picked up a...

Actually got out on Saturday and picked up a couple of mammals for the year.

First off was a visit to Stour meadows at Blandford Forum, where after one walk up and down the length of the meadows...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 24th February 2020, 12:37
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By Farnboro John
Fast launches: about halfway between a big...

Fast launches: about halfway between a big speedboat and a RNLI lifeboat.

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 24th February 2020, 12:10
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By Farnboro John
Tug for me too... I watched quite a few going up...

Tug for me too... I watched quite a few going up and down the Tames on my first (abortive) day looking for the Beluga!

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 24th February 2020, 12:08
Replies: 47
Views: 843
Posted By Farnboro John
Possibly, but I never dip into it whereas I will...

Possibly, but I never dip into it whereas I will follow a thread and join in a conversation like this. :t:

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 24th February 2020, 08:58
Replies: 47
Views: 843
Posted By Farnboro John
Sorry, didn't specify kit: all the ones I put up...

Sorry, didn't specify kit: all the ones I put up are Canon 7D Mk II with a 500mm f4 Mk I on the front.

For the last year I've almost exclusively used a 100-400 Mk II, still on the ol' 7DII: the 500...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 23rd February 2020, 18:03
Replies: 47
Views: 843
Posted By Farnboro John
Now some European stuff. Some of this is...

Now some European stuff. Some of this is photographic hide stuff but not all (none of the American pictures were, all of those were ambling about in the open with a camera). I also like action shots....
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 23rd February 2020, 17:58
Replies: 47
Views: 843
Posted By Farnboro John
First some American birds from a trip to...

First some American birds from a trip to Yellowstone, since the OP is from that side of the pond:

Cedar Waxwing

Mountain Bluebird

Western Tanager

American Dippers
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 23rd February 2020, 08:41
Replies: 65
Views: 1,594
Posted By Farnboro John
Thank you! The thing is, all that was off the top...

Thank you! The thing is, all that was off the top of my head: its all public domain information that I know because I'm an active birder and have been for years, I've lots more of it stuck in my...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 22nd February 2020, 21:12
Replies: 53
Views: 1,355
Posted By Farnboro John
Congrats on the Black Duck! Picture as well,...

Congrats on the Black Duck! Picture as well, excellent.

Bad luck at the hide, it usually has a bunch of Common Seals, often Otter, and others occasionally see White-tailed Eagles there though I...
Forum: Mammals Saturday 22nd February 2020, 19:16
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Farnboro John
Can be done in the car at least. John

Can be done in the car at least.

John
Forum: Lists Saturday 22nd February 2020, 19:11
Replies: 27
Views: 1,070
Posted By Farnboro John
Maz and I were thinking of doing the same thing,...

Maz and I were thinking of doing the same thing, and turning it into a BF mammal bash would be great! (Assuming I don't see anything else new before that, it would be my 100th European...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st February 2020, 21:16
Replies: 65
Views: 1,594
Posted By Farnboro John
And now the supposedly local stuff! With...

And now the supposedly local stuff!



With things like "White Wagtail" on here I'm really not sure what they mean by "local"!

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st February 2020, 20:29
Replies: 65
Views: 1,594
Posted By Farnboro John
OK, these first. I'm just going to delete those I...

OK, these first. I'm just going to delete those I think are always a question of twitching: then I'll annotate the rest.



All eminently do-able with planning.

John
Forum: Conservation Friday 21st February 2020, 13:43
Replies: 45
Views: 7,923
Posted By Farnboro John
Hurrah! John

Hurrah!

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st February 2020, 12:06
Replies: 65
Views: 1,594
Posted By Farnboro John
Only trying to help.... there's a long-staying...

Only trying to help.... there's a long-staying Sibechat at the moment that you could go and see - DNA tested and everything :t:

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st February 2020, 10:57
Replies: 65
Views: 1,594
Posted By Farnboro John
The birds listed as "Shetland/Scilly/East Coast...

The birds listed as "Shetland/Scilly/East Coast autumn" are not far off dead certs on a week/fortnight stay in the places listed from mid September to end October. I'm not saying you'd get all of...
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