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Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Today, 07:03
Replies: 1
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Posted By dantheman
What about Scotland? (Sorry, had to be said ;)...

What about Scotland?

(Sorry, had to be said ;) )


On a serious note, trust it goes well ...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Yesterday, 23:49
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By dantheman
It doesn't show it in the vid but I hope the...

It doesn't show it in the vid but I hope the snake was released safely too.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 23:08
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By dantheman
Where's the mouse? Edit: Maybe the right wing...

Where's the mouse?



Edit: Maybe the right wing in pic 1?
Forum: Your Birding Day Yesterday, 22:54
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By dantheman
An Osprey should be perfectly capable of powered...

An Osprey should be perfectly capable of powered flight over desert.

Don't they cross the Sahara? Or do they generally try and skirt it?

And not just deserts. One flew for 4 days and 5 nights...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Yesterday, 22:44
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By dantheman
Typical onlooker ... filming and not lending a...

Typical onlooker ... filming and not lending a hand.

:-O
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Yesterday, 20:39
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By dantheman
Speckled Wood and Large Whites yesterday, Large...

Speckled Wood and Large Whites yesterday, Large Whites and a Red Admiral today, various locations in Falmouth area.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Yesterday, 16:45
Replies: 172
Views: 3,159
Posted By dantheman
Been continously trapping down here but not much...

Been continously trapping down here but not much to show. On less wet and windy nights it's colder and with a fuller moon!
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Tuesday 29th September 2020, 19:04
Replies: 65
Views: 995
Posted By dantheman
re Stygian Owl: is this where we discover those...

re Stygian Owl: is this where we discover those who amongst us enjoyed a more classical education?!

;)
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 28th September 2020, 09:03
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By dantheman
Nb from that link 15 species on the wing in...

Nb from that link 15 species on the wing in October and 5 in November in the UK! However the likelihood of anyone seeing even a low percentage of all those (even in balmy Cornwall (it's quite gloomy...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 27th September 2020, 20:51
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By dantheman
According to this (although it may be due an...

According to this (although it may be due an update?) -

https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/flighttimes_by_species.php

Large Whites should be finishing now, but there should still be a low chance of...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 27th September 2020, 15:17
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By dantheman
I should have said that 5 of the species in post...

I should have said that 5 of the species in post #1 weren't in the garden, in case that was the impression given, but out at a single site in the countryside.

Today - Small Tortoiseshell, Large...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 22:11
Replies: 65
Views: 995
Posted By dantheman
Absolutely, bunkers. Not really any doubt, it...

Absolutely, bunkers. Not really any doubt, it must be him.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 21:44
Replies: 65
Views: 995
Posted By dantheman
Is he the same guy who wrote that great survival...

Is he the same guy who wrote that great survival guide to modern warfare: Seebohm, Run ?


.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 26th September 2020, 21:31
Replies: 23
Views: 470
Posted By dantheman
;) The nuptials were a swift affair perhaps? ...

;)

The nuptials were a swift affair perhaps? ...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 19:24
Replies: 65
Views: 995
Posted By dantheman
How about the Nene (Hawaiian Goose)? Surely not...

How about the Nene (Hawaiian Goose)?

Surely not named after a river in Cambridgeshire/Norfolk? ;)
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 19:22
Replies: 65
Views: 995
Posted By dantheman
Wye oh Wye ... I was thinking of UK river puns...

Wye oh Wye ...

I was thinking of UK river puns earlier, but didn't get around to seeing what rivers could conceivably match up ...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 26th September 2020, 18:46
Replies: 25
Views: 690
Posted By dantheman
If it's a regular spot and you can post up an...

If it's a regular spot and you can post up an image of another raptor species (or even a bird species such as Woodpigeon etc) on the same posts on here that might be quite useful for working out size...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 18:14
Replies: 65
Views: 995
Posted By dantheman
Well, there's both a Small Rivulet and a Rivulet...

Well, there's both a Small Rivulet and a Rivulet moth ... ;)
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 26th September 2020, 17:31
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By dantheman
It's always going to be UK-centric Jos ;) But...

It's always going to be UK-centric Jos ;)

But any and all welcome to post butterfly sightings around the parts of the Northern Hemsiphere which are going to be butterfly-less later this year, on...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 26th September 2020, 16:52
Replies: 23
Views: 470
Posted By dantheman
Out today (not birding per se), but zero so far...

Out today (not birding per se), but zero so far here in Cornwall pour moi ;)
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 26th September 2020, 16:18
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By dantheman
Last butterfly of 2020

So maybe we have a long way to go still, within the normal flight periods of a fair few species still.

But a day will come when you realise you haven't seen one for a while, and realise that was it...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 15:46
Replies: 65
Views: 995
Posted By dantheman
Google says there are 15 countries named after...

Google says there are 15 countries named after rivers.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 15:44
Replies: 65
Views: 995
Posted By dantheman
Well then, you get into Torrent Duck too perhaps....

Well then, you get into Torrent Duck too perhaps.

Waterfall Swift - admissable on basis that a waterfall is by default a part of a river (technically a bit of river with a particuarly high...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 25th September 2020, 19:54
Replies: 23
Views: 470
Posted By dantheman
Last Swallow of the year

Two days ago, a singleton seen whilst driving back from work.

Of course, plenty more opportunities left. Coastal or wetland/reservoir sites, but home birds or randomly encountered birds presumably...
Forum: Nikon Friday 25th September 2020, 19:50
Replies: 33
Views: 7,909
Posted By dantheman
Why? Because it works better that way! (Edit:...

Why? Because it works better that way!


(Edit: probably a completely different tripod - manfrotto with fluid head (RC82??)
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