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Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 14th November 2019, 11:12
Replies: 88
Views: 4,545
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: 37
Views: 1,424
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: 88
Views: 4,545
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: 88
Views: 4,545
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: 1,100
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: 1,100
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: 6,724
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: 2,227
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: 3,264
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: 2,208
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: 2,208
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: 2,208
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: 2,517
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: 2,517
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: 18,597
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: 1,169
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: 571
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: 801
Views: 125,396
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: 47,264
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: 47,264
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: 1,684
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...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 31st May 2017, 10:13
Replies: 81
Views: 16,526
Malachi1, I hope you're still with us! Don't get...

Malachi1,

I hope you're still with us! Don't get put off when a few of the naughtier boys start scrapping in the playground!

Looking at your photos, I think there's a vague hint that your bird has...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 28th May 2017, 21:09
Replies: 17
Views: 1,980
Andy, You're clearly on a mission to drive...

Andy,

You're clearly on a mission to drive difficult/impossible ID pictures off the forum. I wish you wouldn't do that because:

a) those of us who aren't experts get a lot from reading what experts...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 10th May 2017, 19:07
Replies: 58
Views: 17,111
I thought you'd gone for Thor because Ukko sounds...

I thought you'd gone for Thor because Ukko sounds a bit limp. o:D

Peter
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 10th May 2017, 18:28
Replies: 58
Views: 17,111
I'm intrigued by this "By the Hammer of Thor"...

I'm intrigued by this "By the Hammer of Thor" epithet which you now use Owen. I obviously get the Helsinki connection from your avatar - but do the Finns use this expression too?

May we look forward...
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