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Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 27th March 2020, 08:11
Replies: 804
Views: 33,169
Posted By DMW
People here are making the reasonable point that...

People here are making the reasonable point that driving down the road to bird on an empty common poses less of a threat to walking along a busy street to a busy park, which is self-evidently true....
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 25th March 2020, 12:54
Replies: 31
Views: 7,149
Posted By DMW
That's interesting. Do Schweizer et al make any...

That's interesting. Do Schweizer et al make any reference to the notably small nightjars recently trapped in Mongolia?
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 25th March 2020, 12:45
Replies: 804
Views: 33,169
Posted By DMW
Clearly I have more influence than I thought! Our...

Clearly I have more influence than I thought! Our Chief Minister just released an open letter with the following warning:

"And if Islanders flout these measures, then the Government will have to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 25th March 2020, 12:38
Replies: 804
Views: 33,169
Posted By DMW
I can't believe I actually wrote that! :eek!:

I can't believe I actually wrote that! :eek!:
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 25th March 2020, 11:58
Replies: 804
Views: 33,169
Posted By DMW
Understood. However, if all the known at-risk...

Understood. However, if all the known at-risk population is effectively self-isolating, that presumably removes a high proportion of those likely to require intensive care from the equation. I guess...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 25th March 2020, 11:30
Replies: 804
Views: 33,169
Posted By DMW
My wife is a nurse and I'm very much aware of the...

My wife is a nurse and I'm very much aware of the fatalities among medical professionals. Doctors and nurses treating infected patients are being repeatedly exposed to the virus and must have viral...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 25th March 2020, 11:14
Replies: 29
Views: 654
Posted By DMW
Dodgy flight-only view of a flushed kiwi, eh? o:D

Dodgy flight-only view of a flushed kiwi, eh? o:D
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 25th March 2020, 10:58
Replies: 804
Views: 33,169
Posted By DMW
Something I've been pondering is this: instead of...

Something I've been pondering is this: instead of universal lock down, identify every person who is known to be in a vulnerable class. Invite them to self-isolate, and provide as many resources to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 24th March 2020, 18:16
Replies: 804
Views: 33,169
Posted By DMW
Ah, so it was a display of solidarity with the...

Ah, so it was a display of solidarity with the humus growers? It all makes sense now! :t:
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 24th March 2020, 16:42
Replies: 804
Views: 33,169
Posted By DMW
No lock down has been imposed in Jersey yet,...

No lock down has been imposed in Jersey yet, though I expect it will in the coming days, so I took advantage of a glorious day and had a few hours birding. Highlights were beautiful sum plum Water...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 24th March 2020, 06:48
Replies: 41
Views: 921
Posted By DMW
I've developed a continuous dry chough.

I've developed a continuous dry chough.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 23rd March 2020, 15:11
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By DMW
This sounds reasonable in theory, but in practise...

This sounds reasonable in theory, but in practise response to playback often seems quite random. I know people who blast away and other people who play recordings that are barely audible, and both...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 23rd March 2020, 14:54
Replies: 804
Views: 33,169
Posted By DMW
This was specifically ruled out in the referenced...

This was specifically ruled out in the referenced article as a reason for Germany's unusually low morbidity rate, as most European health services haven't yet been overwhelmed (Italy and presumably...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 23rd March 2020, 10:17
Replies: 804
Views: 33,169
Posted By DMW
I've seen 3 factors invoked to explain the low...

I've seen 3 factors invoked to explain the low German morbidity rate - higher reported infections due to higher rates of testing, significantly lower average age of those infected compared to Italy,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 21st March 2020, 10:56
Replies: 804
Views: 33,169
Posted By DMW
My understanding is that it's not a question of...

My understanding is that it's not a question of buying time to be better armed to deal with it (although this is obviously to be hoped), but to prevent a single large spike in the number of people...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 21st March 2020, 08:30
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By DMW
We've all been there!

We've all been there!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 20th March 2020, 20:59
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By DMW
It's a Cormorant!

It's a Cormorant!
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 19th March 2020, 09:44
Replies: 804
Views: 33,169
Posted By DMW
How are French drivers coping with the need to...

How are French drivers coping with the need to maintain a distance of at least 1m from the driver of the car in front of them!?
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th March 2020, 17:36
Replies: 804
Views: 33,169
Posted By DMW
Blackcap, Firecrest and Short-toed Treecreeper...

Blackcap, Firecrest and Short-toed Treecreeper giving it the full 9 singing in the garden today. A lovely early Spring day.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 16th March 2020, 14:19
Replies: 804
Views: 33,169
Posted By DMW
It's not a question of money. During the last...

It's not a question of money. During the last foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in the UK, entire herds were destroyed to prevent spread. Even though the farmers were fully compensated in financial...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 16th March 2020, 12:54
Replies: 804
Views: 33,169
Posted By DMW
A lot of smaller businesses are going to fail as...

A lot of smaller businesses are going to fail as a direct result of these lockdowns, not to mention large numbers of people losing their jobs. Sadly, it's inevitable that some of those affected will...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 16th March 2020, 06:23
Replies: 804
Views: 33,169
Posted By DMW
I doubt any EU national governments give a crap...

I doubt any EU national governments give a crap about what EU laws or the EU Commission says right now. Some Schengen states are closing their borders, and some are only allowing their own nationals...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 16th March 2020, 05:14
Replies: 804
Views: 33,169
Posted By DMW
I doubt any of those "empty" flights are empty....

I doubt any of those "empty" flights are empty. They will be carrying cargo in the hold.

However, the point remains, and governments really should be intelligent in relaxing use it or lose it rules...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 13th March 2020, 16:14
Replies: 804
Views: 33,169
Posted By DMW
I'm seeing comments about herd immunity, but is...

I'm seeing comments about herd immunity, but is this actually likely with this virus? My understanding is that flu viruses (to which I believe Corona is related) mutate frequently, which is why new...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 12th March 2020, 14:46
Replies: 804
Views: 33,169
Posted By DMW
Sorry to hear that. We just lost the last part of...

Sorry to hear that. We just lost the last part of our trip, so got off relatively lightly.
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