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Forum: Mammals Today, 16:11
Replies: 2
Views: 47
Posted By Nutcracker
A fool indeed! Nothing creates better salmon &...

A fool indeed! Nothing creates better salmon & trout spawning pools than beavers, he ought to be delighted!
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Today, 16:06
Replies: 28
Views: 8,699
Posted By Nutcracker
Dates are very good to eat, but if there's a huge...

Dates are very good to eat, but if there's a huge gap in them, you shouldn't eat them - probably means a rat has been at them :king:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 15:45
Replies: 4
Views: 64
Posted By Nutcracker
Agree all Sanderling, but all adults in...

Agree all Sanderling, but all adults in post-breeding moult; it's still a bit too early for the juveniles to be arriving here yet. The more rufous birds are likely males, the greyer birds likely...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 15:35
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By Nutcracker
Here's a real Little Stint for comparison :t:

Here's a real Little Stint for comparison :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 15:23
Replies: 5
Views: 61
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Green Heron. You can tell it is Green...

Ditto to Green Heron. You can tell it is Green because it is reddish-brown :-O


Who names these birds?? 3:-)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 15:20
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By Nutcracker
Black-headed for me too; Bony's has a daintier...

Black-headed for me too; Bony's has a daintier bill :t:
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 22:43
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Nutcracker
One reason why a shallow sea might still be a...

One reason why a shallow sea might still be a barrier (more relevant to the Sunda Islands than Beringia), is if the land exposed during low sea levels is a different habitat - say, dry scrub which...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 22:33
Replies: 57
Views: 2,396
Posted By Nutcracker
The obvious problem with this is that a...

The obvious problem with this is that a surprisingly large number of people have a mental block against scientific names. They think it won't be possible for them to learn these "unpronounceable"...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 22:11
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By Nutcracker
All visiting one particular feeder somewhere...

All visiting one particular feeder somewhere which has yellow stuff on the underside?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 22:05
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Nutcracker
He isn't; he's doing a joke ID confirmation of...

He isn't; he's doing a joke ID confirmation of 150% . . . definititatively a Sparrowhawk 3:-)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 22:00
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Tufties; the tuft is lost during the...

Ditto to Tufties; the tuft is lost during the eclipse period.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 00:37
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Nutcracker
If they're captive birds, they could be from...

If they're captive birds, they could be from anywhere, including hybrids between different species that could not meet in the wild, making ID effectively impossible . . . which is why there's a rule...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 4th August 2020, 00:05
Replies: 18
Views: 2,145
Posted By Nutcracker
Brilliant!! 3:-) 3:-) 3:-)

Brilliant!! 3:-) 3:-) 3:-)
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 3rd August 2020, 20:21
Replies: 57
Views: 2,396
Posted By Nutcracker
In that case, I would bet on it - those...

In that case, I would bet on it - those 'smoke-filled rooms' are exactly where the public are not listened to and the biases of the privileged people in the meeting are brought to fruition :C
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 3rd August 2020, 20:16
Replies: 18
Views: 2,145
Posted By Nutcracker
Could always change the spelling a bit, how about...

Could always change the spelling a bit, how about Magnicifent Frigatebird? Or perhaps just Frigginbird?
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 3rd August 2020, 19:21
Replies: 18
Views: 2,145
Posted By Nutcracker
Clear conflict in names there! Why not:

Clear conflict in names there! Why not:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd August 2020, 17:40
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By Nutcracker
Blue Jay, tail feather :t:

Blue Jay, tail feather :t:
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 3rd August 2020, 10:34
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By Nutcracker
Have you got a wider shot of the whole plant,...

Have you got a wider shot of the whole plant, please?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd August 2020, 09:44
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Nutcracker
4-5 both are Sanderling :t:

4-5 both are Sanderling :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd August 2020, 09:43
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to House Sparrow; a fresh juvenile (hence...

Ditto to House Sparrow; a fresh juvenile (hence the pale beak!). Unsexable at this age.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd August 2020, 09:40
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By Nutcracker
Yes, definitely a Tamarisk; no idea which species...

Yes, definitely a Tamarisk; no idea which species though (there's lots of them, and they're hard to tell apart!)
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Sunday 2nd August 2020, 21:29
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Nutcracker
Probably someone tied a wire or a rope round the...

Probably someone tied a wire or a rope round the tree when it was young.


No Ostrich that I can see though!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 2nd August 2020, 21:22
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Nutcracker
Ditto to Dunnock :t:

Ditto to Dunnock :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 2nd August 2020, 21:20
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Nutcracker
Lack of yellow in Great Tits is apparently...

Lack of yellow in Great Tits is apparently diet-related: urban birds that eat primarily human-provided food and don't get enough natural food, don't develop such bright colours as birds feeding...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 2nd August 2020, 21:17
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Nutcracker
Agree Wood Sandpiper (tho' surely they reproduce...

Agree Wood Sandpiper (tho' surely they reproduce by eggs, not spores?)
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