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Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 27th June 2014, 13:03
Replies: 41
Views: 3,202
Posted By Nightranger
For me it is a clearer line in that I feel if a...

For me it is a clearer line in that I feel if a person is present and has actively seen the bird one way or another then I think it is fair enough. In the OP's case, the bird was photographed so he...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 27th June 2014, 07:58
Replies: 41
Views: 3,202
Posted By Nightranger
I don't see a problem with ticking a bird under...

I don't see a problem with ticking a bird under these circumstances given how much we rely on optics anyway. Be honest is the OP's situation really (I mean REALLY) different from scanning the far...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 26th June 2014, 15:25
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By Nightranger
As far as I am aware Simon Barnes has been...

As far as I am aware Simon Barnes has been dismissed by the Times, what I am not clear about is whether this is with immediate effect or whether he has articles that have already gone to print. Simon...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 26th June 2014, 07:12
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By Nightranger
Simon Barnes

I am not sure if this is the correct place to place this but this is a story that may have slipped by:

http://nblo.gs/XVWwv

I will leave further comment until anyone (if they do) makes a comment...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 23rd May 2014, 20:34
Replies: 9
Views: 2,257
Posted By Nightranger
There is a cuckoo on Astley Moss in Greater...

There is a cuckoo on Astley Moss in Greater Manchester at present but it is rather distant and elusive for viewing purposes. I believe others have been heard at various places such as Wigan Flashes...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 13th February 2014, 19:02
Replies: 19
Views: 2,409
Posted By Nightranger
I am sure I saw a narwhal in the Manchester Ship...

I am sure I saw a narwhal in the Manchester Ship Canal earlier. My colleague thought it was a tree branch after the hurricane but I am pretty sure.


Disclaimer: Incident may not have happened,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 15th September 2013, 08:49
Replies: 74
Views: 14,733
Posted By Nightranger
Kevin Moorhouse and Steve Watson were the crew...

Kevin Moorhouse and Steve Watson were the crew sadly killed at Barton due to a carburetor failure...or rather the needle float that is a characteristic of the Merlin engine. It is tentatively...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 15th September 2013, 08:29
Replies: 74
Views: 14,733
Posted By Nightranger
I think these things are a matter of taste (a la...

I think these things are a matter of taste (a la music) although some of the books recommended are the same I would choose:

Bill Oddie's Little Black Book (I lost my copy some years ago)
Gripping...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 29th July 2013, 00:41
Replies: 58
Views: 11,499
Posted By Nightranger
Good point MJB, but I am not saying that we...

Good point MJB, but I am not saying that we should not think about what we are doing in terms of eco-holidays or ordinary holidays in Greece as opposed to holidays in Blackpool, Scarborough, Barmouth...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 23rd July 2013, 07:40
Replies: 58
Views: 11,499
Posted By Nightranger
A cracking post raising a number of additional...

A cracking post raising a number of additional points but I think it is true to say that the need for aviation travel would be generated with or without eco-tourism. I am not making a case for the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 23rd July 2013, 07:31
Replies: 58
Views: 11,499
Posted By Nightranger
:t: I noticed that even before I posted. Just to...

:t: I noticed that even before I posted. Just to clarify though, it is not a pop at the RSPB insomuch as having an agenda but a criticism of one particular repetition because the RSPB are not alone....
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 22nd July 2013, 09:08
Replies: 29
Views: 3,204
Posted By Nightranger
I used to adapt my birding from mid June to mid...

I used to adapt my birding from mid June to mid August and spend more time observing behaviour until recently. After a few years going down a road in birding that I was not happy with, I broke away...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 22nd July 2013, 09:00
Replies: 58
Views: 11,499
Posted By Nightranger
This attitude is something that I blame the RSPB...

This attitude is something that I blame the RSPB for although they are not alone and I pulled the WWT up for it recently as well. The CO2 contribution of aviation is a third of that produced by...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 13th May 2013, 08:09
Replies: 3
Views: 1,966
Posted By Nightranger
Just a quick update to say that Loch Garten...

Just a quick update to say that Loch Garten decided against naming the chicks in honour of Ann due to the huge precedent this would set. A disappointing but not unexpected response yet, as Mark...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Sunday 28th April 2013, 18:09
Replies: 3
Views: 1,966
Posted By Nightranger
Ann Chaplin

Ann Chaplin : Obituary

Published in the Lancashire Evening Post on 26 April 2013

CHAPLIN In hospital on 14th April 2013 ANN aged 67 years. At peace Funeral service at Preston Crematorium on Monday...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 17th April 2013, 10:07
Replies: 19
Views: 5,416
Posted By Nightranger
Great idea Ben, I have emailed Loch Garten with...

Great idea Ben, I have emailed Loch Garten with the added suggestion that a male chick could be named 'Chaplin'.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 15th April 2013, 09:42
Replies: 19
Views: 5,416
Posted By Nightranger
I am delighted to say that I counted Ann as one...

I am delighted to say that I counted Ann as one of my best friends and I have some great memories of visits to Marshside or Manchester Airport. All who knew here have some wonderful memories but I am...
Forum: Conservation Sunday 24th February 2013, 22:36
Replies: 47
Views: 16,239
Posted By Nightranger
With respect Dry ice, I did not set this thread...

With respect Dry ice, I did not set this thread up for it to become an anti-badger platform and I am well aware of common lore with regard to badger predation on hedgehogs. What I asked was something...
Forum: Conservation Friday 1st February 2013, 08:55
Replies: 47
Views: 16,239
Posted By Nightranger
Thanks for this summing up, it is pretty much...

Thanks for this summing up, it is pretty much what I was thinking about when I started this thread. As far as I am aware, this information has come from various hedgehog relocation studies, including...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 11th January 2013, 00:22
Replies: 22
Views: 3,458
Posted By Nightranger
More to stimulate discussion than anything...why...

More to stimulate discussion than anything...why do we need a National Wildlife Crime Unit? Wildlife crime is what it says on the tin (unless Cameron and Clegg have now re-written that slogan) and...
Forum: Conservation Friday 11th January 2013, 00:01
Replies: 47
Views: 9,114
Posted By Nightranger
Oh you are so right, a local MEP (UKIP) has...

Oh you are so right, a local MEP (UKIP) has posted letters in local papers around here in support of repealing hunting with hounds this week. It is particularly interesting in that the arguments he...
Forum: Conservation Thursday 10th January 2013, 14:36
Replies: 47
Views: 9,114
Posted By Nightranger
I feel sure it was after 1981 but after doing a...

I feel sure it was after 1981 but after doing a bit of research, I cannot find a definitive date so I happily retract my point about the curlew. What has been particularly confusing is that...
Forum: Conservation Thursday 10th January 2013, 07:51
Replies: 47
Views: 9,114
Posted By Nightranger
Woodcock is a traditional game bird in the UK...

Woodcock is a traditional game bird in the UK along with snipe and curlew although few if any (particularly) of the latter are shot these days. Gentleman's agreements have existed over some species...
Forum: Conservation Monday 7th January 2013, 23:50
Replies: 86
Views: 14,099
Posted By Nightranger
Alf, a note of caution repeating something you...

Alf, a note of caution repeating something you fired back at me...a quick Google search means nothing...there is a lot of scientific research that has not been published or abstracted online and it...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 7th January 2013, 23:31
Replies: 41
Views: 14,219
Posted By Nightranger
This is fairly meaningless in the light of what...

This is fairly meaningless in the light of what happened around the Minsmere bird when a number of experienced Dutch birders (not to mention a few optimistic people from the UK who saw the...
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