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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 18:39
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By MJB
I think that this could be a bird hatched in the...

I think that this could be a bird hatched in the previous year, which possibly allows for continued bill growth in the following year. The species is now Endangered.
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 10th August 2020, 08:20
Replies: 67
Views: 1,668
Posted By MJB
:t::t::t: MJB

:t::t::t:
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 9th August 2020, 14:45
Replies: 67
Views: 1,668
Posted By MJB
Not a misoriented juvenile A. pallidus, then?...

Not a misoriented juvenile A. pallidus, then? Many are crossing the Strait of Gibraltar at the moment...
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 9th August 2020, 14:42
Replies: 29
Views: 458
Posted By MJB
It's a foul calumny that at night you hang...

It's a foul calumny that at night you hang upside-down from the rafters, is it then, Andy...?:eek!::eek!:;)
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 3rd August 2020, 19:41
Replies: 66
Views: 3,044
Posted By MJB
When I was in the RAF in northern Scotland, one...

When I was in the RAF in northern Scotland, one local informal name was 'Black-oxtered Plover'...;)
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 1st August 2020, 20:22
Replies: 1,018
Views: 154,770
Posted By MJB
The first (?) RAF Lightning may be this one here:...

The first (?) RAF Lightning may be this one here: https://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2028523

Note the early engines with which it was underpowered...
MJB
Forum: Conservation Friday 31st July 2020, 19:38
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By MJB
The Sanctuary issue has some interesting stuff in...

The Sanctuary issue has some interesting stuff in it, too!
MJB
Forum: Conservation Friday 31st July 2020, 10:15
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By MJB
Conservation in military areas & military assistance to conservation

The latest issue of the UK Ministry of Defence Conservation journal Sanctuary Issue 49 is now downloadable at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/sanctuary

One small success has been against illegal...
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Thursday 30th July 2020, 19:37
Replies: 0
Views: 164
Posted By MJB
OSME Online Summer Meeting 15 August 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia has switched to an Online Meeting via Zoom. All are welcome. For details of how to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 28th July 2020, 18:57
Replies: 1,018
Views: 154,770
Posted By MJB
The DH 88 is one of those few aircraft whose...

The DH 88 is one of those few aircraft whose elegance of line is just perfect.

Oh, and its designer's cousin died just a few days ago aged 104...
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th July 2020, 09:55
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By MJB
Welcome from me, too! I think Andy and Deb have...

Welcome from me, too! I think Andy and Deb have given the best answer. A Jay (Eichelhäher) in flight can at times appear to fly and look like a Hoopoe (Wiedehopf).
MJB
PS I like your almost Brechtian...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 24th July 2020, 10:18
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By MJB
Thanks, Andy! MJB

Thanks, Andy!
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd July 2020, 19:35
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By MJB
Is it ssp caucasicus that you get in the Gulf in...

Is it ssp caucasicus that you get in the Gulf in winter, Andy?
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 21st July 2020, 10:22
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By MJB
Curruca crassirostris, if you follow IOC...

Curruca crassirostris, if you follow IOC 10.2...:eek!:
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 19th July 2020, 12:53
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By MJB
Superb Lyrebird imitating a popular ringtone,...

Superb Lyrebird imitating a popular ringtone, making tourists on the walkway check their phones...
MJB:eek!:
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 19th July 2020, 12:47
Replies: 9
Views: 1,489
Posted By MJB
Most of the Excel tables for 10.2 are now...

Most of the Excel tables for 10.2 are now downloadable. I expect the remainder will follow soon.
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 7th July 2020, 15:17
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By MJB
Someone who knew why waxwings were called...

Someone who knew why waxwings were called waxwings...?
MJB
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 5th July 2020, 16:56
Replies: 225
Views: 18,712
Posted By MJB
The word pétard transferred to English some time...

The word pétard transferred to English some time ago, its use referring to a small bomb to blow in locked doors
, appearing in Hamlet (but only in the second Quarto in 1604), and so Will probably was...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 27th June 2020, 20:02
Replies: 20
Views: 804
Posted By MJB
Good one! B (: MJB

Good one! B (:
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 27th June 2020, 14:47
Replies: 20
Views: 804
Posted By MJB
Boutillier et al 2014 (Conserv Genet 15:275–281....

Boutillier et al 2014 (Conserv Genet 15:275–281. doi 10.1007/s10592-013-0536-1) found "Evidence for genetic differentiation among Caspian tern populations in North America", and recommended that...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 27th June 2020, 14:31
Replies: 53
Views: 3,408
Posted By MJB
In 2011 in NSW, we heard one imitate a Trimphone,...

In 2011 in NSW, we heard one imitate a Trimphone, something that hasn't existed for decades, implying that the sound had been passed through many generations of Superb Lyrebirds, each generation...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 27th June 2020, 14:23
Replies: 1,018
Views: 154,770
Posted By MJB
That may go down well with those with good...

That may go down well with those with good spatial perception...!:king:8-PB (:
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 26th June 2020, 20:04
Replies: 1,018
Views: 154,770
Posted By MJB
I've seen claims on non-aviation sites that the...

I've seen claims on non-aviation sites that the Union flag motif is upside down....?
MJB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 25th June 2020, 19:38
Replies: 51
Views: 3,091
Posted By MJB
No wonder you're halfway up and Alp...!;);) MJB

No wonder you're halfway up and Alp...!;);)
MJB
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 24th June 2020, 09:08
Replies: 220
Views: 6,632
Posted By MJB
It was Pallas who actually named that bird as...

It was Pallas who actually named that bird as Steller's Sea Eagle...:eek!::eek!::eek!:
MJB
PS Covert claims of otherwise could be described as Steller by Starlight...!
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