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Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 16:37
Replies: 16
Views: 289
Posted By Farnboro John
True. But who said it had to be? Anyway, what...

True. But who said it had to be? Anyway, what language is? Show me a language with no "irregular verbs".... 3:-)

John
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Yesterday, 21:49
Replies: 38
Views: 915
Posted By Farnboro John
That's a great big Billy goat! Good...

That's a great big Billy goat!

Good rant.

Cheers

John
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Yesterday, 20:47
Replies: 38
Views: 915
Posted By Farnboro John
I'm starting to think what we really need is a...

I'm starting to think what we really need is a GREAT BIG BILLY GOAT.... :t:

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 20:33
Replies: 93
Views: 2,650
Posted By Farnboro John
That Goshawk... Ye gods! John

That Goshawk... Ye gods!

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 20:31
Replies: 16
Views: 289
Posted By Farnboro John
Does that have a definition of...

Does that have a definition of waterbirds?

Cheers

John
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Yesterday, 20:28
Replies: 38
Views: 915
Posted By Farnboro John
Hi Ian. The thing to remember is that doesn't...

Hi Ian.

The thing to remember is that doesn't matter. As long as you are learning, you are winning: that's the whole business of life in fact. And a post that is a question should always get a...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Yesterday, 17:13
Replies: 38
Views: 915
Posted By Farnboro John
They melt when the heat is on. 3:-) John

They melt when the heat is on. 3:-)

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 16:22
Replies: 386
Views: 16,114
Posted By Farnboro John
This afternoon I ticked a major box in my...

This afternoon I ticked a major box in my lockdown list with a Nuthatch calling from the trees outside the back garden. I've heard them on and off all winter but as soon as lockdown began they shut...
Forum: Lists Yesterday, 14:52
Replies: 50
Views: 2,112
Posted By Farnboro John
Its in the right place then, and that's a real...

Its in the right place then, and that's a real skill. :t:

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 14:51
Replies: 16
Views: 289
Posted By Farnboro John
Waterbirds and wildfowl. The former encompasses...

Waterbirds and wildfowl. The former encompasses wildfowl, crakes, rails and I would have thought herons etc, others may have their own opinions. Wildfowl is limited to ducks, geese and swans.

John
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Yesterday, 14:34
Replies: 46
Views: 1,350
Posted By Farnboro John
Mostly raptors: Grasshopper Buzzard X 2 Brown...

Mostly raptors:

Grasshopper Buzzard X 2
Brown Snake Eagle
Blue-bellied Roller
Lizard Buzzard
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Yesterday, 14:30
Replies: 46
Views: 1,350
Posted By Farnboro John
Parrot stop: Brown-necked Parrot African Palm...

Parrot stop:

Brown-necked Parrot
African Palm Swift
African Grey Woodpecker
Green Woodhoopoe
Violet Dropwing
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 14:17
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By Farnboro John
Ditto! John

Ditto!

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 14:16
Replies: 386
Views: 16,114
Posted By Farnboro John
We have Black-headed colonies at Fleet Pond and...

We have Black-headed colonies at Fleet Pond and Moor Green so get plenty of overspill from those. Still plenty of big gulls around too. Redwings all gone, haven't had a house Fieldfare this...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 14:14
Replies: 906
Views: 138,773
Posted By Farnboro John
Gripping! John Confined to my back garden this...

Gripping!

John

Confined to my back garden this is my recent best:
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Yesterday, 12:52
Replies: 46
Views: 1,350
Posted By Farnboro John
Thanks all again. A quick note before we set off...

Thanks all again. A quick note before we set off again: on our first day out (8 January) the first stop was a Mandinaba (Mandina Ba on some maps). On the following day (9 January) our first stop was...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 12:01
Replies: 78
Views: 5,779
Posted By Farnboro John
I do, thank you Andy. In my mind it's not....

I do, thank you Andy. In my mind it's not. o:D

John
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 09:23
Replies: 78
Views: 5,779
Posted By Farnboro John
I wouldn't be surprised, but I also wouldn't be...

I wouldn't be surprised, but I also wouldn't be surprised if half the errors are due to non-birders (a different group than those we are talking about here, who are capable of more and grosser errors...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Yesterday, 09:15
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By Farnboro John
Izal was still the Civil Service standard in 1984...

Izal was still the Civil Service standard in 1984 when I joined. Its removal was won by the unions, reason sufficient to be a member in my view. Shocking stuff. Quite apart from its inability to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 06:50
Replies: 386
Views: 16,114
Posted By Farnboro John
A slow weekend with the strong North wind but...

A slow weekend with the strong North wind but yesterday afternoon a brief watch picked up a mixed flock of gulls heading North into the teeth of the gale, 3 LBBG, 2 HG and:

41. Common Gull (10+...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Sunday 29th March 2020, 15:04
Replies: 209
Views: 4,134
Posted By Farnboro John
Concur, although tbh hiring a reputable artisan...

Concur, although tbh hiring a reputable artisan is less likely than DIY to put extra pressure on the health service as a result.

John
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Sunday 29th March 2020, 12:19
Replies: 209
Views: 4,134
Posted By Farnboro John
Yes! Personally I think if you gave him a...

Yes!

Personally I think if you gave him a brewery and a guest list he'd have no idea what to do, but this is a new low in competence even for him.

John
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Sunday 29th March 2020, 11:58
Replies: 209
Views: 4,134
Posted By Farnboro John
I read Boris's letter. Is it just his...

I read Boris's letter. Is it just his incompetence that makes him say, without qualification: "its all right to go to work"?

I thought we'd reached the stage, sensibly, of saying only key workers -...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 29th March 2020, 11:39
Replies: 78
Views: 5,779
Posted By Farnboro John
Funny how we've managed to date. Never in the...

Funny how we've managed to date. Never in the course of my birding career did I have a problem understanding that small insectivorous birds from the Old World were not closely related to small...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 29th March 2020, 07:48
Replies: 78
Views: 5,779
Posted By Farnboro John
Good answer, but I think Nutty's point has you on...

Good answer, but I think Nutty's point has you on the hip! :t:

John
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