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Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 18th October 2019, 14:06
Replies: 81
Views: 2,831
Posted By DMW
It's an inevitable consequence of a police force...

It's an inevitable consequence of a police force that seems to be under orders to tolerate disruption of ordinary working peoples' lives by trustafarian art students, unemployable crusties and...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 17th October 2019, 12:28
Replies: 23
Views: 5,416
Posted By DMW
It's not the effect on the conservation status of...

It's not the effect on the conservation status of this species, which I agree is probably negligible, but the principle. This species wasn't undescribed in anything other than the narrow and...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 17th October 2019, 11:16
Replies: 23
Views: 5,416
Posted By DMW
Whoopee, another dead bird in a museum drawer. Go...

Whoopee, another dead bird in a museum drawer. Go science.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 13th October 2019, 07:36
Replies: 81
Views: 2,831
Posted By DMW
You are just arguing for the sake of arguing....

You are just arguing for the sake of arguing. Farmers plant whichever crop makes them the most profit, not on some vague notion of "need" . If it is rapeseed or sunflowers, that is what they will...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 12th October 2019, 15:27
Replies: 39
Views: 1,230
Posted By DMW
... and the Channel Islands and IOM... The...

... and the Channel Islands and IOM...

The reality is that there are various political and geographical definitions of Britain and the British Isles, and different people chose the one they like...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 10th October 2019, 21:33
Replies: 81
Views: 2,831
Posted By DMW
I'm guessing you haven't been to the tropics and...

I'm guessing you haven't been to the tropics and seen the absolute catastrophe that has taken place, with lowland evergreen forest - the most biodiverse habitat - replaced with palm oil monoculture....
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 10th October 2019, 20:28
Replies: 81
Views: 2,831
Posted By DMW
A much less disruptive way of preserving global...

A much less disruptive way of preserving global biodiversity than adopting the lifestyle of a Medieval serf, at least in the short term, would be to ban the import of products containing palm oil.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 10th October 2019, 20:19
Replies: 39
Views: 1,230
Posted By DMW
What, like England and Scotland? p.s. There is...

What, like England and Scotland?

p.s. There is no such country as Britain.

:t:
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 6th October 2019, 18:17
Replies: 26
Views: 1,238
Posted By DMW
While everything you write may be true, how does...

While everything you write may be true, how does it have any relevance to the minimum level of cover a pilot should be required to hold? If a 30 year old father of 3 is killed, his family's financial...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 6th October 2019, 17:02
Replies: 26
Views: 1,238
Posted By DMW
Why should the minimum level of cover be affected...

Why should the minimum level of cover be affected by the frequency of incident or probability of catastrophic incident? If I crash my car and kill 3 people, the liability should logically be the same...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 4th October 2019, 17:25
Replies: 81
Views: 2,831
Posted By DMW
Yes, I now make a small prayer asking St Greta of...

Yes, I now make a small prayer asking St Greta of Thunberg for forgiveness every time I fire up the Quattro.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 3rd October 2019, 18:26
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By DMW
I believe that some of the Socal pelagic species,...

I believe that some of the Socal pelagic species, notably some storm-petrels, are unlikely before the Autumn.
Forum: Morocco Tuesday 1st October 2019, 11:07
Replies: 28
Views: 1,247
Posted By DMW
Mostly we were shouting "calmez-vous". For some...

Mostly we were shouting "calmez-vous". For some reason, it never seemed to work! ;)
Forum: Morocco Tuesday 1st October 2019, 11:01
Replies: 28
Views: 1,247
Posted By DMW
No, of course not, mon ami, but Italian is hardly...

No, of course not, mon ami, but Italian is hardly the world's lingua franca 3:-), and to be fair I have flown in and out of UK airports hundreds of times, and have never seen anybody being shouted at...
Forum: Morocco Tuesday 1st October 2019, 08:48
Replies: 28
Views: 1,247
Posted By DMW
Well if he was dealing with an English person who...

Well if he was dealing with an English person who isn't fluent in Spanish, and actually wanted to do his job rather just shout at a powerless foreign tourist for his own gratification, it would make...
Forum: Say Hello Monday 30th September 2019, 16:16
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By DMW
I wouldn't worry. There are still plenty of...

I wouldn't worry. There are still plenty of Swallows in Northern Europe, and the fact that your bird is flying off every day suggests it is probably healthy.
Forum: Mammals Sunday 29th September 2019, 12:19
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By DMW
Sandakphu on the Nepal / India border may be your...

Sandakphu on the Nepal / India border may be your best bet.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 24th September 2019, 16:05
Replies: 41
Views: 2,593
Posted By DMW
A very fine report. If it's any consolation,...

A very fine report. If it's any consolation, Lesser Sooty Owl is sometimes lumped with Sooty, while the Southern Boobook you saw is presumably lurida, which has a restricted range and I believe has...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 24th September 2019, 13:13
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By DMW
Not keen on the passing frigatebird theory ;) -...

Not keen on the passing frigatebird theory ;) - think such a dramatic course alteration would be a bit of an over-reaction even allowing for the low probability of a migrating PGP being troubled by...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 24th September 2019, 09:01
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By DMW
And I think you are looking at this from the POV...

And I think you are looking at this from the POV of somebody for whom the English Channel is a large body of water! ;) Have you seen just how big and empty the Pacific is?!

This is fascinating...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 23rd September 2019, 17:59
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By DMW
What these birds do is simply astonishing!

What these birds do is simply astonishing!
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 23rd September 2019, 13:39
Replies: 0
Views: 325
Posted By DMW
Eastern Grass Owl photo

Hi,
An Indian friend is writing a wildlife guide and is looking for a photo of Eastern Grass Owl. If anybody has something suitable for publication they would be willing to provide, please let me...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 23rd September 2019, 10:30
Replies: 50
Views: 2,111
Posted By DMW
For birding in Amazonian forest, I would...

For birding in Amazonian forest, I would definitely not wear sandals. There are just too many things that bite and sting. I have generally worn rubber boots, which give good protection as well as...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 22nd September 2019, 14:18
Replies: 16
Views: 616
Posted By DMW
Depending on just how mobile you are, I guess you...

Depending on just how mobile you are, I guess you could do something in Indonesia if you haven't already done everything there. Lesser Sundas don't require much in the way of steep climbs, nor does...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 2nd September 2019, 20:07
Replies: 98
Views: 4,685
Posted By DMW
Good luck...

Good luck...
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