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Forum: Lists Yesterday, 22:25
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Farnboro John
Correct ID... cheers Mark! This evening I went...

Correct ID... cheers Mark!

This evening I went out to dinner with Maz and my brother's family. He kindly picked us up which saved us driving. On the way out from our road, vixen Rip scampered across...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Yesterday, 22:18
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Farnboro John
Happy New Year to you as well, my comment on the...

Happy New Year to you as well, my comment on the story is no reflection on you.

As a direct release it's of limited interest, quite apart from the question of whether releasing on the IOW is going...
Forum: Lists Yesterday, 13:50
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Farnboro John
Hi Mark, nice report and some great pix! I too...

Hi Mark, nice report and some great pix!

I too have been abroad on holiday but it will be some time before I am ready to start the report on here.

One taster photo of one of the few mammals we saw...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Yesterday, 09:30
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Farnboro John
First White-tailed Eagle I ever saw was in...

First White-tailed Eagle I ever saw was in Oxfordshire, was a first-year, wasn't a release and didn't need the guidance of Red Kites (which weren't there then) to find food: pretty rubbish...
Forum: Conservation Friday 17th January 2020, 20:32
Replies: 63
Views: 3,180
Posted By Farnboro John
Wouldn't you rather be having an old friend for...

Wouldn't you rather be having an old friend for dinner? Washed down with a nice Chianti? :t:

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 17th January 2020, 14:30
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By Farnboro John
How many birds in your sightings Euan? I had a...

How many birds in your sightings Euan? I had a hundred for several days outside my back garden a few winters back with other flocks around Farnborough at the same time. This winter, nothing within...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 16th January 2020, 12:58
Replies: 400
Views: 13,958
Posted By Farnboro John
My mistake, not yours! Got it now. Cheers John

My mistake, not yours! Got it now.

Cheers

John
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 15th January 2020, 20:55
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Farnboro John
No you wouldn't, just geotag photos and then lay...

No you wouldn't, just geotag photos and then lay up for them at the location with the ol' Claymore/Browning 50 cal/M134 Minigun :t:

Two benefits: One, direct removal of gullible poachers; two,...
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 15th January 2020, 20:50
Replies: 63
Views: 3,180
Posted By Farnboro John
I should think diclofenac would be an issue.......

I should think diclofenac would be an issue.... :king:

On the other hand "long pig" has a long and honourable history as a source of protein. Don't knock it till you've tried it! :t:

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 15th January 2020, 10:59
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By Farnboro John
Anything that looks foxy is fair game :t: John

Anything that looks foxy is fair game :t:

John
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 15th January 2020, 09:17
Replies: 400
Views: 13,958
Posted By Farnboro John
Hi Delia, Surely Xanthomelon pachystylum is a...

Hi Delia,

Surely Xanthomelon pachystylum is a species name? It's expressed in the correct binomial form, anyway...

John
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 15th January 2020, 08:34
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Farnboro John
I'm impressed with that as I've seen one failing...

I'm impressed with that as I've seen one failing to consume a moorhen it had killed, despite repeated attempts to swallow the unfortunate bird whole. Presumably it was preying on young Rabbits?

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 15th January 2020, 08:31
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By Farnboro John
I think the issue at least at twitches would be a...

I think the issue at least at twitches would be a perception that flash of any sort risks flushing the bird, which it does: most animals in my experience ignore it but some don't (and as a mammal...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 15th January 2020, 08:11
Replies: 4,150
Views: 736,506
Posted By Farnboro John
West African Crested Tern by text just after a...

West African Crested Tern by text just after a hairy landing at Gatwick last night! There were quite a lot over the last week but more of that later when I've made a start on the pictures....

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 6th January 2020, 10:12
Replies: 842
Views: 129,716
Posted By Farnboro John
Hi Henning, Yes, you're right. Mustang pilots...

Hi Henning,

Yes, you're right. Mustang pilots used to deploy their trailing edge flaps slightly to gain performance in the dogfight. My mistake! I knew the 109 had slats, wasn't sure if only used...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Monday 6th January 2020, 08:18
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By Farnboro John
Ringed Seal Ireland

After the Hooded Seal in Cork, now a juvenile Ringed Seal Rossbeigh Strand last Thursday.

Check those beaches everybody, something is going on in the pinniped world..... :eek!:

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 6th January 2020, 08:13
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Farnboro John
Idle question: why didn't you post this in the...

Idle question: why didn't you post this in the Ringing bit of BF?

Cheers

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 6th January 2020, 08:11
Replies: 842
Views: 129,716
Posted By Farnboro John
They are closer in function to the leading edge...

They are closer in function to the leading edge flaps ("slots") that serve roughly the same purpose in sub-sonic aircraft. I think they were originally invented by the Handley Page aircraft company:...
Forum: Lists Sunday 5th January 2020, 08:40
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Farnboro John
Whitey woke us up at about 0100 this morning...

Whitey woke us up at about 0100 this morning calling insistently: territoriality, contact call to another fox or what I'm not sure. I know it was him because having been woken up I went downstairs to...
Forum: Lists Saturday 4th January 2020, 13:26
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Farnboro John
My foxes have been absent for a week or two...

My foxes have been absent for a week or two (probably bingeing on turkey carcasses) but Big Whitey put in a couple of visits last night, being fed by Marion and me on separate occasions. Nice to see...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 4th January 2020, 13:18
Replies: 144
Views: 3,292
Posted By Farnboro John
A familiar issue for me too! :t: John

A familiar issue for me too! :t:

John
Forum: Lists Saturday 4th January 2020, 08:41
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Farnboro John
Rabbit recovered at Moor Green Lakes two days...

Rabbit recovered at Moor Green Lakes two days ago, nice and local. I didn't see Roe Deer there, which was a surprise, but yesterday had a quick run round RAF Odiham after work and found four Roe...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 4th January 2020, 08:34
Replies: 144
Views: 3,292
Posted By Farnboro John
I'm confused now. Where does 159 come from? I...

I'm confused now. Where does 159 come from? I thought Jonny721 upped the UK list to 165 prior to Selsey Birder's intervention?

John
Forum: Mammals Friday 3rd January 2020, 20:11
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Farnboro John
Stoat's tail is also much longer than that....

Stoat's tail is also much longer than that. According to some zoologists that's why its worth the Stoat having a black tail tip, its a decoy for raptors and bigger land predators, causing them to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 3rd January 2020, 10:58
Replies: 144
Views: 3,292
Posted By Farnboro John
I'd have killed for that... Very dull overcast...

I'd have killed for that...

Very dull overcast got lower all day and eventually began to drizzle more and more heavily. Passerines particularly seemed to just not bother coming out.

Birding was an...
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