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Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 3rd May 2003, 21:17
Replies: 15
Views: 2,368
Posted By T0ny
I used to live in SW London (Surbiton) until 8...

I used to live in SW London (Surbiton) until 8 months ago, and they were locally common - lots in Kingston, Surbiton, Tolworth & Malden Manor, but very few in some of the intervening districts.

Tony
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 3rd May 2003, 20:59
Replies: 92
Views: 13,020
Posted By T0ny
Thank you for that, Peter - I think I also felt...

Thank you for that, Peter - I think I also felt more than a little sorry for them, having just shared half-an-hour or so with a group of kids to whom every bird was an excitement, and who couldn't...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 3rd May 2003, 20:25
Replies: 92
Views: 13,020
Posted By T0ny
In a (probably vain) attempt to raise the focus...

In a (probably vain) attempt to raise the focus of this thread above its present level ; today, while I did my GGBC (80 species, on my own) at Cley, a Pectoral Sandpiper turned up. In the way of such...
Forum: Your Birding Day Saturday 3rd May 2003, 20:10
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By T0ny
Nina, In the deeds to my house, there is a clause...

Nina,
In the deeds to my house, there is a clause stating I must not brew or distill alcohol on the premises, nor may I invite parties of ten or more people to any function at which alcohol is served...
Forum: Your Birding Day Saturday 3rd May 2003, 19:54
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By T0ny
That is good news, Nina - on Thursday, before the...

That is good news, Nina - on Thursday, before the wind & rain that greeted May 1, I saw some prospecting on a house two doors away from me, and they've been flying overhead twittering, but no...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Thursday 1st May 2003, 21:26
Replies: 4
Views: 1,452
Posted By T0ny
You sound as if you're happy about something,...

You sound as if you're happy about something, Beverly - why not share it with the rest of us ?

Seriously, that is really great news - please keep us informed of all progress of chicks and...
Forum: Your Rarities Wednesday 30th April 2003, 20:56
Replies: 4
Views: 1,677
Posted By T0ny
Very nice, Karl - good sighting. In London (so...

Very nice, Karl - good sighting. In London (so I've been told) they liked bomb-sites after the war, but most of those have now been built on, ready to provide targets for next time ...

Tony
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 30th April 2003, 19:30
Replies: 27
Views: 2,734
Posted By T0ny
Polygon ? Oh, no, we've had that one. Where's...

Polygon ? Oh, no, we've had that one.

Where's Polygon ? Up a geometree.

Marcel Proust
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 30th April 2003, 19:02
Replies: 8
Views: 1,483
Posted By T0ny
Angry Barbaric practices in France

'Paris restaurant serves millionth strangled duck

PARIS (Reuters) - Select guests have gathered at a top Paris restaurant to sample the one millionth duck to be snatched from grassy marshland,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 30th April 2003, 18:33
Replies: 27
Views: 2,734
Posted By T0ny
I Wish To Register A Complaint !

I Wish To Register A Complaint !
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 30th April 2003, 18:15
Replies: 29
Views: 5,133
Posted By T0ny
Simon, there's dumb and there's viciously...

Simon, there's dumb and there's viciously abusive. Deportation is expensive, though - why not provide him with transport to the US 50-mile limit, and let him make his own way, unassisted, from there...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 29th April 2003, 19:49
Replies: 27
Views: 2,734
Posted By T0ny
If anyone 'splits their sides' laughing at this...

If anyone 'splits their sides' laughing at this lot (unlikely I know) it could be a parrotschism of laughter.

Tony
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 29th April 2003, 19:38
Replies: 27
Views: 2,734
Posted By T0ny
If they leave the parrot in the car when it's...

If they leave the parrot in the car when it's raining, it'll be polyunsaturated.
If it makes the tea, it'll be polyputheketalon.
If it speaks many languages, it must be a polyglot.

Tony

PS if it...
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 29th April 2003, 19:00
Replies: 5
Views: 1,654
Posted By T0ny
Glad you're doing so well - how long before they...

Glad you're doing so well - how long before they make you manager ?

Tony
Forum: Tips For New Birders Monday 28th April 2003, 23:00
Replies: 34
Views: 5,278
Posted By T0ny
One final point (from me, anyway) - please keep...

One final point (from me, anyway) - please keep us up to date with all your trips, sightings and frustrations - and keep asking questions, we'll do our best to help. Since you're not on-line at...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 28th April 2003, 22:15
Replies: 20
Views: 8,538
Posted By T0ny
For a second, I read that as 'White's Thrush'...

For a second, I read that as 'White's Thrush' !

Tony
Forum: Tips For New Birders Monday 28th April 2003, 22:03
Replies: 34
Views: 5,278
Posted By T0ny
If you're happy going out with a group, great -...

If you're happy going out with a group, great - if not, but you don't want to be alone, there are various Further Education (Evening Classes) opportunities - ask at the local library. The RSPB...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 28th April 2003, 21:21
Replies: 2
Views: 1,257
Posted By T0ny
They're resident, Ashley - best place to see them...

They're resident, Ashley - best place to see them (Although others may not agree !) is from Stubbs Mill - park at Hickling NWT Reserve, and walk along track to Mill - stand on raised bank overlooking...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 28th April 2003, 20:06
Replies: 92
Views: 13,020
Posted By T0ny
I agree about a hide full of chirping pagers - I...

I agree about a hide full of chirping pagers - I put mine on vibrate mode for when I'm in company (explains the occasional grin and shiver).

Tony
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 28th April 2003, 19:44
Replies: 109
Views: 14,808
Posted By T0ny
Well done Michael - I don't have any books on...

Well done Michael - I don't have any books on Chinese birds - yet !

Tony
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 28th April 2003, 19:35
Replies: 109
Views: 14,808
Posted By T0ny
Just looking in books now - nearest I've found so...

Just looking in books now - nearest I've found so far is Pratincole spp. - highly unlikely, I know. Can't find anything in cage bird line, but I'll keep looking. This is intriguing !

Tony
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 27th April 2003, 21:08
Replies: 19
Views: 2,052
Posted By T0ny
Also dipped on Alpine Swift today. Tony

Also dipped on Alpine Swift today.

Tony
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 27th April 2003, 21:00
Replies: 92
Views: 13,020
Posted By T0ny
Reformed ? Me ? ''He don't know me vewwy well, do...

Reformed ? Me ? ''He don't know me vewwy well, do he ? '' (Bugs Bunny). No, Peter, I still have a pager, and occasionally I will act on the info given if I think it's worth going to see what's around...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 27th April 2003, 20:46
Replies: 92
Views: 13,020
Posted By T0ny
They have their amusing side, Peter. A few years...

They have their amusing side, Peter. A few years ago, I was with a friend on Holme Dunes, looking for an elusive Wryneck, along with about 70-odd (very odd !) other birders.

Suddenly the air was...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 27th April 2003, 20:38
Replies: 3
Views: 1,251
Posted By T0ny
Ditto also likewise. Tony

Ditto also likewise.

Tony
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