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Forum: Lists Friday 17th August 2018, 19:09
Replies: 113
Views: 8,872
Posted By Farnboro John
Didn't it just! Good planning. One of these...

Didn't it just! Good planning. One of these days.....

John
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 17th August 2018, 17:04
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By Farnboro John
I haven't, I still need Cuvier's Beaked Whale and...

I haven't, I still need Cuvier's Beaked Whale and Leatherback Turtle. Nice that such trips are possible again, I enjoyed the two I did on the old route!

What are the odds if you do this trip...
Forum: Mammals Friday 17th August 2018, 15:29
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Farnboro John
Fascinating stuff Nick, thank you very...

Fascinating stuff Nick, thank you very much.

Cheers

John
Forum: Mammals Thursday 16th August 2018, 18:31
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Farnboro John
Where do we think this immigration is from? Is it...

Where do we think this immigration is from? Is it the introduced animals in Dumfries and Galloway, is there now supposed to be a continuous distribution down from the Highlands or has the mysterious...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 16th August 2018, 08:25
Replies: 523
Views: 84,773
Posted By Farnboro John
You've put the engines on the wrong way round...

You've put the engines on the wrong way round Euan.

John
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 14th August 2018, 19:13
Replies: 8
Views: 130
Posted By Farnboro John
I've only seen one Moustached (a very long time...

I've only seen one Moustached (a very long time ago) but surely the yellow stripes on the sides of the thorax is a Common feature whereas Moustached has an all-brown thorax?

The face pattern looks...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 14th August 2018, 16:24
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By Farnboro John
Thanks for the tip. Just did the same thing as...

Thanks for the tip. Just did the same thing as I've been looking for a free shutter count on my 7DII for ages. 314923 :eek!:

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 13th August 2018, 16:07
Replies: 523
Views: 84,773
Posted By Farnboro John
The first is the venerable Mi-8 Hip and the...

The first is the venerable Mi-8 Hip and the second, the mighty Mi-26 Halo (these are NATO reporting names). The latter I believe is the largest and most powerful single-main-rotor helicopter in the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 13th August 2018, 16:03
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By Farnboro John
My understanding was that Crane reintroduction is...

My understanding was that Crane reintroduction is confined to the Somerset Levels with East Anglian birds being natural colonists. The RSPB...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 13th August 2018, 15:10
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By Farnboro John
Considering my British List includes Snowy Egret,...

Considering my British List includes Snowy Egret, Great Blue Heron, American Bittern and Green Heron I'd call that a racing certainty. Proving it is another matter.

As for Somerset vs...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Sunday 12th August 2018, 15:30
Replies: 19
Views: 376
Posted By Farnboro John
I thought belatedly that I should have written...

I thought belatedly that I should have written EVEN older than that! ;)

Cheers

John
Forum: Lists Sunday 12th August 2018, 10:40
Replies: 113
Views: 8,872
Posted By Farnboro John
Haven't done much lately but the second of a...

Haven't done much lately but the second of a couple of trips to Titchfield Haven yielded a brief but good view of a Water Vole on the reserve. I'm aware they are also seen up at the top end from the...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Sunday 12th August 2018, 08:51
Replies: 19
Views: 376
Posted By Farnboro John
No, its much older than that. John

No, its much older than that.

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 12th August 2018, 08:50
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Farnboro John
Accipiter, disturbed before it finished...

Accipiter, disturbed before it finished feeding.

Consider:

- prey killed neatly (most likely caught by deep puncture wounds from talons and then a bite to the back of the neck severing the spine -...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 11th August 2018, 10:23
Replies: 523
Views: 84,773
Posted By Farnboro John
RIAT Part 3 Last lot, I promise.... 1. Belgian...

RIAT Part 3

Last lot, I promise....

1. Belgian Air Force F16 taking off. Belgium, over-run early in WWII, supplied pilots and eventually squadrons (like the French, Poles, Dutch, Czechs and others,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 11th August 2018, 10:13
Replies: 523
Views: 84,773
Posted By Farnboro John
RIAT Part 2 1. The Battle of Brtiain Memorial...

RIAT Part 2

1. The Battle of Brtiain Memorial Flight as practically never seen: three Spitfires, two Hurricanes, Lancaster and Dakota. Trenchard plus formation, named for the first Chief of the Air...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 11th August 2018, 10:01
Replies: 523
Views: 84,773
Posted By Farnboro John
I'm sorry, I seem to have taken over this thread...

I'm sorry, I seem to have taken over this thread too much but I promise after this I'll be quiet for a while.

The Royal International Air Tattoo is an annual event based currently at RAF Fairford in...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Friday 10th August 2018, 17:40
Replies: 19
Views: 376
Posted By Farnboro John
Interesting association, but no: whiffling (note...

Interesting association, but no: whiffling (note the "L") is a term that was used well before Harrier pilots began VIFFing - which the USMC normally claim they invented. The OED puts its origin in...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Friday 10th August 2018, 14:26
Replies: 19
Views: 376
Posted By Farnboro John
In human aviation it is called a sideslip but is...

In human aviation it is called a sideslip but is not generally used in commercial aviation for precisely the reason you suggest :t:

John
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Tuesday 7th August 2018, 18:54
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Farnboro John
I must admit the Common Seral looked so small...

I must admit the Common Seral looked so small that I checked quite a lot of photos of Ringed Seal and thought perhaps I should fuel up the twitchmobile: but it looks Common-like to me. That's a big...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 7th August 2018, 18:43
Replies: 523
Views: 84,773
Posted By Farnboro John
More photos than I know what to do with from...

More photos than I know what to do with from spotting trips.... many many models made over many years, long since defunct.

Recently I've got back into it and begun a slightly weird collection that...
Forum: Lists Monday 6th August 2018, 18:26
Replies: 113
Views: 8,872
Posted By Farnboro John
Stunning, Mark! Did you twitch them or was it a...

Stunning, Mark! Did you twitch them or was it a planned trip that got lucky?

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 5th August 2018, 16:04
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By Farnboro John
Another vote for Rye Harbour and Pett Level....

Another vote for Rye Harbour and Pett Level. Beachy Head is worth seeing even without the birding aspect.

Beckley Forest holds a good selection of woodland birds, unfettered access via various...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 3rd August 2018, 16:58
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By Farnboro John
I get the odd one or two in my moth trap, which I...

I get the odd one or two in my moth trap, which I find interesting as although they are quite common locally I've never noticed them around the garden in daylight. They are no trouble at all, I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 3rd August 2018, 16:54
Replies: 523
Views: 84,773
Posted By Farnboro John
I viewed one (an Airbus A318/319/320 type...

I viewed one (an Airbus A318/319/320 type operated by BA) but had to download it to do so. On BF one is supposed to upload to the site having first sized the shots correctly iaw site policy, not link...
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