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Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 1st June 2020, 10:35
Replies: 1
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Posted By RecoveringScot
2 chicks now hatched out of 4 eggs at this nest.

2 chicks now hatched out of 4 eggs at this nest.
Forum: Live Bird Webcams Monday 1st June 2020, 10:35
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By RecoveringScot
2 chicks now hatched out of 4 eggs at this nest.

2 chicks now hatched out of 4 eggs at this nest.
Forum: Live Bird Webcams Saturday 16th May 2020, 17:18
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By RecoveringScot
Loch Arkaig Osprey Webcam LIve Feed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgeLp2TX36c
Forum: Birds Of Prey Saturday 16th May 2020, 17:16
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By RecoveringScot
Loch Arkaig Osprey Webcam Live Feed

Up and running:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgeLp2TX36c
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 25th January 2020, 08:08
Replies: 57
Views: 1,806
Posted By RecoveringScot
Yes, especially as they've all read and...

Yes, especially as they've all read and understood all of the scientific papers published on the subject. Even now I have to step over discarded mobile phones, thrown away in the rush to obtain the...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Monday 20th January 2020, 18:25
Replies: 3
Views: 53
Posted By RecoveringScot
Many thanks guys, very useful. I might be able to...

Many thanks guys, very useful. I might be able to see my living room and kitchen again, once the cardboard boxes have gone.
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Sunday 19th January 2020, 21:17
Replies: 3
Views: 53
Posted By RecoveringScot
Recycling contaminated 'tinfoil'

Anyone have suggestions for the quickest way of removing baked-on cheese and other substances from foil food containers. I've tried using abrasive washing up pads, but this takes hours and is usually...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Monday 6th January 2020, 15:58
Replies: 174
Views: 1,212
Posted By RecoveringScot
There used to be a sign somewhere (I've seen a...

There used to be a sign somewhere (I've seen a picture of it, years ago - I think it was in Ireland) with the notice: 'THIS IS NOT A SIGN'. Philosophical people, the Irish.
Forum: Conservation Sunday 15th December 2019, 17:43
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By RecoveringScot
We are all-powerful. Neither truth-telling nor...

We are all-powerful. Neither truth-telling nor consistency are virtues.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 11th December 2019, 16:39
Replies: 54
Views: 3,643
Posted By RecoveringScot
To rely on known principles of justice. If you...

To rely on known principles of justice. If you can't prove someone did something he can't be convicted of it. I was told by a conservationist in the 70s that the Scottish estate of a then...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 11th December 2019, 15:47
Replies: 54
Views: 3,643
Posted By RecoveringScot
Even though they might be pro Hen Harrier...

Even though they might be pro Hen Harrier themselves? Doesn't resemble any 'justice' I've ever heard of.

Yes it's difficult to prove, but that doesn't justify the widening of liablity to selected...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Monday 9th December 2019, 13:31
Replies: 300
Views: 5,015
Posted By RecoveringScot
Peter Davis, one-time Fair Isle...

Peter Davis, one-time Fair Isle Warden:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/04/peter-davis-obituary

Includes a nice colour photo of how the Obs looked till 1969.

Somehow I missed this...
Forum: Scotland Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 10:08
Replies: 1,822
Views: 418,672
Posted By RecoveringScot
Nice views of c. 150 Pinkfeet moving west at no...

Nice views of c. 150 Pinkfeet moving west at no great height over Aberdeen West End at 11:00 am.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 28th November 2019, 16:16
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By RecoveringScot
Saw these in May 2005, in a tree in the common...

Saw these in May 2005, in a tree in the common back garden area of my flat. There had been varying flock sizes (max c. 100 or so) all winter following the great influx of Nov 2004. I was really...
Forum: Your Birding Day Sunday 17th November 2019, 12:43
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By RecoveringScot
I see on Twitter there has also been a Nuthatch....

I see on Twitter there has also been a Nuthatch. I'd have killed for that in the 70s.
Forum: Your Birding Day Sunday 17th November 2019, 12:34
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By RecoveringScot
I have memories of seeing two on the pond in...

I have memories of seeing two on the pond in January '77, during a big freeze (with Water Rail and Grey Heron also appearing at the time). They used the botanical name tags for underwater species of...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Sunday 17th November 2019, 09:17
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By RecoveringScot
Groovy. Can't wait for the first one over...

Groovy. Can't wait for the first one over Aberdeen.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 15th November 2019, 20:29
Replies: 52
Views: 3,419
Posted By RecoveringScot
Fair Isle Bird Obs Plans

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-50439781
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th November 2019, 07:42
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By RecoveringScot
Many thanks for the replies. They're nice little...

Many thanks for the replies. They're nice little birds, and I'd be pleased if they were added to the WP breeders.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 9th November 2019, 11:24
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By RecoveringScot
White-rumped Sandpiper

Given the recent occurrence of a flock of 11 birds on the Outer Hebrides (I was excited beyond belief to see 1 in the 70s) what are the odds of this bird having a first breeding for the Western...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 28th October 2019, 13:36
Replies: 46
Views: 3,866
Posted By RecoveringScot
Why? Personal taste innit. I remember I worked...

Why? Personal taste innit. I remember I worked with a guy once who, when I told him I had zero interest in (professional) sport, which is basically kid's games taken seriously ('Triple jump'? We...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 19:11
Replies: 31
Views: 4,144
Posted By RecoveringScot
I stopped watching them (still pay the licence...

I stopped watching them (still pay the licence fee though. Since I live alone I derive great solace from shouting obscenities at the TV, usually at journalists) because the wildlife programmes...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 17:37
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By RecoveringScot
1/2 Jackdaw Corvus monedula 3. Chaffinch...

1/2 Jackdaw Corvus monedula

3. Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs (male)
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Sunday 20th October 2019, 12:10
Replies: 140
Views: 2,274
Posted By RecoveringScot
I understand Welsh. My mother was Welsh-speaking...

I understand Welsh. My mother was Welsh-speaking (bilingual in English) but from a German family (originally bilingual in Welsh/German only, now wholly Welsh/English). Should they have stuck to...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Sunday 20th October 2019, 12:09
Replies: 140
Views: 2,274
Posted By RecoveringScot
I understand Welsh. My mother was Welsh-speaking...

I understand Welsh. My mother was Welsh-speaking (bilingual in English) but from a German family (originally bilingual in Welsh/German only, now wholly Welsh/English). Should they have stuck to...
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