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Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 21:23
Replies: 786
Views: 120,036
Posted By Farnboro John
Last part of Legends: The other half of the...

Last part of Legends:

The other half of the Ultimate Fighters, the bulky Thunderbolt and next-to-supremely elegant (Spitfire wins that one too) Mustang continuing with excellent warbird...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 21:14
Replies: 786
Views: 120,036
Posted By Farnboro John
Flying Legends Part 2 The Few.... in the face of...

Flying Legends Part 2

The Few.... in the face of 12 Spits, 3 Buchons go up to do their best... sorry, wurst!

Classic Formation: the only display team with four airliners in it, as far as I know: a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 20:59
Replies: 786
Views: 120,036
Posted By Farnboro John
Meanwhile, at an airfield somewhere in...

Meanwhile, at an airfield somewhere in England....

The Red Arrows, who had worked very hard indeed at RIAT: 747 flypast, "double Concorde" flypast and their own full display - provided a display at...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Yesterday, 19:28
Replies: 2
Views: 54
Posted By Farnboro John
I just love these massively variable species,...

I just love these massively variable species, don't you?

Thank you very much!

Good luck on the islands - I'm going the other direction, fingers crossed....

Cheers

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 19:23
Replies: 786
Views: 120,036
Posted By Farnboro John
RIAT Part 3 (last, honest: its hard to distill...

RIAT Part 3 (last, honest: its hard to distill down eight hours of flying display and about 150 aircraft static!)

The Red Arrows and Patrouille de France each celebrating the Anglo-French Concorde...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 19:17
Replies: 786
Views: 120,036
Posted By Farnboro John
RIAT Part 2 (No more F-16s, promise - but they...

RIAT Part 2 (No more F-16s, promise - but they are the backbone of a lot of European air forces):

Swedish Saab Gripen - a light fighter but very manoeuvrable - grey on grey, though....
BOAC...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 19:10
Replies: 786
Views: 120,036
Posted By Farnboro John
I've just realised I haven't supplied the...

I've just realised I haven't supplied the promised photo-reports on RIAT and Flying Legends (it has been a busy summer!)

So here they come. RIAT first: ominous clouds during the morning gradually...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Yesterday, 18:23
Replies: 2
Views: 54
Posted By Farnboro John
North East Hampshire Noctuid

I've been over and over the guide and I can't figure this one. Best guess is Lunar Underwing, but it's definitely a guess....

Help please!
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th September 2019, 10:21
Replies: 786
Views: 120,036
Posted By Farnboro John
If you would like some total speculation, I...

If you would like some total speculation, I should think US Navy exec jets frequently have to land at civil airports - especially port cities - throughout the world to carry out transfers of (mostly...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th September 2019, 07:59
Replies: 786
Views: 120,036
Posted By Farnboro John
Its a US Navy Gulfstream G-IV. Google 165151...

Its a US Navy Gulfstream G-IV. Google 165151 gulfstream and you should get photos.

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 15th September 2019, 11:47
Replies: 161
Views: 23,548
Posted By Farnboro John
Perhaps he can pick up Siberian Tit instead....

Perhaps he can pick up Siberian Tit instead. :C

John
Forum: Lists Sunday 15th September 2019, 11:10
Replies: 65
Views: 3,824
Posted By Farnboro John
Its a long time since I've done my own proper...

Its a long time since I've done my own proper update but truth to tell I've paid so much attention to Odonata this year that I haven't chased many mammals.

However, some highlights to catch up a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 10th September 2019, 17:09
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Farnboro John
Also done. As well as traditional materials,...

Also done. As well as traditional materials, woodcrete should be considered.

John
Forum: Mammals Tuesday 10th September 2019, 06:23
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Farnboro John
I agree Apodemus sp. The greyish appearance and...

I agree Apodemus sp. The greyish appearance and general roundedness suggest strongly to me that this is a juvenile (adult heads are more pointy), and I don't think it can be safely identified. I'd...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 9th September 2019, 16:26
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By Farnboro John
I also found this interesting and it called to...

I also found this interesting and it called to mind an incident on Scilly a long time ago (I might be able to find a date via notebooks if it really matters).

I had just started making my way back...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 7th September 2019, 22:46
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By Farnboro John
I just cannot get my head around: "Quickly...

I just cannot get my head around: "Quickly unzipping the camera then taking some distant shots of this long-winged raptor".

What in the name of all the gods of Asgard is the camera doing zipped up...
Forum: Lists Saturday 7th September 2019, 15:09
Replies: 65
Views: 3,824
Posted By Farnboro John
Indeed, lucky you decided on Strumble today! John

Indeed, lucky you decided on Strumble today!

John
Forum: Lists Saturday 7th September 2019, 14:33
Replies: 65
Views: 3,824
Posted By Farnboro John
Plenty of time yet :t: Congrats on the Leach's...

Plenty of time yet :t:

Congrats on the Leach's lifer as well!

John
Forum: Lists Saturday 7th September 2019, 13:37
Replies: 65
Views: 3,824
Posted By Farnboro John
Agreed! Have you had your 5 a day as recommended...

Agreed! Have you had your 5 a day as recommended by RSPB, then? Any seals, rabbits, foxes etc to add to the three cetaceans? ;)

John
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 6th September 2019, 17:03
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Farnboro John
Male Southern Hawker. Nice pic! John

Male Southern Hawker. Nice pic!

John
Forum: Mammals Friday 6th September 2019, 16:00
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Farnboro John
Very sensible of you. It is likely that domestic...

Very sensible of you. It is likely that domestic introgression into Wildcat is chronic across Europe. In Spain some tour operators are advertising trips to areas where the cats are "all pure...
Forum: Mammals Friday 6th September 2019, 15:14
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Farnboro John
Spotty legs and a nasty ratty tail prophesy bad...

Spotty legs and a nasty ratty tail prophesy bad things. Looking carefully you can also see the back stripe come down over the rump and onto the tail (it should stop and the tail then have fully...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 6th September 2019, 09:05
Replies: 4,085
Views: 717,300
Posted By Farnboro John
Brown Booby at Kynance Cove on Tuesday - world...

Brown Booby at Kynance Cove on Tuesday - world bird as well as a British tick, excellent views, bonus Choughs, grand day out!

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 5th September 2019, 06:14
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By Farnboro John
It makes perfect sense but I would add that I do...

It makes perfect sense but I would add that I do not favour this sort of interference. Ticks have to live too...

If you feed birds you are responsible for doing so responsibly and hygienically....
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 5th September 2019, 06:07
Replies: 98
Views: 3,946
Posted By Farnboro John
Told you.... ;) John

Told you.... ;)

John
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