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Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 23:29
Replies: 98
Views: 2,254
Posted By dantheman
Yes, can't count it if you aren't physically on...

Yes, can't count it if you aren't physically on the property ;-)

I've had to leg it inside the gate for a couple of birds now and then - Osprey once springs to mind.
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Friday 17th January 2020, 17:55
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By dantheman
Not quite. The man-made road would be the...

Not quite. The man-made road would be the wildcard in the equation.
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 14th January 2020, 20:32
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By dantheman
https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1227896/greta...

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1227896/greta-thunberg-climate-change-activist-Facebook-page-social-media-posts-edited


Edit: Ah, the link in the OP wouldn't open for me initially, and I see it...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 14th January 2020, 19:26
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By dantheman
This is a variation on fake news, it would seem....

This is a variation on fake news, it would seem. Googling came up with eg an Express Newspaper(!) article which indicated as such.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 14th January 2020, 11:51
Replies: 98
Views: 2,254
Posted By dantheman
Someone has to provide competition with Lithuania...

Someone has to provide competition with Lithuania on the international stage ...

I can see a slither of the Carrick Roads (England's second largest natural harbour?) from the front garden at this...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 14th January 2020, 06:55
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By dantheman
Stopit .... ;) Paddyfield = Papipit or...

Stopit .... ;)


Paddyfield = Papipit or pppit
Tawny = Tawpit

If anyone sees a pipit which then gets split and hence they acquire an armchair tick = Armpit
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 13th January 2020, 22:40
Replies: 25
Views: 722
Posted By dantheman
In bird recording generally (eg in County bird...

In bird recording generally (eg in County bird reports here in the UK) there are some errors - misidentification all the time.

However, as pictures go, a number of small errors don't matter so much....
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Monday 13th January 2020, 20:44
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By dantheman
You do get 'bird houses' with a feeder or feeding...

You do get 'bird houses' with a feeder or feeding station attached - if so definitely not a good idea! (Makes for lots of conflict between nesting and feeding birds).

A log cabin with feeders...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 13th January 2020, 18:53
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By dantheman
All these shortened or slang names are unofficial...

All these shortened or slang names are unofficial I think you'll find - some have gained some use at some times in some groups of birders. On an international forum they aren't particularly helpful....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 13th January 2020, 13:18
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By dantheman
You may want to edit the word after 'the post is...

You may want to edit the word after 'the post is ...' in the first line above Howard ...



;)
Forum: Night Vision Sunday 12th January 2020, 22:38
Replies: 30
Views: 4,064
Posted By dantheman
Out of interest, how do these various systems...

Out of interest, how do these various systems compare to biological systems already in use out there?
Forum: Lists Sunday 12th January 2020, 16:12
Replies: 0
Views: 51
Posted By dantheman
Butterflies vs Mammals 2020

Still not completed one of these, and not even doing a bird year list (yet) this year, but ...

Butterflies

Jan 12th

1) Red Admiral - Mabe Burnthouse nr Falmouth
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 12th January 2020, 15:58
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By dantheman
A moth not a butterfly but saw a hairy,...

A moth not a butterfly but saw a hairy, chestnutty brown, caterpillar halfway up the side of the house (south facing wall) a few days back - any obvious suggestions as to what could be likely at this...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 12th January 2020, 15:50
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By dantheman
Ah, but is he on BirdForum? (Or admitting to it?...

Ah, but is he on BirdForum? (Or admitting to it? ;) )


First National sightings UK 2020 (6 species so far) -

https://butterfly-conservation.org/butterflies/first-butterfly-sightings-2020
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 12th January 2020, 15:09
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By dantheman
Apologies to any BMW owners on here but they are...

Apologies to any BMW owners on here but they are all quite naff imo.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 12th January 2020, 15:06
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By dantheman
First butterfly of 2020

Disturbed a Red Admiral resting in the sunshine on the front of the house this morning whilst carrying a freezer out to the car. Flew off but I didn't follow where it went as was otherwise...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 11th January 2020, 10:26
Replies: 98
Views: 2,254
Posted By dantheman
Nah, because there's already the idea of putting...

Nah, because there's already the idea of putting the last addition in bold ...

(but anyone can enbolden, underline or ***highlight*** at will )

;)

However, it's nice to read when people highlight...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 10th January 2020, 19:28
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By dantheman
But just maybe you hold the record for fastest...

But just maybe you hold the record for fastest armchair tick to not an armchair tick after all?


;)
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 10th January 2020, 13:09
Replies: 98
Views: 2,254
Posted By dantheman
Well, that's one which I will certainly never see...

Well, that's one which I will certainly never see here ... I'd swap 3 of my extremely mundane UK garden birds willingly ... ;)


I have more to add, but records are scattered on the back of old...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 10th January 2020, 12:16
Replies: 98
Views: 2,254
Posted By dantheman
Mabe Burnthouse, nr Falmouth, Cornwall, UK 1st...

Mabe Burnthouse, nr Falmouth, Cornwall, UK

1st Jan 2020

1) Jackdaw
2) Robin
3) Blackbird
4) Blue Tit
5) Herring Gull
6) Redwing
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 8th January 2020, 20:39
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By dantheman
Nice one (not quite the major rarity as a garden...

Nice one (not quite the major rarity as a garden bird in the south or maybe generally so, but still ...) I'm sure I recall seeing the occasional record of Goldcrest visiting fatballs, but not a usual...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th December 2019, 12:01
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By dantheman
Presumably an escaped hunter's decoy, recently...

Presumably an escaped hunter's decoy, recently released bird or possibly an injured shot bird. Unfortunately.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 24th December 2019, 23:38
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By dantheman
Seem to recall a seen from a boat report which...

Seem to recall a seen from a boat report which probably wasn't one (Gannet?)? But my recollection may be faulty, or there may have been more than one (report from a boat).
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 24th December 2019, 10:39
Replies: 81
Views: 3,251
Posted By dantheman
You mean the link doesn't mention it? Are you...

You mean the link doesn't mention it? Are you suggesting something else? Climate change (eg drought(s) caused by a number of factors) would seem a fairly obvious major factor to an outside observer,...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 24th December 2019, 10:27
Replies: 81
Views: 3,251
Posted By dantheman
I wouldn't worry about it. I've never been to...

I wouldn't worry about it. I've never been to Australia and don't know where the main cities are. When I was in America I was asked if we had buses in the UK.

As long as you know where you are.
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