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Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Monday 20th January 2020, 17:24
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By pianoman
Looks like they are entire seed heads rather than...

Looks like they are entire seed heads rather than individual seeds. The tiny seeds seem to be at the outer end of the parachutes (opposite to a dandelion). Some kind of Aus Cotton Bush species...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Friday 17th January 2020, 17:19
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By pianoman
Fascinating story. You always assume that wild...

Fascinating story. You always assume that wild animals and birds are perfectly adapted, but I guess at times they can just get it wrong.

Since this would have made a banquet for the raptor, I...
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 15th January 2020, 14:47
Replies: 36
Views: 1,157
Posted By pianoman
Before concluding anything else, we would need...

Before concluding anything else, we would need to decide if the news report in the OP is correct. Doesn't have the ring of truth about it to me. A Facebook software update accidentally allows...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 9th January 2020, 14:42
Replies: 12
Views: 345
Posted By pianoman
Nice! That would make a very good birding day...

Nice! That would make a very good birding day for me
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Wednesday 8th January 2020, 17:28
Replies: 10
Views: 1,644
Posted By pianoman
Smiling at that sign - though there is a slight...

Smiling at that sign - though there is a slight inference that the birdwatchers are a strange species that may constitute a hazard
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 3rd January 2020, 17:41
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By pianoman
Hi Fifi, I don't think you can attach a sound...

Hi Fifi, I don't think you can attach a sound directly to a post (Correct me if I'm wrong there people).

But you can upload it to somewhere like Google Drive and then paste a link to it in the...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Monday 23rd December 2019, 14:46
Replies: 31
Views: 7,713
Posted By pianoman
For some reason, I find I can listen to...

For some reason, I find I can listen to recordings all day long and none of it really sticks in my mind. But when out in the field and hearing a new bird call or song, wondering what it is, then...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 19th December 2019, 16:07
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By pianoman
Nice capture! To my eyes the most striking...

Nice capture! To my eyes the most striking difference between this picture and the Greys we get here (Ireland) is the absence of a white moustachial stripe between the black throat patch and the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd December 2019, 12:47
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By pianoman
I'd be 95% certain with Shag. First glance...

I'd be 95% certain with Shag. First glance looked a little like a diver, even considered little grebe, but Shag fits best on bill colour and throat pattern
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd December 2019, 11:35
Replies: 16
Views: 534
Posted By pianoman
First bird that sprang to mind looking at the...

First bird that sprang to mind looking at the picture was Corn Bunting
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Thursday 28th November 2019, 17:35
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By pianoman
From googling it, it seems that wild birds eat...

From googling it, it seems that wild birds eat coffee beans wherever they are grown. Presumably the coffee plant uses birds to disperse its seeds. Though perhaps roasting introduces complications
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 27th November 2019, 13:44
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By pianoman
Yes I would recommend Avoca as the most sure-fire...

Yes I would recommend Avoca as the most sure-fire place to see them, though as others have pointed out, you might see them at ECNR or many other places round Wicklow.

Visit ECNR anyway! Never...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 26th November 2019, 14:43
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By pianoman
Still waiting for the day I see Waxwings AND have...

Still waiting for the day I see Waxwings AND have my bins with me at the same time. Maybe this year...
Forum: Say Hello Tuesday 26th November 2019, 12:35
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By pianoman
Welcome Donovan, and don't forget about Nimmo's...

Welcome Donovan, and don't forget about Nimmo's Pier right in the heart of Galway City. Never know what you'll see there.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th November 2019, 14:16
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By pianoman
FWIW, I can see grooves on the lower mandible :-)

FWIW, I can see grooves on the lower mandible :-)
Forum: Conservation Friday 15th November 2019, 10:53
Replies: 63
Views: 3,218
Posted By pianoman
I believe the "Environmental" homicide defense...

I believe the "Environmental" homicide defense was defeated in Case 32776 People vs. Jack D Slaughter 2015...
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 13th November 2019, 11:56
Replies: 63
Views: 3,218
Posted By pianoman
Plastic bag use was never about carbon footprint...

Plastic bag use was never about carbon footprint - more about preventing waste buildup, so don't go merrily using lots of plastic again.

Regarding meat, the choices are not just between "ravening...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 28th October 2019, 17:14
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By pianoman
Thanks folks... There was one in the area, and...

Thanks folks... There was one in the area, and the plumage stage had me confused
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 28th October 2019, 12:30
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By pianoman
Teal sp. E Ireland Oct 27th

Hi - apologies for the appalling quality, it was very far away, and my camera's not quite up to it (that's my excuse) but wonder if there is enough in these pictures to call Green Winged?

many...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 17:00
Replies: 23
Views: 845
Posted By pianoman
Interesting! But makes we wonder why they remain...

Interesting! But makes we wonder why they remain geographically so contained in their own regions, and why hybrids are found in such narrow confines. You would think that even if they didn't...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 18th October 2019, 14:09
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By pianoman
Hard to argue after that size comparison!

Hard to argue after that size comparison!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 18th October 2019, 13:44
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By pianoman
I would have said Sanderling, not quite moulted...

I would have said Sanderling, not quite moulted into winter yet
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Wednesday 9th October 2019, 14:50
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By pianoman
Background sounds rarely recorded on...

Background sounds rarely recorded on location...otherwise there would be jarring breaks at every cut in the edit.

Am often amused at the rarities you hear even at televised Irish golf tournaments or...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 8th October 2019, 13:20
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By pianoman
Love my Lumix

Love my Lumix
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 26th September 2019, 12:17
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By pianoman
Cool, thanks GK. Wonder how long it will be...

Cool, thanks GK. Wonder how long it will be before the BOU recognises Merlin as the leading authority...
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