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Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 11:47
Replies: 160
Views: 22,976
Posted By Farnboro John
Perhaps he can pick up Siberian Tit instead....

Perhaps he can pick up Siberian Tit instead. :C

John
Forum: Lists Yesterday, 11:10
Replies: 65
Views: 3,776
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: 196
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: 161
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: 9
Views: 519
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: 8
Views: 385
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: 3,776
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: 3,776
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: 3,776
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: 232
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: 196
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: 196
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: 4,084
Views: 716,727
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: 172
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: 97
Views: 3,682
Posted By Farnboro John
Told you.... ;) John

Told you.... ;)

John
Forum: Lists Wednesday 4th September 2019, 17:19
Replies: 65
Views: 3,776
Posted By Farnboro John
Always nice to see! Shetland soon, we usually do...

Always nice to see! Shetland soon, we usually do well for them up there.

John
Forum: Lists Wednesday 4th September 2019, 17:17
Replies: 65
Views: 3,776
Posted By Farnboro John
Not sure: I've seen bats hunting in daylight on...

Not sure: I've seen bats hunting in daylight on warm winter days (they do exist) and in early spring, but not August. You'd think there would be enough insects at night. Maybe ask the same question...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Monday 2nd September 2019, 18:42
Replies: 36
Views: 1,940
Posted By Farnboro John
I'm with you on that! :t: John

I'm with you on that! :t:

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 2nd September 2019, 18:40
Replies: 97
Views: 3,682
Posted By Farnboro John
I bet we can get him to compromise his...

I bet we can get him to compromise his departure.... :t:

John
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 2nd September 2019, 17:12
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Farnboro John
Pine Hawk Moth that is. Nice! John

Pine Hawk Moth that is. Nice!

John
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Monday 2nd September 2019, 16:57
Replies: 36
Views: 1,940
Posted By Farnboro John
One at least wandering widely already I...

One at least wandering widely already I notice.

Incidentally, I wonder to what extent people will holiday on the IOW rather than Mull due to the accessibility of WTE? Probably very little (Mull has...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 1st September 2019, 16:32
Replies: 97
Views: 3,682
Posted By Farnboro John
The trouble with all this misuse and abuse of...

The trouble with all this misuse and abuse of statistics is that whatever the mean and standard deviations of cruise flapping of two woodpecker species (and I haven't yet seen any explanation of the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 1st September 2019, 15:30
Replies: 97
Views: 3,682
Posted By Farnboro John
I don't believe it is me that doesn't know what...

I don't believe it is me that doesn't know what they are talking about. A stopwatch and the ability to count are all that is necessary to establish a flap rate for any bird in any mode of flight. One...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 1st September 2019, 12:46
Replies: 97
Views: 3,682
Posted By Farnboro John
You and me both... The trouble is that the...

You and me both...

The trouble is that the Ivory-billed Woodpecker has stopped being a subject of scientific investigation and become an object of faith. The world is divided into believers and the...
Forum: Jordan Sunday 1st September 2019, 11:52
Replies: 26
Views: 7,726
Posted By Farnboro John
Wasn't an issue in Morocco for us early this...

Wasn't an issue in Morocco for us early this year. Can't speak for the other places.

John
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