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Forum: Mammals Yesterday, 20:46
Replies: 1
Views: 73
Posted By Farnboro John
Cracking, well done for spotting this...

Cracking, well done for spotting this article!

John
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Yesterday, 20:44
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By Farnboro John
RNBWS is - or used to be - a very keen bunch of...

RNBWS is - or used to be - a very keen bunch of birders who did some great reporting. I was acquainted with a Royal Navy officer who was very proud of the time his frigate in the North Atlantic...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 20:26
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By Farnboro John
My two penn'orth: don't put cladding on...

My two penn'orth: don't put cladding on it.....

John
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Friday 15th November 2019, 07:51
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By Farnboro John
Must admit I saw nothing in the query but...

Must admit I saw nothing in the query but interest in others' range of interest and experience. I've been a spotter (funny how plane buffs accept that word but birders don't) since I could walk, and...
Forum: Conservation Friday 15th November 2019, 07:27
Replies: 36
Views: 1,080
Posted By Farnboro John
Logically that means the most effective way to...

Logically that means the most effective way to reduce more than one's carbon footprint is..... :eek!:

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 15th November 2019, 07:25
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Farnboro John
Not sure I agree about living in multi-level...

Not sure I agree about living in multi-level societies being connected to intelligence ;)

Personally I think apart from being a prey animal, deer have it sorted: live all year with your mates while...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 15th November 2019, 07:20
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By Farnboro John
I've twitched local Waxwings on Christmas Day a...

I've twitched local Waxwings on Christmas Day a couple of times, and occasionally had a look round the local patch (it's nice to get out of the house for a bit: family's all right but you know how it...
Forum: Lists Thursday 14th November 2019, 22:52
Replies: 86
Views: 5,291
Posted By Farnboro John
I've seen them catch Wood Mice and eat them at...

I've seen them catch Wood Mice and eat them at night as well, they are opportunistic hunters as well as gleaners and scavengers. I suspect they will still be here when the last human turns its toes...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 14th November 2019, 11:46
Replies: 88
Views: 4,175
Posted By Farnboro John
I'm sure others than I can see the danger here:...

I'm sure others than I can see the danger here: how many photos are enough? And how do you know old ones aren't being recycled while the animals (no longer needed) have been extinguished....

The...
Forum: Conservation Thursday 14th November 2019, 08:41
Replies: 36
Views: 1,080
Posted By Farnboro John
How much wilderness space would growing...

How much wilderness space would growing sufficient hemp take? o:D

John
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Tuesday 12th November 2019, 19:00
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By Farnboro John
Unfashionable though it is to admit it, I quite...

Unfashionable though it is to admit it, I quite like the F-35 myself. :t:

I don't think it's a replacement for Typhoon which carries a boatload of weapons and is the current class of the field in...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Tuesday 12th November 2019, 16:18
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By Farnboro John
The jeopardy introduced to a recent TV programme...

The jeopardy introduced to a recent TV programme focused on the F-35 showed log-on problems: it seemed to me that the real issue was that the RAF pilot had forgotten his.... I don't think it is a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th November 2019, 13:55
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By Farnboro John
Birders in Sennen look out..... ;) John

Birders in Sennen look out..... ;)

John
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 12th November 2019, 12:50
Replies: 35
Views: 1,075
Posted By Farnboro John
My Dad passed through during his National Service...

My Dad passed through during his National Service with the RN, and I would be interested to see the WWII stuff, but I also won't. In fact I would like to see the Queen take back their George...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Tuesday 12th November 2019, 08:20
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By Farnboro John
So the headline is "Beluga rejects Putin's vile...

So the headline is "Beluga rejects Putin's vile cetacean conscription but retains faith in human race" - excellent!

John
Forum: Conservation Monday 11th November 2019, 21:22
Replies: 36
Views: 1,080
Posted By Farnboro John
No, its straightforward nonsense. You can only...

No, its straightforward nonsense. You can only grow vegetable crops by vegetable monoculture or the yield is laughable. You can grow meat in much higher biodiversity. Ask me which is...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Sunday 10th November 2019, 21:22
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By Farnboro John
Interesting POV. Current "dog's bollocks" for...

Interesting POV.

Current "dog's bollocks" for air to air is inquestionably the F-22 Raptor. General opinion these days of the non-stealth family is the Eurofighter Typhoon with the F-15 "best of the...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Sunday 10th November 2019, 21:11
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Farnboro John
Background sounds on location on radio today:...

Background sounds on location on radio today: Ring-necked Parakeets the moment the Kings's Troop fired the gun for the start of the two minutes silence!

John
Forum: Conservation Friday 8th November 2019, 15:19
Replies: 36
Views: 1,080
Posted By Farnboro John
The meat thing is just veggie propaganda. Before...

The meat thing is just veggie propaganda. Before herds of cattle there were herds of Bison, Mammoth, Mastodon, horses, you name it. T'ain't the cattle that are wrong (though wild species would be...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 6th November 2019, 16:42
Replies: 35
Views: 1,075
Posted By Farnboro John
Actually its much worse than Britain. In Britain...

Actually its much worse than Britain. In Britain it's not usual for hunters to come onto reserves to shoot protected birds, or for shooting tours to take boats to the foot of Bempton Cliffs and open...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 6th November 2019, 15:27
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Farnboro John
I think the RSPB and other organisations would be...

I think the RSPB and other organisations would be well advised to publish, with each story like this, maps showing the last known position of all the "disappeared" raptors. The maps shouldn't be...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 6th November 2019, 15:20
Replies: 35
Views: 1,075
Posted By Farnboro John
Certainly wouldn't, and always tell everyone I...

Certainly wouldn't, and always tell everyone I know the same.

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 5th November 2019, 15:48
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Farnboro John
Done. Quite well constructed survey with good...

Done. Quite well constructed survey with good free text questions. Good luck with the project.

John
Forum: Conservation Thursday 31st October 2019, 18:52
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Farnboro John
Only in civilised places... John

Only in civilised places...

John
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Wednesday 30th October 2019, 18:09
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By Farnboro John
As fast as knowledge is expanded, learning...

As fast as knowledge is expanded, learning recedes as the plebs choose X-box, X-factor and 4X over Xpanding their minds.

Birders are an island of curiosity and cerebration in a sea of self-selected...
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