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Forum: Mammals Monday 29th June 2020, 21:01
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By JTweedie
Good stuff. I'm not far from the Clyde myself -...

Good stuff. I'm not far from the Clyde myself - just a little upstream from Glasgow in a shallower stretch. It would be fantastic if there were more around.
Forum: Mammals Monday 29th June 2020, 20:25
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By JTweedie
Good to know, thanks.

Good to know, thanks.
Forum: Mammals Monday 29th June 2020, 16:48
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By JTweedie
I did fear for its welfare in this part of the...

I did fear for its welfare in this part of the river as there are steep artificial banks for quite a way in each direction.
Forum: Mammals Monday 29th June 2020, 16:14
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By JTweedie
Beaver in Glasgow

I know there's the official re-introduction of beavers in Knapdale and unofficial releases in the Tay.

But I was surprised to see this very short footage in Govan - basically a mile or so...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 16th June 2020, 20:09
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By JTweedie
You can sign up by providing your mobile number....

You can sign up by providing your mobile number. It'll send a verification code to the mobile number which can be used to confirm and complete the registration.
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Saturday 13th June 2020, 08:37
Replies: 56
Views: 4,041
Posted By JTweedie
The thing that struck me was that with the BBC...

The thing that struck me was that with the BBC facing extensive budget cuts, the way this programme was put together showed that it's possible to keep them on the air and save a lot of money.

When...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Tuesday 9th June 2020, 20:46
Replies: 56
Views: 4,041
Posted By JTweedie
Tonight's episode had an excellent segment on how...

Tonight's episode had an excellent segment on how to distinguish dragonflies and damselflies. And I know she's an experienced presenter, but this experience really came through in Ellie Harrison's...
Forum: Scotland Thursday 28th May 2020, 11:18
Replies: 506
Views: 164,204
Posted By JTweedie
Has anyone ever walked around Cuningar Loop in...

Has anyone ever walked around Cuningar Loop in Glasgow? This is a woodland walk on a bend in the Clyde on the border of Glasgow and South Lanarkshire. Some of the land has been reclaimed after being...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Wednesday 27th May 2020, 17:06
Replies: 56
Views: 4,041
Posted By JTweedie
Rolling fields with hedgerows and trees.

Rolling fields with hedgerows and trees.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Tuesday 26th May 2020, 20:53
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By JTweedie
Coot taking twigs from person

I thought this video of a coot taking twigs offered by a person was really interesting behaviour. https://twitter.com/VomBagel/status/1265368791300681729?s=20

It's nesting close to the edge of the...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Tuesday 26th May 2020, 20:51
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By JTweedie
Some of the gulls are migratory. Sometimes just a...

Some of the gulls are migratory. Sometimes just a local migration, like inland to a coastal site or vice versa, but others travel much further afield. I find where I live that herring gulls dominate...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Monday 11th May 2020, 16:17
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By JTweedie
Basking sharks, County Clare

I thought this was excellent footage of a group of basking sharks off Ireland. https://twitter.com/CuilAodhaHammy/status/1258802145182322694
Forum: Bird Behaviour Friday 1st May 2020, 17:14
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By JTweedie
Wood pigeons and noise pollution

This morning I was listening to the wood pigeons calling from the trees across from my flat. But one of the things that struck me was that when a car approached or the local school's air conditioning...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 1st May 2020, 10:20
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By JTweedie
I'd doubt Amazon (or NHBS) would be into that...

I'd doubt Amazon (or NHBS) would be into that kind of thing!
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 30th April 2020, 12:14
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By JTweedie
Books on Surtsey

I was wondering if anyone has read either of these books by Sturla Fridriksson:

Surtsey: Ecosystems Formed
Surtsey: Evolution of Life on a Volcanic Island

I was wondering how much overlap there is...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 22nd April 2020, 16:37
Replies: 33
Views: 2,151
Posted By JTweedie
Wild America is the best book on birding I've...

Wild America is the best book on birding I've read, an excellent read.

In addition, Stephen Moss's A Bird in the Bush is really good for explaining birding culture.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 29th March 2020, 15:19
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By JTweedie
It's probably the publisher that has forced these...

It's probably the publisher that has forced these restrictions. I've got another book that the author was happy to share but he was upfront about restrictions the publisher put on him. I would say if...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Friday 27th March 2020, 09:49
Replies: 56
Views: 4,041
Posted By JTweedie
If they already have some of the pre-recorded...

If they already have some of the pre-recorded films ready to go, then they could air them without the live segments. I always felt the recorded sections were the best bits of the programme.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 26th March 2020, 15:12
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By JTweedie
Animal Earth

I saw this mentioned on Twitter today, posted by a university lecturer who recommends this book to his zoology students.

The author Ross Piper has made the PDF of his book Animal Earth free to...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Wednesday 4th March 2020, 10:37
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By JTweedie
Urban gulls shown to prefer food previously handled by people

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-seagulls-favor-food-humans.html
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Wednesday 15th January 2020, 21:16
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By JTweedie
Tool-using puffins

Puffins have been observed using tools. https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/atlantic-puffins-spotted-using-tools/
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Wednesday 1st January 2020, 20:12
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By JTweedie
Thanks for this - something to listen to over the...

Thanks for this - something to listen to over the next few days.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 1st January 2020, 20:07
Replies: 34
Views: 934
Posted By JTweedie
Magpie for me. Heard first (through open window...

Magpie for me. Heard first (through open window but with curtains closed), spotted a little later.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Thursday 12th December 2019, 19:39
Replies: 37
Views: 4,375
Posted By JTweedie
An octopus and a bald eagle got in a tussle. One...

An octopus and a bald eagle got in a tussle. One of those should they have intervened moments.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/12/eagle-octopus-canadians-rescue-bird-battle-giant-mollusc
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Friday 8th November 2019, 19:45
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By JTweedie
Someone commented on the thread suggesting it...

Someone commented on the thread suggesting it might be.
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