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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 09:19
Replies: 12
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Posted By dantheman
Cormorant in the middle?? (Herring/LBBG Gulls for...

Cormorant in the middle?? (Herring/LBBG Gulls for others agreed)


(Absolutely no problems with poor photos such as these in most contexts - often birds are only seen at range and typical views of...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Tuesday 30th June 2020, 19:46
Replies: 442
Views: 9,839
Posted By dantheman
And what's the moth? (My front forks are...

And what's the moth?




(My front forks are just rusty!) ;)
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 30th June 2020, 10:23
Replies: 28
Views: 802
Posted By dantheman
Don't forget Nighthawks are not 'just' an...

Don't forget Nighthawks are not 'just' an equivalent to Nightjar but on the other side of the Atlantic. There are also a number of other nightjars in the US, different habitats, niches etc....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 28th June 2020, 22:04
Replies: 51
Views: 2,908
Posted By dantheman
I'm pretty sure that in the wider countryside...

I'm pretty sure that in the wider countryside there are plenty of pheasants of a few generations down the line that haven't seen a release pen at all. Be interesting to know if they can be...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 27th June 2020, 14:24
Replies: 208
Views: 5,236
Posted By dantheman
Best not to even think about Woodlice then...

Best not to even think about Woodlice then ...

https://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2014/09/many-names-brits-woodlice
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 27th June 2020, 13:09
Replies: 51
Views: 2,908
Posted By dantheman
See post #37 ;)

See post #37 ;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th June 2020, 11:48
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By dantheman
That would make sense. Close other...

That would make sense. Close other curtains/blinds so it doesn't fly into window glass unnecessarily. If its old enough to make it's way out it's old enough ... if not (ie can't fly yet, then that'll...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th June 2020, 11:33
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By dantheman
Did they nest at the other end perhaps and it's...

Did they nest at the other end perhaps and it's gone the wrong way?

Will you be able to take the vent off at the kitchen end?

It's also possible it's further away and the sound is being amplified...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th June 2020, 10:54
Replies: 51
Views: 2,908
Posted By dantheman
What size were the eggs? What were they like...

What size were the eggs? What were they like (presume the blue one was the same size - or was it different?)

I also noted you said the female was pestered by a crow in your garden. Were you able to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 22nd June 2020, 23:14
Replies: 208
Views: 5,236
Posted By dantheman
Saints alive! I think he may gave been confusing...

Saints alive!

I think he may gave been confusing it with this (that takes me back!) -


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Little_Dickie_Birds
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 21st June 2020, 23:10
Replies: 208
Views: 5,236
Posted By dantheman
Probably not in the spirit of the moment or the...

Probably not in the spirit of the moment or the thread ... naming US birds after conventional white figures, fictional or otherwise ;)



EDIT: Although Chuck Cissel, 71 - African American Jazz...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 21st June 2020, 23:07
Replies: 208
Views: 5,236
Posted By dantheman
I did check - you're probably thinking of Mr Dan...

I did check - you're probably thinking of Mr Dan Quayle of Indiana? - there seem to be as many Bloomingtons as Springfields - the one in Illinois even has a VP Mr Quale! (Or maybe not ;) )

Cissel -...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 21st June 2020, 22:40
Replies: 208
Views: 5,236
Posted By dantheman
Bobolink and Bobwhite Quail are two more bird...

Bobolink and Bobwhite Quail are two more bird names commemorating some relatively unknown historical figures in both first and last names.

The former an American-Irish golfing star from the turn of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 21st June 2020, 17:51
Replies: 208
Views: 5,236
Posted By dantheman
Maybe not just you or your wife - aka Fudge Duck...

Maybe not just you or your wife - aka Fudge Duck ;)
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 21st June 2020, 17:21
Replies: 208
Views: 5,236
Posted By dantheman
Dumbing-down. Going to the lowest common...

Dumbing-down. Going to the lowest common denominator. The commonest regular or garden birds tend to be straightforward anyway - Goldfinch, Blue Tit, House Sparrow etc?
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 21st June 2020, 14:30
Replies: 208
Views: 5,236
Posted By dantheman
Like/agree :t: It's called 'dumbing down'...

Like/agree :t:


It's called 'dumbing down' sometimes these days I think.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 21st June 2020, 11:20
Replies: 208
Views: 5,236
Posted By dantheman
I'm also thinking that a name doesn't have to be...

I'm also thinking that a name doesn't have to be physically descriptive at all. In Europe Song Thrush and Mistle Thrush don't need changing! A plethora of napes, throats, breasted and winged etc tied...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 20th June 2020, 22:15
Replies: 442
Views: 9,839
Posted By dantheman
Forgetting the markings, what family or species...

Forgetting the markings, what family or species is it most like? Then maybe a quick scroll through the UKMoths website as a starter?
Forum: Nestboxes Saturday 20th June 2020, 21:43
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By dantheman
These are specialists in the field I believe (not...

These are specialists in the field I believe (not used them myself)-

https://handykam.com/
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Saturday 20th June 2020, 11:25
Replies: 442
Views: 9,839
Posted By dantheman
And not left in situ if the sun is going to get...

And not left in situ if the sun is going to get in on it during the day ...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 19th June 2020, 21:55
Replies: 208
Views: 5,236
Posted By dantheman
In current context, but yes ;) - that one even...

In current context, but yes ;) - that one even more inclusive I guess.

I started typing more but didn't know any suitable birds - Variegated Bird of Paradise though?
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 19th June 2020, 21:31
Replies: 208
Views: 5,236
Posted By dantheman
in the US it's more like 50% (or even more?)...

in the US it's more like 50% (or even more?) female birders.

Black-and-white Warbler is well known as being one of the most inclusive bird names around.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 19th June 2020, 20:19
Replies: 208
Views: 5,236
Posted By dantheman
Some might argue that the biggest tit is...

Some might argue that the biggest tit is currently in office in another country altogether ...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 19th June 2020, 17:08
Replies: 208
Views: 5,236
Posted By dantheman
Oldsquaw was deemed derogatory, yes, so changed...

Oldsquaw was deemed derogatory, yes, so changed to the relatively boring European 'Long-tailed Duck'. For good reason though apparently - see eg https://ourfinefeatheredfriends.com/tag/oldsquaw/

To...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 19th June 2020, 17:04
Replies: 208
Views: 5,236
Posted By dantheman
Back when it was always a warbler - it's in...

Back when it was always a warbler - it's in Europe. It's true that it's actually a cisticola and there is a bird with the same name. So it got officially 'changed' a decade or two back ... but old...
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