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Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Friday 15th February 2019, 16:40
Replies: 14
Views: 308
Posted By Farnboro John
Near you I would suggest Porthgwarra, where I've...

Near you I would suggest Porthgwarra, where I've seen two or three on occasions when I've been there in snaky weather (as opposed to howling gales for seawatching). Anywhere that looks like a nice...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Thursday 14th February 2019, 19:10
Replies: 14
Views: 308
Posted By Farnboro John
Thank you! I've looked for them in a couple of...

Thank you! I've looked for them in a couple of places where they are supposed to be, and not seen them. I've seen a lot of Adders down the years from conventional yellow and brown to nice...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Thursday 14th February 2019, 18:02
Replies: 14
Views: 308
Posted By Farnboro John
UK Herps 2019

My first Adder of the year today, no big surprise, I was champing at the bit at work looking at perfect weather for early basking.

The big surprise was, it was my first wild Black Adder, and am I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 10th February 2019, 19:59
Replies: 157
Views: 4,798
Posted By Farnboro John
Concur. John

Concur.

John
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 8th February 2019, 21:24
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Farnboro John
I'd have to check, a mate handled the booking...

I'd have to check, a mate handled the booking direct with Istvan.

Black Rabbits are fairly common on Scilly and Shetland, used to be regular near the roundabout where the A414 and A412 coincide just...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 8th February 2019, 20:04
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Farnboro John
I've had a dose of this kind of hide photography...

I've had a dose of this kind of hide photography in Hungary and the results can be astonishing. One hide we were in had a mixed colony of Red-footed Falcons and Kestrels, plus a couple of pairs of...
Forum: Mammals Thursday 7th February 2019, 20:26
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By Farnboro John
Most of Finland is not that high and they seem to...

Most of Finland is not that high and they seem to be everywhere including the lowland. I think its more to do with climate. In the Cairngorms etc they are above a height limit because its up there...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 7th February 2019, 20:23
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Farnboro John
Just to be clear, its not really a car park, but...

Just to be clear, its not really a car park, but a forest entrance with more than usual amount of room to park without blocking the gateway.

John
Forum: Mammals Thursday 7th February 2019, 17:40
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By Farnboro John
Mountain Hare. Ears are small, animal is...

Mountain Hare. Ears are small, animal is white.

In Finland they are found in lots of habitats including forest. Even in Britain they are active nocturnally: most Mountain Hare roadkill occurs...
Forum: Norfolk Wednesday 6th February 2019, 16:46
Replies: 258
Views: 61,971
Posted By Farnboro John
Don't hold your breath.... good news that they...

Don't hold your breath.... good news that they are around though. :t:

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 31st January 2019, 21:49
Replies: 641
Views: 97,546
Posted By Farnboro John
Yeah, I've seen the first Eagle scheme - can't...

Yeah, I've seen the first Eagle scheme - can't wait to photograph it myself, and looking forward to the other two..... :t:

We had a great day out. Hope you did too!

Cheers

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 31st January 2019, 21:31
Replies: 641
Views: 97,546
Posted By Farnboro John
Part 2: 31 Squadron special tail Tornado...

Part 2:

31 Squadron special tail Tornado GR4

Wraparound camo Tornado GR4 (star of the whole show)

Modern standard light grey Tornado GR4

McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle taking off from RAF...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 31st January 2019, 21:27
Replies: 641
Views: 97,546
Posted By Farnboro John
Pictures from the Tornado Farewell last...

Pictures from the Tornado Farewell last Wednesday.

John

Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 X 2

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning

Three Panavia Tornado GR4: camo top, IX(B) Squadron centre, 31 Squadron bottom
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 31st January 2019, 16:49
Replies: 157
Views: 4,798
Posted By Farnboro John
If we did then no doubt there would be confusion...

If we did then no doubt there would be confusion over why there aren't any spots on the yellow legs.... 3:-)

John
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Wednesday 30th January 2019, 20:12
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By Farnboro John
Concur - not least because I don't believe in...

Concur - not least because I don't believe in Scottish Crossbill....

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 30th January 2019, 20:08
Replies: 157
Views: 4,798
Posted By Farnboro John
The trouble (and it genuinely is trouble) being...

The trouble (and it genuinely is trouble) being that the rest of the world talks about Great Knot and Lesser Scaup, and while German is sufficiently similar to English that English speakers can make...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 29th January 2019, 16:27
Replies: 157
Views: 4,798
Posted By Farnboro John
'S obvious. What we need is a European Fair...

'S obvious. What we need is a European Fair Ticking Association (EFTA) which would have a single list controlled by a European Unified Recording Organisation (Euro) using the European Recording...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 27th January 2019, 22:20
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By Farnboro John
On the bright side, its the end of the self-found...

On the bright side, its the end of the self-found nonsense! :t:

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 27th January 2019, 21:24
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By Farnboro John
Access to good and improving information on how...

Access to good and improving information on how to identify birds is a world away from something doing it for you.

When I was young, everyone knew their friends' phone numbers. Now nobody does,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 27th January 2019, 20:22
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By Farnboro John
When I'm not birding (and sometimes when I am) I...

When I'm not birding (and sometimes when I am) I spend time watching aeroplanes. In my time I was a number-cruncher, a reggie-spotter. Not any more, I take aircraft photos to try to record the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 25th January 2019, 18:52
Replies: 157
Views: 4,798
Posted By Farnboro John
I'd love to but apparently I voted the wrong...

I'd love to but apparently I voted the wrong way.... ;)

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 25th January 2019, 14:53
Replies: 157
Views: 4,798
Posted By Farnboro John
That's "fanfare" not "fan-fair", which is one...

That's "fanfare" not "fan-fair", which is one good reason why people should learn names properly and not mess about with them improperly.

Another thing - nobody gains from someone putting "Common"...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 24th January 2019, 23:13
Replies: 641
Views: 97,546
Posted By Farnboro John
Good day out yesterday, not just the four...

Good day out yesterday, not just the four Tornados (two special tails, wraparound camo and a bog-standard boring grey one) but two F35 Lightnings and two Typhoons doing a maximum performance takeoff...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 24th January 2019, 18:02
Replies: 157
Views: 4,798
Posted By Farnboro John
Other birds that are not what their names say,...

Other birds that are not what their names say, and nobody cares, include Egyptian Goose and all the New World sparrows. It absolutely doesn't matter that Bearded Tit is not a tit.

BTW Dunnock is...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 24th January 2019, 17:46
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Farnboro John
It is sort of true.... If you use an off-camera...

It is sort of true.... If you use an off-camera flash such as a Canon Speedlite, it has an "AF-assist" light below the main flash, which lights up when you attempt to auto-focus. Frankly its not very...
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