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Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Today, 07:52
Replies: 32
Views: 773
Posted By Farnboro John
There have been reports through the summer but...

There have been reports through the summer but always well in retrospect.

Now, here I am on 38 for the year, only Common Hawker still to do down here. I'd like to finish on 40 if I can: what are the...
Forum: Conservation Yesterday, 22:55
Replies: 37
Views: 1,144
Posted By Farnboro John
We all now know that is a description of...

We all now know that is a description of everybody. Does Dr Ostrom's model predict the behaviour of the human population of the planet, or is it just one more non-functional description of a limited...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Yesterday, 21:58
Replies: 32
Views: 773
Posted By Farnboro John
I had a go at a Southern Emerald Damselfly site...

I had a go at a Southern Emerald Damselfly site earlier in the season and struck out, probably because there was a gale blowing and cloud cover though intermittent was more cloud than blue.

Today I...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Monday 19th August 2019, 19:27
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By Farnboro John
I'm thinking Red Underwing but hopefully somebody...

I'm thinking Red Underwing but hopefully somebody better will confirm it.

John
Forum: Birds Of Prey Saturday 17th August 2019, 17:45
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By Farnboro John
Ditto, with Red Kite far and away the most...

Ditto, with Red Kite far and away the most regular (almost daily in central Farnborough). Marvellous!

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 17th August 2019, 14:01
Replies: 133
Views: 8,429
Posted By Farnboro John
I was so proud of them: the foxes who put on a...

I was so proud of them: the foxes who put on a command performance as well as the boys, who were quiet and still and didn't alarm them at all.

All three of the current gang turned up, Psycho, Big...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 17th August 2019, 11:10
Replies: 133
Views: 8,429
Posted By Farnboro John
You and the boys are always welcome and that's a...

You and the boys are always welcome and that's a nice set of photos!

Cheers

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 17th August 2019, 07:10
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By Farnboro John
I would have got a book and showed them, then...

I would have got a book and showed them, then taken a biro and corrected the card and listened gleefully to the howls of dismay that I'd defaced the game. Then I'd likely have gone through all the...
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Friday 16th August 2019, 15:08
Replies: 36
Views: 9,952
Posted By Farnboro John
Unusually for me, I'm on the fence here as my...

Unusually for me, I'm on the fence here as my local cats help suppress the invasive alien Brown Rats, so they are moderately welcome in my garden. (I was definitely tickled when Dolly the tabby...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 14th August 2019, 20:14
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By Farnboro John
Well, lets give it a chance. But lets not pass up...

Well, lets give it a chance. But lets not pass up the chance to remark that any birder will learn more by doing it themselves - or does the app tell you why the bird is what it is?

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 12th August 2019, 19:34
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By Farnboro John
Funny you should say that. Mick Scott's boy Will...

Funny you should say that. Mick Scott's boy Will was adamant it was Lesser from the off (on site, too!) but since he was but a child at the time, was roundly ignored. I had my own epiphany with the...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Monday 12th August 2019, 15:37
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Farnboro John
Cracking garden tick! - Assuming it was, of...

Cracking garden tick! - Assuming it was, of course.

Cheers

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 12th August 2019, 15:35
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By Farnboro John
I think (I don't keep records of this sort of...

I think (I don't keep records of this sort of thing) the examples I saw (perhaps some while ago) were in the ID forum on here, and the app may have struggled with less than perfect photos. I imagine...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Sunday 11th August 2019, 20:19
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By Farnboro John
Locally we do have a fair number now, whereas...

Locally we do have a fair number now, whereas when I started birding 35 years ago there were basically none (odd immatures passed through rapidly).

In addition to town breeders you can expect to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 11th August 2019, 16:49
Replies: 37
Views: 1,450
Posted By Farnboro John
I don't doubt it. There is genuinely no hope for...

I don't doubt it. There is genuinely no hope for such places.

John
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 11th August 2019, 15:00
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Farnboro John
Think I'd dismiss that in the field as "a bit...

Think I'd dismiss that in the field as "a bit farmyardy" and if I saw it on the ground I'd look for the pot belly and spavined back end of a domestic goose - which I recognise is domesticated from...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 11th August 2019, 07:54
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By Farnboro John
Merlin is famous for producing some hilarious...

Merlin is famous for producing some hilarious misidentifications, as well - don't rely on it too much. It's right in this case.

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 11th August 2019, 07:52
Replies: 37
Views: 1,450
Posted By Farnboro John
Western Europe was cleared like that, though it...

Western Europe was cleared like that, though it took a while. All of it.

John
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 10th August 2019, 08:42
Replies: 32
Views: 773
Posted By Farnboro John
Or where to park? I've driven past there many...

Or where to park? I've driven past there many times but never thought of stopping.

John
Forum: Conservation Friday 9th August 2019, 22:15
Replies: 37
Views: 1,144
Posted By Farnboro John
Actually it would be interesting just to...

Actually it would be interesting just to correlate mapped areas to extinctions with causes, throughout history. Your idea is what we call decision-based evidence making.

John
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 9th August 2019, 14:48
Replies: 32
Views: 773
Posted By Farnboro John
I've also failed at Thursley this year - which...

I've also failed at Thursley this year - which would have been my local suggestion... and although the New Forest is an hour away it is SOOOO easy along Latchmore Brook, literally can't miss if the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 9th August 2019, 13:01
Replies: 37
Views: 1,450
Posted By Farnboro John
Dearie me! I wonder who wrote this in a trip...

Dearie me!

I wonder who wrote this in a trip report, there's not a single bird mentioned in a whole paragraph:

"Mosquitoes are indeed an annoyance here but it's on average really not worse than a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 9th August 2019, 12:51
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By Farnboro John
Yeah, innit! ;) With reference to Jos's comment,...

Yeah, innit! ;)

With reference to Jos's comment, I prefer to err by under- rather than over-comma-ing. I think the example chosen is at least arguable - but as I lack even basic training in grammar...
Forum: Lists & Members Yearly Lists Thursday 8th August 2019, 19:01
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By Farnboro John
Well, hopefully we've all learned...

Well, hopefully we've all learned something....

Your quest: far to go and any easy ones outstanding?

Cheers

John
Forum: Lists & Members Yearly Lists Thursday 8th August 2019, 17:54
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By Farnboro John
For year-listers Goshawk and Honey Buzzard can be...

For year-listers Goshawk and Honey Buzzard can be easily picked up at traditional sites where disturbance is an irrelevance - and for year-listing ease and speed are everything! Once they are on, its...
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