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Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 27th August 2020, 04:11
Replies: 0
Views: 189
Posted By Pariah
The Natural History of Cape Clear by Steve Wing

A review of the forthcoming book by long term Cape Clear warden, Steve Wing. A must have for birders who have ever visited that magical...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 15th August 2020, 05:55
Replies: 52
Views: 1,683
Posted By Pariah
Whilst we all agree it seems that time is the...

Whilst we all agree it seems that time is the major component, it's worth further clarifying, if it wasn't already obvious, that you can tailor that time.

There's two general schools of finding. 1....
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 14th August 2020, 03:50
Replies: 52
Views: 1,683
Posted By Pariah
Yes, I understand that, but again, there's a...

Yes, I understand that, but again, there's a specific context here, in that the OP is talking about moving from being a twitcher to a finder. This presumes the ability to move when...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 13th August 2020, 18:40
Replies: 52
Views: 1,683
Posted By Pariah
I suppose such things could be considered a...

I suppose such things could be considered a privilege...but hardly an unobtainable one. I've said it before, and will say it again, if you can run across the country to twitch a bird, you can do it...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 13th August 2020, 12:04
Replies: 52
Views: 1,683
Posted By Pariah
Agree completely, more time in the field, ideally...

Agree completely, more time in the field, ideally at good locations.
Add to that, put yourself in those locations first, and if you can...choose locations with fewer birders.

Owen
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 13th August 2020, 11:39
Replies: 52
Views: 1,683
Posted By Pariah
Yes, but think about what you're saying there....

Yes, but think about what you're saying there. One time you went for a leak and found a bird...how many times have you gone for a leak and NOT found a bird.

If you told us that every time you went...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 13th August 2020, 10:16
Replies: 52
Views: 1,683
Posted By Pariah
There's no such thing as luck. Seriously. As a...

There's no such thing as luck. Seriously. As a bird finder, I despise when someone calls it luck when you find (yet another) good bird. As if you're flipping a coin when you ID that rarity you just...
Forum: Mammals Monday 13th July 2020, 03:54
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Pariah
Thanks All. An unexpected positive of Corona...

Thanks All.

An unexpected positive of Corona virus...lots of availability with these hides! :t:

Owen
Forum: Mammals Sunday 12th July 2020, 17:44
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Pariah
Lions, Tigers, BEARS. OH MY!

A fantastic experience seeing Bears and Wolves in eastern Finland, including encountering and photographing the Wolf pack...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 25th March 2020, 11:15
Replies: 804
Views: 39,488
Posted By Pariah
Apart from the fact that there are fatalities,...

Apart from the fact that there are fatalities, even among frontline health care staff, who had no underlying health conditions, what about the multitude of people who will have previously undetected...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 3rd January 2020, 05:58
Replies: 34
Views: 1,003
Posted By Pariah
Grey Headed Woodpecker. Owen

Grey Headed Woodpecker.

Owen
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 11:07
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By Pariah
Irish Rare and Scarce Birding Group (IRSBG) List

Hi all,

For those interested, there is now another listing option available for Ireland on Bubo.

https://bubo.org/ireland-irish-rare-and-scarce-birding-group.html

Regards

Owen
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 19th November 2019, 08:15
Replies: 100
Views: 32,125
Posted By Pariah
You have this incredible habit of taking the...

You have this incredible habit of taking the wrong end of the stick on any and all issues, and then, when the reality of the situation is explained to you, rationalizing away that explanation...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 28th October 2019, 16:21
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By Pariah
Ireland Through Birds

A review of Ireland Through Birds by Conor O'Brien

http://helhathnobirdies.blogspot.com/2019/10/review-ireland-through-birds-conor-w.html?m=1

Owen
Forum: Ireland Monday 15th July 2019, 09:12
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By Pariah
If you're without a scope then don't waste your...

If you're without a scope then don't waste your time with either seawatching site. You simply won't see anything.

Regards

Owen
Forum: Ireland Monday 15th July 2019, 08:02
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By Pariah
Shearwater tours is, however, based out of west...

Shearwater tours is, however, based out of west Cork. You could try and charter a boat out of Dingle, but it's very expensive and without chum, not much use.

If you can head south to west Cork for...
Forum: Ireland Monday 15th July 2019, 05:48
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By Pariah
You will need a scope if taking on Brandon. Walk...

You will need a scope if taking on Brandon.
Walk east along the cliff from the car park and position yourself here somewhere in a suitable hollow.

Dropped pin
Near Murirrigane, Co. Kerry,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 29th January 2019, 12:20
Replies: 157
Views: 7,283
Posted By Pariah
I've heard this competition line before, I've...

I've heard this competition line before, I've never bought into it tbh, but where that falls down would obviously be a case where you have a national committee who are blatantly incompetent. So as...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 29th January 2019, 11:44
Replies: 157
Views: 7,283
Posted By Pariah
There is a level of irony in saying "people will...

There is a level of irony in saying "people will call birds whatever names they want" and then demand that people rigidly conform to a concept of what is tickable. ;)

By the same logic, can't you...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 28th January 2019, 07:01
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Pariah
105 Yellowhammer 5 Jay 6 Magpie 40 Blue Tit 25...

105 Yellowhammer
5 Jay
6 Magpie
40 Blue Tit
25 Great Tit
1 Robin
1 Coal Tit
12 Greenfinch
12 Tree Sparrow
6 Blackbird
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 04:16
Replies: 157
Views: 7,283
Posted By Pariah
Blasphemous stuff! 8-P Owen

Blasphemous stuff! 8-P

Owen
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 31st December 2018, 18:32
Replies: 19
Views: 1,439
Posted By Pariah
My Highlights...

My Highlights here.

http://helhathnobirdies.blogspot.com/2018/12/2018-review.html?m=1

Birds wise I think I would go
1. Pine Bunting (Self found)
2. Lesser White Fronted Goose
3. Cattle Egrets (self...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 10th November 2018, 06:55
Replies: 19
Views: 1,211
Posted By Pariah
You also have the cases of what I call "temporal...

You also have the cases of what I call "temporal stringing" or "hindsight fluffing".

I think I've commented on the forum about this before. This is when someone has genuinely found a bird, but when...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 8th November 2018, 10:24
Replies: 19
Views: 1,211
Posted By Pariah
There are people who are completely oblivious to...

There are people who are completely oblivious to their lack of ability, or even their own delusions when they claim birds, or try to cover up their ID errors in some manner.

Then there are people...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 31st October 2018, 05:51
Replies: 24
Views: 1,090
Posted By Pariah
Eh? Without knowing the context of the incident...

Eh? Without knowing the context of the incident is this a rational comment?

She could have been cycling by and turned a corner into to see a stag on a path.

There could have been a rogue...
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