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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 15:56
Replies: 10
Views: 161
Posted By dantheman
Looking at your pics you can certainly say, on...

Looking at your pics you can certainly say, on reflection, that it isn't (and if it had been pecking at the ground you could have said another shot at a rarity bites the dust ...)

soz ... :eat:
Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 15:47
Replies: 44
Views: 686
Posted By dantheman
Not going to swap the r's and l's in that one...

Not going to swap the r's and l's in that one ;)


3 Redwing in the Holly tree at the bottom of the garden this morning - been no visible berries in it for a while. The Hawthorn slowly being denuded...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Today, 15:45
Replies: 10
Views: 161
Posted By dantheman
Presume some of these doves are captured as...

Presume some of these doves are captured as cagebirds/interbred, and hybrids can occur (cf Barbary Dove elsewhere)
Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 14:51
Replies: 44
Views: 686
Posted By dantheman
(not to be confused with Loy of the Lovers, star...

(not to be confused with Loy of the Lovers, star of that old Jackie Chan romcom)
Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 14:37
Replies: 44
Views: 686
Posted By dantheman
Was messing with you a tad ;) Mind you don't know...

Was messing with you a tad ;) Mind you don't know Pele's initials, or any that fit Andy's game criteria ... or do I ... ?



... Roy of the Rovers?
Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 13:51
Replies: 44
Views: 686
Posted By dantheman
Lineker, Gary Barlow, Pele, that Cantona bloke?

Lineker, Gary Barlow, Pele, that Cantona bloke?
Forum: Conservation Today, 11:39
Replies: 93
Views: 3,633
Posted By dantheman
Obviously as an Australian you will be...

Obviously as an Australian you will be considering this to be yet another example of fake news, and the other facts/items reported as of negligible importance?

<add smiley>
Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 11:30
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By dantheman
Saying that, just found one (was writing an email...

Saying that, just found one (was writing an email to someone when I used a word which I thought I'd check) -

https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=111469&highlight=mayn%27t

(*ayn't, where *=...
Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 11:27
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By dantheman
Crumbs, good point ;) (Or would be if thousands...

Crumbs, good point ;) (Or would be if thousands were posting)

In my case it's simply because I have other Important Deadlines coming up, and procrastinating on BF is my distraction therapy.
Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 09:17
Replies: 44
Views: 686
Posted By dantheman
Ravens can count to 5 or more I believe. Not sure...

Ravens can count to 5 or more I believe. Not sure about the smaller passerines.

Lisp (45)
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 21:34
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By dantheman
BFers

Or Biffers, or maybe there's a better name?

Similar in some respects to googlewhacks*, these are words that come up only once in an 'Advanced Search' on the BirdForum website. I've noticed a few...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 20:45
Replies: 44
Views: 686
Posted By dantheman
Remember Googlewhacks? (See wikipedia if...

Remember Googlewhacks? (See wikipedia if not).

Doing a search and getting a unique return on BF is something akin to, and a source of some pride or something I guess. Unfortunately imatatress has...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 10:18
Replies: 131
Views: 3,068
Posted By dantheman
The more serious ones tend to call themselves...

The more serious ones tend to call themselves entomologists though.



;)
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 10:16
Replies: 131
Views: 3,068
Posted By dantheman
Nice one. (Nicer if it was alive of course!) I...

Nice one. (Nicer if it was alive of course!)

I guess the question is whether it was alive on your property before it was killed, and not brought in by a cat (or a weasel etc) which was then...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Yesterday, 10:06
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By dantheman
Also interested to know how many burger...

Also interested to know how many burger establishments get visited along the way (presumably as a nod to the origins of the purported bird(s).)
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 21:38
Replies: 131
Views: 3,068
Posted By dantheman
Indeed ... ;) At the moment the light (actual...

Indeed ... ;)

At the moment the light (actual photons) still get received in our retinas, so yes, I would say it is different. And we are witnessing them at the time.

With the advance in technology...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 21:05
Replies: 131
Views: 3,068
Posted By dantheman
24) Magpie Another that had occurred earlier...

24) Magpie

Another that had occurred earlier with no date. Starling the only outstanding (remaining to be added as opposed to being amazing) one now I think.

Possibles include a just-missed...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 20:17
Replies: 131
Views: 3,068
Posted By dantheman
For the scientific record if it occurred, it...

For the scientific record if it occurred, it occurred. As Richard says, if it's for your own personal recording, then no. I guess you have to have 'experienced' it in real time, in person ... but...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 20:11
Replies: 44
Views: 686
Posted By dantheman
(Saying it out loud may help - took me a...

(Saying it out loud may help - took me a while)

The strange thing is that a typo on an almost obsolete* word kicks up a slightly (?) commoner word which in the context used gives the opposite sense...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 17:40
Replies: 44
Views: 686
Posted By dantheman
Can't comment on numbers, we don't usually get...

Can't comment on numbers, we don't usually get many down here in Cornwall anyway. I'm just bemused by the thread title.

;)
Forum: Lists Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 10:13
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By dantheman
Mammals Jan 21st 2) Short-tailed Field Vole - a...

Mammals

Jan 21st

2) Short-tailed Field Vole - a couple disturbed whilst moving things around up at the field

Another butterfly at another location - possible Small Tortoiseshell (or Red Admiral)...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 20th January 2020, 20:41
Replies: 131
Views: 3,068
Posted By dantheman
Indeed ;) The only other was a Water Rail that...

Indeed ;)

The only other was a Water Rail that ran across the road in front of the car as I was approaching the field once ... it ran up the bank and out of sight and straight into my property ......
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 20th January 2020, 20:32
Replies: 131
Views: 3,068
Posted By dantheman
Struggled to find my records, so being really...

Struggled to find my records, so being really good and starting with dated occurrences only - one specific that I can recall

6th Jan 2020

11) Kestrel one in flight (didn't have this last...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 20th January 2020, 20:16
Replies: 131
Views: 3,068
Posted By dantheman
Yep. Can't think I've ever had an addition like...

Yep. Can't think I've ever had an addition like that though myself ... has anyone? I've had a Wryneck in the hedge once, but I was the wrong side and wouldn't have been able to say it was actually...
Forum: Lists Monday 20th January 2020, 20:02
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By dantheman
Mammals Jan 20th 1) Rabbit - half dozen or so,...

Mammals

Jan 20th

1) Rabbit - half dozen or so, Stithians Reservoir

Also another Red Admiral (also at Stithians) in the sunshine. Not been out much (!) but another vertebrate, a mid-sized Common...
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