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Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 15th October 2019, 11:58
Replies: 34
Views: 1,105
Posted By Farnboro John
I thought you can book out any time you like but...

I thought you can book out any time you like but you can never leave? 3:-)

John
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 15th October 2019, 06:36
Replies: 66
Views: 2,032
Posted By Farnboro John
I agree with Wolfie. I would also comment that I...

I agree with Wolfie.

I would also comment that I like a full car as well as the next birder does - birding with a group of friends is a lot of fun. However, circumstances vary for everybody and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 14th October 2019, 07:48
Replies: 66
Views: 2,032
Posted By Farnboro John
I believe these days it is called "crowd...

I believe these days it is called "crowd funding". ;)



You'd think so, but looking for quick solutions I thought of taking out the world's biggest cities with nukes: you get into diminishing...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 13th October 2019, 21:08
Replies: 66
Views: 2,032
Posted By Farnboro John
The human "need" in terms of volume of any given...

The human "need" in terms of volume of any given crop is driven by human numbers and the crisis that needs solving is human population growth. Everything else is pratting about pretending that isn't...
Forum: Lists Sunday 13th October 2019, 20:44
Replies: 82
Views: 4,700
Posted By Farnboro John
Thank you and welcome! Feel free to add your own...

Thank you and welcome! Feel free to add your own contributions: tales of sightings, pictures, sharing hot sites for any species. If wild mammals are your thing you may find mammalwatching.com a...
Forum: Lists Friday 11th October 2019, 17:45
Replies: 82
Views: 4,700
Posted By Farnboro John
Last full day and finally connected with an adult...

Last full day and finally connected with an adult female Otter with two youngsters in tow, just down the road near Bixter. I saw them first while out specifically searching for Otters and later Roy...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Friday 11th October 2019, 10:28
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By Farnboro John
I've seen Hobbies hunting Noctules locally a few...

I've seen Hobbies hunting Noctules locally a few times, normally approaching from low in the six o' clock but still almost invariably being detected and evaded - usually by a quick drop towards the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 10th October 2019, 19:48
Replies: 797
Views: 122,668
Posted By Farnboro John
Sally B's season is over/nearly over but I doubt...

Sally B's season is over/nearly over but I doubt other B-17s will be grounded while the investigation takes place. It is rare for a problem to be systemic in an aircraft type, much more common to be...
Forum: Lists Thursday 10th October 2019, 08:20
Replies: 82
Views: 4,700
Posted By Farnboro John
More good Harbour Porpoise views yesterday near...

More good Harbour Porpoise views yesterday near Laxfirth, along with some hauled-out Common Seals. Still no Otters, that's something we miss from Hillswick. Birding a bit uphill and best bird of the...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 9th October 2019, 10:46
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By Farnboro John
Done. If there are no copyright issues I would...

Done. If there are no copyright issues I would appreciate the OP making the results available on this thread in due course.

John
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 9th October 2019, 10:07
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By Farnboro John
Red-tailed Hawk in Yellowstone for...

Red-tailed Hawk in Yellowstone for comparison.

John

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Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Wednesday 9th October 2019, 07:12
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By Farnboro John
Wood Warbler singing in an episode of Midsomer...

Wood Warbler singing in an episode of Midsomer Murders the other day (an old Barnaby/Troy one), don't believe that was on location either.... ;)

John
Forum: Lists Tuesday 8th October 2019, 21:16
Replies: 82
Views: 4,700
Posted By Farnboro John
Cheers Rich, the Orcas were amazing, we were...

Cheers Rich, the Orcas were amazing, we were lucky to be on hand for them. :t:

John
Forum: Lists Tuesday 8th October 2019, 20:25
Replies: 82
Views: 4,700
Posted By Farnboro John
No further Orca sightings for us to date. The...

No further Orca sightings for us to date. The daily diet mammal-wise is Rabbits, Grey and Common Seals in varying proportions, but today a trip South gave Roy and I decent views of Harbour Porpoises...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Monday 7th October 2019, 16:59
Replies: 12
Views: 1,372
Posted By Farnboro John
I don't doubt that. The New Forest has been...

I don't doubt that. The New Forest has been manicured for over a thousand years as the King's deer forest, National Park etc and it goes on today with slow removal of conifer plantations, gorse...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Monday 7th October 2019, 13:52
Replies: 12
Views: 1,372
Posted By Farnboro John
Goshawks are found right across Eurasia, so are...

Goshawks are found right across Eurasia, so are Honey Buzzards. Their interactions are insignificant globally. Goshawks most likely do take juvenile Honey Buzzards in the New Forest and elsewhere but...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Monday 7th October 2019, 07:58
Replies: 12
Views: 1,372
Posted By Farnboro John
Yes, its nice that they are solid in the New...

Yes, its nice that they are solid in the New Forest, but I live at the other end of the county and they haven't managed to spread up here....

John
Forum: Lists Saturday 5th October 2019, 21:47
Replies: 82
Views: 4,700
Posted By Farnboro John
Part the third Orca(s) X 5 Ronas Voe after the...

Part the third

Orca(s) X 5 Ronas Voe after the hiking round after invisible Snowy - day saver!

John
Forum: Lists Saturday 5th October 2019, 21:44
Replies: 82
Views: 4,700
Posted By Farnboro John
Second part: Long-finned Pilot Whales Orca(s) X...

Second part:

Long-finned Pilot Whales
Orca(s) X 2
Mountain Hare (Up on Ronas Hill massif where we spent 6 hours dipping Snowy Owl)

John
Forum: Lists Saturday 5th October 2019, 21:38
Replies: 82
Views: 4,700
Posted By Farnboro John
Some pix from the last few days: European Beaver...

Some pix from the last few days:

European Beaver X 2
Black Grouse (Greyhen)
Changeable weather after leaving Aberdeen on the ferry to Shetland
Semipalmated Sandpiper at Grutness

John
Forum: Lists Thursday 3rd October 2019, 20:06
Replies: 82
Views: 4,700
Posted By Farnboro John
Spent six hours today looking for the Snowy Owl...

Spent six hours today looking for the Snowy Owl near Ronas Hill, without success. Looking for a big white owl sounds easy till you get up there and see how big the landscape is and how much dead...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 3rd October 2019, 19:53
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Farnboro John
I may be missing something here, but doesn't that...

I may be missing something here, but doesn't that make them a little bit irregular? 8-P

John
Forum: Lists Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 18:11
Replies: 82
Views: 4,700
Posted By Farnboro John
News from the North: I'm currently on Shetland...

News from the North: I'm currently on Shetland being deafened by a smoke detector that disapproves of roasting.

On the way up we dropped in at Loch of the Lowes and had a European Beaver swim from...
Forum: Mammals Tuesday 1st October 2019, 20:36
Replies: 52
Views: 10,614
Posted By Farnboro John
Far as I know, one: but usual rules apply,...

Far as I know, one: but usual rules apply, provided there are no serious negative factors breeding success should be pretty good and with a native species expanding into unexploited suitable habitat...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 26th September 2019, 06:30
Replies: 34
Views: 1,105
Posted By Farnboro John
Thanks for the name-check - I think - nice...

Thanks for the name-check - I think - nice report, sounds interesting! Your car has reminded me of a prehistoric joke: What do you call a Skoda full of food?

A Lada.

I'll get my coat..... 3:-)

John
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