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Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 17:56
Replies: 650
Views: 100,177
Posted By Farnboro John
The thing is, as a bomb truck the B52 is in a...

The thing is, as a bomb truck the B52 is in a class of its own, but it has no credibility as a participant in a modern peer conflict. Its only possible role would be to take cruise missiles to an...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 23rd March 2019, 08:51
Replies: 35
Views: 1,549
Posted By Farnboro John
Day's end: Me and the Jeep and the evening Sunset

Day's end:

Me and the Jeep and the evening
Sunset
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 23rd March 2019, 08:49
Replies: 35
Views: 1,549
Posted By Farnboro John
Later in the afternoon: Squash sp - we saw a lot...

Later in the afternoon:

Squash sp - we saw a lot of this on the roadside and quickly realised it wasn't actually fallen produce from an overloaded truck. Don't know what it is though!

Black-crowned...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 23rd March 2019, 08:00
Replies: 35
Views: 1,549
Posted By Farnboro John
Nice video - bloody aggressive pursuit of some of...

Nice video - bloody aggressive pursuit of some of the animals, though. Thank you for your thoughts.

Wednesday 1130 - 2000


When we woke at 1130 we had a council of war and decided that after the...
Forum: Mammals Wednesday 20th March 2019, 22:09
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Farnboro John
If its anything at all like the situation in...

If its anything at all like the situation in Britain, Bank Voles are behaviourally easier to see than Field Voles anyway, which biases sightings still further.

John
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 20th March 2019, 20:53
Replies: 35
Views: 1,549
Posted By Farnboro John
More overnight action: Roosting...

More overnight action:

Roosting Dromedaries
Roosting Ruppell's Fox
African Golden Wolf X 2
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 20th March 2019, 20:49
Replies: 35
Views: 1,549
Posted By Farnboro John
Thank you one and all.... Tuesday 2000 –...

Thank you one and all....

Tuesday 2000 – Wednesday 0400

It was dark before we reached Oued Jenna and someone was there ahead of us – a big 4WD was parked at the side of the road and several darkly...
Forum: Mammals Wednesday 20th March 2019, 19:06
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Farnboro John
All Bank Vole. Colour looks right and bicoloured...

All Bank Vole. Colour looks right and bicoloured tail is Bank Vole feature, not Field Vole, but structure of ears - quite prominent and smooth, where Field Vole ears are small, almost lost in main...
Forum: Lists Monday 18th March 2019, 18:35
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By Farnboro John
I haven't seen one at all, and those pics look...

I haven't seen one at all, and those pics look great - lucky you!

John
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 18th March 2019, 18:19
Replies: 35
Views: 1,549
Posted By Farnboro John
Larking about (3) Dunn's Lark X 2 Sahara...

Larking about (3)

Dunn's Lark X 2
Sahara Sunset
Jeep parked very definitely on the road
Desert Moonrise - the moon is full - keep to the road....
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 18th March 2019, 18:13
Replies: 35
Views: 1,549
Posted By Farnboro John
Larking about (2) Greater Hoopoe-lark Greater...

Larking about (2)

Greater Hoopoe-lark
Greater Hoopoe-lark and Temminck's Lark
Red-rumped Wheatear male
Cream-coloured Courser X 2
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 18th March 2019, 18:09
Replies: 35
Views: 1,549
Posted By Farnboro John
Larking about (1) Red-rumped Wheatear...

Larking about (1)

Red-rumped Wheatear female
Thekla Lark juvenile X 2
Greater Hoopoe-lark X 2
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 18th March 2019, 18:00
Replies: 35
Views: 1,549
Posted By Farnboro John
Tuesday 1130 - 2000 One problem that had arisen...

Tuesday 1130 - 2000

One problem that had arisen during our last night drive was a slow puncture. It wasn't an enormous worry as we had a spare, but who wants to skin their knuckles changing a wheel?...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 17th March 2019, 20:11
Replies: 47
Views: 1,856
Posted By Farnboro John
Bravo Rich. I am so glad you have finally...

Bravo Rich. I am so glad you have finally connected!

I've never been to Islay but can definitely recommend Ardnamurchan.

John
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 17th March 2019, 08:01
Replies: 35
Views: 1,549
Posted By Farnboro John
I think the answer could be yes.... originally it...

I think the answer could be yes.... originally it was called as a Thekla, but then the team retreated from that and decided it was "just" a Crested. As Thekla was a tick for me I was kind of out of...
Forum: Northumberland Saturday 16th March 2019, 16:33
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By Farnboro John
I don't understand this. A substantial proportion...

I don't understand this. A substantial proportion of these species are easy in East Anglia, especially on reserves. Redstart at Minsmere, Tripits in the Brecks for instance. There seems to be...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 16th March 2019, 08:06
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By Farnboro John
....and that's a Robin, its only all the...

....and that's a Robin, its only all the imitations that require a qualifier.

John
Forum: Lists Thursday 14th March 2019, 18:54
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By Farnboro John
Those locals who are pro-boar certainly tend not...

Those locals who are pro-boar certainly tend not to give information out generally (though they will usually help obviously genuine wildlife watchers on site) because the public will feed boars which...
Forum: Mammals Tuesday 12th March 2019, 20:23
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By Farnboro John
Can't see any sort of face mask, so I agree...

Can't see any sort of face mask, so I agree Ferret but if you come from the direction that Ferrets are white/cream and Polecat-ferrets are sort of Polecat coloured, then it's the latter. What it...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 11th March 2019, 20:56
Replies: 35
Views: 1,549
Posted By Farnboro John
Another 40 km on would be a further 80 km round...

Another 40 km on would be a further 80 km round trip on top of what we were already doing each night (about 500 km) :eek!:

I didn't mean to comment on how laid back the military guys were, we just...
Forum: Lists Sunday 10th March 2019, 17:40
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By Farnboro John
Photo of Bank Vole mentioned earlier in the...

Photo of Bank Vole mentioned earlier in the thread.

Also pictures of a cracking buck Muntjac acting on information received confidentially at a site where both disturbance and effect on other users...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 10th March 2019, 15:12
Replies: 35
Views: 1,549
Posted By Farnboro John
Monday 2000 - Tuesday 0430 My chosen position in...

Monday 2000 - Tuesday 0430

My chosen position in the car was left side, because that way my Night Rig Mark 8 could be balanced on my left hand to spotlight using the bore-sighted torch, with my left...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 10th March 2019, 15:07
Replies: 35
Views: 1,549
Posted By Farnboro John
Last Monday afternoon: Long-legged...

Last Monday afternoon:

Long-legged Buzzard
Cricket Warbler
Acacia Thornbush
Desert Wheatear
Mine sign

John
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 10th March 2019, 15:03
Replies: 35
Views: 1,549
Posted By Farnboro John
And more Monday afternoon (sorry, I like camels...

And more Monday afternoon (sorry, I like camels even if they aren't properly wild):

Dromedaries X 3
Cream-coloured Courser
Dromedaries

John
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 10th March 2019, 14:59
Replies: 35
Views: 1,549
Posted By Farnboro John
Monday afternoon pictures: Sahara Rock...

Monday afternoon pictures:

Sahara Rock formations
Team transport
Roadside art installation/shrine/rubbish heap
Red-rumped Wheatear

John
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