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  1. Andy Adcock

    Deletion of OP when replying

    You used to be able to delete the irrelevent parts of the post you were responding to. After yesterdays maintenance, I now find that when I reply, I now cannot delete any of the OP?
  2. Andy Adcock

    External hard drive recommendation

    My hard drive just failed and I have potentially lost a whole load of stuff. I've enquired with a local 'file recovery' specialist and it will cost me a minimum of £450 plus an initial £95 assessment charge, to try and recover my files. Anyway, I'm looking for any recommendations for a 2Tb...
  3. Andy Adcock

    Stranded Orca, Orkney.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-55559943
  4. Andy Adcock

    Internet speed UK

    I've been having speed issues which I've never had before. I was previously alloted a maximum speed of 100mb and constantly got more than that, usually around 110. Since lockdown, my speeds have been all over the oplace, dropping at times to 1.5mb and I complained to Virgin who upgraded my...
  5. Andy Adcock

    Wind turbines offshore of Flamborough

    Wouldn't it be possible, to design a safety guard for these turbines such as the ones we have on domestic fans? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-55509225
  6. Andy Adcock

    One for Nutty

    Happy xmas Michael and all. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-55398420
  7. Andy Adcock

    Ten Sperm Whales dead in Yorks

    After becoming beached near Hull. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-55436369
  8. Andy Adcock

    Dream Moth 2021

    Let us muse on what would be the 'realistic', dream moth for your garden next year. This is going to depend on location, those lucky enough to be coastal, have a lot more scope to dream but my personal Lepidopteran porn star would be Merveille du Jour. Over to you mothers and happy (bah humbug)...
  9. Andy Adcock

    Privacy options

    Under this heading account details it says...... Show your current activity This will allow other people to see what page you are currently viewing. I have the relevant box unticked and whilst it doesn't show my 'current' activity, it does show where I've been within a few minutes. I...
  10. Andy Adcock

    UK import duty on books

    A note on my usual suppliers site re European Breeding Bird Atlas Edition 2, reads............ 'Please note we may not be able to honour the previous pre-publication offer of for any copies ordered after 18:00 on December 7 due to the first print run being sold out and the potential import...
  11. Andy Adcock

    UK travel ban

    Anyone who has been brave enough to plan any kind of getaway from the UK over Christmas, had better hope their flight is not to or via, any of the countries in this article. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-55385768 We so very nearly booked a flight to Russia via Amsterdam but decided...
  12. Andy Adcock

    Little Terns, Blakeney

    Best year in 26. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-55286518
  13. Andy Adcock

    Lark, Witsand, South Africa

    Taken at Witsand National Park, January 2012 Apologies, I know I'm the first to complain when people upload poor images but I thought that as this was desert habitat, the choices may be very limited? My wife was taking a picture and hadn't noticed the bird in between me and her! I include the...
  14. Andy Adcock

    Mammals of Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia

    Just been made aware of this new title through Mammal Watching. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mammals-Ethiopia-Eritrea-Djibouti-Somalia/dp/099341611X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Mammals+of+Ethiopia%2C+Eritrea%2C+Djibouti+and+Somalia&qid=1606500250&sr=8-1
  15. Andy Adcock

    Limping Mountain Lions

    Could they be intoxicated with something? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-49429877
  16. Andy Adcock

    Lucky Pup

    'Shared landscape'? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-55043171 People want to share the environement with wildlife yet they don't realise that the alligators in their lake, will make a snack of their bite size dog?
  17. Andy Adcock

    Eighth, Shark fatality

    Must be a modern record for annual shark attack deaths? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-55033872
  18. Andy Adcock

    Where will you go?

    Let's have an optimistic thread, share your plans and hopes for a birding trip when it all opens up. The only 'patch' that I can watch right now, is a small one of mould in my porch, I'm desperate to get away like many others. Shows how deprived I am right now, a flock of Greylags had me...
  19. Andy Adcock

    Yellow-l Q

    Tentative ID, anyone else agree?
  20. Andy Adcock

    OBC Yahoo group to close

    The OBC forum will cease operating with the demise of Yahoo groups. A group e-mail from Krys Kazmierczak reads. 'Dear Members of the OrientalBirding (OB) email group. As some of you may know, Yahoo Groups will be closing down on 15th December 2020. The reason cited is that "Yahoo Groups has...
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