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Nurse Ratched 12:27 Fri Mar 27
For WHO's birders
I thought you might like this video.


It's a compilation of different birds singing. Beautiful photography. If you expand the 'title' under the video it gives a list of species and the times they pop up in the video. Most of the species are familiar to us in the UK, but there are some 'exotics' (the cranes - wow, what a noise!)

It was filmed in Belarus. The guy has a channel you can subscribe to.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it and maybe it'll take your mind off you-know-what for a few blessed minutes.

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Mike Oxsaw 7:32 Wed Mar 3
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Coffee 7:14 Wed Mar 3

I think you'll find them all in the current Tory party laying off contracts.

Coffee 7:14 Wed Mar 3
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Pesticides don't just kill little insects. When I first went to Calcutta, there were vultures all over the place, sitting in trees waiting to feast on whatever carrion the night has seen fit to provide. Then in the late 80s and early 90s, farmers surrounding the city started using a new kind of pesticide, which killed off the vultures - all of them. They're ugly as sin, but curiously hypnotic to watch.

Hammer and Pickle 8:33 Tue Mar 2
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Saw a Skylark out walking the brachet today. I was delighted as they've become quite rare of late due to the misuse of pesticides by farmers.

Side of Ham 8:34 Thu Feb 25
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Could it have been the Luftwaffe Pickle saw?

Hammer and Pickle 7:40 Thu Feb 25
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Heard a sound that could have been a rusty old cement mixer giving up the ghost, looked up and dead overhead was the year's first squadron of Greylag geese flying due north in immaculate V-shaped formation. They were clearly having a wonderful time and what a din!

zebthecat 7:36 Thu Feb 25
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Alfs 2:29 Wed Feb 24

Thanks I'll look that up.
I read the book Other Minds which is all about Octopus intelligence which as close as we can be to a true alien intelligence as their entire body plan (and neural plan) diverged from ours so long ago.

blueeyed.handsomeman 7:34 Thu Feb 25
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theyve found the rabbits and the hole,but to be frank they dont know anything about BURROWS

zebthecat 7:28 Thu Feb 25
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That is a lovely story Mex.
Storks are great birds and I went to see the ones at Knepp last Autumn. It is very impressive seeing something that big fly.and puts you in mind of the flying dinosaurs (which they sort of are given the Birds' lineage).

Mex Martillo 6:58 Thu Feb 25
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Swifts / swallows back here!
Sorry never worked out which they are!

It’s a lovely story isn’t it Alfs. We should congratulate that guy!

Alfs 2:29 Wed Feb 24
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Max, that's a gorgeous story. Thanks for sharing.

You should look up My Octopus Teacher on Netflix. An amazing story about a similar relationship but with an incredibly intelligent invertebrate.

Nurse Ratched 10:14 Tue Feb 23
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Pee Wee 10:13 Tue Feb 23
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**doffs cap**

Most wouldn’t have got it if he was pictured in a pear tree

Nurse Ratched 9:10 Mon Feb 22
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That was a heron jury, deliberating a verdict against gank.

lab 9:08 Mon Feb 22
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Saw something I’ve never seen today . I was driving on the A30 towards Basingstoke and I noticed a heron in a field , but when I looked quickly again there was anything from 9to 12 about twenty yards apart from each other . A courting thing ?

Nurse Ratched 8:25 Mon Feb 22
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What a dopey baggage I am. Just realised I forgot to post the link for that Belarusian bloke's goshawk vs buzzard vs buzzard video I mentioned below.

And it's a corker


lab 10:31 Mon Feb 22
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A friend of mine observed some Siskins last week locally . My dog has flushed several woodcock lately .

Nurse Ratched 3:35 Sat Feb 20
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Most of the ones in the UK are autumn/winter visitors.

Side of Ham 3:31 Sat Feb 20
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Lowermarshammer = Jones the steam


lowermarshhammer 3:22 Sat Feb 20
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Redwing have very small breeding population in northern Scotland.

Not uncommon to see large flocks in London parks especially as they congregate prior to return to breeding grounds.

I can recall a morning driving the train about 13 years ago when there had been a massive overnight irruption and they were everywhere.

That stork video is good.

Nurse Ratched 3:00 Sat Feb 20
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Really? I thought they were abundant, just not where I live.

Coffee 2:45 Sat Feb 20
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Very few couples in the UK, apparently.

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