WHO Poll
Q: 2021/22 What competition should we prioritise this season?
a. The league is our bread & butter, so this year let's have a club sandwich
24%
  
b. We're owed an FA Cup after Gerrard nicked our last one in 06, our name's on it in 22
10%
  
c. A bye to the League Cup 3rd round gives us a good start, let's make it count
5%
  
d. The Europa is our best ticket to the Champions League, this is the one
39%
  
e. What's wrong with you, let's do the lot, has the quadruple ever been done
22%
  



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

https://youtu.be/I7dYd-Ra8bk


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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lab 4:49 Wed May 11
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This morning I was at Marble Bay inGuernsey . I could hear a fuss on the high rocks over to my right , an oyster catcher was chasing a crow away , the thing was this crow I believe was a decoy . Another crow swooped on the rocks a carried off a young chick from the wading birds nest . This happened twice while I was there .

Tomshardware 3:26 Wed May 11
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Interesting stuff nurse.

Mike Oxsaw 1:27 Wed May 11
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Tuesday is late in this one, Obi.

Hammer and Pickle 12:49 Wed May 11
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It’s a basic fact belonging to the real world - not something you will be comfortable with, Twundle.

Lee Trundle 12:45 Wed May 11
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"birds cannot be toilet trained"

Zero self awareness.

Hammer and Pickle 12:43 Wed May 11
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Humans don’t share their living quarters with wild birds for a perfectly good reason - birds cannot be toilet trained and basically shit everywhere. It is insanitary and, as I discovered when researching into having a pet owl, pretty much impossible to manage indoors if you want to live like a civilised human being. So the social services will surely take an interest when the neighbours alert them about the sanitary hazard; hopefully it really all is just you slipping into the arena of the unwell as you lose sense of the difference between what is in your head and what happens in the real world.

Nurse Ratched 12:28 Wed May 11
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😊

ted fenton 12:27 Wed May 11
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Nurse that's amazing.

Nurse Ratched 12:18 Wed May 11
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As you know, I have encouraged the birds to come into my sitting room to feed from a dish of live mealworms on my desk. I've observed some interesting things over the last few days.

When there were no more worms in the dish, the great tits hopped around on the desk, over my keyboard, behind the monitor, dropped down to the floor, etc, then when they'd realised there were no more worms in the area, they flew straight out the door.

When the same thing happened with the robin (it was the current Mrs Bullet) and she encountered an empty dish, her reaction was very different. She didn't waste time searching the rest of the desk for worms. She turned to face me, frantically bobbed up and down, then flew to a chair closer to me, bobbing and flapping her wings. I am certain she was trying to alert ME to the situation.

What is interesting is that the great tits really wanted worms, but did not direct any of their behaviour towards me, but the FIRST action of the robin was to alter its posture, movements and proximity to draw attention to itself to me.

Another interesting development is that the robins and great tits are now coming to perch on my open window sill in my bedroom when I am there, presumably associating 'open window/door' in my house with food. Or maybe, at least in the robin's case, to alert me that they're hungry.

Lastly, Mrs Bullet just coughed up a pellet on my desk. Nice. I'm going to get my hand loupe and see what's in the pellet, which has a greenish tinge. Wish I still had my microscope.

Tomshardware 12:30 Sun May 8
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Nice one Ted, glad it all worked out for them.

ted fenton 11:20 Fri May 6
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Billy Blagg 3:40 Thu May 5
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ted fenton 2:07 Thu May 5
WHO's very own Chris Packham


Hahaha ;-)

Billy Blagg 3:40 Thu May 5
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ted fenton 2:07 Thu May 5
WHO's very own Chris Packham

ted fenton 2:07 Thu May 5
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I'm pleased to say that the Robins that I put back into the nest after knocking the box off the wall all made it and have left the nest.

Tomshardware 12:48 Thu May 5
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Heard a cuckoo yesterday.

ted fenton 12:49 Mon Apr 18
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:-)

lab 11:51 Mon Apr 18
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Yes, remember that as a youngster . Few moons ago now Mr Ted .

ted fenton 11:37 Mon Apr 18
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Yeah I saw that a while back lab they also after a while take them out of your hand.

lab 10:54 Mon Apr 18
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Nice one Ted . If you’re anywhere near a pet shop that sells live mealy worms the parents will love them for the young uns.

ted fenton 10:49 Mon Apr 18
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I accidently knocked a bird box off the wall in my back garden last week and the young Robin chicks were on the pavement I quickly put them back in the nest and replaced the box It actually really upset me but the good news is that they must of survived as the parents are in and out feeding them.

gph 12:15 Mon Apr 18
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That's the point.

Birds are a subset of dinosaurs, and dinosaurs are a subset of reptiles. So you have to define at least one of these categories in an odd way to avoid deducing birds are reptiles.

zebthecat 12:09 Mon Apr 18
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Birds are dinosaurs

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