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Q: 2022/23 You are the Chairman what do you do with Moyes?
a. Stick with him obviously, he's delivered two good seasons back to back and will see us out of this dip in form
b. If we're still lingering around the bottom three by the start of the WC then that's the time to get rid
c. What are we waiting for 2 wins in the last 20 PL games is reason enough to sack him, go now
d. I've just got my new Orange & White 3rd Kit with Moyesinho on the back, I can't wait to wear it down to the supermarket, they call me Mr West Ham around here

Nurse Ratched 12:27 Fri Mar 27
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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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Aalborg Hammer 8:25 Tue Sep 27
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Lab..if you go the cafe/restaurant 'Off the Rails' (superb fish fingers and chip baguette btw) its quite near the Yarmouth ferry,theres some really good tracks through the wetlands there where you can see loads of birds.

Aalborg Hammer 8:16 Tue Sep 27
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Lab..if you go on the Yarmouth to Ryde Road,there's a NT bird reserve at Newtown with hides and loads of wildfowl (PO30 4PA) Worth a visit..great to see the ravens.
Currently in North Yorkshire..it's lovely to see the Curlews on the recently furrowed fields..up on the moor ,Black Grouse are everywhere, males with their entourages!!

Northern Sold 3:06 Tue Sep 27
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That Golden eagle section in the Frozen Planet was staggering stuff... OK not so sure the mountain sheep/goat or whatever they were thought the same as they was being dropped from a very great height...

lab 12:46 Tue Sep 27
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AH, I didn’t catch the eagles on the IOW last week, saw a pair of ravens ,plenty of sea birds and as I was up early I loved seeing Canada Geese ,several flocks coming over from the mainland low over the sea and settling near Yarmouth,in the afternoon you could see them returning . Where I stayed there was a Buddleia in flower which attracted humming bird hawk moths . Just had a nice surprise up at Blackbushe airport ,a small group of lapwings near the runways .

Aalborg Hammer 11:22 Tue Sep 27
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I see that an American Nighthawk has made the journey across the Atlantic and is attracting a lot of twitchers to a housing estate near Didcot..same family as a nightjar

Tomshardware 3:23 Thu Sep 15
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Would love to see a bearded tit.

Nurse Ratched 2:01 Thu Sep 15
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In Kent, with rellies. Over the last couple of days: mixed flocks of swallows and house martins; moorhens; coots; mallards; water rails; Marsh harriers; kestral; buzzard; hen harrier; various other BoP I could not ID; pied wagtails; BILLIONS of starlings and house sparrows; a juvenile goldfinch feasting on a teasel (couldn't open my camera app in time!); meadow pippit; bearded tit (got a bit tearful over that spot); brent geese; jackdaws; avocets; little egret; turnstones; partridges; and many more.

Naturally I am in heaven.

ted fenton 12:22 Thu Sep 15
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Just watched that ! God nature can be so cruel.

J.Riddle 2:07 Thu Sep 15
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Speaking of Eagle's.

Golden Eagle's picking up mountain goats and carrying them back to their nest and dropping them off the cliff. Amazing filming, worth watching to the end if not seen the like before.


Aalborg Hammer 11:56 Tue Sep 13
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Lab..Tennysons monument and above the golf course above Freshwater Bay

lab 10:43 Tue Sep 13
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Aalborg..I’m over next week ,where did you see them ?

Aalborg Hammer 10:29 Tue Sep 13
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Currently on the Isle of Wight and was lucky to see the 3 Ernes (sea eagles) over the weekend..very impressive

ted fenton 10:23 Wed Aug 3
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Why are thousands of our wild birds dropping dead? As an avian flu outbreak wreaks havoc across the UK and sparks increasing concern from the Government, GEOFFREY LEAN asks what will happen next and does the disease pose a threat to human health.

Feathered carcasses litter beaches on islands off Scotland and the east coast
Reserves, including one named after Sir David Attenborough, left devastated
The Government is increasingly concerned that the bird flu, as it is more commonly known, may mutate and cause another pandemic in humans.

Huge expanses of bare rock have appeared along normally thronged stretches of British coastline, emptied by the death of thousands of birds.

Feathered carcasses litter beaches on islands off Scotland and the east coast. And, in Brighton, seagulls have been dropping dead out of the skies.

A total of 23 Scottish islands have been closed to visitors. Precious wildlife reserves, including one named after Sir David Attenborough in Nottinghamshire, have been devastated. And dozens of pheasant and partridge shoots have been called off before the season has started.

It is all down to an outbreak of avian flu among our wild birds that some experts say is the deadliest variant so far recorded not just in Britain, but worldwide.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has called it 'heartbreaking' while the National Trust says the mass deaths risk 'undoing decades of hard work to restore nature'.

And the Government is increasingly concerned that the bird flu, as it is more commonly known, may mutate and cause another pandemic in humans — perhaps one far more deadly than Covid-19.

After all, that is what happened with so-called Spanish flu at end of World War I. It was caused by a similar strain of the virus to that now in circulation among birds (H5N1) and although estimates vary greatly, the former is thought to have killed 50 million people — about one in every 35 of those alive at the time.


Nurse Ratched 4:35 Mon Jul 25
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Crassus 2:49 Mon Jul 25
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Exciting observation
5.45 and there was a right old racket, airborne racket
Screeching birds, and I mean serious screeching, woke my daughter
I went to the garden to investigate and four birds, bloody great things swooped majestically over the garden and out over the fields, travelling at some pace and very agile
Watching them for a few minutes it was obvious that they were a parent pursued by its two offspring with the other parent taking up the rear
Never seen nor heard the like before, big birds and distinctive call. I grabbed the phone and the birdsong app, could not believe what it came up with, tried it 4 times and the same result, checked out the web for images and yep, supported the app.
Still disbelieving, I searched the existence in these parts and yes, a breeding pair existed in Aylesbury, around 10 miles away
Peregrine Falcons ffs in N Bucks

WHU(Exeter) 12:46 Wed Jul 20
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Blue tits make a right racket when they're near food which I've never really understood, I suppose it might be a call to others that foods on the go. To my next door's cat though it's more "I'm here, try and get me"...

plankton 10:12 Wed Jul 20
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J.Riddle 3:16 Tue Jun 28
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The Norwegian Blue prefers kippin' on it's back! Remarkable bird, id'nit, squire? Lovely plumage!

gph 2:05 Wed Jul 20
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Hearing is the least important sense when it comes to tits.

None are in the top ten for singing.


Nurse Ratched 3:00 Tue Jul 19
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Mike Oxsaw 2:48 Tue Jul 19
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Ag! Ag! Ag!

Where would we be without WHO posters being to knock out an innuendo on demand?

Lee Trundle 2:43 Tue Jul 19
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I don't think cats can even be arsed in this weather, Nursey.

And thanks for talking about your great tits.


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