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mickthemaverick wrote: 17 May 2024, 20:51 A Jay? :)
Difficult to tell if you don't know the distances but the Jay is much larger. Would be surprised if you hadn't had one visiting your bird feeders. About the size of a Great Tit.

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Can't really get an idea of the size but sticking with basic shape and beak and your reference to commonality how about a starling or better a robin? :)
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mickthemaverick wrote: 17 May 2024, 21:02 Can't really get an idea of the size but sticking with basic shape and beak and your reference to commonality how about a starling or better a robin? :)
They are pretty common here, few weeks ago caught one of the trail cam at Bolam Lake and it will be on the forum somewhere.


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Maybe a House Wren? :?
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Nuthatch? :)
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Kookaburra?
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mickthemaverick wrote: 17 May 2024, 21:19 Nuthatch? :)
Indeed it is a Nuthatch well done Mick :-D , and in a bit of triviality which was enjoyed in 2017, the FCF discovered HMS Nuthatch on the back of some of Jim's gobbledegook.

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Never seen one down here at all!! Just goes to show how much fresher your air is up there!! :-D
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The nuthatch has a particular call, very easy to recognise when you tune into it, and from that easy enough to locate and spot them.

As you maty be aware Chez Falcon now has a communal smart phone, although I don't operate it. Just yesterday a new "app" was added which is pretty good at identifying birdsong in the vicinity of the phone from multiple directions and multiple different birds.
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You reminded me of this guy.
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Gibbo2286 wrote: 18 May 2024, 09:31 You reminded me of this guy.
You dont get that sort of stuff on any other car forum!

One of the comments was..
My Mum used to sing this, this brings back memories of her singing this in my childhood. John Peel, Radio DJ used to like him as well and arranged him to appear on his Radio 1 show in about 2002.
Who knew Ronnie Ronalde had been on John Peel :-D

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"When we met Ronnie in New Zealand – he met us actually, outside our hotel – he came round the corner making bird noises, which was an impressive way to introduce himself. But we heard later on while we were round at his house – I can’t remember if it was Ronnie or his wife who told us – but there was a TV crew came out there to do some filming of Ronnie doing bird noises. And when he was doing so, they had to kind of close all the windows and doors and things, because as soon as he started doing it, all of the birds in the garden joined in, which I can well believe."

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Try this one, dont even know how difficult it will be. Maybe just a simple bit of research.

Today I have spotted examples of new retro bikes the creme de la creme of which was undoubtedly the Brough Superior the name lives on as does BSA, Royal Enfield, Triumph and another spot at the farm ice cream parlour a modern AJS.

So What it the building in the background of this screenshot from the AJS website... :?:

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 18 May 2024, 22:23 Try this one, dont even know how difficult it will be. Maybe just a simple bit of research.
So What it the building in the background of this screenshot from the AJS website... :?:
Sunday morning viewers finding it a bit difficult :?:

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I hadn't heard of the place, or was familiar with the architecture so may be quite difficult.

This video may help, with a little background research.



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Just seen this, looks like Grimsthorpe Castle near Nottingham? :)
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