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Re: Compleat or complete?

Compleat / compleation / compleatist / compleating : all pretentious and antediluvian. Do I detect a hint of irony in your use of antediluvian or are you just being provocatively pretentious or maybe pretentiously provocative? Absolutely, however you wish to interpret my post will be correct..........
by Tinto63
Wed May 25, 2022 11:36 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Compleat or complete?
Replies: 16
Views: 4084

Re: Compleat or complete?

Compleat / compleation / compleatist / compleating : all pretentious and antediluvian.
by Tinto63
Tue May 24, 2022 10:53 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Compleat or complete?
Replies: 16
Views: 4084

Re: The rolling hill of Galloway Forest Park- a hidden gem

I might be splitting hairs here but I would not characterise Shalloch on Minnoch as " A hidden gem " as it is seen quite prominently from the minor road south of Stinchar Bridge, which also has a good carpark (marked on my OS 77) from where SoM is easily climbed - without squeezing into an...
by Tinto63
Wed Mar 16, 2022 7:03 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The rolling hill of Galloway Forest Park- a hidden gem
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Heron

This heron was more intent on fishing than worrying about walkers yesterday next to the Logan Burn, Pentland Hills. As you can see the strong wind was ruffling its feathers.

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by Tinto63
Sun Feb 13, 2022 2:31 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Heron
Replies: 0
Views: 510

Re: New Munro?

Who would be the first intrepid Munroist to climb it if it landed gently on the Cairngorm Plateau?
by Tinto63
Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:20 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Munro?
Replies: 7
Views: 1064

Merlin

My usual view of merlins is when they fly past going somewhere else fast, but in the Pentlands today I came across this one, not sure if it was injured or a young bird but it was not in a hurry to go:

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first view was in long grass (I had camera in B&W mode)


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then it flew onto the path


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then up onto a fence post


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then flew off to the side of the hill when a cyclist approached from the other direction and I just got an out-of focus silhouette


the first three views are cropped
by Tinto63
Sat Aug 07, 2021 9:35 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Merlin
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: What kind of map do you prefer?

I really prefer 1:25000, but only if they are the Pathfinder sheets or older. These two are from the mid 1950s.

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by Tinto63
Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:08 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: What kind of map do you prefer?
Replies: 20
Views: 2022

A story in two pictures

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Whoops...too fast!
by Tinto63
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:25 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: A story in two pictures
Replies: 1
Views: 1102

Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

They are all cancelled? :lol:
by Tinto63
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:26 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)
Replies: 2099
Views: 167814

Re: Splashing about in the Lammermuirs

Nice walk, but are all Orcadians really time travellers? Are the pictures really from 10 days in the future? :lol: :lol:
by Tinto63
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:46 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Splashing about in the Lammermuirs
Replies: 2
Views: 431

'lost' Coal Tit

I was out on Broad Law today and spotted this coal tit on the hillside at about 770m. Quite a long way from its typical habitat...but it seemed quite happy foraging in the grass. I don't carry a camera with a zoom lens, so have had to severely crop the second photo, which was taken 3 seconds after t...
by Tinto63
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:42 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: 'lost' Coal Tit
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Pacer poles left behind at Tinto carpark today, 10/07/21

I absentmindedly left behind my well used Pacer poles either at the main carpark (against the logs on the east side) or about 6-800? meters to the west on the south side of the minor road that runs along the north side of Tinto. I'll probably take a trip back tomorrow to check, but if you come acros...
by Tinto63
Sat Jul 10, 2021 6:11 pm
 
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Pacer poles left behind at Tinto carpark today, 10/07/21
Replies: 0
Views: 218

Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Please confirm that this has nothing to do with Castle Stalker and Castle Shuna on Shuna
by Tinto63
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:05 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)
Replies: 2099
Views: 167814

Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Is part of it Cheviot Sheep?
by Tinto63
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:56 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)
Replies: 2099
Views: 167814

Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Roderick Ross CVO CBE KPM (24 May 1865 – 6 March 1943) was Chief Constable of Edinburgh City Police from 1900 to 1935. So they had being Chief Constable in common. He had previously been Chief Constable in Margate Better to give it to 1/2M 1/2T as he really cracked it. That’s very generous, as I wo...
by Tinto63
Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:35 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)
Replies: 2099
Views: 167814
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