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Re: Toxic Shellfish

Lord C's horror stories almost make me glad that gout in my large toe joints prevents me from eating shellfish (they are purine rich, the source of uric acid which crystallises in joints). It's an ill wind..... :D Drink large quantities of water to dilute your internal fluids, and have a large peri...
by CharlesT
Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:08 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Toxic Shellfish
Replies: 10
Views: 672

Re: Toxic Shellfish

Lord C's horror stories almost make me glad that gout in my large toe joints prevents me from eating shellfish (they are purine rich, the source of uric acid which crystallises in joints). It's an ill wind..... :D
by CharlesT
Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:10 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Toxic Shellfish
Replies: 10
Views: 672

Re: electric cars

Interesting discussion. I have been driving a petrol/electric hybrid since October 2019 and wouldn't go back to petrol only. Almost all my journeys are less than 20 miles and use the battery only. Full charge range in summer is 23 miles and in winter 19 miles. Aircon and heating do drain the battery...
by CharlesT
Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:37 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: electric cars
Replies: 40
Views: 1253

Re: Red Kite

Here's one from a less exotic location, over my garden.
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by CharlesT
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:32 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Red Kite
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Buzzard Attack!!

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by CharlesT
Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:00 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Buzzard Attack!!
Replies: 10
Views: 777

Re: Where's the pic England v5

HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:
CharlesT wrote:More northerly than the last one. AW notes the source of the river in his Howgills book.


Looks like a place I know well - Crook o' Lune?

Tim

Correct, your go. I can retire back to my hole now. 👋
by CharlesT
Fri Jun 17, 2022 10:31 am
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the pic England v5
Replies: 3182
Views: 426202

Re: Where's the pic England v5

More northerly than the last one. AW notes the source of the river in his Howgills book.
by CharlesT
Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:29 am
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the pic England v5
Replies: 3182
Views: 426202

Re: Where's the pic England v5

Bit too easy, as this probably is for you.
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by CharlesT
Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:12 am
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the pic England v5
Replies: 3182
Views: 426202

Re: Where's the pic England v5

Oh! go on then, Clare College Bridge.
by CharlesT
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:18 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the pic England v5
Replies: 3182
Views: 426202

Re: Wee leaf Destroyers.

CharlesT wrote:Think these are the Eastern Tent Caterpillars, there are several varieties so I will have to look further for a positive id.

Until someone with greater knowledge corrects me I will posit Malacosoma neustria.
by CharlesT
Sun Jun 12, 2022 10:06 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Wee leaf Destroyers.
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: Wee leaf Destroyers.

Think these are the Eastern Tent Caterpillars, there are several varieties so I will have to look further for a positive id.
by CharlesT
Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:51 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Wee leaf Destroyers.
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Giant Hogweed

Not as exciting as a Ring Ouzel, but I came across this monster today. It's already six feet tall and not yet flowering, but close.
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by CharlesT
Mon Jun 06, 2022 2:07 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Giant Hogweed
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: Ring Ouzel

Never seen one, so any shot would be good enough for me. :lol: Well captured.
by CharlesT
Mon Jun 06, 2022 2:00 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Ring Ouzel
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Compleat or complete?

Tinto63 wrote: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?
by CharlesT
Wed May 25, 2022 8:41 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Compleat or complete?
Replies: 16
Views: 4067

Woodland Scent

Wild garlic en-masse in Sturt Copse, West Oxfordshire today.
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by CharlesT
Mon May 09, 2022 1:53 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Woodland Scent
Replies: 0
Views: 1061
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