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Macaroon

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I can never understand why people come into a discussion and hijack it, this is not a photographic forum it's a Bushcraft Forum...................lol
I do apologise.........I thought I had posted in 'In the news today', and this was an item I spotted in the news today relating to wildlife, local wildlife, and incredibly rare and special.

Again, I'm sorry that you don't consider wildlife to be part of 'Bushcraft, but I do.
 

GuestD

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Again, I'm sorry that you don't consider wildlife to be part of 'Bushcraft, but I do.

Depends whether right or left of center.
 

santaman2000

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I can never understand why people come into a discussion and hijack it, this is not a photographic forum it's a Bushcraft Forum...................lol
As I understand it, Tony originally created the forum as a place to share his bushcraft photos. If I’m mistaken I’m sure somebody will let us know quickly.
 
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bobnewboy

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I’m glad to say that I see kingfishers almost every time I’ve gone fishing. I started two years ago now, and I’ve seen them on a stream back in Molesey, Surrey (suburbia) where I used to live, and also in every venue here on the Somerset/Devon border that I’ve fished. A week ago one of them hovered like that in front of me, but was gone by the time I got my mobile out of course....
 
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Fadcode

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I have just driven up the M5 from Exeter to Avonmouth, and earlier in the week up the A361 to Bideford, and I was surprised by the number of dead birds laying by the side of the road, most looked like they had flew into cars or wagons, and most of the looked like small raptors, Harriers and Hawks. They were more noticeable where there were wooded areas on one side of the road and open fields on the other, I assume they were going or coming back from hunting trips. Quite a few dead foxes too, I was also surprised the dead carcasses had not been scavenged.
 

C_Claycomb

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Night in national park 'for every schoolchild'
"Every schoolchild in England should get the opportunity to "spend a night under the stars" in an idyllic landscape, an independent review has suggested."
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49781600

extra extra...grass is green. LOL.

OK, so the real gist isn't about kids, but about raising interest and engagement with Britain's national parks and the environment at large.
 

Janne

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To do this, they would need to create some kind of permanent campsites, with cabins, full hygienic standards, kitchens, covered halls, full internet connection.
Plus a lot of trained helpers to hold the kids hands when they get scared during the night.

Call me a cynic, but this is just hot air!

Countries should create more wilderness areas, where human interaction is severely limited.
Maybe limited to well defined footpaths.

I know of one such area, the tourists are limited to a narrow boardwalk. This has resulted in a pristine natural enclave full of rare plants, plenty of animals.
 
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C_Claycomb

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Janne, you are more than cynical, and I agree that your first paragraph is indeed hot air.

As one of the significant contributors in the 80 posts that I had to spend time shifting just now, how about you just read for a while?
 

Broch

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Janne, you are more than cynical, and I agree that your first paragraph is indeed hot air.

As one of the significant contributors in the 80 posts that I had to spend time shifting just now, how about you just read for a while?

I'm sorry Chris, but if you don't want people to comment on the news item, don't post!

I'm also of the opinion that we have to be careful in this badly over-crowded island not to 'spoil' what little areas of 'wilderness' we have. I also agree that all kids should have the opportunity to experience the countryside - but as the article is written, it won't happen.
 

C_Claycomb

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Constructive additions to the discussion are great. Leading with cynical dismissal, not so great. Your critique of the article and the subject is great, and I wish Janne had been content to post only the last four sentences of his post.
 

EffyGent

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Constructive additions to the discussion are great. Leading with cynical dismissal, not so great. Your critique of the article and the subject is great, and I wish Janne had been content to post only the last four sentences of his post.
But as a mod, that's the sort of feedback that night have been far more suited to a private message rather than a public spanking

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Robbi

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I’m glad to say that I see kingfishers almost every time I’ve gone fishing. I started two years ago now, and I’ve seen them on a stream back in Molesey, Surrey (suburbia) where I used to live, and also in every venue here on the Somerset/Devon border that I’ve fished. A week ago one of them hovered like that in front of me, but was gone by the time I got my mobile out of course....
Where did you live in Molesey.?
 

Fadcode

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Why is it that every thread ends up in a argument. We all have different views,thank God ( other deities are available) Lighten up
 

Tengu

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"In which Tengu puts on her wings, and makes trouble in the night...one way or another..."

(And dont send her to her room, the last time that went really badly, what with Monsters in the house and all...)

Ill volunteer! Im an expert at scaring kids.

Seriously, typical BBC fluff.