recognising dogs and birds

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recognising dogs and birds

Postby ORORORO » 27 Feb 2018, 16:41

and other things....

You get people who say ‘oh there was a lovely Golden Retriever passed by here the other day’ - how do they know?

or ‘look at those crows!’

Cars, too. Although recognising them is REALLY moronic. Same sort of people who are into football. Total fucking arseholes
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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby LeBaron » 27 Feb 2018, 17:02

Well, QUITE!

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Postby gash on ignore » 27 Feb 2018, 17:07

Well, Golden Retrievers are tricky bastards to spot.
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Postby gash on ignore » 27 Feb 2018, 17:07

Ooh, is that....Augustus Pablo?
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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby yomptepi » 27 Feb 2018, 17:45

I learned loads of stuff like that during my five years as a boy scout. Birds, Trees, dog and cat breeds, even fish. I was chatting to Robbi the other and he was asking about how I could tell a tree a certain type, and when I thought about it, it was the scouts who had taught me. I like knowing about stuff. Cars too. Why wouldn't you want to be informed on the things that surround you?
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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby joklend » 27 Feb 2018, 17:47

Who doesn't know a crow when they see one?

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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby joklend » 27 Feb 2018, 17:48

I mean surely they're one of the most distinctive, non-obscure birds out there?

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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 27 Feb 2018, 17:50

Super-Jank wrote:and other things....

You get people who say ‘oh there was a lovely Golden Retriever passed by here the other day’ - how do they know?

or ‘look at those crows!’

Cars, too. Although recognising them is REALLY moronic. Same sort of people who are into football. Total fucking arseholes


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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby yomptepi » 27 Feb 2018, 17:55

Harvey K-Tel wrote:
Super-Jank wrote:and other things....

You get people who say ‘oh there was a lovely Golden Retriever passed by here the other day’ - how do they know?

or ‘look at those crows!’

Cars, too. Although recognising them is REALLY moronic. Same sort of people who are into football. Total fucking arseholes


Can you tell the difference between your arse and a teakettle?


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Postby WG Kaspar » 27 Feb 2018, 17:59

Oh....I get it.
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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby Pansy Puff » 27 Feb 2018, 18:07

Last time I was in Cornwall I saw a greater black backed gull. It was wonderful to see. It's genuinely enjoyable to know these things. I saw some turnstones, which is never seen before.
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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby ORORORO » 27 Feb 2018, 18:12

yomptepi wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:
Super-Jank wrote:and other things....

You get people who say ‘oh there was a lovely Golden Retriever passed by here the other day’ - how do they know?

or ‘look at those crows!’

Cars, too. Although recognising them is REALLY moronic. Same sort of people who are into football. Total fucking arseholes


Can you tell the difference between your arse and a teakettle?


He is from Whitehaven.


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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby Rayge » 27 Feb 2018, 18:40

Super-Jank wrote:and other things....

You get people who say ‘oh there was a lovely Golden Retriever passed by here the other day’ - how do they know?

or ‘look at those crows!’

Cars, too. Although recognising them is REALLY moronic. Same sort of people who are into football. Total fucking arseholes

It's just stuff you're interested in. Growing up in London, I could barely tell a pigeon from a sparrow and was completely clueless about trees and plants and indeed dogs, as well as cars (buses and steam locomotives though), but could name dozens of stars and constellations...
But since meeting Chip, already into gardening, and wildlife, and moving out of the big city, building wildlife gardens, actually planting native trees and wild flowers, I just learned from experience, and from looking (being a photographer helped in that). It's like anything else, the more you know, the more you see, the richer the experience.
Still couldn't give a stuff about cars though.
Although I am into football.
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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby The Modernist » 27 Feb 2018, 18:42

I'm not very good at it either. I'm pretty decent at plants and flowers, so long as you don't want the latin names.
I can definitely see the appeal of bird watching (oo-eer), it's something I think I could get into. I'm with Yomp, its good to know stuff about the nature around you.

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Postby Toby » 27 Feb 2018, 19:31

Scouts was ace. I got laughed at for 5 years by other kids walking there with my beret and woggle, but fuck them eh.

I'm good at birds to a certain extent. My brother is a keen ornithologist and can recognise them by their call. Most dogs I can recognise, although cockapoos can fuck off.

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Postby yomptepi » 27 Feb 2018, 19:35

Toby wrote: although cockapoos can fuck off.


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Postby Toby » 27 Feb 2018, 19:37

Super-Jank wrote:a
You get people who say ‘oh there was a lovely Golden Retriever passed by here the other day’ - how do they know?

or ‘look at those crows!’


I'm sorry, but you'd have to be a complete fucking halfwit not to recognise either of these two animals.

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Postby ORORORO » 27 Feb 2018, 19:50

Toby wrote:
Super-Jank wrote:a
You get people who say ‘oh there was a lovely Golden Retriever passed by here the other day’ - how do they know?

or ‘look at those crows!’


I'm sorry, but you'd have to be a complete fucking halfwit not to recognise either of these two animals.


I wouldn’t recognise either.
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Postby Toby » 27 Feb 2018, 19:58

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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby Samoan » 27 Feb 2018, 20:14

I picked up a lot from Dad, a country boy bringing up his own children in Inner London.
He walked me and my brother to the train station every school day morning across the local common and he'd point out the trees and name them, same with any urban birdlife about.
edit: Just remembered, we'd go to either Wimbledon Common but mainly Richmond Park most weekends or on school holidays: lots of variety there with the plants on the acidic soil of the Isabella Plantation, the water fowl on the Pen Ponds and the deer population.

The Girl Guide troop I was in did a lot of camping as well, out Leith Hill way in Surrey and I soaked up a load more stuff that way.
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