Splatometer test is not going well

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Splatometer test is not going well

Post by mysty » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:46 pm

Less bugs and insects about or they are getting smarter. ;)

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... er-insects
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Re: Splatometer test is not going well

Post by tim17 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:58 pm

Off tangent a bit. We saw a 'Hoopoe' this morning which is two months ahead of their normal arrival time, WTF is happening?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_hoopoe

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Re: Splatometer test is not going well

Post by Fitter » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:19 pm

tim17 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:58 pm
Off tangent a bit. We saw a 'Hoopoe' this morning which is two months ahead of their normal arrival time, WTF is happening?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_hoopoe
I've never seen one in France - I have only seen one in Norfolk years ago, near Wayford Bridge. Crazy looking bird, unmistakable.
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Re: Splatometer test is not going well

Post by exile » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:49 pm

tim17 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:58 pm
Off tangent a bit. We saw a 'Hoopoe' this morning which is two months ahead of their normal arrival time, WTF is happening?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_hoopoe
It's called a mild winter.

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Re: Splatometer test is not going well

Post by Nifty » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:31 pm

I though that this thread was to do with new Guv’s reshuffle.

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Re: Splatometer test is not going well

Post by tim17 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:36 pm

exile wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:49 pm
tim17 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:58 pm
Off tangent a bit. We saw a 'Hoopoe' this morning which is two months ahead of their normal arrival time, WTF is happening?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_hoopoe
It's called a mild winter.
Phew, I thought it was move evidence of climate change. :good:

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Re: Splatometer test is not going well

Post by Jackie » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:03 pm

This is all very worrying and a strong argument for the complete ban on pesticides before entire eco-systems collapse. Nature is good at recovering if the right conditions are put in place.

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Re: Splatometer test is not going well

Post by exile » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:15 pm

tim17 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:36 pm
exile wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:49 pm
tim17 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:58 pm
Off tangent a bit. We saw a 'Hoopoe' this morning which is two months ahead of their normal arrival time, WTF is happening?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_hoopoe
It's called a mild winter.
Phew, I thought it was move evidence of climate change. :good:
Maybe it is.

Sometime last autumn someone was predicting a hard winter based on the very hot summer and a feeling of a need to balance out. I countered by posting that the winter of 2004, following the hot summer of 2003, was very mild. Looks as if history has repeated itself.

However, in 2004 our daytime high temperatures had 4 days when the maximum temperature was below zero in the period Jan - Feb. Only just negative mind you, compared with often near to or double digit negatives. This year so far and as far as te 14 day forecast takes us, there have been/will be no days when the temperature has not been in the positive. Climate change? You could not pin it on this one set of data alone, but it all adds to the picture.

This year the average temperature for the period will be +8C (if the forecast numbers to 28/2 are correct) but in the mild 2004 winter the average was +6. Compare with 2012 (which was particularly harsh) when the average daytime high was -1C for the same period.

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Post by ICHABOD » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:51 pm

Jackie, what should the Kenyans do with this latest invasion by locusts? They are spraying with pesticides to halt the devastation but you believe it should not be used. Kenya has nearly taken over from Zimbabwe as the breadbasket of Africa

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Re: Splatometer test is not going well

Post by Spardo » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:45 pm

Perhaps they should learn to capture them rather than poison them (and everybody else), then market them as high protein food instead of selling veg down the market.

Not only tasty, crunchy and nutritious, but also gives a welcome feeling of oneupmanship. :lol:
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