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Old 2nd May 2020, 14:41
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Sorry folks, I just have to get this one in. (Not my photo).

Gear up!

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Old 2nd May 2020, 15:01
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Icare9 totally agree with your sentiments, as for the rest of you wow, some excellent shots.



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Pelican by Tony Taylor, on Flickr
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Old 2nd May 2020, 15:10
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I remarked to my daughter that the world seems to have gone back about fifty years. We sat outside and heard the sounds of neighbours at home, uncommon until the lockdown began. In my younger day, not many people owned cars (my parents never owned any motorised transport). People didn’t travel far and the kids played in their gardens. We’re back there!
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Old 2nd May 2020, 16:08
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That though struck me Shy when it cracked off, it was how I imagined driving in the late 40’s was, cars few and between, we are probably up to the late 50’s now... it’s been a pleasure commuting to and from work and queuing with busy full roads has been something I dread returning too.
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Old 2nd May 2020, 16:10
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In town recently during the week, (shopping for essentials, M'lud), it was so lovely and quiet, it was like a Sunday afternoon 50 years ago.

Roads too are like they were in the late 70's.
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Old 2nd May 2020, 19:48
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That reminds me that I need to my air rifle out for spring cleaning
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Old 2nd May 2020, 20:41
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Without re- reading in, surprised with the bird pics.
Some great wing designs there and at least one with Vtol capability.

Despite have watched two of my airline stock holdings go to Zero in the past, I figure they might be a good future buy at the right prices.
After all, aeroplanes flying people and freight rapidly over long distances, even the big watery bits, seems like a good idea.
They seem to have that market wrapped up and all to themselves. There really are no viable alternatives to being there, somewhere else.
Should be a good money maker.
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Old 2nd May 2020, 22:06
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Meadowrun, if you're talking about mine, that's a butcher bird, and yes, they have amazing manoeuvrability and Vtol skills.

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Old 3rd May 2020, 05:28
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Originally Posted by Hydromet View Post
Nice shot again, Wingnut. What sort of parrot is it?
Still kinda OT but looks to be a Red-capped Parrot.
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Old 3rd May 2020, 06:41
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Originally Posted by SnowFella View Post
Still kinda OT but looks to be a Red-capped Parrot.
Yes, it's a red-capped parrot.
Followed by a common bronze-winged pigeon and finally a peacock (not my photo, that one).

All except the peacock are "birds of my back yard".

And so is the butcher bird.
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Old 3rd May 2020, 06:47
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Originally Posted by Icare9 View Post
Back to after the virus has abated....

No need for huge city centre offices, staff that can will now work from home....
Less use of public transport as social distancing is almost impossible to apply.
Face masks when outside and in proximity of others
Increase in cycling, especially in city centres, for commuting to avoid public transport
Never again will supermarkets etc be allowed to let customers bulk buy essentials "on the off chance" No more than a sensible number that can be justified.
less air travel, tourism will e largely local.
Office blocks will be converted to housing, allowing essential staff to live close to those offices that require staff that cannot work from home.
Travel will be primarily in your own vehicle, where you can exert maximum control of potential infection aspects.
No real need for trains, buses or underground commuting/

We will therefore see the collapse of many airlines, railway companies etc as demand dries up.
Airlines too, as the cost of flying will be borne by fewer passengers, meaning much higher fares and much less demand except for essential travel and cargo flights.

A slower, more polite way of life, with people getting to know neighbours, those in need and those who have life challenges where we can help.
A revision of the way we regard low paid workers who we now know to actually be key.

Care for the elderly and infirm...
Never again should there be a widescale release of elderly patients being cleared out, potentially with latent virus, which then explodes in the nursing and care homes and staff.
A better appreciation of the wonders of nature in our own gardens, birds, plants, insects you never had time to notice before
Clearer roads, clearer skies and clearer seas. In 5 weeks, the absence of daily pollution has given Nature a chance to show us what damage we are causing

A greater understanding that local manufacturing is worth more than importing "cheaper" stuff of poorer quality from far away places.
National economies will be hard hit, having to make extreme economies to avoid hyper inflation or else a greater plague will befall those who suddenly find all but the wealthiest are in dire need of help.

After it passes, I think we'll be better people for a chance to see Nature recovering, as much as we are from coronavirus.

There's plenty of pitfalls, but if Nature can recover in 5 weeks, there is hope for us all.
it's nice to dream. Sadly greed will always win.
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Old 3rd May 2020, 13:07
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Back to when this is over..............

As we retired some years ago, we have been able to travel quite extensively, both in Europe, and longhaul.. (Even to Wuhan).

We cannot agree on where to go as soon as the travel ban is over.

However, given Godly powers, I would re-locate Port Douglas, QLD, to the Coromandel peninsular, and bless the peninsular with Marlborough wine capabilities, after having moved Granada to near Adelaide, with bits of Rome and Athens nearby.
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Old 3rd May 2020, 13:14
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I shall get back to my Cessna 177 which is grounded and inhibited in a hangar 10,000km from where I am now, and fly my butt sore. But there are no flights to that country, so for now I shall content myself with dull self indulgent postings to PPRuNe.

To keep in the spirit of the drifted thread, a starling and mate are nest building in one of our air conditioners. Mrs anxio has insisted that I do not turn it on for the season...
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Old 3rd May 2020, 17:05
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Tell me it’s not the RG version, whoever thought tha u/c up wants taking out and shot
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Old 4th May 2020, 01:15
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Ummm yes, guilty as charged. Brings a bit of adrenaline into my later life
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Old 4th May 2020, 09:06
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I'm reactivating my amateur radio hobby during the shutdown. I have not been active for many years, and have moved house several times since I last had a working HF antenna system. So I am amusing myself climbing all over the house with bits of wire, plastic drainpipe and string. Not sure if I will keep it up after the shutdown when more interesting things are possible again.
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Old 4th May 2020, 09:53
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Hopefully it will be over before Conker season as I miss these guys too..


I am just Bonkers about Conkers by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


Fallow deer feeding by Tony Taylor, on Flickr
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Old 4th May 2020, 15:23
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When this is all over I will take the 55 in tenners and fivers that has been tucked away in my wallet since the middle of March and frame them.
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Old 4th May 2020, 17:17
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
When this is all over I will take the 55 in tenners and fivers that has been tucked away in my wallet since the middle of March and frame them.
Good idea

they could be almost useless by then
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Old 4th May 2020, 22:06
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Find someone to teach me all about my almost brand new Canon camera.
Drive on these lovely quiet roads to W.H.Smith and browse the aviation magazines
Escape from Mrs Dinosaur for at least half a day.
Heres hoping
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