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    Thanks for adding a bit of tropical colour...

    Thanks for adding a bit of tropical colour Zoiksy. Iíve added the Benchovy but I canít find it using Google - be good to know the Ďofficialí name.

    Thanks again!
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    Dave, read this for a less sensationalist view...

    Dave, read this for a less sensationalist view from someone who works with radium watches all the time.

    https://vintagewatchstraps.com/luminous.php

    How long does it glow for?
  3. Thread: Radium or not?

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    Radium or not?

    In general that is true but everyoneís risk tolerance is different.

    The Radon gas emitted by them is a factor. One watch wonít make any measurable difference to the overall Radon level in a house...
  4. Thread: Radium or not?

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    The radium lasts but the zinc sulphide which...

    The radium lasts but the zinc sulphide which phosphoresces (glows) when irradiated, wears out.

    It is still quite radioactive but doesnít glow.
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    Like you I expect it has been relumed. I have...

    Like you I expect it has been relumed. I have some radium watches and they only glow for a fraction of a second after illuminating with a UV torch.

    There are a few members who know those Timors...
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    A goldfinch prompted me to start this thread :) ...

    A goldfinch prompted me to start this thread :)

    I saw a red kite just now, very low over our garden. Itís a huge thing; Iíve only ever seen them circling high up over fields before now.
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200406/5931716d...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200406/5931716d37bb31ed18d0f0a2b07929d3.jpg
    Timex on a bonklip-a-like.
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    Hmm about 1í45Ē fast already. I may not last the course.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200406/b6740bad2d85e9a66028c9a8f650ced9.jpg
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    I think this would be right up Walkerwekís street if he is taking on work at the moment.
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    Generous of you thanks. [emoji106] Missed...

    Generous of you thanks. [emoji106]


    Missed those, added now


    So am I! :)
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    Thank you! Forgive my ignorance, is a skylark...

    Thank you! Forgive my ignorance, is a skylark different from a lark?
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    And I expect that your first choice may not be...

    And I expect that your first choice may not be available pretty soon as well.
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    Sitting in the garden this morning, I donít think Iíve ever heard so many birds (and we get quite a few). And a clear blue sky with not a contrail in sight.
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    I do now WG, thanks. Iíll add them to the list in the first post.
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    TZ-UK Birdwatch for the Fundraiser

    They all count Matthew [emoji106]
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    Nice pictures!

    Nice pictures!
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    Thanks for those two, added to the list. I...

    Thanks for those two, added to the list.

    I might have misunderstood your post, but you can just post any not on the list
    and Iíll add them at the top. You donít have to tick off the ones already...
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    Isnít that a kind of teacake?
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    Mmm...maybe I should have specified that they had...

    Mmm...maybe I should have specified that they had to be alive [emoji1787]
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    Good list! And generous of you. Why donít you do that and Iíll add mine in anyway.
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    Thatís OK, Iíll add Ostrich :). Feel free to add any more.
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    Thank you gentleman, thatís a good start.
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    TZ-UK Birdwatch for the Fundraiser

    A fair few of us have more time on our hands at home now. For a bit of fun, and to raise some money for the Fundraiser, I thought we could see how many different species of birds we can spot in the...
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    Heresy indeed! :).

    Itís lovely as it is. There are already a few of the three-handed versions around,
    even if they are pretty rare.
  25. I saw a goldfinch in the back garden today. Maybe...

    I saw a goldfinch in the back garden today. Maybe not unusual for some members who are naturists, hang on, naturalists, but Iíd never seen one before.

    If I hadnít decided to just go and have a...
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