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  • Birthday 10/06/1946

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    cambridgeshire
  • Interests
    shooting/fishing

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  1. dad

    1st time

    i have a local heron that often stands on the river bank opposite my garden waiting to pounce on anything within reach,twice this week i watched him launch himself 3 mtr out into the river head first to catch a passing surface fish which he caught, with the rest of his body floundering on the surface and with great effort getting airborn again and back to the bank with wings outstretched to dry. And start watching again.
  2. dad

    Help needed

    i spent over an hour yesterday writing a post for talk from the field when finished i pressed submit which changed colour and i assumed it went thru when i looked this morning my post was the 1st thing that appeared and i wasnt sure whether it had gone thru or not,something came up saying clear previous content so i did and seem to have lost the post completely. I'm obviously not a techno wizard but can i retrieve the post somehow or could it have gone elsewhere.
  3. dad

    Mobile homes ???.

    I live in one on the river fully residential site stay 12 months lovely village a few holiday lets in summer good community spirit no club house etc about £70pw you purchase the unit outright and you have a lot of rights the gov have a booklet out showing all your rights 10 percent commision to sit owner when you sell on keep it in good condition youll have no problems mine is over 55s and i can will it when i die mine is 50yrs old left to me by my father 14yrs ago you get a written agreemnt from site owner you lease the plot i love it warm and cosy not cheap though nicer the area more expensi
  4. dad

    Heads up

    just a heads up to anybody traveling the A1 in the lincoln area some road works with a very active camera 50 limit. I got a notice of prosecution for 57 hands up no excuses not a worker in sight or other vehicles only took 3 days to come in post 1st one in 56 years wonder if they will show leniency for good record. Suppose they must need the money to pay for furlough.
  5. Glad to see you are still at it pc will definitely miss your reports.furlough seemed to bring more guns out than usual cost me a lot of shooting one very productive farm i visited 3 times after 15 mile drive to find 3 guns already set up and the rape there i had to myself all winter. Game dealer shutting for 2 months didnt help either.since i retired i got more land and you cant get round it all and it seems use it or loose it.
  6. i personaly haven't seen this before out in the open it is a currently active wasp nest. I also watched for the 1st time a leaf cutting bee taking pieces of leaf into one of my flower pots unfortunately i couldn't get a pic of it it was coming with leaf about every 15mins for 2 days i havent seen it since.
  7. dad

    A few bits free

    Only had one enquiry today
  8. I know how you feel I'm just getting over 2 weeks laid up with back trouble i cant stand in one position for more than 10mins sitting is not much better so I'm up down up down i come home like a wreck sometimes.
  9. dad

    A few bits free

    Actually the trelis works well specialy the larger version up against a hedge just expand it and sit behind use 2 poles but the wood breaks easily. Version in picture i use for head cover for birds coming from behind
  10. Good luck young man one thing to always remember use it or lose it farmers like to see you there.they also like a chat from time to time they have a solitary job.
  11. One of the worst shots in the book for me. low and i cant pick them out against the ground and lift my head to look for them. They usually overshoot the deeks and are on top of me to quick too close then i try to scare them so they flair. Anything other than perfect gun fit and you shoot down 1 side.
  12. I nearly never put this post on because i felt a bit of a fool. The neck is a real problem the wife rubs voterol in for me it leads to tension hedaches and bad sleep i struggle to get comfortable on pillows a self diagnosis is arthritis i get it while fishing too sitting down looking at a float with a bent neck as with shooting craneing my neck looking skywards i feel i hve to keep looking down and stretching all made worse by gun recoil.as for eye shutting or flinching probably not too much of a problem on driven game flying in a straight line but pigeon on a wind is a different matter a coup
  13. i have been shooting s/guns for 60yrs now and the last 6 months i have developed the habit of shutting my eyes when i pull the trigger especially on the second shot i have no idea what has brought this on but i think it is affecting my shooting i may be pulling off line or not following through. I retired 4yrs ago and have been going out sometimes 6 days a week shooting on average 400 carts a week could it be shell shock of some kind it certainly affects my neck now.or could it be new carts i got clever's seem to be louder than I'm used to.thru all my working years i probably only shot 50 cart
  14. I was out in the wind on monday under a good flightline birds coming low straight at me 20ft high dancing on the wind then flairing to get over the trees at my back had to take them in front so i could pick up on some bare rape 40 shots for 9 down shocking. Odd misfire on clever carts didnt help fired if i put them back in again.
  15. few bits here going free for any newbie that is prepaired to play around with them collect only near st ives cambs notvthe table and chairs. Send pm
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