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Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 9th February 2018, 04:16
Replies: 25
Views: 3,308
Posted By John Fleet
Looks as if direct upload to eBird is broken...

Looks as if direct upload to eBird is broken again - at least for me? - 'coincidentally' since the eBird site refresh last week. I know get an error message - 'Problem contacting eBird (poor internet...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 22nd January 2018, 13:06
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By John Fleet
Excellent customer service

A few year's ago I bought a second hand ATS65 from another forum member. For various reasons it's not had much use - mostly because I find my little Nikon ED50 so convenient. Anyway a month or so ago...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 21st December 2017, 08:46
Replies: 25
Views: 3,308
Posted By John Fleet
Gary I'm on an iPhone so my screen may be...

Gary
I'm on an iPhone so my screen may be different to what you see on an iPod Touch. I have (at the top of the screen) an Output tab which gives the eBird upload option - do you not have this? If...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 17th November 2017, 19:15
Replies: 25
Views: 3,308
Posted By John Fleet
Good news and good to see that they've finally...

Good news and good to see that they've finally fixed the bug with uploading to eBird - shame that took over a year during which time they didn't even acknowledge the issue...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 19:50
Replies: 25
Views: 3,308
Posted By John Fleet
received this today in response to my query as to...

received this today in response to my query as to when we might expect a fix to the Dropbox problem:

'We are targeting the end of the month; we have many apps to update on multiple platforms.'

.....
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Monday 2nd October 2017, 11:00
Replies: 25
Views: 3,308
Posted By John Fleet
What page are you looking at Keith? - I've been...

What page are you looking at Keith? - I've been to the Birdwatchers Diary Facebook page and the last entry there is ref an update to the Android version - dated March this year...

John
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Saturday 30th September 2017, 19:57
Replies: 25
Views: 3,308
Posted By John Fleet
similar experience - emailed them twice in the...

similar experience - emailed them twice in the last year without the courtesy of a reply. Big contrast to previous years when their software support was pretty good. No excuse for not even...
Forum: Yorkshire Wednesday 6th September 2017, 17:55
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By John Fleet
Mark, If you have an Android phone or an iPhone...

Mark,

If you have an Android phone or an iPhone (who doesn't?) you might like the new Merlin bird I.D. It's free and now includes European birds. It's free, dead easy to use and correctly ID'd your...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 25th July 2017, 06:14
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By John Fleet
thanks guys, that's very helpful. Esp Nutcracker....

thanks guys, that's very helpful. Esp Nutcracker. I guess we hoped that it might be a Tree Pipit because it was, well, in a tree!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 24th July 2017, 21:43
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By John Fleet
Tree Pipit? Low Newton Northumblerand

couple of Saturday's ago...
Forum: Northumberland Sunday 7th May 2017, 22:03
Replies: 9,912
Views: 2,039,886
Posted By John Fleet
unlucky Gill - we saw Swifts at Holywell Pond,...

unlucky Gill - we saw Swifts at Holywell Pond, Big Waters and Druridge yesterday. Swallows nest building in the public hide at Holywell - so must be any day now!
Forum: Migration Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 20:52
Replies: 12
Views: 7,500
Posted By John Fleet
Had four (possibly five) at my Sunflower heart...

Had four (possibly five) at my Sunflower heart feeder last week. A garden first for me! Not seen them since - sadly...
Forum: Opticron Saturday 18th February 2017, 19:32
Replies: 3
Views: 3,235
Posted By John Fleet
For my Nikon ED50 I now use this Sirui monopod....

For my Nikon ED50 I now use this Sirui monopod. https://shop.sirui.co.uk/collections/monopods/products/770689
Effectively as a tripod. Haven't found the need to add a head. My only complaint is that...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 4th December 2016, 15:56
Replies: 15
Views: 7,687
Posted By John Fleet
I use the Sirui P-204S with my ED50 A and find it...

I use the Sirui P-204S with my ED50 A and find it excellent. It acts as a tripod thanks to the large flip out feet and thanks to the adjustable tilt I find that I can use it without any additional...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 1st November 2016, 12:49
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By John Fleet
Goose I. D. Please

Amongst a flock of Greylag Geese at Holywell Pond NR, Tyne and Wear, England is this one odd chap. I know what I would like it to be!
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 28th October 2016, 19:24
Replies: 9
Views: 2,212
Posted By John Fleet
Hi Daniel if it's of interest I have a mint...

Hi Daniel

if it's of interest I have a mint Manfrotto 055 tripod which came with a Pentax 80 mm scope a few years back. It's much too heavy duty to use with either my Nikon ED50 or even my Swarovski...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 15th June 2016, 22:25
Replies: 59
Views: 6,051
Posted By John Fleet
Might this link be of...

Might this link be of interest?
http://procular.co.uk/choose-monocular/?gclid=CJ_l_u77qs0CFaoy0wodznoN8A#monocular
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th June 2016, 18:17
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By John Fleet
Tenerife bird

I.D. please - taken today in Tenerife
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 7th June 2016, 20:33
Replies: 59
Views: 6,051
Posted By John Fleet
No, it's the usual helical focus and about 50 per...

No, it's the usual helical focus and about 50 per cent of the barrel is the focussing part. Which means that you can either twist the knurled section (the lower half) to focus, or if you prefer you...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 6th June 2016, 21:39
Replies: 59
Views: 6,051
Posted By John Fleet
We picked up an 8 x 20 HD job from an RSPB shop a...

We picked up an 8 x 20 HD job from an RSPB shop a couple of weeks ago. They were also selling Viking models which were very much larger. The RSPB one is tiny and so far we're very happy with it....
Forum: Opticron Sunday 8th May 2016, 08:27
Replies: 10
Views: 2,727
Posted By John Fleet
Just out of interest - what travel tripod do you...

Just out of interest - what travel tripod do you have which can fit in a back pack? - I have an ED50 which is comparable size wise to the MM3 and am on the look out for a suitable travel tripod to go...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 16th April 2016, 16:59
Replies: 5
Views: 1,594
Posted By John Fleet
I have a Pentax PF 65EDA f/s in the classifieds...

I have a Pentax PF 65EDA f/s in the classifieds if you're interested. Comes with a 12mm fixed and 7 - 24mm zoom for 250 ex delivery. PM me for full details if you want to follow up..

Regards

John
Forum: Mobile/iPhone Digiscoping Monday 28th March 2016, 21:10
Replies: 6
Views: 4,656
Posted By John Fleet
you should be able to pick up a Bluetooth shutter...

you should be able to pick up a Bluetooth shutter release for no more than a fiver from that well known auction site. I have the Foneskope model which is great - but cost 20...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 9th February 2016, 15:40
Replies: 7
Views: 1,668
Posted By John Fleet
Having previously owned the Canon SX50 (had to...

Having previously owned the Canon SX50 (had to give it back to work when I retired) I've just acquired the Nikon P610 and am very pleased with it. Doesn't get as much exposure on BF as the Canon but...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Monday 4th January 2016, 20:51
Replies: 54
Views: 18,439
Posted By John Fleet
i have the standard 20 - 60 zoom. I think mine's...

i have the standard 20 - 60 zoom. I think mine's the pre-2009 model. Phoneskope do two very slightly differently sized adapters to suit pre and post 2009 lenses. I initially got the one for the newer...
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