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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 21st May 2009, 21:47
Replies: 18
Views: 978
Posted By Mike Johnston
Dig out Harris' MacMillan Field Guide to Bird...

Dig out Harris' MacMillan Field Guide to Bird Identification, turn to page 150 and there's the culprit, with the helpful note - "Partial albino Swift. Such individuals are not infrequent and can...
Forum: Leica Thursday 21st May 2009, 19:49
Replies: 2
Views: 1,401
Posted By Mike Johnston
Diascope 65 or Apo Televid 77 ???

A hypothetical question ;) - if you had a Zeiss Diascope 65 with 15-45x zoom, would you exchange it for a Leica Apo Televid 77 with 20-60x zoom?
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 19th May 2009, 12:57
Replies: 17
Views: 2,092
Posted By Mike Johnston
Filter - UV or not?

I want to put a good B+W filter on my scope, mainly for protection. Is there ANY optical advantage in using a UV filter over a plain glass protective one? Thanks.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 23rd August 2007, 23:31
Replies: 14,095
Views: 1,374,301
Posted By Mike Johnston
Even the guy 'selling' this plan for the FWS,...

Even the guy 'selling' this plan for the FWS, doesn't sound too convinced! http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/08/23/ap4049402.html:

Fleming said recovery efforts are worth the money even though...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 16th June 2007, 11:38
Replies: 14,095
Views: 1,374,301
Posted By Mike Johnston
According to Birdwatch there is an article in the...

According to Birdwatch there is an article in the Wilson Journal of Ornithology claiming that the double raps are perhaps being confused with the wing collisions of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 18th May 2007, 11:40
Replies: 14,095
Views: 1,374,301
Posted By Mike Johnston
More from Mike Collins, from 5.15.07...

More from Mike Collins, from 5.15.07 (http://www.fishcrow.com/winter07.html). Watch that space!

There's still a long way to go this search season. I have an exciting new idea and will be getting...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 16th May 2007, 21:57
Replies: 14,095
Views: 1,374,301
Posted By Mike Johnston
I'm still curious as to how LolaGal has seen...

I'm still curious as to how LolaGal has seen Golden-fronted and Ladder-backed woodies, neither of which have been previously recorded in Kentucky, and Red-cockaded, which is officially listed as...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 9th May 2007, 21:31
Replies: 14,095
Views: 1,374,301
Posted By Mike Johnston
I see Rosann Kovalcik (Group 5) has her life-vest...

I see Rosann Kovalcik (Group 5) has her life-vest OVER her Swaros (you can see them dangling out the bottom). Is that in case she's tempted to actually use them?
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 16th March 2007, 09:40
Replies: 14,095
Views: 1,374,301
Posted By Mike Johnston
Docmartin has a nice piece in his blog...

Docmartin has a nice piece in his blog (http://proregulus.blogspot.com/2007/03/cultural-learnings-of-america-for-make.html) today on the paper, media, etc. Answers a couple of points too. And, of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 15th March 2007, 17:10
Replies: 14,095
Views: 1,374,301
Posted By Mike Johnston
Yes, Fitzpatrick is citing this as a reason for...

Yes, Fitzpatrick is citing this as a reason for not accepting Doc's analysis - says it's like comparing apples and oranges. However, the fact that nobody at Cornell is even open to the mere...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 15th March 2007, 11:28
Replies: 14,095
Views: 1,374,301
Posted By Mike Johnston
Docmartin's paper now online...

Docmartin's paper now online here:

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7007/5/8/abstract
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 15th March 2007, 00:55
Replies: 14,095
Views: 1,374,301
Posted By Mike Johnston
Docmartin's paper will be online today. There are...

Docmartin's paper will be online today. There are already some articles on its contents. See these for a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 14th March 2007, 13:47
Replies: 14,095
Views: 1,374,301
Posted By Mike Johnston
I seem to recall you also accusing Tom Nelson of...

I seem to recall you also accusing Tom Nelson of being a troll when he posted here (2005), when all he was doing was questioning the evidence that Cornell had presented.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 13th March 2007, 12:00
Replies: 14,095
Views: 1,374,301
Posted By Mike Johnston
Was looking over the reported sightings in...

Was looking over the reported sightings in Florida this season and thought a summary of what has been reported might be of interest:

Nov. 2006

Jeff Barna - Flew overhead at treetop level at sunset....
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 11th March 2007, 08:42
Replies: 14,095
Views: 1,374,301
Posted By Mike Johnston
Cyberthrush has obtained a copy of Geoff hill's...

Cyberthrush has obtained a copy of Geoff hill's new 'Ivorybill Hunters' and has a mini-review on his site (http://ivorybills.blogspot.com/2007/03/few-thoughts.html). He quotes Hill's closing thoughts...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 8th March 2007, 17:50
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By Mike Johnston
To paraphrase part of the article (but still...

To paraphrase part of the article (but still understandable I hope):

Southern border of the Palearctic was established by comparing separate breeding distribution maps of 1,037 passerine species....
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 8th March 2007, 10:12
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By Mike Johnston
The 'British Birds' article (Dec 2006) by Kees...

The 'British Birds' article (Dec 2006) by Kees Roselaar is a good analysis of how the Palearctic boundry has varied, and offers a strong case for a redrawing based on a computer analysis of the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 7th March 2007, 21:20
Replies: 14,095
Views: 1,374,301
Posted By Mike Johnston
Mike Collins has been given some private letters...

Mike Collins has been given some private letters of John Dennis Sr which he has been revealing details (http://www.fishcrow.com/winter07.html) of. What do folks make of this snippet?:

"In a 1985...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 7th March 2007, 14:42
Replies: 14,095
Views: 1,374,301
Posted By Mike Johnston
Out of interest, it was Kevin McGowan who first...

Out of interest, it was Kevin McGowan who first suggested the 'wariness' theory to the Cornell team. Here's (http://listserv.arizona.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0603d&L=birdwg01&T=0&P=58) his original post...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 7th March 2007, 14:28
Replies: 14,095
Views: 1,374,301
Posted By Mike Johnston
Talking of recent photos, is anybody going to bid...

Talking of recent photos, is anybody going to bid for the photo offered on Ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140093775921&ssPageName=ADME:B:EF:US:12)? Supposedly a juv. taken...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 7th March 2007, 09:47
Replies: 14,095
Views: 1,374,301
Posted By Mike Johnston
As regards the 1971 photos, one can be seen here...

As regards the 1971 photos, one can be seen here (http://www.americanbirding.org/pubs/birding/archives/vol33no6p514to522.pdf). But even some 'believers' admit they are not conclusive. In the same...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 7th March 2007, 09:29
Replies: 14,095
Views: 1,374,301
Posted By Mike Johnston
Tmguy has taken his site down, but the photo...

Tmguy has taken his site down, but the photo (http://birdingisnotacrime.blogspot.com/2006/01/ibwo-sightings-in-florida-part-iii.html) is preserved in all its glory on the Birding is Not a Crime blog....
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 7th March 2007, 00:05
Replies: 14,095
Views: 1,374,301
Posted By Mike Johnston
Maybe you should blame the Cornell Lab, since the...

Maybe you should blame the Cornell Lab, since the information appears to have been gathered from there (http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Ruby-throated_Hummingbird.html), who in...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 6th March 2007, 13:09
Replies: 14,095
Views: 1,374,301
Posted By Mike Johnston
Probably because we haven't memorised every...

Probably because we haven't memorised every single IBWO post. And, believe it or not, what might be 'obvious' to you may not be to others. Just one example where you feel what was written in an...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 6th March 2007, 12:10
Replies: 14,095
Views: 1,374,301
Posted By Mike Johnston
Can't you give us an example of this 'twisting'...

Can't you give us an example of this 'twisting' rather than have us searching through pages of posts?
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