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Recent content by CWOBrien

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    Chiffchaff or Willow warbler? IRELAND

    Thanks for that!
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    Chiffchaff or Willow warbler? IRELAND

    Hi everyone, I'm ashamed to say I've had difficulty separating these two species XD what do you think of the attached photo? I'm leaning more towards willow warbler with this one but would love to hear any and all opinions. Thanks, C
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    Scope advice

    Thank you very much for the advice, gentlemen! Much appreciated.
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    Scope advice

    Hi everyone, I'm looking to buy my first scope and would appreciate any and all advice. I'd like to keep it under 500 euro/$ if possible. It would be great to have a scope that's good for sea-watching as well as conventional birding. Any advice with this would be great. Kind regards, C
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    Equipment overhaul?

    Happy New Year all! Just letting you know I got the 500mm PF and am loving it so far. Thank you so much for all the input and advice! Kind regards, C
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    Equipment overhaul?

    Good points all! Thanks for your input. Definitely shading more towards that.
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    Nikon Nikkor 500mm f/4 D ED IF AF-S AF Lens

    Hi everyone, I'm thinking of upgrading from my Sigma 150 - 600 C lens to the lens above. Does anyone have any experience using this lens? And if so, would you recommend it? I don't think it's the most recent 500mm F4 offering from Nikon, but frankly I don't have 4k+ to throw away on camera...
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    Equipment overhaul?

    Hi guys, Thanks so much for all your input. Right now, I'm leaning towards the Nikon Nikkor 500mm f/4 D ED IF AF-S AF lens which I can get second hand at a reasonable price. Does anyone have any experience with this lens? Thanks, C
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    Equipment overhaul?

    Nice one. I might just go with that! Thanks for the advice.
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    Equipment overhaul?

    Thanks a lot for your reply! The 500mm PF looks a good lens, but it might be a bit beyond my price range right now. Also, I'm looking for something with a bigger aperture to give a nice bokeh to my photos, F4 at the very least. That's why I'm shading towards the 300mm. What do you think?
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    Equipment overhaul?

    Hi everyone, I'm thinking about updating my bird photography equipment and would appreciate any advice. I currently shoot with a Sigma 150-600mm C lens on a D7200 body. Happy out with the camera for the most part. I love the lens as well, but am at a stage where I'm hoping to get more from my...
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    Condors in Peru

    Hi everyone, Hoping to make it to Peru next year. Does anyone have any recommendations for sites to see and photograph condors? Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Cheers, C
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    Magpies chasing squirrels

    Saw something quite unusual yesterday. A grey squirrel was running along the ground, being chased by three magpies all the way. The magpies were looping from tree to tree before coming to ground. They were unrelenting, but stopped short of attacking the squirrel, which didn't have anything...
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    Birding in Peru

    Hi everyone, I'm hopping to make it to Peru later this year and was wondering if anyone could recommend day tours from Lima or Arequipa, ideally in search of condor and cock of the rock. Any help greatly appreciated. Feel free to DM if need be. Kind regards, C
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    Unknown duck spotted in Wicklow, Ireland

    Is it a tuftie or a scaup? Any help greatly appreciated.