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Recent content by DomG

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    Coal tit planting seeds

    Thank you for your (rather prosaic) opinions. However I have irrefutable evidence to the contrary. Please see below.
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    Coal tit planting seeds

    Thanks for the video. I was wondering though, does the bird plant the seed so he can come back and reclaim it later, or has it evolved the skill of planting it so that it grows and provides a thousand seeds a few months later? Sunflowers grow incredibly quickly: in fact they germinate after only...
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    Coal tit planting seeds

    Thanks for that. A bit like me with custard creams then?
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    Coal tit planting seeds

    Hi, Has anyone noticed this behaviour at all. I certainly haven't but maybe I wasn't watching carefully enough. It's a follow on from the feeder discussion actually. I have several feeders at one end of the garden. At the mo I'm just dispensing sunflower seeds and sunflower hearts. They are both...
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    Bird Behaviour

    This was the wrong forum wasn't it. I will repost in bird behaviour. Ta
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    Bird Behaviour

    Hi, Has anyone noticed this behaviour at all. I certainly haven't but maybe I wasn't watching carefully enough. It's a follow on from the feeder discussion actually. I have several feeders at one end of the garden. At the mo I'm just dispensing sunflower seeds and sunflower hearts. They are both...
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    Manfrotto 200PL quick release plate with locking screw

    I had this problem too. The screw does tend to unwind and the scope can become detached when you're not looking. As I only use the tripod with my scope (Zeiss 65mm: so not the heaviest out there) I put a drop of superglue on the anti-rotation pin so the plate is now a permanent part of the...
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    Swarovski winged eyecups on EL

    Hi Aquaplas et al. I've recently put them on my 7x42 SLCs. They do make a big difference by cutting out the light to the sides. It took me a while to realise, however, that if you want too use the rainshield that comes with them, you have to leave the twist-up eyepieces in the "up" position all...
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    Swarovski ATS 65 refurbishment?

    I recounted my experience of Swarovski customer service in reply to another thread, but it is worth restating here if anyone is in any doubt of just how good they are at Swarovski. My 1992 {D624413161) 7x42 SLCs fogged in one barrel and I got in touch with Swarovski. I was told the procedure for...
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    England lockdown policy

    I think ”common sense “ is the thing. As soon as you start asserting your “rights” someone will contradict you and you will find yourself in a quasi legal argument. We all know what we can and shouldn’t do.Just do it quietly and safely, without drawing attention to yourself (and that’s what...
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    short Eared owls n/w england

    Been going to Lunt twice a week. No sign of SEO for me anyway.
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    Swarovski EL 10 x 42 for £1230 from In-Focus

    Hi Jon, I think the way you do it (the way I did it) is to ring the customer service number (in Austria) and the lady there asks for your serial number and email. She then sends you a form to print out and indicate the fault. Then you send it to Swarovski Optik in Surrey with your instrument and...
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    Swarovski EL 10 x 42 for £1230 from In-Focus

    Really interesting thread that touches on a couple of things. Way back in 1992 I wanted to buy a pair of Zeiss bins and arranged for In Focus to take a pair up to a pop-up stall they were running at Martin Mere. I was very disappointed that they forgot to put them on the van. To cut a longer...
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