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Recent content by Ian Byrnes

  1. Ian Byrnes

    Grimley and Holt

    Few pics from Sunday.
  2. Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus

    Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus

    This Kestrel showed a clean pair of heels.
  3. Eurasian Jay - Garrulus glandarius)

    Eurasian Jay - Garrulus glandarius)

    Beautiful Jay
  4. Common Buzzard - Buteo buteo

    Common Buzzard - Buteo buteo

    Common Buzzard waiting patiently at dusk for movement in the undergrowth.
  5. Ian Byrnes

    Grimley and Holt

    Few shots from Sunday morning. M&F Stonechats. Grey Heron in flight, House Martin, Snipe & Green Sandpiper at Holt Sling.
  6. Common Snipe - Gallinago gallinago

    Common Snipe - Gallinago gallinago

    Common Snipe showing beautifully today.
  7. Ian Byrnes

    Walking boots

    I always found Keen boots excellent. An American brand, really good quality & very waterproof. Amazon usually have some decent offers ie. KEEN Targhee II bought for £80 instead of £200.
  8. GREY HERON  -  Ardea cinerea

    GREY HERON - Ardea cinerea

    A bit of a mouthfull for this Grey Heron. Within seconds he had swallowed the rather large perch.
  9. GREEN SANDPIPER  -  Tringa ochropus

    GREEN SANDPIPER - Tringa ochropus

    The conditions were superb. Low early sun behind me, Water very flat & the Sandpiper stood still for me.
  10. WATER RAIL- Rallus aquaticus

    WATER RAIL- Rallus aquaticus

    I was blown away that this gorgeous Water Rail posed for 15 minutes just 20 feet away.
  11. Ian Byrnes

    Worth upgrading scope?

    Hi ya In the pecking order of scopes, in my opinion, the Diascope would be up there with the best. I have the 85 T-FL - 20-75 zoom & I can't fault it. The only draw back will be the FOV at 75 but I phonescope with it & the results have been excellent. I've tried Kowas & Swaros & can't see any...
  12. Ian Byrnes

    Considering giving up on digiscoping

    Hi Joe If there's one big difference, I only ever see birds & may be a few dear....there certainly aren't any Grizzlies or Wolves in Britain other than in Zoos & Safari Parks...so you certainly did benefit by buying the Kowa etc. Let's hope you sell them all. Best wishes Ian
  13. Ian Byrnes

    Considering giving up on digiscoping

    Hello Joe Unlike you I have not been a photographer for as many years as you. I started as a birder progressing through scopes & old bridge cameras, to better scopes which would enable me to phonescope. ending up with a Zeiss 85 T-FL (20-75), adapters & S10 phone. The video results, in my...
  14. Ian Byrnes

    Coney Meadow and Adjoining Areas

    Cettis Warbler showing nicely at bridge 4 & Buzzard posing at bridge 3. Grey Heron also doing fly by.
  15. Ian Byrnes

    Looking for spotting scope advice

    Hi Ben I've got a 2012 black version with a 'new' (replaced by Zeiss last year) 20-75 zoom & have been extremely happy with it. I phonescope with my Samsung S10 & PhoneSkope adapters & get great results. In my opinion the Diascope is a brilliant bit of kit.