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  1. J@se

    Wildflower ID Scottish Highlands

    Just for a second or two KC as I approached where it was tucked in I thought “is that an Orchid?!!”
  2. J@se

    Wildflower ID Scottish Highlands

    Thanks Butty wouldn’t have found that.
  3. J@se

    Wildflower ID Scottish Highlands

    Anybody know this one? Taken today on a walk from Kinlochleven. Cheers.
  4. J@se

    Drake Smew song...

    Like most birders I'm sure I often do a little research on distribution, call, status etc of various birds when they pop up. A desirable winter bird is the Smew and having only observed them on reservoirs at this time of year I wondered how their courtship songs and calls sounded, and according...
  5. J@se

    P.G.Wodehouse on birding, and general question about birding history in the UK

    I can't answer those questions but I too love the work of Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse and if I were cast away on a desert island with the option of taking only one book I would be choosing from Ray Mears How to Survive on a Desert Island, The Guide to all Birds of Desert Islands or The World...
  6. J@se

    Nice short film...

    This popped up in my auto suggestions, I've no idea why..
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    Portable Moth traps...

    Thanks for the encouragement and suggestion Rubia I'll give them a go, I also learnt some latin! Cheers
  8. J@se

    Portable Moth traps...

    Hello peeps, As with a lot of us, it wasn't just birds that interested me as a budding young naturalist, and as I approach 50 nothing much has changed. I've been out on occasional wildlife trust and local moth group mothing nights and would now like to start myself. I live in a very small...
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    25-56x mc zoom vs 25-75x mc zoom

    Thanks everyone for your informative and interesting contributions, much appreciated. My next dilemma or contemplation is when\whether to add the ed50a scope to my optics selection. As stated above I use the ed82a but in conducting a lot of my birding by bicycle and on foot I often leave it at...
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    25-56x mc zoom vs 25-75x mc zoom

    Hi Scott, That really helps thank you. I think really I've known all along that a WF EP is my best option with regards to overall benefit\improvement to my enjoyment of being out in the field. I can and do spend hours observing a given area, sea watching, wetlands, heath land or where ever...
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    25-56x mc zoom vs 25-75x mc zoom

    Hi everyone, I have an ed82a with 25-75x zoom which I thoroughly enjoy using (apart from cycling or walking long distances with it on my back). I'm just curious has anyone used and compared these two zoom options? I'm wondering would I benefit from acquiring the 25-56x? I don't go to max zoom...
  12. J@se

    Dealing with eyes watering...

    Hi good morning everyone, Like many I love nothing more than staring out to the horizon, however in what are usually the best conditions I encounter constant eye watering from the wind (occasionally tears of joy!). Has anybody come up with successful counter measures? Cycling\motor cycling...
  13. J@se

    Moth id please

    Thank you JWN and Paul, much obliged. Jason
  14. J@se

    Moth id please

    Hi everyone, Anybody able to id this for me? Was taken in Warsaw by a friend. Cheers Jason
  15. J@se

    Nikon Fieldscope 82 ED Eyepieces.

    Thanks Alexis and Hermann great to read your thoughts much appreciated, I popped out yesterday evening with the sole purpose of cranking up the zoom and was happy with the results as I always have been, it gives pin sharp views. Cheers