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Recent content by ManxShearwater

  1. M

    What focal length for shorebirds and waders

    They're great, thanks v much. I have taken the plunge and got a 2nd hand P1000 on eBay. I will def start on the Bird mode and see if I can develop from there :-) Looking forward to it arriving :-) thanks everyone for your help in making a decision.
  2. M

    What focal length for shorebirds and waders

    Thanks Mike, a beanbag sounds very useful, maybe a tripod too for when I can get out the car. The weights of the p950/1000 mean I will def need support
  3. M

    What focal length for shorebirds and waders

    Thanks Niels, that's very helpful :-)
  4. M

    What focal length for shorebirds and waders

    Hi there. I am a newbie shopping for a first bridge camera and wondering how much focal length is usually needed for waders and shorebirds please? Most of my birdwatching is coastal, a lot from my car as I can't walk far. My main requirements would be uploading to Ebird and for id purposes...
  5. M

    Hi from the Isle Of Man

    Thanks for the welcome everyone
  6. M

    Hi from the Isle Of Man

    Mike C - we know Bob and have been out on the Gemini before. He really does know his birds and cetaceans. We are in Castletown so not far from Psm. :-)
  7. M

    Hi from the Isle Of Man

    Hello there! I live in the Isle of Man and have got the birding bug since lockdown. We get lots of waders and seabirds here in particular, I laughingly thought they would be easier to Id than LBJ's - ha! I have always enjoyed watching birds, but decided to try and up it a bit by figuring out...
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