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Forum: Ruffled Feathers Sunday 29th March 2020, 17:05
Replies: 38
Views: 943
Posted By interoception
particularly when it comes to discussing...

particularly when it comes to discussing binoculars it seems

no idea why such a heated topic
Forum: Swarovski Monday 16th March 2020, 21:25
Replies: 49
Views: 2,447
Posted By interoception
I use them

I use them
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 6th March 2020, 15:39
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By interoception
Personally, when I was starting, I didn't notice...

Personally, when I was starting, I didn't notice subtleties that I notice now. So levels of detail / plumages would have been lost on me & the basic RSPB pocket guide had more than enough detail.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 6th March 2020, 12:29
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By interoception
When I started I found that having a 'simple...

When I started I found that having a 'simple guide' (RSPB pocket guide to British Birds) very useful, and complimented the bigger books (Collins Guide) very well.

Most of the time the birds we...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 4th March 2020, 12:48
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By interoception
Hello gratography --- thanks for that link -...

Hello gratography --- thanks for that link - really helpful.
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 19:52
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By interoception
That looks great -thanks I didn't realise that...

That looks great -thanks I didn't realise that there is so much there. Heinz will definitely do me for a day.
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 2nd March 2020, 14:47
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By interoception
Thanks for that --- are the other places OK...

Thanks for that --- are the other places OK without a car? Not having to hire a car would be a great bonus.

Isn't Heinz a bit noisy with aeroplanes? Or is it OK?
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 25th February 2020, 17:09
Replies: 39
Views: 1,776
Posted By interoception
My local guide in Sri Lanka did not have...

My local guide in Sri Lanka did not have binoculars or any optical equipment- just a laser pointer! Seemed to find the birds by their call only!!!
Forum: Say Hello Thursday 20th February 2020, 07:34
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By interoception
You may get a better response if you post two new...

You may get a better response if you post two new separate threads asking for information for London/ Birmingham in the thread title.

I'm pretty familiar with both cities having lived in both,...
Forum: Say Hello Wednesday 19th February 2020, 21:39
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By interoception
https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserv...

https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/middleton-lakes/

Near B’ham airport
Forum: Say Hello Tuesday 18th February 2020, 07:38
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By interoception
This may be useful...

This may be useful too:

https://londonbirders.fandom.com/wiki/London_Bird_Club_Wiki
Forum: Say Hello Tuesday 18th February 2020, 06:24
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By interoception
Hello Will you have any days off work? if so how...

Hello

Will you have any days off work? if so how many days off?
Or will this just be birding before/after work?
Where in B'ham / London will you be staying?


A couple of starters for you, both of...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 15th February 2020, 11:40
Replies: 19
Views: 1,442
Posted By interoception
Hi Owene, if you're in the midlands then i can...

Hi Owene, if you're in the midlands then i can recommend Focus Optics near Coventry .

They have a good range of binoculars, and the shop assistant was very helpful.

The shop is kind of set up...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 14th February 2020, 10:33
Replies: 19
Views: 1,442
Posted By interoception
I've just done a comparison between my two pairs...

I've just done a comparison between my two pairs of binoculars that both cost ~500

1) Opticron Imagic BGA WP 10x42 (weight 705g)
2) Swarowski 8x25 CL companion (weight 345g)

Opticron gives a much...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 13th February 2020, 14:40
Replies: 19
Views: 1,442
Posted By interoception
Excellent -- please let us know how you get on...

Excellent -- please let us know how you get on and what you decided

:-)
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 13th February 2020, 05:47
Replies: 19
Views: 1,442
Posted By interoception
No I don't find the two hinges makes much...

No I don't find the two hinges makes much difference to my experience with one-hinged binoculars.

Once they are round my neck on a strap then the barrels stay in position pretty well.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 13th February 2020, 05:39
Replies: 30
Views: 2,226
Posted By interoception
This kind of post is unecessary and against forum...

This kind of post is unecessary and against forum rules.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 11th February 2020, 19:15
Replies: 30
Views: 2,226
Posted By interoception
No picture attached. There is a well known...

No picture attached.

There is a well known juvenile rough legged Buzzard that's just outside Wells-Next-The-Sea
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 11th February 2020, 09:53
Replies: 19
Views: 1,442
Posted By interoception
Also, I just bought a pair of Swarowski 8x25 CL...

Also, I just bought a pair of Swarowski 8x25 CL pocket (cost 530 = standard price). These are amazing and definitely worth testing against bigger sub-alpha's for similar price
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 11th February 2020, 09:27
Replies: 19
Views: 1,442
Posted By interoception
How about getting yourself to an optics shop and...

How about getting yourself to an optics shop and have a look at the different options (e.g. InFocus at Slimbridge shouldn't be too far from you depending on where you are in South Wales) --

I think...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 10th February 2020, 14:26
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By interoception
Thanks! I didn't notice those differences when I...

Thanks! I didn't notice those differences when I glanced at the Collin's guide -- I will examine book more carefully now I know what to look for.

:-)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 10th February 2020, 10:09
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By interoception
Hello -- please forgive my ignorance but please...

Hello -- please forgive my ignorance but please could someone explain why this couldn't be a Griffon Vulture in poor light?
Forum: Binoculars Friday 7th February 2020, 09:18
Replies: 23
Views: 1,155
Posted By interoception
Hi All, thanks ever so much for your advice and...

Hi All, thanks ever so much for your advice and comments regarding this -- in the end I have bought the Swarowski 8x25's having done further testing against the 8x20 Leica Ultravid.

I'd already...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 6th February 2020, 20:34
Replies: 23
Views: 1,155
Posted By interoception
No I don’t wear glasses for binocular use!!

No I don’t wear glasses for binocular use!!
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 6th February 2020, 08:58
Replies: 23
Views: 1,155
Posted By interoception
Thanks all -- clearly pocket binoculars represent...

Thanks all -- clearly pocket binoculars represent a big compromise and there's no perfect answer. The compromise is exactly the opposite compromise for big binoculars

Thank you to Mike for...
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