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Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Today, 07:58
Replies: 6
Views: 88
Posted By Steve Babbs
A quick scan of my copy with my limted French...

A quick scan of my copy with my limted French seems to say that it's aimed at France, Holland, Switzerland, Belgium and Germany but it's obviously going to cover many species of northern Spain and...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 12th November 2018, 20:28
Replies: 6
Views: 88
Posted By Steve Babbs
They're not hard in western Europe, with a good...

They're not hard in western Europe, with a good field guide. Certainly not as hard as european butterflies, which I find a nightmare. The Slovenia and Greek guides will help a lot with more eastern...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 12th November 2018, 19:17
Replies: 6
Views: 88
Posted By Steve Babbs
Excellent. I'm just about to order that. I'm glad...

Excellent. I'm just about to order that. I'm glad I started this thread.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 12th November 2018, 18:35
Replies: 6
Views: 88
Posted By Steve Babbs
Identification of European Orthoptera

I've started this thread because I had not idea what was available to help when I started identifying Orthoptera in Europe so others may be in the same situation.

The first one I used was A Field...
Forum: Sony Monday 12th November 2018, 18:31
Replies: 177
Views: 23,535
Posted By Steve Babbs
For anyone used to cameras like the Canon HS50/60...

For anyone used to cameras like the Canon HS50/60 this is a totally different league. The issue is whether it is a replacement for a SLR and lens. For me it is. But I haven't been quite brave enough...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 19th October 2018, 16:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By Steve Babbs
This afternoon I had a reply to my message from...

This afternoon I had a reply to my message from the 15th of October.

Josh your comments have made me a more disgruntled customer: I did get in touch with Birdguides -as shown by the fact that I've...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 19th October 2018, 07:56
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By Steve Babbs
I will contact you Josh but to repeat I attempted...

I will contact you Josh but to repeat I attempted to contact Birdguides three times by the website and once by email. It is possible the email address was an old one. I would not have started this...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 18th October 2018, 20:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By Steve Babbs
If there is a problem they should have let us all...

If there is a problem they should have let us all know. By email, if they can't send texts at all.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 18th October 2018, 19:18
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By Steve Babbs
Birdguides text alerts

Is anyone else stopped receiving Birdguides texts? I haven't got them for any of the recent megas. I've sent messages through their website and emailed them and had no response. I rang customer...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 18th October 2018, 19:18
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By Steve Babbs
Birdguides text alerts

Is anyone else stopped receiving Birdguides texts? I haven't got them for any of the recent megas. I've sent messages through their website and emailed them and had no response. I rang customer...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Monday 15th October 2018, 19:03
Replies: 136
Views: 18,726
Posted By Steve Babbs
I think that can has been well and truly opened.

I think that can has been well and truly opened.
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 14th October 2018, 17:38
Replies: 73
Views: 10,265
Posted By Steve Babbs
James Lowen has just tweeted an amazing...

James Lowen has just tweeted an amazing photograph taken 4 minutes ago. Looks good and no chance for me getting there for a week.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 14th October 2018, 15:03
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By Steve Babbs
Land crab from Thailand

Can anyone help identify this please? Taken near Kaeng Krachan.
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Tuesday 9th October 2018, 16:57
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By Steve Babbs
Has somebody left their computer logged in and...

Has somebody left their computer logged in and someone is playing a trick?
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 7th October 2018, 18:08
Replies: 13
Views: 1,183
Posted By Steve Babbs
There is no easy answer to how much to spend on...

There is no easy answer to how much to spend on optics. As Paul said the difference between the very good (Vortex) and the best (Kowa and Swarvoski) is actually very small indeed. The price...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Saturday 6th October 2018, 18:01
Replies: 53
Views: 3,163
Posted By Steve Babbs
Nothing to worry about. Stories about them being...

Nothing to worry about. Stories about them being dangerous are wildly exaggerated. I'd much rather bump into a wild boar on a trail - and I have many times - than a large dog -which obviously I also...
Forum: Watches in the Field Friday 5th October 2018, 17:16
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By Steve Babbs
I've been in flat Suffolk for a while so the...

I've been in flat Suffolk for a while so the watch hasn't been used in anger yet so it's hard to say. I will say my Suunto wasn't that old when its altimeter started giving erratic results. The new...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 4th October 2018, 20:40
Replies: 132
Views: 6,991
Posted By Steve Babbs
I think my 400th may have been arctic warbler but...

I think my 400th may have been arctic warbler but my bogey bird was definitely quail: I had a UK list of a couple short of 500 before I saw one in the UK. Although, tbh, by then I had lost any real...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Sunday 30th September 2018, 19:18
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By Steve Babbs
Re field guides ...

Re field guides
...
Forum: Kowa Saturday 29th September 2018, 10:09
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By Steve Babbs
I've also seen them for Meopta. I'd avoid like...

I've also seen them for Meopta. I'd avoid like the plague.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Wednesday 26th September 2018, 19:09
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Steve Babbs
I use the actinic bulb from my Heath with the...

I use the actinic bulb from my Heath with the Skinner trap from when I used a MV before moving. But both are in need of replacament. The plastic around the bulb is falling off and tbh the Skinner was...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Wednesday 26th September 2018, 17:41
Replies: 97
Views: 5,116
Posted By Steve Babbs
There at the moment according to the BBC.

There at the moment according to the BBC.
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Tuesday 25th September 2018, 19:57
Replies: 97
Views: 5,116
Posted By Steve Babbs
Pinched from a friend's twitter feed: Still on...

Pinched from a friend's twitter feed: Still on the River Thames at 18.40. Viewed from TQ674756, west of Coalhouse Fort, Essex. Apparently about 400m out on near low tide.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 23rd September 2018, 13:58
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Steve Babbs
The Lepidopterist moth trap from ALS

Dear all

My very old actinic trap has more or less fallen apart and I'm now looking to replace it. My location makes a MV unsuitable. The Lepidopterist sold by ALS looks...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 23rd September 2018, 10:29
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Steve Babbs
Thanks for the replies. This was a spur of the...

Thanks for the replies. This was a spur of the moment booking after comparing flight costs to Munich with other destinations so I've still got to get my head around what's there. As regards target...
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