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Forum: New York Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 00:52
Replies: 729
Views: 148,703
Posted By Pinewood
winter returns

Hello all,

Every late January we get a thaw. As I wrote, December and early January were warm. Yesterday and today, winter returned. This morning it was -7C, freezing the Lake and Turtle Pond,...
Forum: New York Tuesday 14th January 2020, 01:43
Replies: 729
Views: 148,703
Posted By Pinewood
Winter, not wintry

Hello,

After a couple of cold days, -6.5C, in early December, the weather has been extraordinarily mild, especially this past weekend, when the temperature hit 20C. An ornithologist, Dr. Robert...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 6th January 2020, 19:24
Replies: 28
Views: 973
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Punkmorg, I have 30x fixed eyepiece, which...

Hello Punkmorg,

I have 30x fixed eyepiece, which suits me. The higher the power. the sturdier and heavier the necessary tripod. I would pick 27x.

Happy bird watching,
Arthur Pinewood :hi:
Forum: New York Saturday 4th January 2020, 23:50
Replies: 729
Views: 148,703
Posted By Pinewood
Hello KC, As I have written, I never have a bad...

Hello KC,

As I have written, I never have a bad week bird watching in Central Park. Although, I regret missing the Iceland gull, last Sunday.

Happy bird watching,
Arthur :hi:
Forum: New York Friday 3rd January 2020, 20:53
Replies: 729
Views: 148,703
Posted By Pinewood
Winter in New York

Hello,

I have yet to see a black capped chickadee's and hardly see any white breasted nuthatches. However, I did see a pair of Eastern towhees, am still seeing brown creepers, as well as that great...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 2nd January 2020, 11:22
Replies: 23
Views: 393
Posted By Pinewood
Hooded mergansers on Turtle Pond, Central Park,...

Hooded mergansers on Turtle Pond, Central Park, New York.

Happy New Year,
Arthur Pinewood :hi:
Forum: Binoculars Monday 30th December 2019, 11:19
Replies: 39
Views: 1,927
Posted By Pinewood
Hello b-lija, All the binoculars you have named ...

Hello b-lija,

All the binoculars you have named have excellent optics. You should be thinking about handling, weight and how you use them. If you are a frequent user during twilight, either the...
Forum: New York Sunday 22nd December 2019, 22:21
Replies: 729
Views: 148,703
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Delia, Thank you very much. With warm...

Hello Delia,

Thank you very much.

With warm regards,
Arthur
Forum: New York Sunday 22nd December 2019, 21:56
Replies: 729
Views: 148,703
Posted By Pinewood
slow

Hello,

It has been slow. Action around the feeders in Central Park has been reduced by the frequent presence of either Cooper hawks or red-tailed hawks. Last Sunday, a juvenile red tailed was near...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 19th December 2019, 01:12
Replies: 37
Views: 1,074
Posted By Pinewood
Hello John, I recall that a physicist with a...

Hello John,

I recall that a physicist with a strong interest in optics wrote the same thing of chromatic aberration.

Happy bird watching,
Arthur
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 17th December 2019, 11:16
Replies: 37
Views: 1,074
Posted By Pinewood
Hello 42za, I agree with you. 3m is fine with...

Hello 42za,

I agree with you. 3m is fine with me.

Happy bird watching,
Arthur Pinewood :hi:
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 13th December 2019, 18:08
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By Pinewood
Hello, Long eared owls in Central Park. Happy...

Hello,

Long eared owls in Central Park.

Happy bird watching,
Arthur Pinewood :hi:
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 11th December 2019, 11:04
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By Pinewood
Hello 'Dad, An important consideration is which...

Hello 'Dad,

An important consideration is which tripod to use with a 'scope. The higher the magnification you want means the sturdier sturdier tripod needed.

Happy bird watching,
Arthur Pinewood ...
Forum: Say Hello Tuesday 10th December 2019, 23:08
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By Pinewood
Caro Rico. Benvenuto al foro. Welcome to the...

Caro Rico.

Benvenuto al foro. Welcome to the Forum.

Happy bird watching,
Arthur :hi:
Forum: Leica Tuesday 10th December 2019, 02:31
Replies: 180
Views: 19,428
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Tenex, That would be more than I paid for...

Hello Tenex,

That would be more than I paid for mine, boxed with warranty.

Happy bird watching,
Arthur :hi:
Forum: Leica Monday 9th December 2019, 00:52
Replies: 180
Views: 19,428
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Tenex, I have been informed that the...

Hello Tenex,

I have been informed that the silver mirrors are protected by some kind of coating. The silver interior and working layer is on the prism, which is then coated with something to...
Forum: New York Friday 6th December 2019, 18:07
Replies: 729
Views: 148,703
Posted By Pinewood
Hello, As I suspected, Thanksgiving Day was...

Hello,

As I suspected, Thanksgiving Day was unrewarding. As many entrances to the Park were closed, I walked to the Pool and saw nothing but mallards, The next day, I did notice northern...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 2nd December 2019, 00:20
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Lee, Thanks for the interview. I suspect...

Hello Lee,

Thanks for the interview. I suspect that Zeiss USA would have a somewhat different fashion.

I was intrigued by the major activities of Zeiss UK: cinema and I suppose professional video...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 1st December 2019, 22:22
Replies: 82
Views: 4,983
Posted By Pinewood
Hello all, I think that the principal optical...

Hello all,

I think that the principal optical firms, Leica, Zeiss, Meopta and Nikon, have applied their innovations and experience in optics to sports optics. For a company like Zeiss, a sports...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 1st December 2019, 11:53
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By Pinewood
Hello, The concept of integrating an ID app with...

Hello,

The concept of integrating an ID app with an optical device strikes me as an interesting merger of electronics and optics. It makes more sense than digitizing the view of an optical device,...
Forum: New York Thursday 28th November 2019, 02:29
Replies: 729
Views: 148,703
Posted By Pinewood
Into autumn

Hello all,

As the seasons change there are always a few birds which seem to hang around a bit late. In the past week, I was still seeing hermit thrushes, song sparrows and a gray catbird.

On...
Forum: New York Thursday 21st November 2019, 21:04
Replies: 729
Views: 148,703
Posted By Pinewood
Autumn birds

Hello all,

On Sunday, I saw my first juncos and my first hooded mergansers of the season. Along with the hooded mergansers, today, I saw mallards, shovelers, a flock of gadwalls, and buffleheads. ...
Forum: New York Friday 15th November 2019, 19:48
Replies: 729
Views: 148,703
Posted By Pinewood
predators and

Hello,

This week, I did see a pair of Cooper hawks, and got a nice view of a low flying mature red-tailed hawk trying to gain some altitude.

Wednesday and Thursday, I had good views of a great blue...
Forum: New York Monday 11th November 2019, 20:17
Replies: 729
Views: 148,703
Posted By Pinewood
two more duckies

Hello all,

I was gone from New York City for ten days, then I had other commitments, including today.

Yesterday, I saw nothing but kinglets and a hermit thrush, until I arrived at the Central Park...
Forum: New York Friday 25th October 2019, 22:19
Replies: 729
Views: 148,703
Posted By Pinewood
ducks

Hello all,

A quick note. Yesterday, I saw my first ruddy ducks of the season, a male gadwall and shovellers in full plumage. With the mallards, I had a four duck day.

Happy bird watching,
Arthur...
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