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Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 21st January 2020, 15:20
Replies: 26
Views: 1,096
Posted By temmie
If only one of those existed, I would be happy...

If only one of those existed, I would be happy with either of those.

For me, the (subtle) differences would lead me to buy the Zeiss:
It has a wider FOV, better balance and a fluid, faster focus I...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Tuesday 14th January 2020, 09:37
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By temmie
It is logistically an easy side trip as it's...

It is logistically an easy side trip as it's virtually 'en route', but ofcourse, it's high altitude so better if you are acclimatised a bit.

I would personally spend a fair bit more time around...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 12th January 2020, 07:25
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By temmie
Cuba.

Cuba.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 9th January 2020, 07:06
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By temmie
Have you checked:...

Have you checked: https://cloudbirders.com/tripreport?location=Dominica&sort_order=added_desc ?
I haven't been there so no first hand info from me.
Forum: Italy Wednesday 8th January 2020, 13:21
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By temmie
In my time (10 years ago), they "murmured" around...

In my time (10 years ago), they "murmured" around the Colosseum.
That's less than a kilometer away from Termini, so you should see them from both places.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 8th January 2020, 13:17
Replies: 24
Views: 1,213
Posted By temmie
Skipping N-Africa won't harm their list by much....

Skipping N-Africa won't harm their list by much.
Knowing Ross his tactics a bit, he will rather invest time in a potential Drongo split rather than a day at a beach with 10 new species of waders for...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 7th January 2020, 09:42
Replies: 20
Views: 1,018
Posted By temmie
the Zeiss is a very very very fine glass, but...

the Zeiss is a very very very fine glass, but it's heavy and ergonomically I found the tubes to be a bit too big to hold well.

I would consider the 10x56 (or better: a 15x56 if that would exist)...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 2nd January 2020, 11:24
Replies: 36
Views: 2,003
Posted By temmie
thanks for the great links. The best starry sky...

thanks for the great links.

The best starry sky I ever had was on the salkantay trekking in S-Peru. The fact that (like Jan said) you are high and dry, and the added benefit of a valley surrounded...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 27th December 2019, 11:49
Replies: 125
Views: 6,564
Posted By temmie
I hope so too! ;) But now I just don't know...

I hope so too! ;) But now I just don't know what's the reason, and I find that very annoying. When a post gets deleted and a moderator sends you a private message explaining why, at least that's some...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 26th December 2019, 20:57
Replies: 125
Views: 6,564
Posted By temmie
Dear moderators. I now have two posts deleted in...

Dear moderators.
I now have two posts deleted in this topic without any explanation.
I demand one or I’ll keep copy/pasting my posts, thanks!
I find it highly disturbing that posts are deleted...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 23rd December 2019, 18:26
Replies: 125
Views: 6,564
Posted By temmie
It’s a bad thread, because a moderator deleted my...

It’s a bad thread, because a moderator deleted my last post without any notification or message.
Whatever you do dear mods, deleting posts without notification is bad moderator practice.

Anyway, I...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 20th December 2019, 13:19
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By temmie
so you missed all the endemics at Lomas de Lachay...

so you missed all the endemics at Lomas de Lachay because your guide said you saw all your target birds...???

some notes: Lima has 6 months of fog and 6 months of sunny weather. The story goes the...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 19th December 2019, 13:19
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By temmie
exactly the reason why Swaro is so expensive. But...

exactly the reason why Swaro is so expensive. But it seems their marketing model works (expensive but excellent service), especially in the top end.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 16th December 2019, 15:38
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By temmie
Thanks for the correction, I agree with the...

Thanks for the correction, I agree with the Cormorant, a bit confusing for me without size reference but I forgot about Little, only thought about great or Indian and missing the yellow bill for the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 16th December 2019, 12:59
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By temmie
1. long-tailed shrike; 2. the bird on your...

1. long-tailed shrike;
2. the bird on your profile :-)
3. looks like a great cormorant ssp sinensis
4. yes
5. a shrike. Not 100% sure, thinking about Grey-backed but would have to check...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 16th December 2019, 09:10
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By temmie
Without a book, 1. Siberian Stonechat 2. yes 3....

Without a book,
1. Siberian Stonechat
2. yes
3. another Stonechat
4. yes
5. one of those Citrine wagtails, but I must admit I am confused anytime I see the variety on offer in the Indian bird...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 13th December 2019, 14:30
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By temmie
Eurasian Golden Oriole. I didn't even see it...

Eurasian Golden Oriole.

I didn't even see it (back in 1995), only heard it and that song was enough to got me hooked.

I still have to see my first in Belgium sitting in a tree (only saw them on...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 12th December 2019, 12:52
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By temmie
60 dollar / day is very expensive imho. If you...

60 dollar / day is very expensive imho.

If you want I can arrange your car rental for that price :-)

When I was in Thailand, even a 4wd was not very expensive. Be aware they drive left in both...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 11th December 2019, 09:06
Replies: 64
Views: 3,834
Posted By temmie
I found that having the Zeiss 8x25 in my car was...

I found that having the Zeiss 8x25 in my car was the most significant upgrade I have done this year.

It's a fact that a binocular is better than no binocular. I don't want to leave my 7x42 FL in my...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 7th December 2019, 20:38
Replies: 59
Views: 2,119
Posted By temmie
Congrats on getting your two most important...

Congrats on getting your two most important mammalian targets (the wolf and the wife)! :-)
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 6th December 2019, 15:42
Replies: 59
Views: 2,119
Posted By temmie
excuse my 'optimal travel' brain-mode, but...

excuse my 'optimal travel' brain-mode, but wouldn't it have been a better idea to splash just a bit of cash for a rental car + driver, and do the (very joyful) ride to Dinsho in 2-3 days instead of...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 6th December 2019, 12:38
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By temmie
As mentioned before, I read you can surf to Zeiss...

As mentioned before, I read you can surf to Zeiss sport optics, and email to Zeiss (in a contact form or through an email adress on that site).
If sending them the serial number they should be able...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Wednesday 4th December 2019, 11:24
Replies: 32
Views: 2,762
Posted By temmie
On topic: a Water Rail trying to drown a...

On topic:

a Water Rail trying to drown a Kingfisher
https://mobile.twitter.com/robcadd/status/1200790732795187203?s=20

next, a Ross' gull at lake Washington (Seattle). A true vagrant and attracting...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 4th December 2019, 08:36
Replies: 18
Views: 1,453
Posted By temmie
I have the non-lotutec from back in 2008, and it...

I have the non-lotutec from back in 2008, and it is still as good as anything I have looked through
(I must admit the 8x42 SF is a bit better, as it has almost the same wide FOV and it's an 8x so a...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 08:42
Replies: 63
Views: 3,413
Posted By temmie
he got the boats from that lodge I guess. They...

he got the boats from that lodge I guess. They were hard plastic red kanoes. Quite sturdy as they had to pull them over some rocky low streambeds from time to time (but he commented that river was...
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