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Forum: Sony Thursday 23rd July 2009, 04:20
Replies: 1
Views: 1,106
Posted By leovb
Help!, lensadapter for sony alpha 200

Hi, I can get a lens; Sigma 170-500 f5-6.3 APO Canon mount.
Length: 260 (@170) to 345 mm (@500)
Lens opening: 86 mm.
But I have a sony alpha 200. Does anyone know whether there is an adapter for...
Forum: Australia Friday 5th June 2009, 09:13
Replies: 5
Views: 4,798
Posted By leovb
Best birding areas in July

We will be going to Australia in July for two weeks and travel around in a campervan.
We have very little preparationtime and would like to visit one of the "best" birding areas/regions for that...
Forum: Sea Watch Friday 6th March 2009, 09:02
Replies: 0
Views: 975
Posted By leovb
Arctic Skua

Last week I saw three Arctic skuas at Kaitorete spit (sandspit between Lake ellesmere and the ocean in New Zealand). They were succesfully harrassing white-fronted terns. The skuas sat on the surface...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 20th September 2006, 20:35
Replies: 16
Views: 2,981
Posted By leovb
NZ Fielguide

Hi,

For NZ there is only one true fieldguide that exists (reasonable quality but unsufficient for ID of all Seabirds in the region), that's the Heather and robinson (or robson...)... Anyway, it...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 20th September 2006, 20:15
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By leovb
Another Perfect Albatross ID Help

Hi Jan, Thanks for your webpage! For Albatrosses from the Antarctic and Southern Ocean region I have not encoutered a better book as "the complete guide to Antarctic Wildlife" from Hadoram Shirihai....
Forum: Say Hello Wednesday 2nd August 2006, 18:13
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By leovb
Do NZ Birds fly?

Almost forgot,

As especially all New Zealanders should know;
Flittering is survival!

Keep those Birds "Flittering"!!! And especially teach those Black Robins to learn how to get away from...
Forum: Say Hello Wednesday 2nd August 2006, 17:52
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By leovb
Down under on its way up?

Hi John,

Welcome! It is good to finally see real Kiwi's attending this forum!

Cheers,
Leo
Forum: Say Hello Wednesday 2nd August 2006, 17:50
Replies: 28
Views: 2,591
Posted By leovb
Kiwi Welcome

Hi Bruce, welcome on this great Birdforum!

Know your paradise and love it (that is if you mean New Zealand) especially at Sea!

Looking forward to your pictures. (Not a great photographer...
Forum: Australia Tuesday 23rd May 2006, 12:16
Replies: 13
Views: 1,998
Posted By leovb
Mission Beach area

Joe,

I forgot to mention Mission Beach, great place (especially the Kennedy track) for Beach Stone-curlew and a host of other species.

Cheers,
Leo
Forum: Australia Tuesday 23rd May 2006, 12:14
Replies: 13
Views: 1,998
Posted By leovb
Queensland

Hi Joe,

Try to take the trip with Chris Dahlberg on the Daintree River it's great!
Also the Atherton Tablelands (Mareeba Wetlands I thought was fantastic) are a great area to visit. Further inland...
Forum: New Zealand Sunday 26th February 2006, 22:14
Replies: 5
Views: 2,164
Posted By leovb
Hi James, A couple of weeks on the North-Island...

Hi James,

A couple of weeks on the North-Island will give you the chance to see all the best spots. The spots I can recommend if you stay that long on the North Island;
-Aroha Island ecological...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 26th February 2006, 21:59
Replies: 3
Views: 1,258
Posted By leovb
Hi Andy, Best shot for pictures is if you...

Hi Andy,

Best shot for pictures is if you approach individual photograhers via e-mail. I looked at pictures on birdforum and asked the photographers. Almost all agree on their photo's being used if...
Forum: Sea Watch Tuesday 21st February 2006, 07:55
Replies: 7
Views: 2,041
Posted By leovb
Spoonbilled SP

Hi John,

Well I am afraid that Spoonbilled SP only occurs in NZ in a museum (if at all, which I doubt). Besides that it lookes as if musea will be the only places to see Spoonbilled SP's in the near...
Forum: Sea Watch Tuesday 21st February 2006, 07:55
Replies: 7
Views: 2,041
Posted By leovb
Spoonbilled SP

Hi John,

Well I am afraid that Spoonbilled SP only occurs in NZ in a museum (if at all, which I doubt). Besides that it lookes as if musea will be the only places to see Spoonbilled SP's in the near...
Forum: Sea Watch Sunday 19th February 2006, 23:23
Replies: 7
Views: 2,041
Posted By leovb
Kaikoura

Hi John,

You don't need to book ahead for the Kaikoura-pelagic. It goes several times a day, wheather-permitting. It is a breathtaking experience!

August is late winter- early spring. The weather...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 16th February 2006, 03:10
Replies: 10
Views: 1,559
Posted By leovb
Nice but....

Hi Phil and John,

Yes I have the Parkinson seabirdguide as well. In my experience only usefull in addition to more extensive illustrated and written books. Or if you already have a reasonable...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 14th February 2006, 07:07
Replies: 23
Views: 2,196
Posted By leovb
hmmm, than this trip is already history I...

hmmm, than this trip is already history I suppose. Ah well a goo dreason to take more time to read all data in threads!

Would be nice to know what choices were made eventually and how they worked...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 13th February 2006, 08:49
Replies: 23
Views: 2,196
Posted By leovb
Bppks Oz

Hi Niels,

I did the almost the same trip last year in August and early September. You'll be in for a treat!!! Astonishing birdlife and other wildlife as well! Check out the Humpback-whales in Hervey...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 12th February 2006, 10:46
Replies: 10
Views: 1,559
Posted By leovb
New Book Found!!!

Hi Big Phil,

I was the weekend in Kaikoura (report on seawatch and birding day forum).
Besides the wildlife I also found the best book to get yourself for Sea-birdwatching in New Zealand I had seen...
Forum: Sea Watch Sunday 12th February 2006, 10:33
Replies: 7
Views: 2,041
Posted By leovb
Seawatch Down-under

Today I went on a Pelagic in Kaikoura New Zealand. This gave me the following bird-species;

Wandering Albatross (Antipodean and Gibson)
Northern Royal Albatross
White-capped Mollymawk
Salvin's...
Forum: Your Birding Day Sunday 12th February 2006, 10:29
Replies: 0
Views: 731
Posted By leovb
The mighty albatross

Today I went on a Pelagic in Kaikoura New Zealand. Following species were seen on a birdwise calm day;

Wandering Albatross (Antipodean and Gibson)
Northern Royal Albatross
White-capped...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 6th February 2006, 21:24
Replies: 30
Views: 3,951
Posted By leovb
Stewart island

Hi Jgrnot,

Definitely Stewart Island. It doesn't have Little Spotted Kiwi, but is has Brown Kiwi and lots of other endemics. Easily found when visiting easily accesible Ulva Island (just 10...
Forum: Your Birding Day Sunday 5th February 2006, 20:25
Replies: 0
Views: 1,048
Posted By leovb
Arctic Skua

Hi,

Here at Heathcote/Avon estuary in Christchurch New Zealand I saw another Arctic Skua chasing the white-fronted Terns.

The Eastern Barttailed Godwits are also still here and some of them are...
Forum: Sea Watch Sunday 5th February 2006, 20:24
Replies: 0
Views: 1,232
Posted By leovb
Another Arctic Skua as I went into town

Hi,

Here at Heathcote/Avon estuary in Christchurch New Zealand I saw another Arctic Skua chasing the white-fronted Terns.

The Eastern Barttailed Godwits are also still here and some of them are...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Friday 3rd February 2006, 06:52
Replies: 1
Views: 879
Posted By leovb
Seals in the Catlins

On the return journey from Stewart Island (where we were lucky to see a Leopardseal from very close disatance, 2 m,) we travelled through the Catlins.

At several points you can find NZ Fur Seals and...
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