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Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 25th February 2020, 22:11
Replies: 5
Views: 6,815
Posted By bitterntwisted
Hi All, Just to let folk wanting this...

Hi All,

Just to let folk wanting this discontinued product know, I have two up for sale on Ebay UK, new old stock, never used. UK & EU customers only, unfortunately....
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 25th February 2020, 21:58
Replies: 5
Views: 2,223
Posted By bitterntwisted
Hi All, Just to let folk wanting this...

Hi All,

Just to let folk wanting this discontinued product know, I have two up for sale on Ebay UK, new old stock, never used. UK & EU customers only, unfortunately....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 20th October 2019, 03:44
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By bitterntwisted
AIUI, Eclipse is just for ducks post-breeding...

AIUI, Eclipse is just for ducks post-breeding camouflaged moult to protect them while moulting primaries. Other birds would be in 'transitional' plumage when moulting from summer to winter and vice...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 12th January 2019, 18:31
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By bitterntwisted
With that speculum, doesn't it have to be a...

With that speculum, doesn't it have to be a Mallard?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th November 2018, 09:09
Replies: 27
Views: 1,201
Posted By bitterntwisted
I don't think we have a single word, but it's...

I don't think we have a single word, but it's explained here, and is plausible for the subject bird... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40016817
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 21st October 2018, 08:35
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By bitterntwisted
Can someone explain why the gull in 3 and 4 is...

Can someone explain why the gull in 3 and 4 is brown-headed and not black-headed. Don the retained juvenile wing feathers not favour black-headed?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 10th June 2018, 06:18
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By bitterntwisted
Redpoll

Redpoll
Forum: Tripod and Heads Saturday 24th June 2017, 22:30
Replies: 22
Views: 10,651
Posted By bitterntwisted
Liquid paper was, indeed, invented by Mike...

Liquid paper was, indeed, invented by Mike Nesmith's mum... http://www.snopes.com/music/artists/nesmith.asp
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 3rd June 2017, 10:02
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By bitterntwisted
That's a Blackcap.

That's a Blackcap.
Forum: Latest news from the RSPB Saturday 6th May 2017, 13:38
Replies: 12
Views: 2,622
Posted By bitterntwisted
Amazing how millionaire donors to the...

Amazing how millionaire donors to the Conservative party seem to be above the law......
Forum: Latest news from the RSPB Saturday 6th May 2017, 13:36
Replies: 12
Views: 2,622
Posted By bitterntwisted
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12330136.Laird_...

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12330136.Laird_buries_graveyard_plan_Glenfiddich_estate_owner_will_not_sell_plot_for_rural_cemetery_extension__apos_at_any_price_apos_/ tells you more about the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 3rd May 2017, 22:45
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By bitterntwisted
Common. Would be unusual for Lesser to perch...

Common. Would be unusual for Lesser to perch right out in the open like that. Learn the song, find a dense load of brambles with the rattle coming from it and be patient. I've never seen a Spring...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 30th March 2017, 01:25
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By bitterntwisted
Black Kite.

Black Kite.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 5th February 2017, 21:12
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By bitterntwisted
All Skylark except the right hand end bird, head...

All Skylark except the right hand end bird, head on. That's either Twite or Linnet, I can't tell which.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th January 2017, 19:35
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By bitterntwisted
Agreed this must be a Dwarf Bittern. It's north...

Agreed this must be a Dwarf Bittern. It's north of the mapped range, it seems?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 17th December 2016, 12:22
Replies: 23
Views: 2,982
Posted By bitterntwisted
Are there any other photos of the Kittiwake? It's...

Are there any other photos of the Kittiwake? It's an amazing record. Must be thousands of miles from any previous record.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 11th December 2016, 20:38
Replies: 858
Views: 361,284
Posted By bitterntwisted
Does it get points for migrating? When all other...

Does it get points for migrating? When all other forms are remarkably sedentary?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 4th December 2016, 13:38
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By bitterntwisted
I think it's in transit from this world to the...

I think it's in transit from this world to the next
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 3rd December 2016, 17:59
Replies: 52
Views: 6,571
Posted By bitterntwisted
Yes, your summary of the pros and cons of the...

Yes, your summary of the pros and cons of the 32mm vs 42mm objective is succinct and correct. If low light is not a big factor, the 32s have the edge. As people age, and especially if they are...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 20th November 2016, 16:03
Replies: 4
Views: 1,110
Posted By bitterntwisted
278 views and no one else has been confident...

278 views and no one else has been confident enough on this? I can't make it anything other than a Little Stint, and other than the long winged appearance there is nothing wrong for Little Stint...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 6th November 2016, 23:20
Replies: 123
Views: 18,137
Posted By bitterntwisted
Not me. Several of those who commented...

Not me. Several of those who commented subsequently are birders with reputations, e.g. http://www.limosaholidays.co.uk/leader/Brian-Small/
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 1st November 2016, 22:29
Replies: 123
Views: 18,137
Posted By bitterntwisted
It looks like Little Bunting but the bill looks...

It looks like Little Bunting but the bill looks wrong. Culmen is convex and should be straight or slightly concave in Little Bunting. The ear covert spot suggests Pine Bunting?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 30th October 2016, 22:05
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By bitterntwisted
Why isn't it a Gymnogene?

Why isn't it a Gymnogene?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 29th October 2016, 17:45
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By bitterntwisted
As well as the call the breast makings clustering...

As well as the call the breast makings clustering to a central spot also points to Meadow pipit.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 28th October 2016, 18:09
Replies: 35
Views: 3,108
Posted By bitterntwisted
This anywhere close?......

This anywhere close?... http://www.stellenboschbirds.com/chrisImages/58a.jpg
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