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Forum: Food and Feeders Yesterday, 18:45
Replies: 10
Views: 78
Posted By PYRTLE
A bird bath if you haven't already provided one...

A bird bath if you haven't already provided one will also be beneficial.
Forum: Food and Feeders Yesterday, 18:32
Replies: 10
Views: 78
Posted By PYRTLE
Dont think so. It may just be down to your...

Dont think so. It may just be down to your location sadly, particularly if you live in a built up area where both the number and density of species will be lower.
Forum: Swarovski Yesterday, 18:08
Replies: 100
Views: 4,822
Posted By PYRTLE
That is interesting. I'm with CJ regarding star...

That is interesting. I'm with CJ regarding star gazing and the objects dancing about. Last night and again this morning at 03.30 I was trying in vain to locate a comet.

I messed about by using both...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Yesterday, 14:10
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By PYRTLE
Any update on this Nick, did any young fledge?

Any update on this Nick, did any young fledge?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 09:59
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By PYRTLE
And a pair or two raised young in Norfolk about...

And a pair or two raised young in Norfolk about six years ago after an influx. Near Holt, North Norfolk. Look okay to me too,
Forum: Swarovski Friday 10th July 2020, 21:07
Replies: 100
Views: 4,822
Posted By PYRTLE
Sssssschhhhooooossh!! We're supposed to have...

Sssssschhhhooooossh!! We're supposed to have forgotten those posts and the Mavens that were voted higher than Swaros. September seems a long way off right now.
Forum: Conservation Friday 10th July 2020, 21:02
Replies: 23
Views: 422
Posted By PYRTLE
Not so well North of the Border. I recently read...

Not so well North of the Border. I recently read somewhere that about 200 had been shot since their reintroduction/wilding/lease. But let's stay positive, Polecats regularly spotted within 5 miles of...
Forum: Conservation Friday 10th July 2020, 20:09
Replies: 23
Views: 422
Posted By PYRTLE
John, If the end result is primarily an increase...

John,

If the end result is primarily an increase in butterfly species and numbers, a stable population of breeding nightingales and perhaps a safe summer refuge for a few turtle doves, then that...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Friday 10th July 2020, 10:29
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By PYRTLE
They will occassionally take carrion, such as...

They will occassionally take carrion, such as small mammals, voles, waterbirds but are generally a shy and wary bird. I'm guessing you wish to attract them with food so as to a photograph from a hide.
Forum: Conservation Friday 10th July 2020, 08:36
Replies: 23
Views: 422
Posted By PYRTLE
Bison coming to Kent (Merged Thread)

https://t.co/KqTVy2YY1Z?amp=1
How long before they make the habitat suitable? Interesting methodology rather than machinery to remove the intrusive trees. And private funding.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 9th July 2020, 20:32
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By PYRTLE
I find that the occassional flushing and using of...

I find that the occassional flushing and using of an eye wash in the morning can help reduce the frequency of these - only really notice them against a white or grey sky. My irritating annoying...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 9th July 2020, 20:08
Replies: 35
Views: 2,088
Posted By PYRTLE
I really hope that your NL Pure x 12s give you...

I really hope that your NL Pure x 12s give you everything you wish for. Certainly from your explanations and what we've heard about them, they will provide and be the perfect unit for your...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 8th July 2020, 22:37
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By PYRTLE
Young Woodpigeon ( Squab ).

Young Woodpigeon ( Squab ).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 8th July 2020, 17:00
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By PYRTLE
Probably exaggerated by the lighting and...

Probably exaggerated by the lighting and distances of the image - suggest Black headed gulls.
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 8th July 2020, 16:20
Replies: 661
Views: 32,530
Posted By PYRTLE
I imagine that some people just want to be...

I imagine that some people just want to be amongst the first to have and use a new product so pre ordering is the way to secure that desire.
And getting sufficient initial stock in from the...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 8th July 2020, 16:10
Replies: 661
Views: 32,530
Posted By PYRTLE
The same question was earlier posted by denco on...

The same question was earlier posted by denco on another corresponding thread - hence seemingly receiving an answer before being asked on this thread.
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 7th July 2020, 16:51
Replies: 192
Views: 7,281
Posted By PYRTLE
For sure, Swarovski will have a 32mm NL Pure...

For sure, Swarovski will have a 32mm NL Pure nearing completion of development and testing if not already to go into production but I doubt that there will be a x 12 on offer. Certainly many birders...
Forum: Norfolk Tuesday 7th July 2020, 15:21
Replies: 25,939
Views: 7,739,222
Posted By PYRTLE
There was an unprecedented Southerly movement of...

There was an unprecedented Southerly movement of Swifts last week. Someone in East Yorkshire logged over 40, 000 birds during the day, The Sand Martins you encountered could have also been moving...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 6th July 2020, 13:46
Replies: 661
Views: 32,530
Posted By PYRTLE
Posts #213, 216, 253 mentioned the diopter.* Some...

Posts #213, 216, 253 mentioned the diopter.* Some 300 posts ago.
Forum: Conservation Monday 6th July 2020, 13:31
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By PYRTLE
Yes sadly, this does happen (as FJ mentioned ref....

Yes sadly, this does happen (as FJ mentioned ref. the parents wealth). It is a vicious circle as we know that puts pressures on all aspects - finance, social, housing etc.

But we are talking about...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 6th July 2020, 13:00
Replies: 661
Views: 32,530
Posted By PYRTLE
Have you read this thread from the start and...

Have you read this thread from the start and subsequently LGM? You mentioned it back in your post #147 (ref. hunters and rifle owners) and it has been discussed at length since then.
Forum: Conservation Monday 6th July 2020, 08:34
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By PYRTLE
Yes, I agree. I experienced this in practice when...

Yes, I agree. I experienced this in practice when I visited China in '91 and noticed brightly decorated trees and areas in small woods ( farmland, remote areas ) where "supposedly" a second child had...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 5th July 2020, 20:14
Replies: 661
Views: 32,530
Posted By PYRTLE
Yes, you cannot be from this planet. My extreme...

Yes, you cannot be from this planet. My extreme peripheral vision is fuzzy whilst looking straight ahead. Another vote for a pin sharp sweet spot and wide field of view. I only see the extreme edges...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 4th July 2020, 21:11
Replies: 661
Views: 32,530
Posted By PYRTLE
Can you send me a link for these 8 x 30 EL FPs...

Can you send me a link for these 8 x 30 EL FPs please? Twice they've been mentioned today, thank you.
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 4th July 2020, 19:07
Replies: 661
Views: 32,530
Posted By PYRTLE
Which equates or replicates to you moving the...

Which equates or replicates to you moving the binoculars up and down whilst observing a subject, not something I usually do when endeavouring to keep everything steady.
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