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Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 12th October 2018, 23:30
Replies: 127
Views: 3,789
Posted By andrew_s
Sherpa got the right answer. Can anyone remember...

Sherpa got the right answer.

Can anyone remember seeing their first ever House Sparrow?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 9th July 2018, 21:25
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By andrew_s
Gannet?

Gannet?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 16th June 2018, 20:39
Replies: 23
Views: 1,645
Posted By andrew_s
like...

like this...
https://theglosterbirder.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/mk-sb-1013.jpg
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 15th April 2018, 21:51
Replies: 8
Map
Views: 956
Posted By andrew_s
I think it was something to do with this site...

I think it was something to do with this site going over to HTTPS
https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=358380
Forum: Canon Sunday 18th February 2018, 17:33
Replies: 2
Views: 1,038
Posted By andrew_s
mode dial set to the green rectangle? It sets...

mode dial set to the green rectangle?
It sets quite a lot of things to full auto or basic defaults
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 29th May 2017, 13:33
Replies: 81
Views: 12,988
Posted By andrew_s
Looking at the split pin on the bow shackle for...

Looking at the split pin on the bow shackle for scale, the bird looks more swallow sized than crow sized to me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 21st April 2017, 00:11
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By andrew_s
also known, in an onomatopoeic fashion, as a...

also known, in an onomatopoeic fashion, as a Peewit
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 15th April 2017, 16:43
Replies: 15
Views: 2,483
Posted By andrew_s
Whilst I've noticed readily apparent differences...

Whilst I've noticed readily apparent differences in colour temperature between one eye and the other in the past, as seen by alternately closing one eye only, then the other, I can't see it now.
I'd...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th April 2017, 16:20
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By andrew_s
photo?

photo?
Forum: Rare Bird Information Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 21:57
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By andrew_s
And the yellow ear patch is black

And the yellow ear patch is black
Forum: Swarovski Monday 9th January 2017, 22:02
Replies: 9
Views: 5,842
Posted By andrew_s
The AT80HD (assuming that's what you actually...

The AT80HD (assuming that's what you actually have) is light grey without rubber armouring. It's equivalent to the Leica Apo Televid 77, both in terms of vintage and of performance.

It was replaced...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 6th November 2016, 14:58
Replies: 72
Views: 5,596
Posted By andrew_s
If you want more people to read about it and...

If you want more people to read about it and object, it would be helpful to post working links.

In general, you are safer either copying the URL from your browser address bar, or using right-click...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 7th September 2016, 23:38
Replies: 5
Views: 1,531
Posted By andrew_s
You could consider Magic Lantern, which includes...

You could consider Magic Lantern, which includes an in-camera intervalometer
http://www.magiclantern.fm/index.html
Forum: Canon Monday 25th January 2016, 18:31
Replies: 6
Views: 1,307
Posted By andrew_s
Alkaline AAs (like Duracells) are particularly...

Alkaline AAs (like Duracells) are particularly poor in digital cameras.
NiMh rechargeable AAs are better, as are lithium disposables, but the lithiums are expensive (like 1.75 each), and the NiMh...
Forum: Olympus Friday 23rd October 2015, 21:08
Replies: 149
Views: 58,224
Posted By andrew_s
With sensor shift stabilisation, a given degree...

With sensor shift stabilisation, a given degree of twitch will mean that the sensor has to be moved twice as far in the same time when using a lens with double the focal length.
With optical...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th May 2015, 22:20
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By andrew_s
Mallard?

Mallard?
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 20th February 2015, 20:24
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By andrew_s
The layby is here, by the only (small) wooded...

The layby is here, by the only (small) wooded area on the west side of the road.
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=382812&y=226415&z=120&sv=382812,226415&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf

There's parking...
Forum: Canon Friday 6th February 2015, 19:25
Replies: 7
Views: 3,617
Posted By andrew_s
Even if the body-based IS rumour were true, it...

Even if the body-based IS rumour were true, it probably wouldn't help.
If you double the lens focal length, the image moves twice as far on the sensor for the same amount of shake, so you have to...
Forum: Canon Saturday 10th January 2015, 00:02
Replies: 679
Views: 225,606
Posted By andrew_s
No chance. Bigger sensors mean bigger lenses,...

No chance.

Bigger sensors mean bigger lenses, and there's no getting round that.
For example, with a 1" sensor, you are looking at a Nikon 1 V2 with a Sigma 50-500 on the front of it, and good luck...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 20th December 2014, 17:46
Replies: 17
Views: 4,812
Posted By andrew_s
Not only that, but they keep changing too

Not only that, but they keep changing too
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 3rd December 2014, 19:59
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By andrew_s
the grey birds are purple sandpipers

the grey birds are purple sandpipers
Forum: Canon Saturday 15th November 2014, 21:27
Replies: 90
Views: 22,642
Posted By andrew_s
Regardless of whether it is twist or push pull,...

Regardless of whether it is twist or push pull, any lens that significantly changes length between one setting and another will suck in and push out air due to the change in internal volume, and that...
Forum: Canon Saturday 8th November 2014, 21:56
Replies: 90
Views: 22,642
Posted By andrew_s
$2200 is 1668 at today's conversion rate, by the...

$2200 is 1668 at today's conversion rate, by the time you've added on the VAT (US prices don't include taxes). If it's significantly under 1800 I'll be surprised.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 9th May 2014, 23:16
Replies: 18
Views: 16,826
Posted By andrew_s
It looks like a crossbill to me (one word)

It looks like a crossbill to me (one word)
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 10th January 2014, 22:06
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By andrew_s
It's the same group, but they have been moving...

It's the same group, but they have been moving about. Check the latest grid references on the Gloster Birder site
http://www.birder.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/
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