Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Showing results 1 to 25 of 127
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: bcskr
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 23rd December 2019, 05:11
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By bcskr
What about the Monarch ED 60? Any opinions or...

What about the Monarch ED 60? Any opinions or experience, especially comparing it with the equivalent Kowa or Opticron?
Forum: Tripod and Heads Sunday 1st December 2019, 05:15
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By bcskr
Gitzo GHF2W.

Gitzo GHF2W.
Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 26th November 2019, 05:28
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By bcskr
Due to information on this thread I ordered the...

Due to information on this thread I ordered the Audubon Birder tripod to use with my Swaro ATX 85. So far, very pleased, a perfect match.
Forum: Opticron Sunday 24th November 2019, 04:25
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By bcskr
Many years ago I owned the 65 ED with both XW EPs...

Many years ago I owned the 65 ED with both XW EPs and thought it outstanding at low to mid range, but eventually sought the greater reach at higher power of the swarovski scopes. Additionally I...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 23:46
Replies: 26
Views: 1,966
Posted By bcskr
I have the mm3 60 w/ SDLv2 for a travel scope. I...

I have the mm3 60 w/ SDLv2 for a travel scope. I use a Gitzo ball head, and SLIK pro634 carbon fiber tripod. Attached to the tripod with some cable ties is a metal ring to which I fasten an i-stay...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 24th August 2019, 23:49
Replies: 5
Views: 1,493
Posted By bcskr
We live in the mountains in bear country, and...

We live in the mountains in bear country, and have to take all feeders down every night during spring (when yearling bears are trying to find food, and again in the fall when all bears are trying to...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 24th August 2019, 22:22
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By bcskr
One other factor is that in the summer most birds...

One other factor is that in the summer most birds feed mostly on insects (fat and protein). In the early fall they like to fatten up for migration so they eat a high carb diet, fruit. In late fall...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 24th August 2019, 22:08
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By bcskr
All good ideas that elkhornsun suggested. In the...

All good ideas that elkhornsun suggested. In the meanwhile, for quick short term solutions:

1. Hang two or three different types of feeders from the limbs of the big tree in the second picture. You...
Forum: Hummingbirds Friday 7th June 2019, 03:16
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By bcskr
I live in Northern California west of Mt Shasta,...

I live in Northern California west of Mt Shasta, and so far have about 20% of normal. In June I usually have about 10 feeders scattered around the perimeter of the house and average 40-50 Anna’s and...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 20th November 2018, 03:29
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By bcskr
Relatively inexpensive and good intro to...

Relatively inexpensive and good intro to migration...
Forum: Vortex Thursday 15th November 2018, 03:20
Replies: 3
Views: 1,758
Posted By bcskr
I sold my ED50 and replaced it with the Opticron....

I sold my ED50 and replaced it with the Opticron. Optically they were similar, but I preferred the zoom EP of the Opticron. Also the foot of the Nikon was notoriously fragile so that the quick...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 13th November 2018, 06:30
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By bcskr
I took a straight Nikon ED50 w/16xEP on a monopod...

I took a straight Nikon ED50 w/16xEP on a monopod to Peru one time and was quite content except when wanting to share sightings with another. In which case a tripod would have been better. At other...
Forum: Opticron Wednesday 24th October 2018, 07:19
Replies: 59
Views: 22,146
Posted By bcskr
I had high hopes that it could satisfy my need...

I had high hopes that it could satisfy my need for a lightweight and quick to utilize optic to fill the gap between a binocular and a lightweight tripod mounted scope. But after a couple of weeks...
Forum: Opticron Sunday 16th September 2018, 17:41
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By bcskr
Thank you. Will either fit directly to the scope...

Thank you. Will either fit directly to the scope body without a special adapter?
Forum: Opticron Saturday 15th September 2018, 17:29
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By bcskr
Fixed eyepieces

Can someone explain the differences between the HDF 40810 and the 40831.
I have a MM4 60 and the SDL zoom, but looking for a fixed EP. Thanks.
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 7th June 2018, 18:38
Replies: 12
Views: 2,147
Posted By bcskr
The first winter I had my ATX 95 I enjoyed...

The first winter I had my ATX 95 I enjoyed zooming it all the way out and looking across the lake at little birds in the bushes, but as the weather began warming up the heat waves diminished my...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 20th May 2018, 06:18
Replies: 42
Views: 5,533
Posted By bcskr
Lockdown binocular harness

I also use the RY system most of the time for most of my bins, but as pointed out the OP wanted something that also provides protection. For that I recommend the Lockdown. It takes some getting used...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 24th March 2018, 23:46
Replies: 167
Views: 25,408
Posted By bcskr
I am in my mid 70s and have mainly used 8x32 EL...

I am in my mid 70s and have mainly used 8x32 EL for some time, having previously tried both 10x42 ELs and EDG, and ultimately gave up on 10s. But for past 3 months I have been very excited about...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 23rd March 2018, 16:45
Replies: 19
Views: 4,738
Posted By bcskr
I have owned (and sold) both Nikon EDG and...

I have owned (and sold) both Nikon EDG and Swarovski 10x42 binoculars, and concluded that I was more comfortable with an 8 power until getting the Zeiss SF 10x42. It has now become my favorite daily...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 22nd March 2018, 22:11
Replies: 33
Views: 17,820
Posted By bcskr
I finally got around to sending in my factory...

I finally got around to sending in my factory refurbished 7x42 EDG binoculars with the too loose hinge and too tight focus more than two years after purchase. I am very pleased that they have been...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 2nd July 2017, 20:05
Replies: 7
Views: 3,862
Posted By bcskr
I have that same head mounted on lightweight...

I have that same head mounted on lightweight carbon legs. For a ball head it is quite impressive and very stable. I like the fact that there is a separate control for panning, so that the ball tilt...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 1st June 2017, 05:48
Replies: 155
Views: 100,992
Posted By bcskr
BTX is still on backorder, extender is in transit...

BTX is still on backorder, extender is in transit from Eagle Optics.
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 25th April 2017, 02:11
Replies: 33
Views: 17,820
Posted By bcskr
Thanks so much. That is the kind of information I...

Thanks so much. That is the kind of information I was hoping to get. It's been over two years since I purchased them.
Forum: Nikon Monday 24th April 2017, 05:38
Replies: 33
Views: 17,820
Posted By bcskr
Not only is the hinge on my refurbished EDG 7x42...

Not only is the hinge on my refurbished EDG 7x42 too loose, but even worse, the focus wheel is way too tight. I thought with time the focus wheel would loosen, but it has not. Any suggestions for a...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 2nd April 2017, 03:04
Replies: 6
Views: 4,996
Posted By bcskr
I think Grando pretty much nailed it--get the...

I think Grando pretty much nailed it--get the ATX. I have owned many different scopes over the years trying to find the perfect combination, but since getting ATX with both 65 and 85 tubes I am...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 127
 


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.19651890 seconds with 10 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 21:15.