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Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 15th November 2018, 15:27
Replies: 30
Views: 3,268
Posted By CalvinFold
In which case, "bummer." Life won't end and it...

In which case, "bummer." Life won't end and it guarantees not bothering or accidentally injuring the bird.

Same with a camera flash really...if I notice the bird is bothered, I simply don't...not...
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 14th November 2018, 17:44
Replies: 516
Views: 79,034
Posted By CalvinFold
fugl, Any way to get the gist if these NYT...

fugl,

Any way to get the gist if these NYT stories outside the NYTI web site? They have a paywall and I exhaust their limited free stories a month pretty much the first day of the month.

Or maybe...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 13th November 2018, 20:48
Replies: 30
Views: 3,268
Posted By CalvinFold
Not to worry, indoor-only cats. |:D| They are...

Not to worry, indoor-only cats. |:D|

They are terribly hard on the herds of kibble they consume though.
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 13th November 2018, 20:31
Replies: 30
Views: 3,268
Posted By CalvinFold
Wow...knowing what I know about lasers (I geek...

Wow...knowing what I know about lasers (I geek out about them, honestly), I'd never use one to point out birds. I just go with describing visual queues and hope people can find them. If not, then...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 13th November 2018, 04:10
Replies: 516
Views: 79,034
Posted By CalvinFold
fugl, we simply don't agree on methodology on...

fugl, we simply don't agree on methodology on this topic...you assume I'm at fault, I assume people who vote like you do are. Beyond that, any ideas I have would always be at odds with your...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 13th November 2018, 04:05
Replies: 516
Views: 79,034
Posted By CalvinFold
litebeam, Thanks for letting me politely learn...

litebeam,

Thanks for letting me politely learn your PoV on all this. It was interesting, and unexpected.

Thanks for your patience,
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 13th November 2018, 01:56
Replies: 516
Views: 79,034
Posted By CalvinFold
And all we will ever have because... Lucky for...

And all we will ever have because...


Lucky for you, people like me are few and far between. :)
Forum: Conservation Monday 12th November 2018, 22:43
Replies: 516
Views: 79,034
Posted By CalvinFold
But not a concern under our control. I don't even...

But not a concern under our control. I don't even allow arguments with my girlfriend to become "but, you're worse" because it's not excuse for either of us not to be better and call each other out on...
Forum: Conservation Monday 12th November 2018, 22:03
Replies: 516
Views: 79,034
Posted By CalvinFold
Understood, and accepted. Do you agree there is...

Understood, and accepted.


Do you agree there is a pollution problem, just not that AGW should be the driver for "doing something about it"?

In other words, you might be okay with laws that...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th November 2018, 21:51
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By CalvinFold
Sure looks like our ubiquitous Anna's, though I'm...

Sure looks like our ubiquitous Anna's, though I'm no expert ID'er.

Did you enjoy your trip to Camel? Some fun shops and delicious restaurants there, and some lovely coastline for photography and...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Monday 12th November 2018, 21:31
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By CalvinFold
A little bit, but mostly for digiscoping. It's...

A little bit, but mostly for digiscoping.

It's too bulk and heavy in my opinion for the whole "leave it on the tripod and tote it around" thing. I tended to take it to a location, set it up, and...
Forum: Conservation Monday 12th November 2018, 20:48
Replies: 516
Views: 79,034
Posted By CalvinFold
Except that I am honestly curious...and...

Except that I am honestly curious...and litebeam's the only one that spoke-up.

I have always wondered, but like many people, just made assumptions about those against AGW. Lately, I've gotten it...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Monday 12th November 2018, 19:28
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By CalvinFold
I've used a C90 for digiscoping "on the cheap"...

I've used a C90 for digiscoping "on the cheap" and it worked okay; you can see my rig here (https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/511074/ppuser/119570). I've had a chance to peek...
Forum: Conservation Monday 12th November 2018, 18:44
Replies: 516
Views: 79,034
Posted By CalvinFold
I'm a bit confused by your reply...it's a bit...

I'm a bit confused by your reply...it's a bit muddled by what seems like an immediate vitriol to an honest question and request for information. If I struck a nerve or mis-interpreted, I apologize,...
Forum: Conservation Friday 9th November 2018, 16:42
Replies: 516
Views: 79,034
Posted By CalvinFold
fugl, While that may even be my personal bias,...

fugl,

While that may even be my personal bias, it seemed only fair to ask in the context of this thread what the motivation is with anti-AGW folks if for no other reason than insight on that...
Forum: Conservation Friday 9th November 2018, 16:31
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By CalvinFold
+1 for that; though I will leave it to the more...

+1 for that; though I will leave it to the more ecological sciences-minded among you to see if the report makes sense or draws reasonable conclusions.


"Underway" but seemingly an epic fail so far?...
Forum: Canon Thursday 8th November 2018, 17:23
Replies: 48
Views: 6,980
Posted By CalvinFold
Probably not that mean, honestly. I'm still...

Probably not that mean, honestly. I'm still curious about the IQ of the SX70, but in the end it's not an upgrade option for me (and my SX60). The lack of hotshoe kinda tanked it for me.

If I were...
Forum: Canon Thursday 8th November 2018, 14:37
Replies: 48
Views: 6,980
Posted By CalvinFold
Really brings home how huge the P1000 is...wow!

Really brings home how huge the P1000 is...wow!
Forum: Conservation Thursday 8th November 2018, 14:14
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By CalvinFold
Got this mental image of the typical metal-mesh...

Got this mental image of the typical metal-mesh "screen" around the fan like your typical desk fan, which was good for a chuckle. :-O

On a serious note, you're correct that it should be possible,...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 6th November 2018, 19:25
Replies: 516
Views: 79,034
Posted By CalvinFold
This may have been mentioned in this thread way...

This may have been mentioned in this thread way back in the multitude of posts, so I apologize in advance:

If I were to assume those of you are against AGW are correct, then do you consider it okay...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 6th November 2018, 19:20
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By CalvinFold
Very true. Though I have read similar things...

Very true.

Though I have read similar things before, that birds of prey suffer harm at the hands of wind turbines. Just never heard of (or considered) what that does to the prey on the...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 6th November 2018, 18:37
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By CalvinFold
Wind Farms Act Like Apex Predators on Ecosystems, Study Finds

Interesting way to frame the study:

https://weather.com/news/news/2018-11-05-predator-birds-wind-turbines-lizards

Sad really...internal combustion means the eventual death of humans, but all the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 6th November 2018, 16:21
Replies: 14
Views: 251
Posted By CalvinFold
Thanks Ceasar. And I realize your feedback is...

Thanks Ceasar. And I realize your feedback is based on a verbal description so can only be so good. But it's the best idea I have. Still always a chance it's a Sharp-Shinned or Cooper's, so not like...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Tuesday 6th November 2018, 15:56
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By CalvinFold
Ugh, seriously? Animal Planet is going down the...

Ugh, seriously?

Animal Planet is going down the same road as the History Channel I see.

I'll keep Sir David Attenborough, thanks.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 6th November 2018, 14:28
Replies: 14
Views: 251
Posted By CalvinFold
For the less knowledgeable in the audience...

For the less knowledgeable in the audience (*points to self*) does that mean it is possible, likely, or unlikely what I saw was a Broad-Winged Hawk in the Lincoln, CA, USA area? Or for that matter,...
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