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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 17:36
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By opisska
I think they are Black-tailed as Bar-tailed is...

I think they are Black-tailed as Bar-tailed is more patterned from above and the bill is shorter and more upturned.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 17:03
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By opisska
Do you think the chest band is just an illusion?...

Do you think the chest band is just an illusion? Because no color form of Honey Buzzard shows that, so I took that to confirm Common Buzzard (which I would have said anyway based on the overall...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 16:10
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By opisska
#2 is Common Buzzard - clear if you lighten it up...

#2 is Common Buzzard - clear if you lighten it up in any photo editing software
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 23rd September 2020, 17:27
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By opisska
Some eyepieces used in astronomical telescopes...

Some eyepieces used in astronomical telescopes accept correctors at the eye-facing side that make them work for people with astigmatism. I just wondered upon reading your post whether something like...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 12:28
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By opisska
I think the most important thing is to really...

I think the most important thing is to really learn the calls of the common birds, or you will spend the whole fall chasing chiffchaffs and whitethroats (or whatever equivalent tends to migrate down...
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 11:20
Replies: 24
Views: 755
Posted By opisska
They actually have a pretty nice strategy: be...

They actually have a pretty nice strategy: be good people.

During the corona crisis, PRC made shady deals with our (Czech) politicians, extorting money and selling overpriced crap PPE, while Taiwan...
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Monday 21st September 2020, 09:31
Replies: 24
Views: 755
Posted By opisska
I find it absurd to blame BirdLife here, they do...

I find it absurd to blame BirdLife here, they do not really exist to do politics but to conserve birds and in the current situation, choosing the bigger China is the logical step to do that. The...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 16th September 2020, 20:31
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By opisska
I am pretty confident this isn't Blyth's Reed due...

I am pretty confident this isn't Blyth's Reed due to head and bill shape - it looks very Iduna-like, what means that I will see myself out because I have not the faintest clue how to tell those apart...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Wednesday 16th September 2020, 20:29
Replies: 35
Views: 1,304
Posted By opisska
I mean I have no specific experience with an...

I mean I have no specific experience with an iPhone, but most devices nowadays have just one jack output for audio input/output, so if the mic is plugged in, it assumes it's a part of a headset and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 16th September 2020, 17:58
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By opisska
I have examined a lot of shrikes in my two visits...

I have examined a lot of shrikes in my two visits to the Gulf and this one is at the "slightly eyebrow rising" end of the Daurian spectrum, but still far from getting any reasonable pass for anything...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Wednesday 16th September 2020, 17:54
Replies: 35
Views: 1,304
Posted By opisska
How is it connected? If its by a 4-wire 3.5mm...

How is it connected? If its by a 4-wire 3.5mm jack, then you can just put in a $5 splitter to be able to plug in headphones in parallel to the microphone (that's my setup for teleconferences from a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 15th September 2020, 18:09
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By opisska
Maybe on average, but Collins lists significant...

Maybe on average, but Collins lists significant overlaps, so I just wouldn't count on it as an ID mark. In any case, this is a heads up for me to watch my "Little stints" a bit more closely.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 15th September 2020, 17:08
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By opisska
I just want to note that upon seeing this I...

I just want to note that upon seeing this I thought "well there is a comparison with the plover and Little Stint would be smaller, so lets check the measurements" and I learned that...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 15th September 2020, 17:04
Replies: 152
Views: 12,509
Posted By opisska
What is the problem here? Every part of the IOC...

What is the problem here? Every part of the IOC website I tried works normally for me.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 10th September 2020, 14:35
Replies: 70
Views: 2,922
Posted By opisska
It's because the majority of encounters do not...

It's because the majority of encounters do not end up killing the bear, but scaring it away with the noise, as the firearms in question are really loud. Basically the only reason why you are doing...
Forum: Mammals Wednesday 9th September 2020, 17:45
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By opisska
These are the same three mice in photos which to...

These are the same three mice in photos which to me seem more telling. To me it seems pretty clear that the first one should be Wood and the other two YNM, because the breast patterns look visibly...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 9th September 2020, 11:58
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By opisska
12th record for the Czech Republic, great job!...

12th record for the Czech Republic, great job! Sharp-tailed would be better, but seeing the names of the observers at the record, I am pretty sure that when you three observe together, it's only a...
Forum: Mammals Sunday 6th September 2020, 19:34
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By opisska
What would you look at regarding the tail,...

What would you look at regarding the tail, length? That seems to overlap - even though a very long-tailed individual would be quite surely YNM, for a lot of them it doesn't seem very useful, if the...
Forum: Mammals Sunday 6th September 2020, 12:40
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By opisska
So you think you can ID apodemus mice?

Some time ago, there was a discussion about apodemus mice ID and some claimed that you can ID Wood from Yellow-necked even without seeing the neck.

I realize that this theory can be put to an...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 6th September 2020, 10:00
Replies: 28
Views: 981
Posted By opisska
Are we talking about the same bird? :) Even on...

Are we talking about the same bird? :) Even on Hel, in the endless pine plantations, they always turned up onin the smaller deciduous parts ...

Anyway, my point was mainly that I would not expect...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 5th September 2020, 09:14
Replies: 28
Views: 981
Posted By opisska
I was just throwing that idea based on general...

I was just throwing that idea based on general feel, by no means I insist on it being a Stonechat. But I find the argument of "out of place" really weird on a thread where people suggest Red-breasted...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 4th September 2020, 21:09
Replies: 28
Views: 981
Posted By opisska
Why is this not a juvenile stonechat?

Why is this not a juvenile stonechat?
Forum: Conservation Friday 4th September 2020, 21:04
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By opisska
I don't understand how does sorting trash take...

I don't understand how does sorting trash take amy time. The amount of effort in throwing the thing in a mixed bag or in one of the separated ones is really the same. When a bag is full, I go to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 4th September 2020, 08:34
Replies: 94
Views: 3,372
Posted By opisska
Meanwhile I have added just one species, but my...

Meanwhile I have added just one species, but my wife got two! But the autumn migration is still coming, maybe I can get a second one...

To be fair, most of the border closures are utterly pointless....
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 2nd September 2020, 19:22
Replies: 94
Views: 3,372
Posted By opisska
Interestingly it turns out that it isn't - so I...

Interestingly it turns out that it isn't - so I have read wrong information and accepted it due to expecting it. What a perfect example of confirmation bias!

Anyway, researching Turkey has been...
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