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Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Yesterday, 17:15
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By Hauksen
Hi again, Hmm ... if he did, he'd probably...

Hi again,



Hmm ... if he did, he'd probably have noticed that it doesn't work so well with a touch-screen controlled device! :-D

Probably that idea was a bit too quick ...

Regards,
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Yesterday, 17:10
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By Hauksen
Fresnel Lens to put Smartphone Screen at "Infinity"? (Birding without Multifocals)

Hi everyone,

Just a quick thought: Has anyone ever tried to put a Fresnel lens in front of a smartphone screen to put it at optical infinity?

My idea is to work around the need to use multifocals...
Forum: Nova Scotia Friday 15th March 2019, 16:47
Replies: 14
Views: 250
Posted By Hauksen
Hi, That seems to echo a slightly different...

Hi,



That seems to echo a slightly different philosophy from what the German experts usually express. They argue that there's not such thing as a "correct" number for any particular species, and in...
Forum: Nova Scotia Thursday 14th March 2019, 11:26
Replies: 14
Views: 250
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Phil, Highly impressive! :-) Summary of...

Hi Phil,



Highly impressive! :-)

Summary of the German text:

- The cranes noticed an approaching (juvenile) eagly and were alarmed.
- The eagle came closer, and the cranes panicked.
Forum: Nova Scotia Wednesday 13th March 2019, 21:11
Replies: 14
Views: 250
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Phil, Great pictures, thanks a lot!...

Hi Phil,



Great pictures, thanks a lot!

That's the exactly scene I missed because the eagle didn't surprise only the geese, but me too! ;-)

Regards,
Forum: Nova Scotia Wednesday 13th March 2019, 21:08
Replies: 14
Views: 250
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Niels, Admittedly, I have no idea how often...

Hi Niels,



Admittedly, I have no idea how often the eagles' attempts fail :-)

My impression from observing their flight patterns is that eagles apparently like to check out interesting birding...
Forum: Nova Scotia Wednesday 13th March 2019, 15:05
Replies: 14
Views: 250
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Niels, I've seen a White-tailed Eagle land...

Hi Niels,



I've seen a White-tailed Eagle land with a freshly caught (and still alive) Barnacle Goose in its talons. I missed the actual strike - technically, it must have happened right in front...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 8th March 2019, 12:43
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Ken, Awesome, thanks a lot for sharing! In...

Hi Ken,



Awesome, thanks a lot for sharing!

In Hamburg, you can sometimes witness Goshawks being mobbed in completely urban surroundings.

(German Goshawks have discovered urban areas make great...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 7th March 2019, 16:31
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By Hauksen
Hi, Being short-sighted, I can confirm that...

Hi,



Being short-sighted, I can confirm that there's a difference in field of view.

I have never quite figured out the "apparent field of view" versus "magnification" talk, but it's easy to see...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 1st March 2019, 17:53
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Gordon, No need to own one, you can...

Hi Gordon,



No need to own one, you can actually order 3D prints online. Check out shapeways.com or meltwerk.com, for example.

Regards,

Henning
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 1st March 2019, 10:48
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Joachim, Thanks, that's a good one! I...

Hi Joachim,



Thanks, that's a good one!

I tried self-adhesive felt one, but that was relatively coarse and long-grained, with the adhesive being squeezed out under the pressure of the tightly...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 1st March 2019, 10:44
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Gordon, I've designed this 3D printable...

Hi Gordon,



I've designed this 3D printable cover ... I used it for an eyepiece, but it can be customized to fit over any cylindrical opening:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2805027

The...
Forum: Germany Thursday 28th February 2019, 22:21
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Hauksen
Hi, I'd also suggest ornitho.de and "Vögel...

Hi,



I'd also suggest ornitho.de and "Vögel beobachten in ...deutschland". If you're staying for a year, maybe you'll find the time to travel around a bit, so besides the obvious NW volume, you...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 26th February 2019, 16:21
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Lee, I would think that this must have been...

Hi Lee,



I would think that this must have been an error in distance estimation.

The balloons probably were much closer and lower, and happened to drift with the wind in the same direction at the...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 22nd February 2019, 10:12
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Mathias, Thanks for explaining the...

Hi Mathias,



Thanks for explaining the workflow! I'll give it a try.

Regards,

Henning
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 21st February 2019, 20:27
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Mathias, The concept that I don't yet...

Hi Mathias,



The concept that I don't yet understand is how the geo-indexed sightings are linked to the sites.

Would it be feasible to report random sightings all over the world, and let the...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 21st February 2019, 14:56
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Mathias, I think I get the idea now ......

Hi Mathias,



I think I get the idea now ... it's a bit like a user-maintained version of the book series, "Vögel beobachten in ...deutschland", only with world-wide coverage, plus some geo-indexed...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Wednesday 20th February 2019, 20:58
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Mathias, Thanks a lot for the...

Hi Mathias,

Thanks a lot for the explanations!

So do I understand it correctly that Orniverse will include

- site data,
- map data, and
- observation records?
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Wednesday 20th February 2019, 17:55
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Hauksen
Moin Mathias, Sounds promising. Care to...

Moin Mathias,



Sounds promising. Care to briefly describe what the platform actually does in more technical terms? (Or compare it to ornitho.de or naturgucker.de, for example?)

I'd like to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 19th February 2019, 00:46
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By Hauksen
Hi, I see, thanks a lot. In German, there's a...

Hi,



I see, thanks a lot. In German, there's a recurring phrase translating to "perch hunting for flying insects", but that doesn't seem to be equivalent to hawking then.

Not that I have ever seen...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 18th February 2019, 23:53
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By Hauksen
Hi, Does it imply the "style" of hunting, i....

Hi,



Does it imply the "style" of hunting, i. e. looking for insects from a perch, then taking flight to catch the prey, and landing on the same or a nearby perch?

Regards,

Henning
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 18th February 2019, 23:47
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Dan, Thanks a lot, quite useful to have a...

Hi Dan,



Thanks a lot, quite useful to have a single verb for that!

Seems to be specialized terminology as it's not in the otherwise amazing etymonline...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 16th February 2019, 12:56
Replies: 31
Views: 794
Posted By Hauksen
Hi, I think it's pretty difficult even on the...

Hi,



I think it's pretty difficult even on the same continent :-)

You didn't mention the Grey-headed Woodpecker in Europe ... I think it's sort of odd that its range has great overlaps with that...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th February 2019, 12:43
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Hauksen
Hi, Here in Northern Germany, Tufted Ducks...

Hi,



Here in Northern Germany, Tufted Ducks with Scaup-type white markings and not the slightest hint of a tuft are not unusual.

I'm not terribly familiar with Scaups, but my impression was that...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Saturday 2nd February 2019, 15:07
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By Hauksen
Hi John, Sounds great! I hope the AI takes...

Hi John,



Sounds great! I hope the AI takes into account that birders often take pictures where the object of interest is nowhere near full-frame size, to put it mildly :-)

I've been using manual...
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