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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 18th April 2018, 06:01
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By gandytron
All images of the same bird? The first couple...

All images of the same bird?

The first couple look to be Dark-sided Flycatcher
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Tuesday 17th April 2018, 09:42
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By gandytron
The Rode recording app for smartphones has been...

The Rode recording app for smartphones has been recommended to me and I know of one BF member who swears by it.

I use an LS-10s and have the Rode app on my phone as back-up.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th April 2018, 03:03
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By gandytron
Both a bit tricky but I think Radde’s and Eastern...

Both a bit tricky but I think Radde’s and Eastern Marsh Harrier.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th April 2018, 02:57
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By gandytron
Yes, Shikra.

Yes, Shikra.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th April 2018, 02:55
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By gandytron
It’s also worth pointing out that ECW does not...

It’s also worth pointing out that ECW does not winter in Lao PDR (as far as I’m aware).

I agree it looks like TBW with rather bright undertail coverts.
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Monday 2nd April 2018, 03:17
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By gandytron
IvelJay, Yes, this seems to have been resolved...

IvelJay,

Yes, this seems to have been resolved simply by installing a fresh set of batteries - ran the recorder of 8 hours yesterday with no problems.

It seems that your approach to battery life...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Sunday 1st April 2018, 05:25
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By gandytron
Thanks very much for these thoughts. I am...

Thanks very much for these thoughts.

I am wondering if it is a battery issue - the battery indicator suggested that I was on a half charge both nights, so I’m wondering if it drained to a point...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Saturday 31st March 2018, 16:56
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By gandytron
Why does my digital recorder stop recording?

I have an Olympus LS-10S that I have tried to use for recording nocturnal migration in the last few days.

However each morning when I check the recording, the recorder has switched off just 40...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 29th March 2018, 05:57
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By gandytron
Steve, Sorry to be a bit late in replying to...

Steve,

Sorry to be a bit late in replying to this thread which I only just saw.

The best place for Gaur seems to be on the north side of the park. There are a number of guard stations and at two...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 27th March 2018, 03:15
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By gandytron
Clearly Taiga from these images. Note blackish...

Clearly Taiga from these images.

Note blackish upper tail coverts and extensively dark lower mandible.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th March 2018, 14:06
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By gandytron
Ben, with these birds it’s definitely good to get...

Ben, with these birds it’s definitely good to get familiar with the calls (I store them on my iPhone for reference in the field, and carry small sound recorder). This is notoriously one of the most...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th March 2018, 13:50
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By gandytron
Only one confirmed record of Japanese Leaf...

Only one confirmed record of Japanese Leaf Warbler in Thailand (trapped on Koh Man Nai in April a few years ago, confirmed by DNA).

I would leave the OP bird unidentified, but don’t see any Japanese...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 22nd March 2018, 22:45
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By gandytron
Hard to be certain on this single image. Are...

Hard to be certain on this single image. Are there any other photos?

Regarding the bill, I think this is within the range of variation of Taiga, which can show a pale pink base to the lower...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 12th March 2018, 05:33
Replies: 44
Views: 3,309
Posted By gandytron
I had a pair of 7x42s - very nice apart from the...

I had a pair of 7x42s - very nice apart from the fact that they were not sharp to the edge.

I also received terrible service from Zeiss UK with a repair that had to go back at least 6 times (each...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 6th March 2018, 01:04
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By gandytron
Steve, you have exceeded you mail box capacity so...

Steve, you have exceeded you mail box capacity so I can't answer your most recent query.
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 5th March 2018, 15:20
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By gandytron
Steve, see my PM about the Ground...

Steve, see my PM about the Ground Cuckoo.

regarding other specialties:
Blue Pitta - recent (unusually early) rains have encourged more activity, so they seem to be relatively easy. I saw one on Wang...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 6th February 2018, 13:05
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By gandytron
See here:...

See here: https://ayuwat.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/blyths-davisons-leaf-warblers-at-doi-inthanon/
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 7th January 2018, 03:06
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By gandytron
Paddyfield for me.

Paddyfield for me.
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 23rd December 2017, 01:33
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By gandytron
Hi John, OK I will check but the office is now...

Hi John,

OK I will check but the office is now closed until 3rd Jan, so will need to wait.

Thanks,

Dave
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 21st December 2017, 09:43
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By gandytron
I can ask my office in Vientiane to check for you...

I can ask my office in Vientiane to check for you if you don't get any other (more direct) contacts.
Forum: Say Hello Thursday 30th November 2017, 08:29
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By gandytron
My my, what a beauty! I think you can contact...

My my, what a beauty!

I think you can contact Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand. They seem to offer a good quality rescue service, but I am not sure what area they cover. They also have a...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Wednesday 29th November 2017, 05:30
Replies: 27
Views: 14,934
Posted By gandytron
I'm in the market for one of these 150-600...

I'm in the market for one of these 150-600 Sigma/Tamron offerings at the moment - it seems to me that the Sigma Contemporary does not give up much to the Tamron G2, especially when the G2 is 61% more...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th November 2017, 03:17
Replies: 32
Views: 2,480
Posted By gandytron
Egret looks good for Chinese i think - my min...

Egret looks good for Chinese i think - my min concern is eliminating Pacific Reef Egret, but I think you are safe calling this one Chinese (note legs are dark at the front & pale at the rear, which...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 16th November 2017, 16:35
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By gandytron
Alpha brand binoculars: What's the worst customer service you got under warranty?

Leica, Swaro, Zeiss - I have owned them all, have had to get repairs done by two of them, and will soon send a pair of binos in to the third to deal with a small problem that I have noticed.

One of...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 15th November 2017, 08:02
Replies: 2
Views: 994
Posted By gandytron
Thanks Jan!

Thanks Jan!
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