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Forum: Your Birding Day Saturday 23rd May 2020, 20:38
Replies: 21
Views: 516
Posted By amears
We really ought to be talking about Lynx but...

We really ought to be talking about Lynx but that’s amazing Andy. And interesting use of the word ‘dismissively’. A few times now when I’ve been watching big cats from a vehicle or a boat, their...
Forum: Your Birding Day Friday 22nd May 2020, 13:56
Replies: 21
Views: 516
Posted By amears
3m, Andy?!?

3m, Andy?!?
Forum: Your Birding Day Friday 22nd May 2020, 12:32
Replies: 21
Views: 516
Posted By amears
Well, just brilliant. My best wildlife experience...

Well, just brilliant. My best wildlife experience ever was a Clouded Leopard that calmly walked past me down to 3m on Sumatra’s Mt Kerinci, and James Eaton had a similar ridiculous experience there...
Forum: Mammals Thursday 16th April 2020, 18:17
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By amears
Strongly suspect this is true. Also worth saying...

Strongly suspect this is true. Also worth saying that while Ladakh offers less wildlife variety, the trip all in is simply amazing. If you forgot about Snow Leopard and just went for a life...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 9th April 2020, 21:11
Replies: 18
Views: 1,212
Posted By amears
And this is why I fell in love with Asian...

And this is why I fell in love with Asian birding. If you don’t like spoilers, stop reading now:

“Determined to try and nail some Pittas, I decided to return to the lower waterfall trails for the...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 1st April 2020, 16:19
Replies: 35
Views: 2,628
Posted By amears
Scops Owl: This was a pretty fair test actually....

Scops Owl: This was a pretty fair test actually. Both pairs were 32mm, the 8x were top of the range Leica a few years old, the 10x new top of the range Swaros. Me and my mate each tried both, and...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 26th March 2020, 19:38
Replies: 35
Views: 2,628
Posted By amears
Hi T. Both 32mm Swaros. The 8s just let that...

Hi T. Both 32mm Swaros. The 8s just let that little bit more light in, and that revealed the spots. Was an intriguing comparison.

Edit: I guess they didn’t really let more light in, just produced a...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 26th March 2020, 16:56
Replies: 35
Views: 2,628
Posted By amears
I know the Q wasn’t about the difference but here...

I know the Q wasn’t about the difference but here are some real life examples:

Roosting Serendib Scops Owl in deep shade. With 8s you could see the spots. With 10s, you couldn’t.

Lagden’s...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 14th March 2020, 17:50
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By amears
I would say Mangrove. The size of the bill...

I would say Mangrove. The size of the bill compared to the head length seems 100% right.
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Saturday 29th February 2020, 09:22
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By amears
Peru, Manu Rd boat trips in May

Myself and Steve Preddy have a Peru trip booked for May and it includes a fairly standard run down the Manu Rd. We have various boats booked including the transfers below, but also some birding...
Forum: Peru Tuesday 18th February 2020, 19:08
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By amears
Temmie, thanks again. So much useful info. We’ll...

Temmie, thanks again. So much useful info. We’ll read it all carefully and report back...

Andy
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 16th February 2020, 20:34
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By amears
Temmie - thanks, fantastic tips and links....

Temmie - thanks, fantastic tips and links. Wouldn’t say no to a Tayra and your ground-cuckoo shots are beyond gripping (heard first then a careful stalk? Any gentle playback employed...?)

Have sent...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 15th February 2020, 07:48
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By amears
Thanks Larry, your gen noted. Trumpeters are...

Thanks Larry, your gen noted. Trumpeters are important, we’re dead keen to see them.

DMW - looks like you’ve identified the option should we want to wring every last drop of quality birding...
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 14th February 2020, 16:34
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By amears
Peru Qs

I’ll be birding in Peru in May with Steve Preddy. We’ve booked the majority of accom and travel for the itinerary pasted below (shows daily plan -- and accom), but we’re still in the process of...
Forum: Peru Sunday 9th February 2020, 10:09
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By amears
I’m lucky enough to have joined up for Steve’s...

I’m lucky enough to have joined up for Steve’s planned trip in May. We’ve booked the majority of accom and travel for the itinerary pasted below (shows daily plan -- and accom), but we’re still in...
Forum: Mozambique Thursday 16th January 2020, 16:58
Replies: 7
Views: 5,260
Posted By amears
Great updates, Tim. Thanks for posting.

Great updates, Tim. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Zimbabwe Wednesday 9th October 2019, 17:40
Replies: 29
Views: 25,088
Posted By amears
Great stuff, thanks for the update

Great stuff, thanks for the update
Forum: Mammals Sunday 29th September 2019, 17:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,411
Posted By amears
Have heard they are seen more often by ‘tourists’...

Have heard they are seen more often by ‘tourists’ than birders because the talking/chat disturbs them and makes them move...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 11th September 2019, 11:36
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By amears
Ross, there is a Zim section on here. There’s not...

Ross, there is a Zim section on here. There’s not much in it so you could read it all in an hour I reckon, including linked material. Is worth reading though.

Andy
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 9th September 2019, 18:52
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By amears
Started to use my scope with both eyes open when...

Started to use my scope with both eyes open when my shut eye became increasingly blurry after long periods of watching. My mate had done it for years and used to ridicule me for being ‘a one eyed...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 1st September 2019, 18:00
Replies: 98
Views: 7,544
Posted By amears
Thanks again and well done for continuing the...

Thanks again and well done for continuing the debate in the face of adversity.

Wings look dark in some frames and pale in others, which is not in the least bit unusual for a host of species, and I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 1st September 2019, 16:57
Replies: 98
Views: 7,544
Posted By amears
Would be nice to get this before you disappear...

Would be nice to get this before you disappear off on your travels: Which video clearly shows the correct white wing markings for IBW?
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 1st September 2019, 14:09
Replies: 98
Views: 7,544
Posted By amears
Thanks for linking to all the videos of the...

Thanks for linking to all the videos of the putative IBWs. Which one clearly shows the correct white wing markings for the species?
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 1st September 2019, 10:52
Replies: 98
Views: 7,544
Posted By amears
This seems to show ‘the best of the sequences...

This seems to show ‘the best of the sequences available’. The article also comments ‘most of the excerpts show distant blurs that only vaguely resemble...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 1st September 2019, 08:34
Replies: 98
Views: 7,544
Posted By amears
Is the 2006 video online anywhere?

Is the 2006 video online anywhere?
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