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Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 5th August 2019, 13:02
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By Steve Babbs
Apparently it's Agrypnus murinus.

Apparently it's Agrypnus murinus.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 5th August 2019, 12:53
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By Steve Babbs
chequered click beetle?

Can anyone let me know if this is chequered click beetle. From Ipswich 1/6/19.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Wednesday 31st July 2019, 14:26
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By Steve Babbs
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Sunday 28th July 2019, 12:24
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By Steve Babbs
I would also appreciate any help with this...

I would also appreciate any help with this gentian from the same place.
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Sunday 28th July 2019, 10:14
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By Steve Babbs
Solomon's seal sp for ID please.

Can anyone tell me which species of Solomon's seal this is please? From Bavaria late May.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 25th July 2019, 09:37
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By Steve Babbs
The Monarch would appear to be the scope bargain...

The Monarch would appear to be the scope bargain at the moment but here in the UK it is impossible to try it out next to other scopes due to the few places that sell it and the fact that I know no...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 21st July 2019, 13:30
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Steve Babbs
I'm pretty sure that this is Ethiopian.

I'm pretty sure that this is Ethiopian.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 20th July 2019, 17:30
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Steve Babbs
Apologies. I thought I'd put this in the...

Apologies. I thought I'd put this in the identification forum.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 20th July 2019, 17:07
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Steve Babbs
Cisticola from Ethiopia

Can anyone give me their thoughts on this cisticola from Gorgora, Ethiopia, please? My thoughts are croaking but I'm far from sure.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 20th July 2019, 13:38
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By Steve Babbs
To answer my own question, it's Urothemis...

To answer my own question, it's Urothemis assignta.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 20th July 2019, 13:22
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By Steve Babbs
dragonfly for ID from Ethiopia

Can anyone help with this please? Apologies for the pretty rubbish photo.
Forum: Nikon Thursday 18th July 2019, 15:09
Replies: 25
Views: 1,312
Posted By Steve Babbs
This doesn't happen in the UK. Mind you the only...

This doesn't happen in the UK. Mind you the only place I can find actually selling it in the UK is Nikon UK, so there isn't much price competition. There is somewhere in Europe where we can get it...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 17th July 2019, 15:33
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By Steve Babbs
You still need treatment even if you've had the...

You still need treatment even if you've had the vaccination. Intra abdominal injections haven't been used for some time.

The main reason for having the vaccination is to avoid having to have the...
Forum: Outdoor Clothing Sunday 14th July 2019, 18:44
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
Posted By Steve Babbs
Gortex is the one everyone presumes is king....

Gortex is the one everyone presumes is king. Event fabric more highly rated by many people but Gortex won't allow manufacturers that event to also use Gortex and it's Gortex that people know. I'm not...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Saturday 13th July 2019, 12:44
Replies: 162
Views: 7,654
Posted By Steve Babbs
We were hiking in the Bale Mountains and saw 15...

We were hiking in the Bale Mountains and saw 15 in two days. We also saw one in the Simien mountains but they are hard there.
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Saturday 13th July 2019, 08:06
Replies: 162
Views: 7,654
Posted By Steve Babbs
I think allowing three days for the wolf would be...

I think allowing three days for the wolf would be over-cautious. But of course there are other things to see.
Forum: Mammals Friday 12th July 2019, 17:31
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Steve Babbs
Rwanda is pencilled in for 2021.

Rwanda is pencilled in for 2021.
Forum: Nikon Friday 12th July 2019, 06:54
Replies: 50
Views: 3,390
Posted By Steve Babbs
I am a big zoom fan. It is available from Holland...

I am a big zoom fan. It is available from Holland at a good price for the body only + the 30-60 x .
Forum: Nikon Thursday 11th July 2019, 17:43
Replies: 50
Views: 3,390
Posted By Steve Babbs
The BirdFair is never going to be an option for...

The BirdFair is never going to be an option for me due to the time of year.

What I'd really like to do it is compare it to mine and a Kowa. Buying nothing is definitely an option. I wasn't actually...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 11th July 2019, 15:57
Replies: 50
Views: 3,390
Posted By Steve Babbs
Yes that is a worry as I can't find anywhere...

Yes that is a worry as I can't find anywhere where I could test one out. In fact the only place I can find selling them is based in Holland.
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 10th July 2019, 15:39
Replies: 50
Views: 3,390
Posted By Steve Babbs
This scope is getting very hard to get in the UK....

This scope is getting very hard to get in the UK. I wasn't particularly planning on getting a new scope but my Zeiss Diascope 65mm is getting on a bit and now I use a Vortex Razor 50mm when I don't...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 9th July 2019, 16:01
Replies: 37
Views: 1,349
Posted By Steve Babbs
Misunderstandings now cleared up, I'll keep an...

Misunderstandings now cleared up,

I'll keep an eye on this because, like you, I'm someone who hates the idea of being guided and couldn't afford it anyway, as I often travel with my family. I too...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 8th July 2019, 19:12
Replies: 37
Views: 1,349
Posted By Steve Babbs
[QUOTE=opisska;3868859]Well, it depends. There...

[QUOTE=opisska;3868859]Well, it depends. There are clear examples in what I listed, that destruction and expensive tourism aren't the only two option in existence - I am probably talking about Taman...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 26th June 2019, 19:23
Replies: 60
Views: 2,616
Posted By Steve Babbs
I was lucky enough to see a Gurney's, which I saw...

I was lucky enough to see a Gurney's, which I saw several times, and I should be grateful but it was a female - still satrt but just not the same - so I still feel like I dipped.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 26th June 2019, 15:32
Replies: 60
Views: 2,616
Posted By Steve Babbs
New Jersey. One of the top migration spots in the...

New Jersey. One of the top migration spots in the US. Allegedly there used to be a lot of places that were so desperate for workers that some employed people from the UK without a green card. Or so...
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