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Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 23rd September 2020, 11:37
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By peter.jones
again, on android at lest, there is an app called...

again, on android at lest, there is an app called "sound analyser", may be others, that you can play field recordings from a sound recorder or video recorder at and see a live sonogram.
It might work...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 09:59
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By peter.jones
I have an app, called "bird sounds" which I can...

I have an app, called "bird sounds" which I can download calls off xeno cante.
Helps with revision!
I would say listen for anything different, but that is more a recipe for finding lots of Great Tits!
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 19th September 2020, 09:25
Replies: 513
Views: 79,685
Posted By peter.jones
I reckon I could improve on it for nearly...

I reckon I could improve on it for nearly everyone...
A semi rigid case that can collapse, so either carries them full size, or smaller for folded.
A strap that fits the binoculars, that can be quick...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 18th September 2020, 08:27
Replies: 513
Views: 79,685
Posted By peter.jones
I got the Opticron rainguard.. these are things...

I got the Opticron rainguard.. these are things that let this binocular down. No rain guard, a compact binocular with a huge case!, And my strap wasn't compatible with the binoculars, which was...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 8th September 2020, 10:58
Replies: 94
Views: 3,366
Posted By peter.jones
Enjoy, just be slightly aware that the south has...

Enjoy, just be slightly aware that the south has been busier than usual this year, often spectacularly so! Things will hopefully be easing off now with summer hols over etc.

I've had a surprisingly...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Monday 7th September 2020, 18:32
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By peter.jones
Yes, both were pretty much adult size. It's...

Yes, both were pretty much adult size. It's really deceptive when they are curled up, and so slim, but ~50cm.
I think Arne, or new forest survey open days are your best bet to see one.
I've yet to...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Sunday 6th September 2020, 14:34
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By peter.jones
UK Herps 2020!

New Forest snakes in the heather project has got off to a belated start this month.
New survey square for me, new recording software, and a survey that went the same way as my last one 11 months ago,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 5th September 2020, 16:25
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By peter.jones
Well, it was a neat idea, and worth trying. I...

Well, it was a neat idea, and worth trying.
I think you've just dampened any enthusiasm I had for it too!
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 4th September 2020, 14:16
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By peter.jones
10 miles recently looking for Gladiolus in the...

10 miles recently looking for Gladiolus in the New Forest. The fact that they didn't read the rule book about their preferred habitat didn't help.
The GPS was very useful in working out where I had...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 4th September 2020, 06:48
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By peter.jones
Are you doing any fund raising along with it? Not...

Are you doing any fund raising along with it? Not suggesting you do it in fancy dress, but could be an idea
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 3rd September 2020, 20:07
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By peter.jones
Species in its own right.. often found on Apple!...

Species in its own right.. often found on Apple! Or blackberry!
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 3rd September 2020, 19:16
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By peter.jones
Good luck with it. I've just drafted one from...

Good luck with it. I've just drafted one from where I live to the coast, where I would need to spend a few hours recovering before a lift home!
But it would go thru a whole range of woodland and...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 3rd September 2020, 15:32
Replies: 513
Views: 79,685
Posted By peter.jones
I often wonder, how come they are so cheap!? Not...

I often wonder, how come they are so cheap!?
Not complaining, just happy that they work for my usage.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 3rd September 2020, 14:00
Replies: 94
Views: 3,366
Posted By peter.jones
1.Keep your pennies to one side (easier said than...

1.Keep your pennies to one side (easier said than done)
2.Write a list of the things you want to spend them on
3. Wait for the all clear!
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 3rd September 2020, 08:38
Replies: 94
Views: 3,366
Posted By peter.jones
I think the danger is getting caught out by local...

I think the danger is getting caught out by local restrictions within a country, as we go forward. UK has several at the moment, where you could easily stray into a higher restricted zone, and get a...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 3rd September 2020, 06:17
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By peter.jones
Is it possible to "strengthen" the weaker eye to...

Is it possible to "strengthen" the weaker eye to bring the dioptre back to central?!
I'm thinking using the weaker eye for telescope?
Maybe stop short of wearing a patch!
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 2nd September 2020, 17:35
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By peter.jones
It's the main criticism of the Zeiss pocket for...

It's the main criticism of the Zeiss pocket for many. The diopter can move quite easily. I tried a little dab of ink, but know where it should sit now, just a touch off centre.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 27th August 2020, 12:28
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By peter.jones
If that's the case, then it's missing Spain and...

If that's the case, then it's missing Spain and Portugal?
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 26th August 2020, 19:57
Replies: 40
Views: 2,683
Posted By peter.jones
Yes, when I sat down, which happens more...

Yes, when I sat down, which happens more frequently these days! I was looking at nearby flowers etc with a steady hand and rest, and it was impressive. Perhaps more importantly, my next pair of...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 26th August 2020, 09:33
Replies: 40
Views: 2,683
Posted By peter.jones
I just got the opticron 8x gallery view. Its...

I just got the opticron 8x gallery view.
Its good, definitely compliments the binoculars for anything up to 2m metres away. A bit fiddly, and takes a while to get used to.
The focussing is very...
Forum: Watches in the Field Wednesday 19th August 2020, 20:54
Replies: 5
Views: 1,779
Posted By peter.jones
That's a brilliant deal. I'm enjoying mine for...

That's a brilliant deal. I'm enjoying mine for twice that price! Garmin does have a few bugs I notice.. the sunset was an hour out a couple of days ago. Maybe the GPS glitched and put me in a...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Sunday 16th August 2020, 15:43
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By peter.jones
Yes, I've seen knapweed broomrape there.

Yes, I've seen knapweed broomrape there.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 16th August 2020, 09:54
Replies: 40
Views: 2,683
Posted By peter.jones
I switched to Zeiss 8x25 with this in mind. Close...

I switched to Zeiss 8x25 with this in mind.
Close focus is 2m but quite a lot creeps in too close, I'm often having to take a step back.

I realised, when I tried them in the shop, and at home, I can...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 14th August 2020, 13:16
Replies: 52
Views: 1,700
Posted By peter.jones
yes, and if you have any interest in anything...

yes, and if you have any interest in anything else, apart from clouds!, you will be distracted by what's going on at ground level. Even Bats is mainly looking down at the bat detector or tree top...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 13th August 2020, 15:33
Replies: 52
Views: 1,700
Posted By peter.jones
And the problem with rare and scarce birds.. ...

And the problem with rare and scarce birds.. they are rare and scarce!

On a more serious note.. I've spent much of the lockdown looking for rare flowers close to home..in many cases, the rare...
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