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Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 15th November 2017, 22:36
Replies: 22
Views: 2,164
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
3%??? Sounds like someone's fiddling the figures.

3%??? Sounds like someone's fiddling the figures.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Tuesday 14th November 2017, 14:50
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
Damn

Damn
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Tuesday 14th November 2017, 14:42
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
Yes yes yes, but is it tickable?

Yes yes yes, but is it tickable?
Forum: France Tuesday 14th November 2017, 11:23
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
Where to watch birds -France (published by Helm)...

Where to watch birds -France (published by Helm) has a chapter on Brittany which lists the top 16 sites. It also covers all the Atlantic coast.
Forum: Conservation Monday 13th November 2017, 15:29
Replies: 40
Views: 1,995
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
Before citing my own personal experience with...

Before citing my own personal experience with Lynx, can I say I don't like the idea of animals being shot when they could be tranquillised, and that I am in favour, generally, of re-introduction...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 13th November 2017, 09:48
Replies: 29
Views: 7,643
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
:t::t:

:t::t:
Forum: Swarovski Monday 13th November 2017, 08:36
Replies: 29
Views: 7,643
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
I'm sorry but if buyers of the ATX system are...

I'm sorry but if buyers of the ATX system are paying thousands of pounds for equipment that is supposedly designed for rugged, all weather, all temperature, outside use, then a construction fault or...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 11th November 2017, 21:44
Replies: 20
Views: 1,731
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
BadgerGirl, if you're anything like me you...

BadgerGirl, if you're anything like me you probably skip the introduction part of books and dive straight in. DON'T do this with the Collins Bird Guide, the six page intro is gold dust to the...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 9th November 2017, 20:29
Replies: 29
Views: 7,643
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
I'm not familiar with the ATX, but... Maybe a...

I'm not familiar with the ATX, but...
Maybe a small rubber suction / sucker cup? Those that fix signs people hang in the backs of cars (baby on board), kiddies bow and arrow sucker, suckers that fix...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 8th November 2017, 09:38
Replies: 3,182
Views: 800,707
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
I have always had bad posture (due, I think to me...

I have always had bad posture (due, I think to me being 6'1" and, in my growing days, therefore slouching to 'fit in' with my buddies). I also, despite being relatively fit, find viewing through...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 8th November 2017, 00:07
Replies: 3,182
Views: 800,707
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
No worries. It was just something my son lectured...

No worries. It was just something my son lectured me on concerning balanced posture. Looks like you've got it covered.
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 7th November 2017, 23:39
Replies: 3,182
Views: 800,707
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
GG, Genuine question. Between stopping to watch...

GG,
Genuine question. Between stopping to watch birds, do you walk round with one hand on your bins to stop them swinging back and forth?
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 7th November 2017, 18:06
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
They did (my copy dates from 1993). It was a 312...

They did (my copy dates from 1993).
It was a 312 page hardback by David Macdonald and Priscilla Barrett. It covers all of Britain and Europe, tells you everything you need to know, but is a little...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Tuesday 7th November 2017, 16:24
Replies: 1
Views: 1,826
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
Just an innocent kid with an interest in...

Just an innocent kid with an interest in wildlife. Where are we going as a species. Sometimes I feel ashamed to be British.
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 7th November 2017, 12:24
Replies: 3,182
Views: 800,707
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
Just as a formula1 car is so hypersensitive and...

Just as a formula1 car is so hypersensitive and precision balanced it would magnify our deficiencies, delayed reactions, and general judgement, were we to drive one, so I think, the top tier of...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 6th November 2017, 01:34
Replies: 3,182
Views: 800,707
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
"I was told in no uncertain terms that this was...

"I was told in no uncertain terms that this was because they were HunTing binoculars and not for birders! I was also told that the marketing material imagery of HunTers etc (thankfully no dead...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 4th November 2017, 11:38
Replies: 160
Views: 17,231
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
Posted all over the place on Birdforum time and...

Posted all over the place on Birdforum time and again is Rule One, namely 'Before buying a pair of binocular, go and try them for yourself.' However, just by performing this very necessary act, are...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 4th November 2017, 04:20
Replies: 160
Views: 17,231
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
My previous bins (Kowa 8.5x44) seemed to be built...

My previous bins (Kowa 8.5x44) seemed to be built along the lines of a Centurion Tank. The MHG though far lighter feel no less robust. Worst case scenario (a drop onto rocky ground) and the magnesium...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 3rd November 2017, 17:20
Replies: 160
Views: 17,231
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
Hermann, when you say 'I wasn't sure it would...

Hermann, when you say 'I wasn't sure it would stand up to hard use in the field', do you mean is it robust enough physically, or are you talking about it lacking optically.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 3rd November 2017, 10:47
Replies: 160
Views: 17,231
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
Thanks for the info Patudo, Agree with...

Thanks for the info Patudo,
Agree with birdwatching in the rain, you have to keep reminding yourself you're enjoying being out in the elements. I was curious about the EII because of the '3D effect'...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 3rd November 2017, 08:03
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
Can I also add that, although South Stack is...

Can I also add that, although South Stack is spectacular, it might be a little disappointing this time of year, unless Chough is on your list, or you're planning to sea watch.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 3rd November 2017, 07:39
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
Interoception, Newborough Warren is about as...

Interoception,
Newborough Warren is about as tranquil as it gets. It's a mixed habitat nature reserve tucked in the southernmost point of Anglesey. Anything can turn up on the warren itself while the...
Forum: Say Hello Thursday 2nd November 2017, 19:54
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
Hi James, Most painful part? When you've been...

Hi James,
Most painful part? When you've been following a constantly flitting bird through a forest, you're just about to nail the ID, and it flits away for good.
Favourite part? Too, too many to...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 2nd November 2017, 15:46
Replies: 160
Views: 17,231
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
The only thing that puts me off the EII, and this...

The only thing that puts me off the EII, and this isn't a criticism about what are classically good bins, is the absence of nitrogen. If I were going for, say a week in the Hebrides, and persistent...
Forum: Say Hello Sunday 29th October 2017, 19:47
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Egrets Ivadafew
I'm no expert but if birds are visiting other...

I'm no expert but if birds are visiting other gardens close by, then there's no reason why they shouldn't visit yours. An RSPB warden once told me to 'just add water' so maybe a pond would help, with...
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