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Forum: Binoculars Friday 17th May 2019, 04:48
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By Bear83
Biggest Week in American Birding 2019 Recap

Good evening, since I didn't see any other postings I thought I would share a recap of several days spent at the Biggest Week in American Birding. For the past several years I'd pondered the idea of...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 15th December 2018, 22:17
Replies: 20
Views: 844
Posted By Bear83
Dear santa, I would like the updated version of...

Dear santa, I would like the updated version of the Leica Trinovid 7x35. Fingers crossed the elves in Wetzlar make it happen. Happy holiday season!
Forum: Migration Tuesday 18th September 2018, 15:46
Replies: 1
Views: 1,579
Posted By Bear83
Fall migration by moonlight

Hello everyone, curious if anyone else has experienced large night migration of passerines using the moon for observation? Yesterday (9/17) our area in East Central Minnesota saw a line of rain /...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 15th May 2018, 16:56
Replies: 85
Views: 7,639
Posted By Bear83
A) Cabela's B) Nice product selection...

A) Cabela's

B) Nice product selection representing various brands and quality / price points. Large in stock selection to compare binoculars side by side.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 11th October 2017, 03:48
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By Bear83
Willet in flight?

Looking for confirmation that this is an ordinary willet. Seen on 10/2, South Padre Island, TX. Thoughts?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th October 2017, 04:10
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By Bear83
Shorebird ID (South Padre Island, TX US)

Good evening, I think I have a couple of id's nailed down but I always second guess myself. Any thoughts on the below pics taken 10/2 in South Padre Island, TX.

Pic 1 I believe to be a...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 19th September 2017, 17:54
Replies: 305
Views: 45,480
Posted By Bear83
B&H now has full descriptions with specs for each...

B&H now has full descriptions with specs for each model up, with a zoomable pic of the different armor coverings . Really appreciate that a manufacturer is trying to bridge the gap with a small in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th September 2017, 03:43
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By Bear83
Hawk ID (Eastern Minnesota, USA)

Good evening, over the weekend I saw a hawk perched on my deck. Initial thoughts were that it was a juvenile Sharp Shinned, but now I believe it to be a broad winged hawk. Overall size, iris color,...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 20th April 2017, 18:59
Replies: 3,821
Views: 1,359,254
Posted By Bear83
Found a great bargain for a pair of Leupold 8X32...

Found a great bargain for a pair of Leupold 8X32 Mojaves. On sale for $199 at the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 15th March 2017, 00:19
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Bear83
Warbler ID's, Naples, Florida USA

Good evening, I was recently birding Corkscrew Swamp sanctuary near Naples Florida on 3/8/17.

First pic shows a small olive yellow bird that I believe to be an Orange-Crowned warbler.

Second pic...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 18th December 2016, 15:40
Replies: 0
Views: 760
Posted By Bear83
Wasp ID (Costa Rica Highlands)

Good morning, I wanted to see if anyone is able to identify the below wasp. Found unfortunately by way of painful sting. Early December in the San Gerardo De Dota valley of Costa Rica...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 17th December 2016, 02:42
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By Bear83
Hawk ID (Pacific Lowlands, Quepos, Costa Rica)

Good evening, I was recently in the Pacific lowlands of Costa Rica staying at a resort near Quepos. I saw a smallish hawk on 12/4 and am looking for ID advice, I believe it to be a Roadside...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 31st August 2016, 03:16
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By Bear83
Flycatcher ID (Minnesota, USA)

Good evening, today I had what I believe to be an Eastern Wood-Pewee hawking insects in my yard. It perched on a snag for several minutes and would make short flights to nab flying bugs. My...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 31st August 2016, 02:50
Replies: 832
Views: 158,293
Posted By Bear83
So maybe I'm just throwing fuel on the fire but I...

So maybe I'm just throwing fuel on the fire but I was quite disappointed that the new Noctivid is a dual hinge affair. It would be interesting to know from an ergonomic standpoint the number of...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 14th July 2016, 15:55
Replies: 440
Views: 114,901
Posted By Bear83
On paper the specs look quite respectable with...

On paper the specs look quite respectable with wide AFOV, nice weight reduction, and usable eye relief for eyeglass users. Will be interesting to see the price point that these roll out for compared...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 16th June 2016, 15:44
Replies: 3,821
Views: 1,359,254
Posted By Bear83
These are still on the wish list for me, but nice...

These are still on the wish list for me, but nice discount for the Leica Ultravid HD + line at two of the bigger NYC retailers. Just in time for Father's Day.

$200 - 219 price drop...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th April 2016, 02:29
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By Bear83
Lark Sparrow Minnesota, USA

Good evening, over the weekend (4/16) I had an unusual sparrow at my feeders. I'm located in East Central Minnesota. This individual was by itself and had field markings that matched to a lark...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 31st March 2016, 01:20
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By Bear83
Many thanks for the replies, it's sincerely...

Many thanks for the replies, it's sincerely appreciated!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 30th March 2016, 02:59
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By Bear83
Hummingbird ID (Arizona, USA)

Good evening, if anyone has a moment I would appreciate a quick ID confirmation for a hummingbird I saw in the Phoenix AZ metro area during early March of this year.

I believe it to be a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 26th March 2016, 01:32
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By Bear83
ID Confirmations (Southern Arizona, USA)

Good evening, I had the good fortune to recently spend some time birding southern Arizona and would appreciate any help confirming some ID's.

Pic 1 I believe to be a magnificent hummingbird (Madera...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 29th September 2015, 01:46
Replies: 38
Views: 2,983
Posted By Bear83
Good evening, in Minnesota we had clear skies and...

Good evening, in Minnesota we had clear skies and great viewing where I was at. Splendid views with my Nikon SE's and spotting scope. Couple of pics with a Nikon D3100 and a handheld digiscope shot...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 9th September 2015, 01:40
Replies: 9
Views: 2,958
Posted By Bear83
Thanks for the input, it's greatly appreciated. ...

Thanks for the input, it's greatly appreciated. On the recommendation of the Hawke Endurance, I came across a fairly reasonable deal for the 20-60x85. Any one familiar with the HT3801 model? From...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 4th September 2015, 17:44
Replies: 9
Views: 2,958
Posted By Bear83
First scope (Advice needed)

Hello everyone, I'm in the market for my first spotting scope and wanted to solicit the advice of fellow forum members. For budget purposes I would like to stay in the $500-600 range. Use would be...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 26th August 2015, 03:47
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By Bear83
Raptor ID Minnesota

Hello everyone, I have a question about a raptor I saw over the weekend. I apologize for the quality of the pic, the bird was quite distant. Bird in question was found along Minnesota's North Shore...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th August 2015, 04:17
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By Bear83
Sea birds of Mexico

Good evening everyone. I was going thru some old pictures and found several birds that I never got around to making a positive ID on. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

* Both pictures where...
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