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Forum: Mexico Sunday 3rd February 2013, 15:57
Replies: 6
Views: 3,263
Posted By Alan Gage
Mottled owls were all I heard that night, though...

Mottled owls were all I heard that night, though admittedly I'm not at all familiar with bird calls down there. The Mottled owl was obvious enough that I could figure it out from the field guide. I...
Forum: Mexico Sunday 3rd February 2013, 02:11
Replies: 6
Views: 3,263
Posted By Alan Gage
Got back from my trip a few days ago. Spent an...

Got back from my trip a few days ago. Spent an overnight off Vigia Chico road with no problems. Hardest part was finding a spot open enough to hang the hammock. Woke up at 2am to a Mottled Owl...
Forum: Mexico Thursday 3rd January 2013, 02:51
Replies: 6
Views: 3,263
Posted By Alan Gage
Thanks for that. I did some googling last night...

Thanks for that. I did some googling last night and also came across this: http://nomadicbirder.blogspot.com/2012/12/yucatan-peninsula-mexico-belize_30.html

Sounds like they camped there just a...
Forum: Mexico Tuesday 1st January 2013, 22:50
Replies: 6
Views: 3,263
Posted By Alan Gage
Overnight camping around Felipe Carrillo Puerto (Yucatan)

Heading to the Yucatan at the end of the month. Will mainly be in Puerto Morelos but plan on taking off 2 or 3 days by myself for some birding and hiking. I'd like to spend an afternoon and the...
Forum: Iowa Sunday 24th January 2010, 19:50
Replies: 7
Views: 17,860
Posted By Alan Gage
Hi Jeff, I've only been birding a couple years...

Hi Jeff,

I've only been birding a couple years and live in NW Iowa rather than the NE, where you'd be heading. I've actually seen very few of the species you have listed. But hey, you'll be pretty...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 14th May 2008, 12:39
Replies: 17
Views: 2,003
Posted By Alan Gage
One morning I woke up to find bird poop...

One morning I woke up to find bird poop splattered on a window. I couldn't figure out how on earth poop could be splattered on a vertical surface, especially since there was no place to perch above...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 10th May 2008, 20:20
Replies: 15
Views: 4,748
Posted By Alan Gage
Just to rule out the obvious, but you do have the...

Just to rule out the obvious, but you do have the diopter adjustment set correctly, right?

I picked up a pair of Victory 10x42 FLs last week, set the diopter adjustment real quick and after looking...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 4th May 2008, 01:35
Replies: 8
Views: 2,507
Posted By Alan Gage
Thanks for the information. I passed it along to...

Thanks for the information. I passed it along to my friend who picked up the binoculars and I met her today to pick them up from her. Everything looks just like it should and the binoculars are...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 1st May 2008, 18:38
Replies: 8
Views: 2,507
Posted By Alan Gage
Quick and easy ways to identify Victory FL

I bought a set of Victory 10x42 FLs off Craigslist in a city I don't live in. I have a friend who does however and she'll be picking them up for me.

Everything seems to be on the up and up and the...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 26th April 2008, 02:00
Replies: 30
Views: 11,837
Posted By Alan Gage
Don't you guys know gaffers tape is the way to go...

Don't you guys know gaffers tape is the way to go for things like that? Doesn't get all goopy, comes off easy, still holds well, and it's just soooo much more professional then duct tape.

Alan
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Friday 25th April 2008, 17:12
Replies: 264
Views: 7,875
Posted By Alan Gage
It seems the easiest thing to do would be to...

It seems the easiest thing to do would be to invite some birders to go out with you or to find someone with decent photography equipment to join you and take a proper picture. You can't expect your...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 25th April 2008, 16:35
Replies: 1
Views: 659
Posted By Alan Gage
Pileated woodpeckers and sharp shinned hawks(?)

I've only just recently gotten into bird watching but have always enjoyed watching nature. Now that I've found a birding forum I thought I'd tell about something I've seen in northern minnesota a...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 23rd April 2008, 01:17
Replies: 30
Views: 11,837
Posted By Alan Gage
Thank you all for the great responses. So much...

Thank you all for the great responses. So much for any sort of consensus. :)

I was thinking I'd probably wait and save up some money for a higher end scope and good zoom eyepiece when this came up...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 21st April 2008, 19:45
Replies: 30
Views: 11,837
Posted By Alan Gage
I guess from what I've seen of the scopes I've...

I guess from what I've seen of the scopes I've looked at I haven't been terribly impressed at magnifications much over 30x; and at 60x while things have been bigger it was easier to make out details...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 21st April 2008, 19:04
Replies: 30
Views: 11,837
Posted By Alan Gage
Zoom vs. fixed eyepieces in the real world

So I'm new to the world of birding and living on the Iowa prairie (and one who travels a lot) I thought it would be fun to get a spotting scope. I'm trying to keep this relatively cheap but of course...
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