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Forum: Swarovski Monday 17th February 2020, 19:31
Replies: 67
Views: 6,389
Posted By Mono
It is an 8x25 monocular with a 13MP camera that...

It is an 8x25 monocular with a 13MP camera that can wifi video or stills to your phone. They are selling it via the identification route but that is all via a third party app. If they sold it as the...
Forum: Mammals Thursday 6th February 2020, 20:24
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Mono
Stranded, necropsy results...

Stranded, necropsy results here
https://www.facebook.com/142706582438320/posts/3503582156350729/
Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 6th February 2020, 12:59
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By Mono
Have a look at this excellent colour-ring study...

Have a look at this excellent colour-ring study of blackbirds https://holtblackbirdproject.wordpress.com/

There are many more blackbirds out there, your blackbird may be one of many.

"One of the...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 3rd February 2020, 12:00
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Mono
Thanks , hadn't thought of eBird. Looks like...

Thanks , hadn't thought of eBird. Looks like there is a regular poster in Bishkek.
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 31st January 2020, 18:06
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Mono
Bishkek in March

A friend is going to working in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan for the whole of March this year. They are after any top tips and bird/ general wildlife sites to visit close the city and for recommendations for...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Thursday 30th January 2020, 16:27
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Mono
No sign of bullet wounds on these...

No sign of bullet wounds on these pictures.
https://twitter.com/strandings_man/status/1222194726604103686



It is legal to shoot seals in the UK but there restrictions on the bullet...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 29th January 2020, 14:14
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Mono
Not recent, but I did buy some Pentax Papillo...

Not recent, but I did buy some Pentax Papillo bins from them. As you say the price was very good. A couple of years on and the focus wheel sheared off. The Pentax website said they have long...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 16:35
Replies: 56
Views: 1,892
Posted By Mono
Reliability of identifications: Some research

I stumbled across this paper from back in Feb 2019.

"Seeing rare birds where there are none: self-rated expertise predicts correct species identification, but also more false rarities"

Nils...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Sunday 19th January 2020, 12:00
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Mono
There are NO such binocular/camera devices in the...

There are NO such binocular/camera devices in the market that are worth spending your money on! All the ones out there are basically tat.

Sony did bring a half decent one to market a few years ago...
Forum: Bats Monday 13th January 2020, 14:45
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By Mono
As stated above it is infrasound you want, lower...

As stated above it is infrasound you want, lower than human hearing.

There are lot of pro level infrasound microphones available,...
Forum: Live Bird Webcams Saturday 11th January 2020, 10:07
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Mono
"HD wifi camera" is a good place to start. Add...

"HD wifi camera" is a good place to start. Add "outdoor" if it has to be weatherproof.
Forum: Live Bird Webcams Friday 10th January 2020, 14:37
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Mono
There are starting to be some cameras aimed at...

There are starting to be some cameras aimed at the wildlife market but the vast majority are aimed at the security market. There are certainly cameras that will do 30fps HD from less than $100. I did...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 9th January 2020, 14:49
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Mono
One of fave places is down by the river in...

One of fave places is down by the river in Kendal. Just 5 minutes walk from my house among the hustle and bustle of folk going about their business is the river Kent. Dipper, grey wagtail, goosander,...
Forum: Outdoor Clothing Tuesday 7th January 2020, 20:00
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By Mono
Buffalo shirts have a useful pouch...

Buffalo shirts have a useful pouch pocket

http://www.buffalosystems.co.uk/products/special-6-shirt/#colourswitch
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 14th December 2019, 17:37
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By Mono
Mallard Behaviour

I was looking through one of my jumble sale book purchases, "Birds Shown to the Children", by MKC Scott, from the 1920s. It contained the following passage about the mallard.

THE Mallard is a very...
Forum: Live Bird Webcams Sunday 8th December 2019, 12:51
Replies: 12
Views: 1,467
Posted By Mono
Most European countries have some form of TV...

Most European countries have some form of TV licence
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_licence
Forum: VideoScoping Wednesday 27th November 2019, 14:48
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By Mono
The built-in Windows 10 video editing program is...

The built-in Windows 10 video editing program is good for the basic; trimming, joining clips together etc it is rather confusingly hidden within the Photos App!

There are a couple of other free...
Forum: Scotland Monday 18th November 2019, 14:40
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By Mono
At WWT Caerlaverock the Barnacles tend to stay...

At WWT Caerlaverock the Barnacles tend to stay quite close to the reserve and can be seen from the tower hides. They will move about from field to field during the day, so you do get the spectacle of...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Saturday 16th November 2019, 18:32
Replies: 27
Views: 1,503
Posted By Mono
Swarovski BTX in the Captain's cabin.

Swarovski BTX in the Captain's cabin.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 12th November 2019, 14:17
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Mono
Photoshop 2019 is part of the Adobe Creative...

Photoshop 2019 is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud, I don't see why you would need to uninstall it? My understanding is that as long as you keep paying the monthlies all the Creative Cloud...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 6th November 2019, 14:05
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By Mono
100 is not a huge budget. If you are after a...

100 is not a huge budget. If you are after a spotting scope then the Aldi one is by no means wonderful but for 25 with a tripod it is remarkable! It comes and goes from their "middle aisle", you...
Forum: South Africa Thursday 24th October 2019, 13:51
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By Mono
Can't speak on its status now but there were huge...

Can't speak on its status now but there were huge numbers of hirundines roosting at Nsumo pans in uMkhuze Game Reserve when I was there in back in November 2007.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 19:41
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By Mono
To print from iPhone you need to use AirPrint....

To print from iPhone you need to use AirPrint. You can only do this if your printer is AirPrint compatible, with Apple products the driver is on the printer rather than downloadable onto the device....
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Saturday 19th October 2019, 20:55
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By Mono
More on whale necropsies...

More on whale necropsies here.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38089642
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Friday 18th October 2019, 20:06
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By Mono
More on the CSIP Facebook page ...

More on the CSIP Facebook page
(https://www.facebook.com/UKCSIP/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARCM5jPCBbHyX73uGlGAGi9BisA5frSk4l-9f-LYaFMBrJzfiMI-mdfPuaEEYsOSmb3hy01X9RR6TttZ)

A CSIP team from ZSL...
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