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Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 24th July 2018, 11:42
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By thomasbarker81
Thanks for all the tips

Thanks for all the tips
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 22nd July 2018, 19:43
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By thomasbarker81
Black Guillemots Anglesey

I am visiting North Wales next week and will on Anglesey for several days. Any tips as to the best place for Black Guillemotes would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Tom
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 27th January 2018, 20:49
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By thomasbarker81
February seawatching Fuerteventura

I'll be in Fuerteventura in a couple of weeks. Is there any point in trying seawatching, I'm thinking in terms of possibly seeing Cory's Shearwater. Or is it the wrong time of year?

Thanks,
Tom
Forum: Cornwall Sunday 23rd April 2017, 16:57
Replies: 0
Views: 945
Posted By thomasbarker81
Pelagic bird trips?

Does anyone have experience of pelagics from cornwall? I would like to do a Scilly pelagic but this requires getting to Scilly which i don't want to do, at least not this summer.

Tom
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 11th April 2017, 18:39
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By thomasbarker81
semi palmated sandpiper?

I was just reminiscing about trip to the US last summer and looking through photos. At the time I put this down as a Bairds, but is it actually semi-palmated?

Tom
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 9th April 2016, 16:40
Replies: 11
Views: 2,929
Posted By thomasbarker81
I can add some thoughts with regards to the...

I can add some thoughts with regards to the Helios...

I have just bought a Helios Fieldmaster ED60DS as I like to have a back up scope/travel scope to my big Kowa. I did have an Opticron GS665 but...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 30th March 2016, 20:21
Replies: 8
Views: 3,957
Posted By thomasbarker81
Thanks for that, there is little info out there....

Thanks for that, there is little info out there. Seems it is the same as the Theron saker scope from US which gets good reviews.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 30th March 2016, 18:33
Replies: 8
Views: 3,957
Posted By thomasbarker81
Helios fieldmaster ed60?

Has anyone any experience of the Helios fieldmaster ed60?
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 28th November 2015, 20:12
Replies: 9
Views: 4,212
Posted By thomasbarker81
Why does a bigger objective lens give better resolution

Can someone give a layman's explanation of why the larger an objective lens is the greater the resolution is?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 27th October 2015, 15:55
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By thomasbarker81
anyone else? initially thought spotted but then...

anyone else? initially thought spotted but then the more I look at it I'm thinking solitary
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 27th October 2015, 15:53
Replies: 23
Views: 2,567
Posted By thomasbarker81
I was at Dungeness in August a few years a go, I...

I was at Dungeness in August a few years a go, I got onto a falcon at some distance, it was small dark and quickly moving away from me and it felt very good for Eleonora's Falcon but poor views for...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 27th October 2015, 14:04
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By thomasbarker81
Solitary or spotted sandpiper?

From a trip to the pantanal, spotted or solitary sandpiper?
Forum: Wales Saturday 7th March 2015, 21:43
Replies: 1
Views: 10,011
Posted By thomasbarker81
black grouse sites for spring

With spring approaching has anyone got any suggestions for the best sights for black grouse leks?

The Rspb are running trips near wrexham, this would nearest to me as I live in Bedford, any other...
Forum: Opticron Saturday 27th December 2014, 19:46
Replies: 6
Views: 4,937
Posted By thomasbarker81
I have a one with a 20x eyepiece, I use a kowa...

I have a one with a 20x eyepiece, I use a kowa tsn 823 as my main scope and whilst the opticron can't compare in terms of brightness, contrast etc. It is a useful second scope and the image is pretty...
Forum: Morocco Saturday 6th December 2014, 08:12
Replies: 5
Views: 2,535
Posted By thomasbarker81
Thanks for the comments, looking at guide does...

Thanks for the comments, looking at guide does seem a lot more like peregrine, thanks!
Forum: Morocco Wednesday 3rd December 2014, 10:44
Replies: 5
Views: 2,535
Posted By thomasbarker81
Trip report for Morocco

Below is a link to my trip at the beginning of November.

http://www.birdtours.co.uk/pdf-area/Morocco%20%20trip%20report.pdf

Tom
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 11th November 2014, 20:51
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By thomasbarker81
A little brighter than chiffchaff I thought, not...

A little brighter than chiffchaff I thought, not the best photo!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 11th November 2014, 12:51
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By thomasbarker81
Iberian Chiffchaff - Morocco

Seen in Morocco last week, poor photo was thinking Iberian Chiffchaff
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th October 2014, 20:51
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By thomasbarker81
no sorry, that's it and computer compressed it...

no sorry, that's it and computer compressed it this size
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th October 2014, 20:28
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By thomasbarker81
Greater Yellowlegs?

A pair of yellowlegs in Brazil last autumn, I was leaning towards greater?

Tom
Forum: Morocco Friday 3rd October 2014, 13:55
Replies: 4
Views: 1,514
Posted By thomasbarker81
thought that might be the case Tom

thought that might be the case

Tom
Forum: Morocco Wednesday 1st October 2014, 10:58
Replies: 4
Views: 1,514
Posted By thomasbarker81
Oukaimeden snow cover

I'll be heading from Marakesh to Oukaimeden at the very beginning of November. I cant find a too much info on potential snow fall around this time.

Does anyone know if snow is likely this early in...
Forum: Morocco Wednesday 10th September 2014, 15:40
Replies: 8
Views: 2,855
Posted By thomasbarker81
Thanks for some of these ideas, I'll have to play...

Thanks for some of these ideas, I'll have to play it by ear a little. I am determined to fit as much as possible in as being a teacher I am usually limited by costs associated with holiday times,...
Forum: Morocco Thursday 7th August 2014, 15:45
Replies: 8
Views: 2,855
Posted By thomasbarker81
For Friday 7th meant Oukaimeden, then stay eve in...

For Friday 7th meant Oukaimeden, then stay eve in Marrakesh
Saturday 8th: fly home from Marrakesh
Forum: Morocco Thursday 7th August 2014, 15:24
Replies: 8
Views: 2,855
Posted By thomasbarker81
Week's itinerary Morocco

I am planning a week's birding trip in November this year, I have a plan which I think is doable, anyone who knows Morocco well want to comment?

Saturday 1st: Arrive eve stay in Marrakesh
Sunday...
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