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Forum: Norfolk Friday 14th June 2019, 09:08
Replies: 2,112
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Posted By NoSpringChicken
I have just seen four Painted Ladies in my garden...

I have just seen four Painted Ladies in my garden in Hopton (I can't remember the last time I saw one there.) Is there a lot of them about at the moment or was I just in the right place at the right...
Forum: Norfolk Saturday 25th May 2019, 10:14
Replies: 25,904
Views: 7,476,321
Posted By NoSpringChicken
Thanks Daniel, that is really helpful. We did...

Thanks Daniel, that is really helpful. We did walk along the coastal path but didn't go far enough this time. Last year we walked quite a bit further and I think I know where the scrape is now. There...
Forum: Norfolk Saturday 25th May 2019, 09:24
Replies: 25,904
Views: 7,476,321
Posted By NoSpringChicken
North Point, Wells-next-the-sea

I keep seeing references to a scrape at North Point, Wells (mainly from Ms P. Clarke) but I have been unable to find out where it is. Googling didn't turn anything up and it doesn't seem to appear on...
Forum: Norfolk Friday 10th May 2019, 19:05
Replies: 25,904
Views: 7,476,321
Posted By NoSpringChicken
I have just seen my first Swifts of the year...

I have just seen my first Swifts of the year zooming about over the garden in Gorleston this evening. It's always an exciting moment.

Ron
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 9th May 2019, 18:20
Replies: 36
Views: 2,026
Posted By NoSpringChicken
Perhaps they are still trying to organise an...

Perhaps they are still trying to organise an armed guard for Chris Packam.

Ron
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 3rd May 2019, 09:52
Replies: 0
Views: 208
Posted By NoSpringChicken
A Question about Goldfinch Feathers

The other day a male Sparrowhawk visited my garden and made a kill. I didn't spot it until it had nearly finished eating its catch, so I couldn't see what the prey was.

After it had flown away I...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 20th April 2019, 08:40
Replies: 76
Views: 4,173
Posted By NoSpringChicken
Lee, that sentence is also in the description of...

Lee, that sentence is also in the description of the 8x32 FL, so it seems that they are both the same. Incidentally, the 8x32 is out of stock at the Zeiss site and just about everywhere else in the...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 16th April 2019, 21:40
Replies: 51
Views: 4,241
Posted By NoSpringChicken
Yes, they sold me one a couple of weeks ago. It...

Yes, they sold me one a couple of weeks ago. It was an easy sale for them and I am extremely pleased with my purchase. :t:

Ron
Forum: Olympus Thursday 1st November 2018, 17:30
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By NoSpringChicken
I have been using it since it was launched at the...

I have been using it since it was launched at the end of August. I didn't notice any changes but I always update to the latest firmware anyway.

Ron
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Monday 11th June 2018, 21:47
Replies: 85
Views: 17,443
Posted By NoSpringChicken
They seem to have acquired a surfeit of...

They seem to have acquired a surfeit of presenters at the moment. I am not sure what the collective noun is for Springwatch presenters a Gesticulation perhaps?

Ron
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Sunday 3rd June 2018, 22:07
Replies: 85
Views: 17,443
Posted By NoSpringChicken
I was reprimanded by a forum member last year...

I was reprimanded by a forum member last year when I criticised her, so I won't say a lot. However, I wince every time she starts yet another sentence with 'Now' or 'So'.

Anyway Iolo is back next...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 31st May 2018, 20:19
Replies: 85
Views: 17,443
Posted By NoSpringChicken
I thought it was a great programme tonight....

I thought it was a great programme tonight. Gary's item about Nightingales was very moving and I thought Chris's explanation of how birdsong is produced worked really well. Even Gillian seemed much...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Sunday 25th March 2018, 17:13
Replies: 48
Views: 6,529
Posted By NoSpringChicken
I really enjoyed that and thought that it was one...

I really enjoyed that and thought that it was one of the most enjoyable natural history programmes which I have watched. I hope they do another series. Well done Hugh.

Ron
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Tuesday 6th February 2018, 17:07
Replies: 48
Views: 6,529
Posted By NoSpringChicken
I am really enjoying this series. Hugh doesn't...

I am really enjoying this series. Hugh doesn't pretend to be any kind of an expert, just an enthusiastic novice who is keen to learn. Every episode has something which has interested me, especially...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 10th August 2017, 09:18
Replies: 13
Views: 4,792
Posted By NoSpringChicken
I have an EDIII with a 30x MC wide eyepiece and I...

I have an EDIII with a 30x MC wide eyepiece and I think that it is an excellent scope, especially at the prices which it commands these days secondhand. My only real criticism is that the tripod foot...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Monday 19th June 2017, 23:00
Replies: 22
Views: 9,348
Posted By NoSpringChicken
Hi Nev. It is not very high tech but on my...

Hi Nev.

It is not very high tech but on my Manfrotto tripod I marked the position of the legs by using pieces of masking tape. It depends on there being sufficient clearance for it to pass through...
Forum: Olympus Friday 16th June 2017, 23:29
Replies: 30
Views: 10,194
Posted By NoSpringChicken
Very good Tord. Which lens were they taken with...

Very good Tord. Which lens were they taken with or was it one of your scopes?

Ron
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 15th June 2017, 18:04
Replies: 41
Views: 16,309
Posted By NoSpringChicken
No, I am not clever or calm at all. Just the...

No, I am not clever or calm at all. Just the opposite in fact but I wouldn't dream of attempting to present a flagship programme on prime time television. My problem with Gillian is that her nervous...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Tuesday 6th June 2017, 22:05
Replies: 41
Views: 16,309
Posted By NoSpringChicken
Gillian Burke seems pleasant enough and obviously...

Gillian Burke seems pleasant enough and obviously knows her stuff but I find her presenting style in the live sections very difficult to watch. I think she is extremely nervous and she divides her...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 4th May 2017, 11:22
Replies: 22
Views: 9,180
Posted By NoSpringChicken
I see Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch...

I see Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch are all coming from the same location now, to monitor the changing seasons. That sounds like a good idea to me. Hopefully it is a good location,...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 26th January 2017, 22:15
Replies: 23
Views: 18,370
Posted By NoSpringChicken
So was that Martin's last programme? I thought...

So was that Martin's last programme? I thought the new line up was starting with Springwatch this year. There was no mention of it at the end of the programme.

Ron
Forum: Olympus Friday 30th December 2016, 09:33
Replies: 134
Views: 79,528
Posted By NoSpringChicken
There are quite a lot of reports of camera...

There are quite a lot of reports of camera lock-ups with the E-M1 II, possibly due to card issues. I think Olympus need to sort this out quickly if it is to be considered seriously as a pro...
Forum: Olympus Friday 23rd December 2016, 20:00
Replies: 218
Views: 115,638
Posted By NoSpringChicken
I updated my camera firmware to v 4.3 yesterday,...

I updated my camera firmware to v 4.3 yesterday, after holding off for several days. The update went as normal without any problems and everything seems to be working as it should. However, I haven't...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Tuesday 15th November 2016, 08:49
Replies: 67
Views: 14,083
Posted By NoSpringChicken
I thought the Ibexes were the stars of this...

I thought the Ibexes were the stars of this episode. Seeing them apparently defying gravity on the cliff face with no visible footholds was amazing. It has to be said that the youngsters were...
Forum: Olympus Wednesday 2nd November 2016, 09:00
Replies: 134
Views: 79,528
Posted By NoSpringChicken
Yes, that is well out of my budget. I will read...

Yes, that is well out of my budget. I will read the reviews to see if it is much of an improvement on the Mk 1 version and wait to see what the price is in a year or two.

Ron
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