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Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 17th December 2019, 23:44
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By Barred Wobbler
https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=381106 ...

https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=381106

Any connection? They've started using biodegradable armour.
Forum: India Monday 25th November 2019, 00:09
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Marvellous. I want to be back there. NOW!

Marvellous. I want to be back there.

NOW!
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Monday 11th November 2019, 08:45
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By Barred Wobbler
This was my Black Rapid sling after only 5 months...

This was my Black Rapid sling after only 5 months of lugging around a Sigma 150-600 Sport attached to a Canon 7DII in 2015. Weight of lens and camera, 4kg/9lb.

The wear on the carabiner was from the...
Forum: India Tuesday 5th November 2019, 19:08
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Barred Wobbler
There have been no tents at Backwoods for some...

There have been no tents at Backwoods for some years now. They've all been replaced by chalets, with three or four additional rooms in the main block. When we were there in 2015 all that remained of...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Sunday 3rd November 2019, 15:23
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By Barred Wobbler
I'd think that a bird's life consists of a range...

I'd think that a bird's life consists of a range of emotions ranging at one end from what we would consider as severe anxiety (on a good day) to outright terror at the other end if it's to survive.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 29th October 2019, 15:58
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By Barred Wobbler
A Fuerteventura common buzzard at Los Molinos in...

A Fuerteventura common buzzard at Los Molinos in 2011.
Forum: Swarovski Monday 21st October 2019, 19:42
Replies: 70
Views: 4,541
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Bins came back today. New front caps were an...

Bins came back today.

New front caps were an unexpected bonus.
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Saturday 19th October 2019, 19:41
Replies: 11
Views: 1,176
Posted By Barred Wobbler
I had that very same thought when I saw a report...

I had that very same thought when I saw a report that decomposition had been a problem.

Then I got to thinking that maybe this is common in whales. Decomposition slows in cold corpses and is...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 8th October 2019, 13:42
Replies: 70
Views: 4,541
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Just received this from Swarovski. 'We will...

Just received this from Swarovski.

'We will repair your product free of charge. We will start the repair work shortly and let you know as soon as your product has been repaired and shipped to you.'
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 3rd October 2019, 00:01
Replies: 70
Views: 4,541
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Attributed by whom? If a camera covering hasn't...

Attributed by whom? If a camera covering hasn't been tested against the effects of being touched by hand, it's a pretty crap camera covering and a pretty crap manufacturer.

PS My Canon cameras are...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 12:51
Replies: 70
Views: 4,541
Posted By Barred Wobbler
I wouldn't disagree with that, which is why if...

I wouldn't disagree with that, which is why if I've applied Deet in the morning I immediately wash my hands to ensure there is no residue before picking up my bins, camera, or even my walking...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 12:45
Replies: 70
Views: 4,541
Posted By Barred Wobbler
I do focus with my right hand and the spilts only...

I do focus with my right hand and the spilts only appeared after the rubber became very slack.
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 12:43
Replies: 70
Views: 4,541
Posted By Barred Wobbler
If you look at the original post, you'll see that...

If you look at the original post, you'll see that it's not something that hasn't happened before. I posted precisely because it had been brought to my attention by one of the few people I had...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 1st October 2019, 14:23
Replies: 70
Views: 4,541
Posted By Barred Wobbler
And you'd be wrong on all counts. The underside...

And you'd be wrong on all counts.

The underside of the binoculars, the side that rubs against clothing and other stuff is almost like new. I've just been photgraphing it. I've noticed also that the...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 30th September 2019, 22:50
Replies: 70
Views: 4,541
Posted By Barred Wobbler
That's the deterioration I'm talking...

That's the deterioration I'm talking about.

They've had a lot of use, in several countries, but no abuse.
Forum: Swarovski Monday 30th September 2019, 20:17
Replies: 70
Views: 4,541
Posted By Barred Wobbler
I finally got around to contacting Swarovski this...

I finally got around to contacting Swarovski this morning (I've been too busy with photos since I got back from the trip). I said in my first post they were a couple of years old. That was an...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th September 2019, 23:45
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Sure is.

Sure is.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 21st September 2019, 16:48
Replies: 842
Views: 129,694
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Flying Legends 2015

Flying Legends 2015
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 21st September 2019, 10:51
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By Barred Wobbler
The strap twist connectors on my EL 10x42s have...

The strap twist connectors on my EL 10x42s have come loose a couple of times, but on each occasion I was lucky enough to prevent the binoculars crashing to the ground. The first time I felt the...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th September 2019, 14:41
Replies: 842
Views: 129,694
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Looking at photos from only a few years ago it...

Looking at photos from only a few years ago it had the full tail number and national identification. Now all it has is the 'Catbird' logo next to the door on the side facing away from me.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th September 2019, 10:49
Replies: 842
Views: 129,694
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Thanks John. Strange that it's not carrying any...

Thanks John. Strange that it's not carrying any other identification.

EDIT. Done some research. Its call sign is Catbird 1 and it's the transport for the Commander in Chief of the US Navy in Europe...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 18th September 2019, 08:34
Replies: 842
Views: 129,694
Posted By Barred Wobbler
An ID required on this one. I was on the beach...

An ID required on this one.

I was on the beach near the naval base at Rota in SW Spain a couple of weeks ago. A Cessna 650 Citation VII with standard Armada markings passed over several times with...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 12th September 2019, 22:57
Replies: 70
Views: 4,541
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Havenít a clue, to tell the truth, but could be....

Havenít a clue, to tell the truth, but could be. I just bought them as a pair of bins and canít remember the model type. Iím on a trip away from home just now, so I donít have the full details.
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 12th September 2019, 17:03
Replies: 70
Views: 4,541
Posted By Barred Wobbler
EL 10x42 casing deterioration.

A couple of weeks ago I noticed when I was using my EL binoculars that the rubber casing on the left barrel felt loose beneath my fingers as if rubber had detached from the barrel. A few days later...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 1st September 2019, 19:01
Replies: 847
Views: 158,382
Posted By Barred Wobbler
I had hoped to pop in to see Eddy in hospital...

I had hoped to pop in to see Eddy in hospital this week, but sadly I can confirm that since mid August Eddy is no longer with us. I was shown a photo of his grave a few days ago. A good man, sadly...
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