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Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 20th March 2019, 17:11
Replies: 130
Views: 6,013
Posted By temmie
That's what I would suggest as well, and I am...

That's what I would suggest as well, and I am quite happy it's going this way.

It really doesn't take any effort with an app on your phone to enter every sighting and get the correct GPS for that...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 20th March 2019, 09:13
Replies: 130
Views: 6,013
Posted By temmie
I don't have a problem with Clements as long one...

I don't have a problem with Clements as long one can switch between taxonomies (and the info related to non-accepted splits / lumps by Clements can be entered within sightings).

I do have a problem...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 20th March 2019, 08:17
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By temmie
If you are frustrated by updates, it would be...

If you are frustrated by updates, it would be good to put all of your observations on an online (or offline) platform, so any update will go 'automatically' (for offline programs you will have to...
Forum: Colombia Friday 15th March 2019, 12:04
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By temmie
When I went there (back in JJanuary 2012!), I...

When I went there (back in JJanuary 2012!), I presented myself to the rangers here: https://goo.gl/maps/NnsMvTQVRBS2
I told them I wanted to see some birds and they sent one of the rangers with me to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 14th March 2019, 10:35
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By temmie
Apologies if I reacted a bit too much out of...

Apologies if I reacted a bit too much out of paranoia; I have never encountered someone really focusing on one genus of birds, and many seed eating birds are these days (unfortunately) vulnerable...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Monday 11th March 2019, 15:19
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By temmie
W-India + W-Tragopan near Kullu

A bit last-minute, but if anyone is willing to share costs for the following:

West-India 21-27th of April: Start in Udaipur with a private car, going counterclockwise to Tal Chappar / Bikaner /...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 8th March 2019, 14:25
Replies: 273
Views: 29,291
Posted By temmie
All things approximately equal (in terms of...

All things approximately equal (in terms of quality of view), the Zeiss has the (significantly) wider view. That was the deal-maker for me.

I feel that ergonomics and focus could also be a deciding...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 5th March 2019, 15:01
Replies: 130
Views: 6,013
Posted By temmie
I think some kind of consolidation can be...

I think some kind of consolidation can be beneficial:
First you have all kinds of literature, research e.g. on the distribution of species.

Second you have e.g. data provided through ebird and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 4th March 2019, 09:37
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By temmie
Somali Sparrow: the borders of Ethiopia. Probably...

Somali Sparrow: the borders of Ethiopia. Probably not worth looking for in Ethiopia as you won't encounter it, unless you go towards the border with e.g. Djibouti. I wouldn't trust the ebird pointers...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 1st March 2019, 06:09
Replies: 71
Views: 2,564
Posted By temmie
You can always buy my 7x42 T*FL. There is hardly...

You can always buy my 7x42 T*FL. There is hardly any binocular out there that is so pleasing and forgoving and really shines in low light, as if you weren’t looking through binoculars. Before you ask...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Monday 25th February 2019, 09:00
Replies: 26
Views: 465
Posted By temmie
I agree that the West slope is the (slightly)...

I agree that the West slope is the (slightly) more comfortable route. (a bit) Less travel time, pleasant climate,...

But if I would toss a coin I wouldn't really mind which side I would go. The...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Monday 25th February 2019, 08:21
Replies: 26
Views: 465
Posted By temmie
In general, the east slope has more species. The...

In general, the east slope has more species.
The west slope has some 'iconic' species, but e.g. that Plate-billed Mountain Toucan on the West slope will be replaced by Black-billed Mountain-toucan...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 22nd February 2019, 05:49
Replies: 29
Views: 1,705
Posted By temmie
It’s always positive if someone rates a cheaper...

It’s always positive if someone rates a cheaper binocular as good as the well-known ‘alpha’ brands. I hope one day to look through a maven. It has abbe koenig prisms and a 45 mm objective lens, so...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Thursday 21st February 2019, 15:28
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By temmie
Hi Melanie, could you share the obituary? I was...

Hi Melanie,

could you share the obituary? I was triggered by his name (as my wife's name is the same but written a bit differently), and the fact that he is from the same area.
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 20th February 2019, 12:38
Replies: 273
Views: 29,291
Posted By temmie
for AFOV the differences are proportional to the...

for AFOV the differences are proportional to the 130 vs 135 meters difference.

If you want it, you can always calculate aFOV as follows:

Pocket: 130 meters at 1000 meters.
so the viewing angle is...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 20th February 2019, 09:23
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By temmie
This brings back good memories. I guess you...

This brings back good memories.

I guess you could get lots of warblers and the Thrush at Cueva de Jabali on Cayo coco quite easily. The place delivered Oriente Warbler, Red-legged Thrush,...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 20th February 2019, 08:08
Replies: 273
Views: 29,291
Posted By temmie
The field of view of the Pocket 8x25 is 130...

The field of view of the Pocket 8x25 is 130 meters at 1000 meters.

8x30 Habicht is 136 meters
8x32 FL is 135 meters

So it's a bit less than the x30/32 you refer to but not much. Eye placement...
Forum: Peru Tuesday 19th February 2019, 09:14
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By temmie
It seems this bog is the most reliable,...

It seems this bog is the most reliable,...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Tuesday 19th February 2019, 09:00
Replies: 26
Views: 465
Posted By temmie
All sites you mention are excellent and the two...

All sites you mention are excellent and the two days stay is definitely much more rewarding for all sites mentioned. If you can fit Antisana in between elegantly, it's recommended even if I said I...
Forum: Colombia Tuesday 19th February 2019, 08:57
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By temmie
The countryside is generally pretty safe like any...

The countryside is generally pretty safe like any countryside around the world. This is a bit more complicated if said countryside is close to some shady suburbs though. I felt safe walking from the...
Forum: Ecuador including Galapagos Isles Monday 18th February 2019, 14:54
Replies: 26
Views: 465
Posted By temmie
East Slope and West slope (obviously) have unique...

East Slope and West slope (obviously) have unique species.
The question is what you would like to see.

If you have a week, I would stay at one side. If you split time you will end up seeing some...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 16th February 2019, 14:01
Replies: 34
Views: 1,571
Posted By temmie
I like clarity, full info, but I remember having...

I like clarity, full info, but I remember having a very hard time using certain field guides with plates separate from maps and text. Those guides have a (in my eyes) unnecessary steep learning...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 15th February 2019, 22:17
Replies: 34
Views: 1,571
Posted By temmie
I can only guess the fun and challenge of your...

I can only guess the fun and challenge of your wonderful hobby is trawling through Cisticola pages within the Africa S of the Sahara field guide, trying to ID a certain bird and being confused by...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 15th February 2019, 10:25
Replies: 34
Views: 1,571
Posted By temmie
The ultimate would be this: make a superb plate...

The ultimate would be this:

make a superb plate of every species, and if possible, every single subspecies, + flight + juvenile + winter plumage + breeding plumage...
make an up-to-date distribution...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 12th February 2019, 08:54
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By temmie
I would call the 4th one a non-breeding male Pied...

I would call the 4th one a non-breeding male Pied Wheatear.
Agree with the first 3 as Isabelline, and with Tawny Pipit as far as I see it fit without literature on hands.
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