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Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 20th March 2019, 12:49
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Rotherbirder
I'm inclined to agree with Chosun; an excellent...

I'm inclined to agree with Chosun; an excellent instrument in a configuration (10x32) which is criminally overlooked by birders!

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 20th March 2019, 12:24
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By Rotherbirder
... and sadly still in the woods in so many ways...

... and sadly still in the woods in so many ways ;)!

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th March 2019, 22:48
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By Rotherbirder
As a relative newcomer to the forum, be prepared...

As a relative newcomer to the forum, be prepared to get used to it as it happens regularly!

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th March 2019, 13:01
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By Rotherbirder
... or Balkan Warbler, as I recently heard it...

... or Balkan Warbler, as I recently heard it referred to as!?

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th March 2019, 12:43
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By Rotherbirder
Ditto! RB

Ditto!

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th March 2019, 11:00
Replies: 17
Views: 660
Posted By Rotherbirder
I won't rise to the bait Ken, don't worry!...

I won't rise to the bait Ken, don't worry! Nothing to 'sort out', its an obvious Sparrowhawk!! Unless its a Shagorant flying backwards that is?!

RB
Forum: Tripod and Heads Monday 18th March 2019, 23:01
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Rotherbirder
Most tripod heads are interchangeable on most...

Most tripod heads are interchangeable on most legs as the threads are generally standard, if not then a simple, cheap adapter is all that is required.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th March 2019, 22:54
Replies: 24
Views: 739
Posted By Rotherbirder
If you can name a Eurasian - or indeed any -...

If you can name a Eurasian - or indeed any - Phalacrocorax sp with a white secondary patch, then I'll go with it!?

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th March 2019, 22:49
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Rotherbirder
5-fingered wing tip = Hen Harrier RB

5-fingered wing tip = Hen Harrier

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th March 2019, 19:28
Replies: 24
Views: 739
Posted By Rotherbirder
No matter whether its an artefact or not really....

No matter whether its an artefact or not really. The stills clearly show a lengthy, quite narrow tail and flight action typical of a Phalacrocorax sp rather than a duck, so the location of the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th March 2019, 15:38
Replies: 24
Views: 739
Posted By Rotherbirder
From the video, flight action/frequency of...

From the video, flight action/frequency of wingbeat definitely rules out any duck spp, even in the conditions you describe. I'd go for Cormorant too; the white patch looks like some kind of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 12th March 2019, 14:24
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Rotherbirder
'Rockits' are bigger and longer billed; plumage...

'Rockits' are bigger and longer billed; plumage is generally greyer and the streaking on the underparts smudgy/'blurred' on a 'dirtier' ground colour compared with the clear black streaks on...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 6th March 2019, 12:10
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By Rotherbirder
I remember my dear old mom often asking the...

I remember my dear old mom often asking the question: "I've seen a bird in the garden today with (fill in colour of your choice) on it, what was it?" Non-birders (and many birders it seems) don't...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 3rd March 2019, 14:10
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By Rotherbirder
Stonechat; correct; correct. RB

Stonechat; correct; correct.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 27th February 2019, 13:20
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Rotherbirder
... and darker/blacker primaries, inner ones with...

... and darker/blacker primaries, inner ones with distinct pale spots on tips, very apparent in your image.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 26th February 2019, 19:35
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Rotherbirder
Short-toed C.brachydactyla. RB

Short-toed C.brachydactyla.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 26th February 2019, 12:22
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By Rotherbirder
Common for me too, for the reasons GWB77...

Common for me too, for the reasons GWB77 states.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th February 2019, 15:45
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By Rotherbirder
S. s. ermanni found rarely in W of China so I...

S. s. ermanni found rarely in W of China so I agree most probably Spotted, though image quality does make it look very much like Laughing.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th February 2019, 15:00
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Rotherbirder
I think serica is regarded as a subspecies of...

I think serica is regarded as a subspecies of Eurasian Magpie at the moment, but I may be wrong. It is one of two subspecies found in E. Asia - the other being anderssoni - and the only one found in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 25th February 2019, 14:52
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By Rotherbirder
Definitely not Oriental Turtle Dove; its a poor...

Definitely not Oriental Turtle Dove; its a poor shot but looks more like Laughing Dove Spilopelia senegalensis to me.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 20th February 2019, 12:33
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Rotherbirder
It is indeed. RB

It is indeed.

RB
Forum: Wildlife Art Thursday 7th February 2019, 18:45
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By Rotherbirder
Elizabeth, Here are a couple of pieces produced...

Elizabeth,

Here are a couple of pieces produced for publication in the past few years as promised, both created largely in Artrage but with some elements done in Krita. With apologies to Andras for...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 5th February 2019, 11:38
Replies: 496
Views: 99,479
Posted By Rotherbirder
No.4 is indeed a hoverfly - a Cheilosia sp. and...

No.4 is indeed a hoverfly - a Cheilosia sp. and can't be done from this image, or probably any image!

RB
Forum: Wildlife Art Tuesday 5th February 2019, 10:39
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By Rotherbirder
I only asked re Krita as you use Inkscape -...

I only asked re Krita as you use Inkscape - another free/open source drawing software package. I tend to favour Artrage but will use other packages in combination if one offers a function or effect...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 4th February 2019, 15:24
Replies: 52
Views: 2,103
Posted By Rotherbirder
On the contrary, I don't regard myself as an...

On the contrary, I don't regard myself as an expert in anything - in any way, shape or form. No one is truly expert at anything, some are just a little better informed and/or careful than others! Had...
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