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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 6th October 2019, 21:34
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By Rotherbirder
Agree Tom; my bladder tells me it isn't Merlin...

Agree Tom; my bladder tells me it isn't Merlin too! The English equivalent of your saying is 'I can feel it in my water' - similar but not quite as expressive!

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 6th October 2019, 18:58
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By Rotherbirder
In the end its purely speculation as a 100%...

In the end its purely speculation as a 100% certain identification to species is impossible from such a poor image!

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 6th October 2019, 15:07
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By Rotherbirder
Without trying to 'see' more by enlarging the...

Without trying to 'see' more by enlarging the image, my gut feeling is Kestrel - albeit an apparently tailless one!

RB
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 1st October 2019, 11:42
Replies: 67
Views: 2,840
Posted By Rotherbirder
This is what I was 'hinting' at. It is certainly...

This is what I was 'hinting' at. It is certainly pretty 'heavy use' for a 3 year-old instrument. I have a 15 year-old 8x32EL which has had heavy use but looks nothing like these!

RB
Forum: Swarovski Monday 30th September 2019, 21:05
Replies: 67
Views: 2,840
Posted By Rotherbirder
If you don't mind me saying so, they don't...

If you don't mind me saying so, they don't exactly look in tip-top condition - at least cosmetically - for a three-year old instrument!?

RB
Forum: Leica Monday 30th September 2019, 20:59
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Rotherbirder
Andrew, If you are indeed a 'constant walker',...

Andrew,

If you are indeed a 'constant walker', bear in mind that the Leica 77 is quite a long and heavy scope; you may want something lighter & more portable as you will also need a good, sturdy...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 25th September 2019, 09:37
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Posted By Rotherbirder
My thoughts entirely. The apparent 'irregularity'...

My thoughts entirely. The apparent 'irregularity' of the flight feathers is probably a result of the bird being photographed in flight when the feathers are obviously 'ruffled' by air currents. I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 24th September 2019, 09:51
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Posted By Rotherbirder
I would say it's a juv, probably male based on...

I would say it's a juv, probably male based on build and extent of pale markings in plumage.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 23rd September 2019, 12:26
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By Rotherbirder
Not possible to assess bill shape either so, I'm...

Not possible to assess bill shape either so, I'm out too!

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 23rd September 2019, 12:25
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Rotherbirder
Definitely Ruff! RB

Definitely Ruff!

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 22nd September 2019, 12:49
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Rotherbirder
Agree. RB

Agree.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th September 2019, 13:19
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Rotherbirder
Hanging around in a harbour - like Whitby - for a...

Hanging around in a harbour - like Whitby - for a while, looking at gulls in all their variety of plumage would make for good identification practice if done regularly. They can be a difficult group,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th September 2019, 08:52
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Rotherbirder
Agree. RB

Agree.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th September 2019, 08:51
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By Rotherbirder
Your initial thought was correct! What gave you...

Your initial thought was correct! What gave you doubt?

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 4th September 2019, 11:05
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By Rotherbirder
Agree. RB

Agree.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 07:19
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By Rotherbirder
I agree; my immediate impression was of terns,...

I agree; my immediate impression was of terns, possibly marsh terns. No chance of an identification from these images!

RB
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 2nd September 2019, 06:14
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By Rotherbirder
Hi Tim, Please don't get me wrong, I wasn't just...

Hi Tim,

Please don't get me wrong, I wasn't just being critical of your photography for the sake of it. Even excellent photographs are useless for entomological identifications in most cases, where...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 31st August 2019, 22:20
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By Rotherbirder
No disrespect, but the vast majority of insects...

No disrespect, but the vast majority of insects cannot be identified to species from good images, let alone poor ones. The furthest you're likely to get with these is genus and some of them not even...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 30th August 2019, 10:48
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Rotherbirder
It's a female Robberfly (family Asilidae); can't...

It's a female Robberfly (family Asilidae); can't be reliably done to species from photo. Could be Dune Robberfly Philonicus albiceps perhaps?

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 30th August 2019, 10:32
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Rotherbirder
Your identification was correct. RB

Your identification was correct.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 28th August 2019, 13:04
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By Rotherbirder
Looks like a Common Buzzard to me!? RB

Looks like a Common Buzzard to me!?

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 28th August 2019, 13:02
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Rotherbirder
Agree with Mallard. RB

Agree with Mallard.

RB
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 27th August 2019, 21:32
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Rotherbirder
Yes, a female. RB

Yes, a female.

RB
Forum: Kowa Monday 26th August 2019, 22:01
Replies: 184
Views: 17,573
Posted By Rotherbirder
And I wouldn't necessarily underestimate the...

And I wouldn't necessarily underestimate the reach of optics manufacturers. I would think Zeiss got fair wind that their SF eyecups were not 100% fit for purpose from the chatter on this forum! Their...
Forum: Kowa Sunday 25th August 2019, 18:36
Replies: 184
Views: 17,573
Posted By Rotherbirder
May just be the cynic in me but I hope all the...

May just be the cynic in me but I hope all the pre-release 'love' for the 6.5x32 doesn't influence or induce a change of pricing structure by Kowa so prospective purchasers get stung. The...
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