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Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Tuesday 4th June 2019, 01:39
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By Adun
I think it's nice that you're taking your time...

I think it's nice that you're taking your time (23d), I like to "travel slow" and comprehensively. Your choice of month (March) is good, although I wonder why not February.

How is your itinerary...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 4th June 2019, 00:44
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Adun
Hi Paul What 8x56 would give her is a larger...

Hi Paul

What 8x56 would give her is a larger "exit pupil" than 8x42.

56/8 = 7, so 7mm exit pupil
42/8 = 5.2, so. 5.25mm exit pupil.

Larger pupils do indeed mean a brighter image, but to take...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 7th May 2019, 00:49
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By Adun
The second Kingbird 6.5x32 arrived today, and...

The second Kingbird 6.5x32 arrived today, and after testing it outside, it seems to work just as well as the first one that my wife has been using. No quality problems. This will be my main birding...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 2nd May 2019, 00:29
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By Adun
I was speaking of depth of field, which for me...

I was speaking of depth of field, which for me -visually- is the best thing about 6.5x power.



A very reasonable and understandable opinion Jerry. I've read great things about the Leupold Yosemite,...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 24th April 2019, 23:43
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By Adun
Un-even focus, for any reason (mechanical or...

Un-even focus, for any reason (mechanical or otherwise) is not something I have observed on the Kingbird. However, with the depth of field being so generous at 6.5x, and my eyes still being...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 21st April 2019, 17:18
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By Adun
If you mean whether turning the focuser changes...

If you mean whether turning the focuser changes the IPD, I just asked my wife and she says it doesn't.

I didn't feel any issue regarding that either, but I only used them for 20 minutes, after we...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 21st April 2019, 01:17
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By Adun
Eagle Optics Kingbird 6.5x32

I wanted to thank Steve C and FrankD, and for their reviews of the Eagle Optics 6.5x32 porro, but those threads are 10 years old and won't let me comment, so I'm starting a new one and adding my own...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 19th April 2019, 12:26
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By Adun
I just realized I had mislabeled this...

I just realized I had mislabeled this picture.

This is not the female woodnymph, it's an Andean emerald (Amazilia franciae). Sorry to have misguided you.

I can't edit the picture, ¿Maybe a mod can...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 16th April 2019, 12:45
Replies: 49
Views: 2,012
Posted By Adun
I can see jurek's point, but I can't stop seeing...

I can see jurek's point, but I can't stop seeing it as part of a bigger human set of very complex issues.



Swiss citizens can freely enter Ecuador without a Visa. ¿Why can't...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 13th April 2019, 15:53
Replies: 24
Views: 1,910
Posted By Adun
Question from a new birder here: ¿What time of...

Question from a new birder here:

¿What time of the year should one go to see a lek group in actual/full "lekking" activity?

I understand there's another lek group near Cali (where I live), I a...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 13th April 2019, 14:46
Replies: 33
Views: 1,746
Posted By Adun
Very interesting report. I really appreciate you...

Very interesting report.

I really appreciate you going into so much detail, there's very useful information here.

My wife and I are Colombians, and just started birding in January. So far we've...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 13th April 2019, 04:56
Replies: 49
Views: 2,012
Posted By Adun
I agree with you. My wife and I only recently...

I agree with you.

My wife and I only recently started birding, and we are starting to notice the big difference between serious outings with professional guides and "winging it" ourselves. Also the...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 10th April 2019, 16:20
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By Adun
Yes, that's a male crowned woodnymph.

Yes, that's a male crowned woodnymph.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 10th April 2019, 04:30
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By Adun
I'm not good with such cold temperatures. I live...

I'm not good with such cold temperatures. I live 400km south west from where you stayed, in a valley between the western and central Andes, where it's spring yearlong, always around 24°C (±4°C).

If...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 7th April 2019, 19:53
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By Adun
Colombia

Yes, we have plenty of birds over here :king:

It's binoculars we are kind of short on
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 22nd March 2019, 10:39
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By Adun
For the use case of identifying birds from visual...

For the use case of identifying birds from visual field marks and location, the book is pretty much language independent (drawings and scientific names + English names).

There is a little text about...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 21st March 2019, 01:49
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Adun
I saw the bird once more, but I didn't have the...

I saw the bird once more, but I didn't have the camera at the ready. I'm Now on a birding trip away from home, so hopefully when I return home in a week I'll have another chance to photograph it for...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th March 2019, 10:26
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Adun
Thank you both! I hope I see him/her again.

Thank you both!

I hope I see him/her again.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 18th March 2019, 21:13
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Adun
Do House Wrens eat small lizards?

Hello

My wife and I are new birders, and we still struggle with birds we see for the first time.

We live in Cali, Colombia, South America, it's a seasonless city that still has lots of trees and...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 8th March 2019, 23:15
Replies: 518
Views: 17,759
Posted By Adun
Very interesting thread. It will take me quite a...

Very interesting thread.

It will take me quite a while to learn to identify all the birds that just pass by.
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Tuesday 5th March 2019, 02:35
Replies: 19
Views: 2,606
Posted By Adun
Hi Carol When my herniated disc was giving me...

Hi Carol

When my herniated disc was giving me sciatic pain I couldn't stand for more than 5 minutes, I was mobile but couldn't go too far, so I imagine your situation is somewhat similar.

If you...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 5th March 2019, 01:49
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By Adun
I have it. It's my first field guide or birding...

I have it. It's my first field guide or birding book ever (my wife and I just got started in January).

It has been very useful, we both quite like it.

The right pages of the book feature the...
Forum: Say Hello Wednesday 27th February 2019, 13:26
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By Adun
Thank you guys. I can't find where in the "user...

Thank you guys.

I can't find where in the "user control panel" a way for me to change my avatar/picture, can you please help me?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 27th February 2019, 13:13
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By Adun
Hmmm, comparing the Myozetetes vs the Sulphury on...

Hmmm, comparing the Myozetetes vs the Sulphury on my field guide, their only differences are supposed to be a more prominent gray eyebrow on the Sulphury, and brownish vertical Stripes on the top of...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 27th February 2019, 12:44
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Adun
Hi Andy. Legend M shows up as "No Longer...

Hi Andy.

Legend M shows up as "No Longer Available" at B&H. Amazon shows a "Legend Ultra HD M" that at $229 is outside of my budget, and when there's reviews...
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