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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 17th July 2019, 20:50
Replies: 16
Views: 488
Posted By dalat
My first impression was Blue Rock Thrush as well....

My first impression was Blue Rock Thrush as well. Seen in the city on top of a building is fairly typical for wintering asian birds i think. But as was said, the oics allow only a good guess, not...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 21:44
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By dalat
The direct bus takes you right to the gate of Cat...

The direct bus takes you right to the gate of Cat Tien NP, no need to take the 20 km motorbike ride from the main road. I think there is detailed and recent info in the Vietnam section.
The more...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Sunday 30th June 2019, 19:34
Replies: 30
Views: 4,920
Posted By dalat
Nice report, good to hear you had a great...

Nice report, good to hear you had a great trip!

As for the sharing of GPS data on locations, I agree that it is not correct to share detailed info on locations only found with the help of a guide...
Forum: Mobile/iPhone Digiscoping Monday 17th June 2019, 20:19
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By dalat
Different scope, different result, no enigma...

Different scope, different result, no enigma here. Scope, adapter and camera/phone all need to match, and the only way to find out if a combo works well is to test it.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 26th May 2019, 17:55
Replies: 57
Views: 2,611
Posted By dalat
I do that sometimes, especially in the mountains....

I do that sometimes, especially in the mountains. It is then rather a mix of hiking and birding. Birds density being lower in the mountains, the best strategy is to have a good walk and cover a large...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 24th April 2019, 19:00
Replies: 156
Views: 5,992
Posted By dalat
Sorry, I'm trolling now too. Someone should put a...

Sorry, I'm trolling now too. Someone should put a big lock on this thread now o:D
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 24th April 2019, 18:37
Replies: 156
Views: 5,992
Posted By dalat
That's because you use a straight scope. With an...

That's because you use a straight scope. With an angled scope, you can use a zip tie and be on the bird in no time ... :king:B (:
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 24th April 2019, 16:23
Replies: 156
Views: 5,992
Posted By dalat
Yes, right, for a longer view I would better...

Yes, right, for a longer view I would better raise the column a bit. We were following a wallcreeper in the rock above, which was moving around quickly. So I was squatting and following the bird with...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 21:21
Replies: 156
Views: 5,992
Posted By dalat
Thanks :) Here is another one, from a year ago...

Thanks :) Here is another one, from a year ago or so. Also fitting to this discussion...

https://www.birdforum.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=653130&d=1517825796
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 21:07
Replies: 156
Views: 5,992
Posted By dalat
My daughter has never heard of NPA, but she does...

My daughter has never heard of NPA, but she does know how to enjoy a relaxed view through my scope ;)
Forum: Germany Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 16:07
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By dalat
Yes, I think Feldberg is the best bet. I've never...

Yes, I think Feldberg is the best bet. I've never seen them in the Vosges, but they also occure there I think.
If you add 2h of driving, you are in Alps, where they are easy.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 08:24
Replies: 156
Views: 5,992
Posted By dalat
Thanks Henry, that's what I recalled. 3. I...

Thanks Henry, that's what I recalled.



3. I guess this is personal, and perhaps indeed some people find angled scopes more tiring to use. Most find it comfortable though, including myself. It's the...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 22nd April 2019, 15:35
Replies: 156
Views: 5,992
Posted By dalat
From all I know, the first point is wrong and...

From all I know, the first point is wrong and prisms in angled scopes are actually simpler (thus less glass) than in straight scopes. Perhaps someone with good optics knowledge can comment, but I...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 11th April 2019, 07:49
Replies: 156
Views: 5,992
Posted By dalat
I see a few straight scopes from time to time....

I see a few straight scopes from time to time. Usually both the scopes and the users are rather old. Perhaps straight was more popular 20 or 30 years ago? I have never seen a straight version of the...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 11th April 2019, 07:44
Replies: 156
Views: 5,992
Posted By dalat
I think you are the one here exhibiting a serious...

I think you are the one here exhibiting a serious lack of skills. E.g a lack of ability to accept that your personal views may not be the only valid one.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 10th April 2019, 11:13
Replies: 156
Views: 5,992
Posted By dalat
To some 10 % of birders. And to you, but I think...

To some 10 % of birders. And to you, but I think we got that by now.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 10th April 2019, 10:47
Replies: 156
Views: 5,992
Posted By dalat
Yes, this was similarely confirmed by other...

Yes, this was similarely confirmed by other retailers catering to birders, here in this forum and elsewhere. Zeiss recent decision to make their new top line scope only as a angled version is...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 31st March 2019, 20:23
Replies: 28
Views: 1,417
Posted By dalat
Not impossible up there, but I think also for...

Not impossible up there, but I think also for Snowfinch, chances are much better at Kleine Scheidegg (2100m), or one stop higher at Eigergletscher (2300m).
I had a look at the ornitho database, but...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 30th March 2019, 20:25
Replies: 28
Views: 1,417
Posted By dalat
Hi, if you go straight up to Jungfraujoch, you...

Hi, if you go straight up to Jungfraujoch, you won't see much. But if you make a stop on the way at Kleine Scheidegg, and do some hiking around there, you should also see some mountain birds.
Forum: Zeiss Friday 29th March 2019, 20:54
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By dalat
My trust in your judgment in your reviews is...

My trust in your judgment in your reviews is reassured B (:
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 28th March 2019, 16:51
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By dalat
Shame, so I won't see you and your Harpia...

Shame, so I won't see you and your Harpia then...

Last sunday I saw about 15 Red-breasted Merganser in full display mood, from the southern Shore (Swiss side). This was my highest count so far. They...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 28th March 2019, 16:37
Replies: 156
Views: 5,992
Posted By dalat
Absolutely agree :t: I'm a big fan of the zip...

Absolutely agree :t: I'm a big fan of the zip tie. If you tried it and don't like it, you have done it wrongly :-O

I'm sure with my angled scope and zip tie I beat anyone with a straight scope in...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 28th March 2019, 12:54
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By dalat
Hi Lee, nice! Was this this morning? It's my...

Hi Lee, nice! Was this this morning? It's my favorite patch and I'll probably go there on saturday ;)
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 27th March 2019, 20:26
Replies: 28
Views: 1,417
Posted By dalat
With a couple of days in Interlaken, I hope you...

With a couple of days in Interlaken, I hope you don't stay in the town all the time but go up into the mountains. Besides the scenery, this is the perfect region for alpine birds. A nice area close...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 27th March 2019, 11:08
Replies: 49
Views: 2,056
Posted By dalat
Sure, but without that you wouldn't be on...

Sure, but without that you wouldn't be on birdforum ;)

I totally agree. I also find most exitment in discovering places for which not much information is available. I do most of my foreign birding...
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