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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th June 2018, 14:22
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By humakt
Cheers, all. Appreciated.

Cheers, all.
Appreciated.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 17th June 2018, 13:42
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By humakt
Chiff Chaff or Whitethroat - South east UK

Whilst out for a stroll today I managed to get a picture of a bird in some nearby bushes (pic attached).
I'm pretty sure it's some kind of warbler.
I can't decide if it's a chiff chaff or...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 2nd June 2018, 14:43
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By humakt
Ah, yes - so it is. Shame. I was rather hoping it...

Ah, yes - so it is.
Shame. I was rather hoping it would be something more exotic.

Cheers though.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 2nd June 2018, 13:57
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By humakt
Bird ID - South East UK

Just saw the attached in the garden (as timed and dated by this post).
I'm in the UK - Kent.
It was about the same size as a song thrush, sitting on the fence, and looking at the fish in the...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Saturday 17th February 2018, 05:14
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By humakt
That is an early riser. I suspect that's the...

That is an early riser.
I suspect that's the adder equivalent of having to get up early in the morning for a wee before going back to bed for a bit.

I had been thinking of checking one or two local...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Thursday 18th January 2018, 04:54
Replies: 7
Views: 1,249
Posted By humakt
Isn't putting a scope, especially a big one like...

Isn't putting a scope, especially a big one like that, in a pack a bit of a faff?
I've never seen anyone do that, and for all the reasons you highlight.

Why not just sling it over your shoulder like...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 3rd January 2018, 04:24
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By humakt
We're quite lucky in that we have goldcrests...

We're quite lucky in that we have goldcrests nesting in the spruce trees at the bottom of the garden.
We often see them flitting back and forth.
We also have the bird table and feeders sited beneath...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Wednesday 8th November 2017, 04:52
Replies: 17
Views: 9,787
Posted By humakt
Blimey. Stop the navel gazing and analysis and...

Blimey.
Stop the navel gazing and analysis and just enjoy your time.
If you want to go birding then go birding. If you fancy taking some pictures then take some pictures.
If you fancy going to watch...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 28th October 2017, 07:02
Replies: 63
Views: 5,989
Posted By humakt
What does higher resolution do? Well, for the...

What does higher resolution do?
Well, for the everyday user, not a great deal.
If you are going to blow your pictures up so they can be posted on a billboard or the side of a bus then it may have...
Forum: Nikon Friday 27th October 2017, 14:38
Replies: 63
Views: 5,989
Posted By humakt
Only if it's a quality lens.

Only if it's a quality lens.
Forum: Nikon Thursday 26th October 2017, 18:18
Replies: 63
Views: 5,989
Posted By humakt
To take better pictures you don't need more...

To take better pictures you don't need more megapixels, you need a better lens.
It's the lens that dictates the quality of the image not the number of megapixels.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 7th September 2017, 17:31
Replies: 1
Views: 1,428
Posted By humakt
Compact Scope Recommendations

I have a small Praktica spotting scope set up in the study, pointed at the feeders, that I take an odd peek through if something interesting comes by whilst sitting there doing my work.
It's one of...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 31st August 2017, 05:22
Replies: 16
Views: 3,914
Posted By humakt
I'm another one who regularly uses a pair of 12x...

I'm another one who regularly uses a pair of 12x bins.
They're easily my most often used ones.
That said, most of my viewing will be on coastal areas or over large fields, so that extra power is...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 24th August 2017, 07:07
Replies: 9
Views: 2,434
Posted By humakt
Righty-ho. Thanks for your advice and words of...

Righty-ho.
Thanks for your advice and words of wisdom chaps - gratefully appreciated.
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 24th August 2017, 05:14
Replies: 9
Views: 2,434
Posted By humakt
I don't know which monopod it is either. It says...

I don't know which monopod it is either.
It says 'Manfrotto' on the side, it's metal, has a rubber grip, and clips for extending the legs.
But that pretty much describes most Manfrotto monopods.

The...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 23rd August 2017, 19:10
Replies: 9
Views: 2,434
Posted By humakt
May have answered my own question. Just seen...

May have answered my own question. Just seen...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 23rd August 2017, 18:16
Replies: 9
Views: 2,434
Posted By humakt
Attaching A Head To Monopod

You'll have to forgive my ignorance on this, so a simple answer would be great.

Right then.

I have a nice monopod. It's a Manfotto one.
Now, it doesn't have a 'head' on it, just a screw which a...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 24th June 2017, 08:01
Replies: 29
Views: 5,933
Posted By humakt
Well, I decided to take matters into my own...

Well, I decided to take matters into my own hand.

I've cleaned them! I used a bit of meths on a lint free cloth and gave them a wipe. Then I wiped them again with a lens cloth to ensure the meths...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 24th June 2017, 07:01
Replies: 29
Views: 5,933
Posted By humakt
Greasy Lens

I've had a smear of grease on the lens for a while now. I keep wiping it but all I'm doing is moving the smear around.
So what's the best way to get rid of it?
Would it be safe to be use a small dab...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 20th June 2017, 18:43
Replies: 29
Views: 10,686
Posted By humakt
That's a fair point - how am I going to use it. I...

That's a fair point - how am I going to use it.
I should say that I do have a scope already. An angled one.
But I want to get a new one (the one I have was bough second hand, and I want to buy...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 20th June 2017, 17:47
Replies: 29
Views: 10,686
Posted By humakt
Straight or Angled?

I'd appreciate thoughts from the hive mind about something that I've often wondered - which is best: a straight eyepiece or an angled eyepiece?

The overwhelming majority seem to use an angled...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 18th May 2017, 18:06
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By humakt
Consider that cap well and truly doffed!

Consider that cap well and truly doffed!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 18th May 2017, 16:47
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By humakt
A Challenge - UK

Here's one for you.
Firstly, sorry about the poor quality of the image. I realise it may make a positive ID impossible - but it was at quite a considerable zoom.
Anyway.
So, as I was walking down a...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Tuesday 2nd May 2017, 18:12
Replies: 11
Views: 2,730
Posted By humakt
And yet on that exact same website there's also a...

And yet on that exact same website there's also a discussion about green common lizards:

http://www.herpetofauna.co.uk/forum/green-common-lizards_topic2065_page1.html

I am tending more towards it...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Tuesday 2nd May 2017, 15:16
Replies: 11
Views: 2,730
Posted By humakt
Agreed - the patternation is much more like a...

Agreed - the patternation is much more like a common lizard.
Never seen a green one before.
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