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Forum: Information Wanted Friday 14th December 2018, 12:00
Replies: 12
Views: 1,340
Posted By Nick-on
I assume Mayday Farm was asked about as is a lot...

I assume Mayday Farm was asked about as is a lot closer to Cambridge (OP's location). About 3 hours or so to FOD New Fancy View.

FWIW I used to see them regularly at Mayday years ago, not seen any...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 13th December 2018, 11:47
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Nick-on
The regular female is usually seen at the estuary...

The regular female is usually seen at the estuary mouth at Ynyslas just north of Borth/Abergavenny. Drive right to the end of the road and park on the beach.
Been a few other good birds in the are...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 27th September 2018, 12:37
Replies: 15
Views: 2,010
Posted By Nick-on
There usually quite a few ads like this on...

There usually quite a few ads like this on amazon. I've seen them for Nikon and Swarovski scopes, usually asking you to contact them direct. They are ALL scams relying on greed to overcome common...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 27th September 2018, 12:19
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Nick-on
Me too. V long winged. Nick

Me too. V long winged.

Nick
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 19th September 2018, 12:30
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Nick-on
If you stay at Mestia and go to the new ski...

If you stay at Mestia and go to the new ski resort for access to the higher mountains be aware that there can be very heavy snowfalls even at the end of September. We were there 2 years ago and had...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 4th September 2018, 12:13
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By Nick-on
No, it wasn't from a boat! I also saw the AM on...

No, it wasn't from a boat!

I also saw the AM on Lundy through a Questar (don't know who's but thanks whoever you are/were) when it was sat on rocks at the base of the cliffs. Much better view than...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 19th July 2018, 11:29
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Nick-on
agree Phylloscopus sibilatrix Nick

agree Phylloscopus sibilatrix


Nick
Forum: Nikon Thursday 12th July 2018, 14:59
Replies: 212
Views: 21,005
Posted By Nick-on
Why stop at 7.7, how about 6 or 4. why just...

Why stop at 7.7, how about 6 or 4. why just by turning your neck your smartie tubes will have 180 FOV. A wider FOV is better than a narrower FOV in nearly every instance. Just because you like...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 12th July 2018, 14:40
Replies: 212
Views: 21,005
Posted By Nick-on
No it can't. Nick

No it can't.

Nick
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 27th June 2018, 12:22
Replies: 14
Views: 1,894
Posted By Nick-on
As far as the Hawke's go, I have recently...

As far as the Hawke's go, I have recently purchased a pair for my wife and have had no complaints about them. They are light, bright, sharp and, for the price, appear very good value for the money. ...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 26th June 2018, 11:42
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By Nick-on
My thoughts are.......It is a Blackbird. Nick

My thoughts are.......It is a Blackbird.

Nick
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 21st June 2018, 11:45
Replies: 13
Views: 1,904
Posted By Nick-on
If you want really good views you can stay...

If you want really good views you can stay overnight on Skomer https://www.welshwildlife.org/events/shearwater-week-the-manx-shearwater-experience/ and get to see the Shearwaters at extremely close...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 19th June 2018, 15:41
Replies: 63
Views: 9,042
Posted By Nick-on
Can only help with the two Hawke models. Out of...

Can only help with the two Hawke models. Out of the two the new Frontier ED-X would be my choice, smaller and lighter with same field of view and close focus. When I tried them they were...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 19th June 2018, 12:23
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By Nick-on
If you go to dpreview and go to camera search...

If you go to dpreview and go to camera search https://www.dpreview.com/products/search/cameras#! (cut and paste if the link doesn't work), if you click on the physical tab it enables you to select AA...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 19th June 2018, 12:11
Replies: 20
Views: 2,988
Posted By Nick-on
Not meaning to be contradictory but I do, carry a...

Not meaning to be contradictory but I do, carry a scope and long lens that is. Not everytime but when I think it necessary. I carry a Nikon FS3 ED with Sherpa 600 tripod with a MV500AH head using a...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Monday 18th June 2018, 12:09
Replies: 6
Views: 4,342
Posted By Nick-on
Not all. The good ones are good but the bad ones...

Not all. The good ones are good but the bad ones are BAD.

Nick
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 30th May 2018, 15:54
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Nick-on
Nope. Short-eared Owl. the most diurnal of...

Nope. Short-eared Owl. the most diurnal of Britain's owls.

Nick
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 30th May 2018, 12:04
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By Nick-on
The new one, which has plenty of pines around the...

The new one, which has plenty of pines around the parking area. The old monastery is set into a cliff if I remember rightly!

Just got back from Extremadura and no help on the Black Wheatear front...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 16:14
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By Nick-on
I can second the area around the Refugio de...

I can second the area around the Refugio de Gabardito as good for Citril Finch, the cliff face about half a mile past the refugio has had Wallcreeper in the past. Didn't get Black Wheatear at Riglos...
Forum: Zen Ray Monday 21st May 2018, 15:09
Replies: 7
Views: 3,935
Posted By Nick-on
No longer in existence! Lots of people in the...

No longer in existence! Lots of people in the same boat as you, check the ZenRay section in the binoculars forum for more details.

Nick
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 15th May 2018, 12:43
Replies: 85
Views: 8,149
Posted By Nick-on
a) Who is your preferred optics dealer The...

a) Who is your preferred optics dealer

The Birders Store in Worcester.

b) Why do you like buying from them?

Local, good range, pleasant atmosphere, good prices.

Nick
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 11th May 2018, 15:18
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Nick-on
And me too. Nick

And me too.

Nick
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 3rd May 2018, 12:03
Replies: 6
Views: 4,342
Posted By Nick-on
Think they are all grey imports, no manufacturer...

Think they are all grey imports, no manufacturer warranty and all that that implies. Cheap but risky.

Nick
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 24th April 2018, 13:26
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By Nick-on
Thanks for that BC, posted my reply to Lee just...

Thanks for that BC, posted my reply to Lee just as you were posting your reply. The Papilio does sound easier to use however the erroneous statement on Hawke's website is still a bit...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 24th April 2018, 13:22
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By Nick-on
Hi Lee, Thanks for the info. Did think it would...

Hi Lee,

Thanks for the info. Did think it would be something along those lines but nice to have it confirmed and explained nicely.
On a different tack, I find it very surprising that Hawke don't...
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