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Forum: Conservation Monday 6th April 2020, 14:15
Replies: 26
Views: 1,130
Posted By dalat
Yes I remember those. Spooky experience. Here...

Yes I remember those. Spooky experience.

Here another article on the topc of Corona and wildlife trade: Ban wildlife markets to avert pandemics, says UN biodiversity...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 21st March 2020, 20:27
Replies: 26
Views: 1,130
Posted By dalat
I've still not read anything about the precise...

I've still not read anything about the precise origine of the virus, but this recent paper concludes its an animal source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200317175442.htm

Some actions...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 7th March 2020, 10:53
Replies: 404
Views: 40,173
Posted By dalat
views of this thread...

views of this thread...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 29th February 2020, 17:15
Replies: 26
Views: 1,130
Posted By dalat
Coronavirus and wildlife trade

Like Ebola and SARS, the current Coronavirus epidemic seems to have its origin in people eating wildlife. In China, authorities have started to clamp down on wildlife markets, trading and...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 28th February 2020, 07:30
Replies: 404
Views: 40,173
Posted By dalat
Exactly. Whether Zeiss planned for the big bang...

Exactly. Whether Zeiss planned for the big bang anouncment at IWA with secrecy before, or whether leaking was a deliberate part of their strategy, in any case its just about a marketing strategy for...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 25th February 2020, 19:10
Replies: 404
Views: 40,173
Posted By dalat
It looks nice. Its rather long, larger than the...

It looks nice. Its rather long, larger than the Swaro el 32 and even longer than my Ultravid 42. But FOV sounds great. This might be seriously tempting, but I ll probably wait to see what Leica will...
Forum: Romania Saturday 4th January 2020, 18:02
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By dalat
We were in April 2 yrs ago and took a regular...

We were in April 2 yrs ago and took a regular passenger boat to Sulina (should also stop in Mila 23 or a few other places on the way). Birding around Sulina was already not bad (lots of waders in the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 31st December 2019, 08:38
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By dalat
Thanks! Yes, probably too much white for...

Thanks! Yes, probably too much white for Eurasian. The other Himalayans present where almost purely white, so I was not sure with this one.

The region is great for vultures indeed. I had 4 species...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 30th December 2019, 21:05
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By dalat
Tajikistan Vulture

Hi, not sure if the upper one is an Eurasian or Himalayan Griffon. Adult birds of both species were present.
Forum: Panasonic Friday 27th December 2019, 20:06
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By dalat
I recently was "forced" to upgrade from the G85...

I recently was "forced" to upgrade from the G85 to the G9, because unfortunately the G85 was broken. Really happy with the G9, a fantastic camera. The higher resolution, and the even better...
Forum: Leica Friday 27th December 2019, 19:49
Replies: 415
Views: 25,492
Posted By dalat
I agree. In photography, Leica sits in is very...

I agree. In photography, Leica sits in is very own special niche, way apart from the other big brands. Leica makes cameras that are not really competitive with the top level products of other brands,...
Forum: Germany Sunday 15th December 2019, 18:33
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By dalat
Nothing to add to the good practical info given...

Nothing to add to the good practical info given already, but a word of caution: capercaille should not be searched in winter, birds are highly sensitive to disturbance and flushing them in winter...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th December 2019, 15:46
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By dalat
Hi all, thanks for your comments! Excellent!

Hi all, thanks for your comments! Excellent!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th December 2019, 10:15
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By dalat
There were quite a few Rosefinches around, here...

There were quite a few Rosefinches around, here the only pics I could get. Both female and male were seen at the same time, so presumelably part of the same flock...
My only reference is "Birds of...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th December 2019, 10:10
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By dalat
Tajikistan: Buzzard and Rosefinch

Hi,
here 2 or 3 birds from Tajikistan, in the mountains west of Dushanbe, last week.
First ist a Buzzard, Common vulpinus or something else?
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 30th October 2019, 19:43
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By dalat
As I was asked (by pm) about the details of the...

As I was asked (by pm) about the details of the connection, here some pics.

The last one just to show how it looks when packing the bin away, definitely no need to remove the harness.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 30th October 2019, 14:51
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By dalat
Excellent! I'm a big fan of the RJ harness, but...

Excellent! I'm a big fan of the RJ harness, but your version is at least as good!

You are using Peak Design conectors, right?
Actually I got rid of the RJ connectors and the metal key ring, and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 17th July 2019, 20:50
Replies: 16
Views: 644
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: 551
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: 5,578
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: 518
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: 3,308
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: 6,479
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: 6,479
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: 6,479
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...
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