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Forum: Birds & Birding Today, 14:43
Replies: 896
Views: 135,228
Posted By PYRTLE
I'm pretty sure that youngsters or learners do...

I'm pretty sure that youngsters or learners do still actually "fly" the smaller private type planes when they study for their licence and eventual wings. Are you suggesting an RAF or front line...
Forum: Leica Today, 11:25
Replies: 15
Views: 293
Posted By PYRTLE
I searched a well known auction site and was...

I searched a well known auction site and was surprised how well the Trinovid BA and BN s are holding their price but quite a few options at 32 / 42 and 50 mm objectives. It is probably worthwhile...
Forum: Leica Yesterday, 23:25
Replies: 15
Views: 293
Posted By PYRTLE
For 500 you should be able to obtain a good pair...

For 500 you should be able to obtain a good pair of Leica Trinovid 8 x 42 BN, the follow up to the successful BA - the main difference being the BN has been set up for closer focusing. I had 3...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Yesterday, 14:13
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By PYRTLE
Fox for me too, without doubt.

Fox for me too, without doubt.
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Thursday 20th February 2020, 20:24
Replies: 551
Views: 55,200
Posted By PYRTLE
# Male Blackcap

# Male Blackcap
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 20th February 2020, 20:03
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By PYRTLE
No Dave, you said you'd be very grateful if your...

No Dave, you said you'd be very grateful if your parents financed or took you around the world (#6).

I note that Dave ( Red eyed video? ) has deleted his posts from this thread, therefore the...
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Thursday 20th February 2020, 19:56
Replies: 551
Views: 55,200
Posted By PYRTLE
#1. Tufted Duck

#1. Tufted Duck
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Thursday 20th February 2020, 19:55
Replies: 551
Views: 55,200
Posted By PYRTLE
#4. Eurasian Coot

#4. Eurasian Coot
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 20th February 2020, 19:50
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By PYRTLE
Let's please not allow this thread to go...

Let's please not allow this thread to go haywire.......no-one on BF has so far shown any misogynistic traits , yes, perhaps slightly envious rather than jealous. A well known social media site has...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 20th February 2020, 09:54
Replies: 896
Views: 135,228
Posted By PYRTLE
I would have liked to read it as well but have...

I would have liked to read it as well but have read other articles. Several in fact.
I find you're closing words a wee bit condescending towards us that have a different point of view to your stance...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Wednesday 19th February 2020, 19:51
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By PYRTLE
Malin, quite a few of these type of requests have...

Malin, quite a few of these type of requests have had a link to the questionnaire. One concern has been the security of the responders who complete said research. Good luck though.
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 19th February 2020, 19:44
Replies: 896
Views: 135,228
Posted By PYRTLE
But how does this inspire confidence to potential...

But how does this inspire confidence to potential buyers...
Forum: Food and Feeders Wednesday 19th February 2020, 07:53
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By PYRTLE
Suet as you are aware is animal fat and...

Suet as you are aware is animal fat and eventually will become rancid. The cheaper ones have all sorts in them, straw, wood shavings amongst the seeds. I would throw them out or tip them away, say a...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 18th February 2020, 12:59
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By PYRTLE
Are they still in production? I mentioned Zeiss...

Are they still in production? I mentioned Zeiss in #4, but trying to keep to 65mm or under. With reference to Opticron's use of MM, I believe it stood for Mighty Midget in light of their initial...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 17th February 2020, 18:22
Replies: 71
Views: 6,931
Posted By PYRTLE
As an old timer, the attraction, fun and ecstasy...

As an old timer, the attraction, fun and ecstasy came from studying books, searching looking and listening and then identifying a new species - both at home and abroad. As did disappointment,...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 17th February 2020, 17:37
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By PYRTLE
mskb I see you've written elsewhere about your...

mskb

I see you've written elsewhere about your Kowa 663 and a problem you have with it. You'll be aware of sample variation so perhaps as suggested return your unit if possible and test out a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 17th February 2020, 17:25
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By PYRTLE
Leave well alone otherwise the birds may well...

Leave well alone otherwise the birds may well desert the tree and go elsewhere due to your presence or disturbance. They might well do so anyway. I appreciate you mean well, not sure whether that...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 17th February 2020, 09:33
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By PYRTLE
It's been a while - 13 years since I was...

It's been a while - 13 years since I was retailing sports optics. At that time I had been extensively using a Swarovski ATS HD with a x30ww. Kowa introduced 2 new ranges, the 600 and 660 series which...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 16th February 2020, 19:36
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By PYRTLE
Common Rock Thrush

Common Rock Thrush
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 16th February 2020, 16:37
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By PYRTLE
David, Working on your initial post and the...

David,
Working on your initial post and the following mentions by your good self.....
"Swarovski ATS 65 and main competition"
" Nikon ED50, MM3, MM4"
So the brief has altered slightly but that's okay...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 16th February 2020, 08:20
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By PYRTLE
Not really, the Kowa 660 series are very...

Not really, the Kowa 660 series are very different to the 880 series in my view. The advantages of the 660 series are they are a fairly compact lightweight telescope and easy to use. My "scoring"...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th February 2020, 17:29
Replies: 27
Views: 934
Posted By PYRTLE
Ryszard, Perhaps I am mistaken but it appears to...

Ryszard,

Perhaps I am mistaken but it appears to me that you are thinking that the images in the original post are neither 1 or 2 but rather fit a Pale Crag Martin from your posts #20 and # 21....
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 15th February 2020, 17:07
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By PYRTLE
This thread may help,...

This thread may help, https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=374520&highlight=Beginner and should go some way to answering your requests.
Forum: Interviews with Optics Manufacturers Saturday 15th February 2020, 15:25
Replies: 19
Views: 921
Posted By PYRTLE
It is what it is ladies and gents, and that's...

It is what it is ladies and gents, and that's that. They have done an interview and answered as deemed fit as representatives and employees of Leica. Whatever your thoughts, feelings and quandaries...
Forum: Food and Feeders Saturday 15th February 2020, 10:37
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By PYRTLE
It is the only wintering Blackcap I've come...

It is the only wintering Blackcap I've come across in 20 years in the vicinity though others do get reported. Not seen it since so far.
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