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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 14th July 2015, 21:11
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By nirofo
Dove Identification.

Possible Rufous/Oriental Turtle Dove or Turtle Dove, seems to have many of the credentials for Rufous/Oriental. photographed today in north Scotland next to bird feeders.

Opinions please.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 9th October 2012, 02:58
Replies: 3
Views: 754
Posted By nirofo
Gull Identity.

Anybody any ideas as to the identity of this gull, my impression is that it's a Glaucous/Herring Gull hybrid, opinions welcomed please.

nirofo.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 26th July 2011, 01:47
Replies: 9
Views: 3,704
Posted By nirofo
I am a member of one of the Raptor Study Groups...

I am a member of one of the Raptor Study Groups and an independant raptor worker and to my knowledge there was no voting on whether to kick out as you put it the NWRPG, if there was it was kept a...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Saturday 23rd July 2011, 16:30
Replies: 9
Views: 3,704
Posted By nirofo
TOTAL CRAP, get your facts right. nirofo.

TOTAL CRAP, get your facts right.

nirofo.
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Monday 20th June 2011, 16:39
Replies: 10
Views: 4,111
Posted By nirofo
The original camera, lens, and tripod standard...

The original camera, lens, and tripod standard threads are 1/4" x 20 and 3/8" x 16 Whitworth, although the equivalent UNC threads in the short sections needed for tripods etc will fit just as well...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 21st May 2011, 02:39
Replies: 7
Views: 2,071
Posted By nirofo
If you are saving your images for the web they...

If you are saving your images for the web they need to be converted to srgb, if you don't the web page will convert them itself, this will in most cases give you a colour shift you didn't expect. If...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Saturday 21st May 2011, 02:22
Replies: 46
Views: 6,767
Posted By nirofo
Lets get something straight here, Hen Harriers...

Lets get something straight here, Hen Harriers very rarely if ever take eggs from a nest, it's not what they do, it would also be extremely rare if they ever took Red Grouse chicks directly from a...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 30th April 2011, 18:30
Replies: 15
Views: 3,253
Posted By nirofo
Here's a link to a few shots I've put together in...

Here's a link to a few shots I've put together in a slide show, there's alsorts in there, some going back many years.
http://s117.photobucket.com/albums/o71/nirofo/Birds/?albumview=slideshow
Various...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 30th April 2011, 01:50
Replies: 15
Views: 3,253
Posted By nirofo
It's the camera that's producing the effect not...

It's the camera that's producing the effect not the lens, the image is soft due to movement and is out of focus. The Nikon 500 f4 AF-S is one of the best lenses around and is more than capable of...
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Sunday 10th April 2011, 02:03
Replies: 1
Views: 4,465
Posted By nirofo
Hi Elena Check out this web link for a good...

Hi Elena

Check out this web link for a good quality low price gimbal head, gets good reviews.

http://www.lensmaster.co.uk/

nirofo.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 28th March 2011, 16:57
Replies: 7
Views: 1,986
Posted By nirofo
It may be worth your while to contact Derek...

It may be worth your while to contact Derek Whiteley at Weston Park Museum, Sheffield, he was the guy who originally disected the pellets and identified the remains for us.

Here's his email...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 28th March 2011, 02:33
Replies: 7
Views: 1,986
Posted By nirofo
I remember years ago sending several Tawny Owl...

I remember years ago sending several Tawny Owl pellets to Sheffield Museum, they contained the bones and scales from Brown Trout and Dace. I think the owls will take any prey that presents them with...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 26th March 2011, 03:55
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By nirofo
This is just another way of appeasing the...

This is just another way of appeasing the crofters, the sheep subsidies are crap these days, offer them a few incentives not to kill the Sea Eagles and the Golden Eagles and hopefully they'll not...
Forum: Conservation Monday 7th March 2011, 03:36
Replies: 17
Views: 2,184
Posted By nirofo
If Raptors are to breed successfully, by that I...

If Raptors are to breed successfully, by that I mean raise a reasonable sized brood, then they need enough prey items to ensure the young are fed sufficiently well for them to reach flying stage....
Forum: Conservation Monday 7th March 2011, 03:06
Replies: 17
Views: 2,184
Posted By nirofo
You did mention avian predators which I assumed...

You did mention avian predators which I assumed included Raptors, certainly in my neck of the woods it does, the corvids having been drastically reduced in numbers as I stated in my original post. ...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 5th March 2011, 02:51
Replies: 17
Views: 2,184
Posted By nirofo
I don't doubt that in areas where wader and other...

I don't doubt that in areas where wader and other upland/moorland birds are reduced in numbers and the Raptor numbers remain the same, (for a while), then predation will reduce them even further. ...
Forum: Conservation Friday 4th March 2011, 21:32
Replies: 17
Views: 2,184
Posted By nirofo
It seems to have taken a long time for the RSPB...

It seems to have taken a long time for the RSPB to wake up to the fact that there’s a serious decline in our wader populations, we’ve been saying it for nearly 30 years. Rapid decline started in the...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 27th December 2010, 17:23
Replies: 21
Views: 2,933
Posted By nirofo
I appreciate what you're saying, people should be...

I appreciate what you're saying, people should be able to follow the way of life that is traditional, even if it was forced upon them in the first place. Unfortunately in the far north of Scotland...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 27th December 2010, 01:27
Replies: 21
Views: 2,933
Posted By nirofo
Not much hope there then !!! What I can't...

Not much hope there then !!!

What I can't understand is why they can't go on the dole like everbody else who doesn't have a job, if you or I don't have any work we either sign on the dole or...
Forum: Ireland Sunday 26th December 2010, 13:48
Replies: 4
Views: 3,004
Posted By nirofo
In a word, "NO". What's more, I doubt there ever...

In a word, "NO". What's more, I doubt there ever will be !!!

nirofo.
Forum: Birds Of Prey Sunday 26th December 2010, 01:38
Replies: 21
Views: 2,933
Posted By nirofo
It's just the same in parts of Scotland,...

It's just the same in parts of Scotland, especially in the far north, most of the croft ground is very low grade, that's why the landowners such as the Sutherland Estate let them use it, it's not fit...
Forum: Ireland Saturday 25th December 2010, 17:53
Replies: 4
Views: 3,004
Posted By nirofo
If they are clever enough to knowingly use banned...

If they are clever enough to knowingly use banned poison baits indiscrimiately, having first obtained them illegally, then they are clever enough to know that what they are doing is illegal. ...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Saturday 25th December 2010, 02:04
Replies: 21
Views: 2,933
Posted By nirofo
The police have obviously no intention of...

The police have obviously no intention of bringing these criminals to justice, I wonder what their response would be if we were putting down poisoned fodder for the sheep ???
Forum: Conservation Monday 22nd November 2010, 01:48
Replies: 5
Views: 1,494
Posted By nirofo
There's only one thing worse than an egg...

There's only one thing worse than an egg collector and that's a gamekeeper !!!

nirofo.
Forum: Nikon Monday 4th October 2010, 15:24
Replies: 5
Views: 3,802
Posted By nirofo
Here is a web link to a downloadable PDF file...

Here is a web link to a downloadable PDF file showing all Nikon lenses, their technical info and their compatability with various attachments including the TC range of Teleconverters.
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