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Forum: Moldova Yesterday, 09:50
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By dalat
Ok... So while not necessarily spectecular, I'd...

Ok... So while not necessarily spectecular, I'd certainly recommend Moldova for good birding and for a good tick on the list of countries visited ;)
Forum: Moldova Monday 16th July 2018, 16:24
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By dalat
What do you mean with that? Yes, Moldova is...

What do you mean with that?



Yes, Moldova is landlocked, but it's close to the coast and the Danube delta, got similar (albeit less extensive) habitat as the Delta and therefore mostly the same...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Monday 16th July 2018, 10:15
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By dalat
I think that popularity of bird photography is on...

I think that popularity of bird photography is on the rise in general, maybe linked to the improved gear that is available now. So you see more and more people focussing on photography, rather than...
Forum: Moldova Monday 16th July 2018, 09:11
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By dalat
First commercial bird tour to Moldova

Moldova is now on the map of bird tour operators. Well, at least of one of them:
https://www.oriolebirding.com/upload/files/Moldova%202018%20Tour%20Report%20(1).pdf
Forum: Nikon Friday 13th July 2018, 14:09
Replies: 51
Views: 2,750
Posted By dalat
The Zeiss FOV is awesome. But its too bulky for...

The Zeiss FOV is awesome. But its too bulky for me. And too expensive. If the new HG 8x30 turns out to be good optically, I will seriously consider.

Really not sure what you're up to here? Of course...
Forum: Nikon Friday 13th July 2018, 07:31
Replies: 51
Views: 2,750
Posted By dalat
Funny discussion this. A FOV of 145m/1000m is...

Funny discussion this. A FOV of 145m/1000m is almost best in class for a 8x roof binocular, while 132m/1000m is pretty average. If this matters to you, up to you to decide. I certainly appreciate a...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 11th July 2018, 21:29
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By dalat
Thanks guys! Yes indeed, very special. The...

Thanks guys!



Yes indeed, very special. The narrow Afghan Wakhan corridor that makes this 3 countries view possible was created during the "Great Game" as a buffer zone between the Russian empire...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 11th July 2018, 19:31
Replies: 206
Views: 43,052
Posted By dalat
Well, birdforum 007s, one of your sources is...

Well, birdforum 007s, one of your sources is feeding you false intelligence. I suspect a Swaro double agent.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 5th July 2018, 20:58
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By dalat
Wow! Would be interesting to read your trip...

Wow! Would be interesting to read your trip report from that time! ;)
Forum: Panasonic Wednesday 4th July 2018, 19:51
Replies: 125
Views: 19,485
Posted By dalat
I guess it also depends on the type of...

I guess it also depends on the type of environment and personal style of photographing. My trip was in the mountains, and there bird density is not so high, so there is not constant clicking. In a...
Forum: Panasonic Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 21:13
Replies: 125
Views: 19,485
Posted By dalat
Thanks! Well, one time the battery went dead,...

Thanks!

Well, one time the battery went dead, just as I wanted to photograph the Large-billed Reed Warbler:-C but that was my fault, I had forgotten to charge.

Otherwise not a problem. I have one...
Forum: Panasonic Monday 2nd July 2018, 14:58
Replies: 125
Views: 19,485
Posted By dalat
This month I was in Tajikistan and managed a few...

This month I was in Tajikistan and managed a few birding excursion. This include a couple of steep scrambling over rocky and loose slopes in high altitude. I had the G85+100-400 mm with me. I took it...
Forum: Nikon Monday 2nd July 2018, 14:23
Replies: 51
Views: 2,750
Posted By dalat
Yes, I'm also keen to hear about first...

Yes, I'm also keen to hear about first experiences with those! Very interesting, just from the specs and the good reports of the larger Monarch HG, sounds like sth I'd like to get.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 2nd July 2018, 11:56
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By dalat
Thanks a lot Jos, Mike, Jens, JWN and...

Thanks a lot Jos, Mike, Jens, JWN and all!



Indeed! A brief moment only, but certainly one if not the most amazing birding experiences I had thus far.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 30th June 2018, 21:07
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By dalat
Here the full list of birds seen during these...

Here the full list of birds seen during these birding days and the roadside sightings.

Here also a link to my report from previous short visits to the Fann mountains:...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 30th June 2018, 20:52
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By dalat
Short video of the Flycatcher:...

Short video of the Flycatcher: https://youtu.be/hghwWm75crc
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 30th June 2018, 20:51
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By dalat
The rivers here had White-throated Dipper (I...

The rivers here had White-throated Dipper (I didn't see any water redstart, plumbeous redstart or little forktail, which also should occur here), Twite, Redfronted Serin and Common Rosefinch were...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 30th June 2018, 20:42
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By dalat
Just north of Dushanbe there are also beautiful...

Just north of Dushanbe there are also beautiful mountains. The Hissar and Fann mountain ranges. Not as spectacular as the Pamirs but still at least as beautiful and impressive as the Alps and...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 30th June 2018, 20:06
Replies: 48
Views: 1,683
Posted By dalat
Excellent! Congrats for the Hazel Grouse and...

Excellent! Congrats for the Hazel Grouse and everything else!
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 30th June 2018, 17:20
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By dalat
Thanks so much all! Indeed I was very happy, and...

Thanks so much all! Indeed I was very happy, and breakfast was great :) Actually they have quite a interesting breakfast in the Pamirs. It comes in a big bowl, it is strong black tea, mixed with a...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 30th June 2018, 09:58
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By dalat
And then I heard them! Snowcocks singing above....

And then I heard them! Snowcocks singing above. It did not seem too far away so I carried on climbing up the boulder field to get over the next ridge. It sounded like they were just behind that...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 30th June 2018, 09:00
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By dalat
The next morning we had to go back to reach...

The next morning we had to go back to reach Khorog in time (as the cars we used were a run down 4x4 and a even more run down Opel down in the valley, we didn't want to be too late on the road). So I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 30th June 2018, 07:54
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By dalat
I started a trip report here:...

I started a trip report here: https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=363819
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 30th June 2018, 06:36
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By dalat
Ravmeddara ist Snow Leopard country. In summer no...

Ravmeddara ist Snow Leopard country. In summer no chance to see, as they are very high up, following the Ibex. But the guys told me that in winter, they come down close to the village, and are...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 30th June 2018, 06:24
Replies: 43
Views: 1,293
Posted By dalat
Thanks all for your wows :) a bit more scenery...

Thanks all for your wows :) a bit more scenery then...



Yes, and its actually not that difficult. All it takes is a flight to Dushanbe, a bumpy 14h ride to Khorog, a stroll to the bushes near the...
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