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Forum: Information Wanted Today, 14:37
Replies: 28
Views: 3,172
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Temmie, Even the smallest laser pointer has...

Hi Temmie,



Even the smallest laser pointer has a legal classification and a warning sticker. Laser emit coherent light, torches don't - so torches don't have these stickers. (A powerful torch...
Forum: Information Wanted Today, 12:11
Replies: 28
Views: 3,172
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Temmie, The thing is, if you shine the...

Hi Temmie,



The thing is, if you shine the laser into the eye of a bird, you might damage or destroy its eyesight. You might be consciously avoiding the bird you're aware of, but end up blinding...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Yesterday, 16:05
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Craig, I have the Kowa 883 and think it's...

Hi Craig,



I have the Kowa 883 and think it's very good.

My girl friend bought a Leica APO Televid 65 a couple of years back, and based on her experience, I personally definitely wouldn't want to...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 13th November 2018, 19:43
Replies: 28
Views: 3,172
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Dalat, Thanks for the confirmation! If...

Hi Dalat,



Thanks for the confirmation! If we're talking about leaves, shining a laser at transparent objects might also make them visible to the bird even if they are between you and the...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 13th November 2018, 19:24
Replies: 28
Views: 3,172
Posted By Hauksen
Hi, I've never used a laser pointer for...

Hi,



I've never used a laser pointer for pointing out birds, but I would think that the bird would be able to see the reflected light too.

Not sure what the idea is, but I'd think that if you're...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 13th November 2018, 14:14
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By Hauksen
Hi, Thanks, I wasn't aware of the Bushhawk...

Hi,



Thanks, I wasn't aware of the Bushhawk shoulder stock before. It seems to be very versatile, adjustable, and fully-featured ... though all these neat metal parts probably incur a weight...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 11th November 2018, 18:02
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Wachi, Personally, I do. Not to say it...

Hi Wachi,



Personally, I do. Not to say it would work for everyone ... but once you have a scope, it might be an option you'd like to try out to see if it works for you, too.

Regards,

Henning
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 11th November 2018, 03:27
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Wachi, Another thought: If the monopod...

Hi Wachi,



Another thought: If the monopod alone is not sufficiently stable, it might be worth a try to combine it with a shoulder stock, which almost eliminates shake along one axis.

I actually...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 10th November 2018, 22:44
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Wachi, I have the Nikon ED50 with the 13 -...

Hi Wachi,



I have the Nikon ED50 with the 13 - 40 zoom lens. It allows you to adjust the magnification to the conditions, which according to my impression might be more important than having the...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 10th November 2018, 19:11
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Wachi, If you have the monopod already,...

Hi Wachi,



If you have the monopod already, then the question is really, does the height suffice to raise a straight scope to eye level? If not, an angled scope is really the only option you...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Thursday 8th November 2018, 12:20
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Aladdin, I agree, that's the most accurate...

Hi Aladdin,



I agree, that's the most accurate way to state the bird's age based on its appearance when first caught.

Thanks for the additional sighting of AD358 ... seems it's a buddy of AD221,...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Wednesday 7th November 2018, 15:23
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Aladdin, Glad I could help, and thanks a...

Hi Aladdin,



Glad I could help, and thanks a lot for sharing your sighting! :-)



"Vorjährig" is not a birding-only term, but it's often used in birding. Often, it's even "first calendar year",...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Wednesday 7th November 2018, 13:50
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Aladdin, That was a quick reply! :-) So this...

Hi Aladdin,

That was a quick reply! :-)

So this seems to be a local Rendsburg bird ... quite interesting, I thought it might be one of the Hamburgian gulls on its way back.

"My" Hamburgian gulls...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Tuesday 6th November 2018, 16:08
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Aladdin, Technically, Andrew's link goes to...

Hi Aladdin,



Technically, Andrew's link goes to the home page and my link goes to the precise project you're interested in.

(Just mentioning that in case that somehow, my link doesn't work as...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Tuesday 6th November 2018, 15:37
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Aladdin, I believe this link might take you...

Hi Aladdin,



I believe this link might take you to the correct...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Saturday 3rd November 2018, 14:38
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Hauksen
Hi, Thanks for the article, quite...

Hi,



Thanks for the article, quite interesting!

I thought it was a recurring pattern that birds on islands with no predators lose their ability to fly over the course of evolution, so the...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Thursday 1st November 2018, 14:42
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Mass, I once took part in a food safety...

Hi Mass,



I once took part in a food safety training held by a recognized expert in the field, who explained, "Best before date is only about sensory quality, and has nothing to do with food...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 26th October 2018, 22:24
Replies: 610
Views: 92,242
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Ken, An indestructible Yakovlev Yak-52 ......

Hi Ken,



An indestructible Yakovlev Yak-52 ... :-)

British aerobatics champion Neil Willams described the very similar (but older) Yak-18 as follows:

"A beautiful and graceful aeroplane to watch...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Sunday 14th October 2018, 22:05
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Fugl, It seems computer science has taken...

Hi Fugl,



It seems computer science has taken an interest in flock behaviour, which can be simulated by an algorithm applying three simple rules:

http://www.red3d.com/cwr/boids/

Here's a video...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 13th October 2018, 11:23
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Alex, Great video, quite amazing to see the...

Hi Alex,



Great video, quite amazing to see the bird hunt underwater! Much more exciting than just seeing the head vanish from the surface, then re-appear somewhere else, which is my normal...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 10th October 2018, 12:01
Replies: 29
Views: 839
Posted By Hauksen
Hi again, Thinking about it, maybe I need to...

Hi again,



Thinking about it, maybe I need to qualify this:

- Electronic viewfinders which are viewed through an eyepiece tend to have small low-resolution screen and can be switched off as long...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 10th October 2018, 10:30
Replies: 29
Views: 839
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Delia, The criterion for battery usage is...

Hi Delia,



The criterion for battery usage is the reliance on an electronic viewfinder, as that's a compenent that consumes a lot of juice.

DSLRs that rely on a purely optical viewfinder (and a...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 10th October 2018, 07:58
Replies: 29
Views: 839
Posted By Hauksen
Hi, I'd include bridge cameras in this...

Hi,



I'd include bridge cameras in this explanation, too.



True, but I'm more concerned about pictures with the bird well in the frame and almost, but not really sharp. I'm sure it would be...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 9th October 2018, 16:16
Replies: 610
Views: 92,242
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Andy, Understood ... I meant to convey,...

Hi Andy,



Understood ... I meant to convey, "you're right that it's not a Coaler - it's a Cub" :-)

Regards,

Henning
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 9th October 2018, 15:40
Replies: 610
Views: 92,242
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Andy, "Cub", not "Coaler" :-) Antonov...

Hi Andy,



"Cub", not "Coaler" :-)

Antonov An-12, a few years younger than the C-130.

Regards,
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