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Forum: Opticron Yesterday, 08:14
Replies: 5
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Posted By dalat
I recently bought one in Switzerland. Very nice...

I recently bought one in Switzerland. Very nice bin, no issues with the finish. But I also think the issues shown in the OP would not bother me.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 19th November 2018, 19:12
Replies: 19
Views: 743
Posted By dalat
Reports by tour operators can be usufull for...

Reports by tour operators can be usufull for preparation as well, e.g. to give you an overview of what species can be seen in what general location. They also can give some up to date information on...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 17th November 2018, 22:22
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By dalat
So that was it. Attached the full list (267...

So that was it. Attached the full list (267 species). Thanks for watching ;)
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 17th November 2018, 22:05
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By dalat
Because of familiy, a couple of days were spent...

Because of familiy, a couple of days were spent in Hanoi downtown. Not as bad, as in migration can be good in Hanoi. I had a couple of morning trips to the Botantical Gardens and to a site called...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 15th November 2018, 21:15
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By dalat
Yes, saw Blue-rumped as well in Cuc Phuong, but...

Yes, saw Blue-rumped as well in Cuc Phuong, but very briefly. In Cat Tien got only a glimpse of Bar bellied. Not a single call heared of Blue or Rusty naped in Dalat. Wrong time of the year. When...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 14th November 2018, 11:15
Replies: 26
Views: 1,917
Posted By dalat
I had a look at the sample pages and I like it....

I had a look at the sample pages and I like it. The overall layout with species accounts, plates and maps looks well balanced. I really like the initial info on distribution, that is definitely added...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 13th November 2018, 20:42
Replies: 30
Views: 3,426
Posted By dalat
Cats generally have worse repercussions on birds...

Cats generally have worse repercussions on birds than laser pointers ;)
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 13th November 2018, 20:13
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By dalat
Cuc Phuong was wet, drizzle and quiet. Eared...

Cuc Phuong was wet, drizzle and quiet. Eared Pitta was one of my hopes, I have not yet seen this one. Difficult bird. I met Tien there, a local guide, he had a stake out for photographers (feeding...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 13th November 2018, 19:31
Replies: 30
Views: 3,426
Posted By dalat
Typcially you point to under (or above) the bird...

Typcially you point to under (or above) the bird and say "see the dot, one m above!". Drawing a wide circle around the bird is another way, but may easier spook the bird. A laser in dense forest,...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 13th November 2018, 19:26
Replies: 30
Views: 3,426
Posted By dalat
Humidity is also a factor to consider. When it is...

Humidity is also a factor to consider. When it is misty, more light gets dispersed and the birds see that, even if the laser is poined well away from the bird.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 11th November 2018, 20:21
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By dalat
Hi James, yes, I found them, and this side is...

Hi James, yes, I found them, and this side is certainly nice as well. Most of the Nuthatches I saw here...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 11th November 2018, 17:30
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By dalat
2002 was long before I was there, so can't...

2002 was long before I was there, so can't tell.
Yellow-billed Nuthatch were plenty this time, saw at least 6 birds or more. Every flock had a pair, they react strongly to a Collared Owlet...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 11th November 2018, 17:27
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By dalat
Haha, well spotted, Andy! Good to see someone is...

Haha, well spotted, Andy! Good to see someone is reading :-O White-browed of course...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 11th November 2018, 17:25
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By dalat
- Crested Serpent Eagle - Blue Rock Thrush -...

- Crested Serpent Eagle
- Blue Rock Thrush
- Long-tailed Shrike
- Blakccrowned Barwing at Lo Xo on the way to Danang (but also common at Ngoc Linh)
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 11th November 2018, 17:20
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By dalat
In Kontum, I first went to Mang Den. Quite some...

In Kontum, I first went to Mang Den. Quite some change since my last visit, new roads, new logging trails, more people, bird trappers...
Still some birds to see though. With a lot of effort, found...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 11th November 2018, 17:03
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By dalat
Hi Andy, yes, the trails are not always easy to...

Hi Andy, yes, the trails are not always easy to find, it may need some time for searing around sometimes. But the trails are still there. Certainly easier now to access the broad leaved forest on the...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 9th November 2018, 14:32
Replies: 26
Views: 1,917
Posted By dalat
The Vietnam book can now be preordered at a...

The Vietnam book can now be preordered at a discount: https://www.lynxeds.com/product/birds-vietnam

And it looks like the publishers are listening :t:
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 8th November 2018, 10:20
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By dalat
Glenn, it works for me, not sure what is wrong...

Glenn, it works for me, not sure what is wrong with the link. But I attach the map here. Beware that I made this map almost 10 years ago, and the new roads around the lake and to Pinhat are not yet...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 7th November 2018, 12:59
Replies: 26
Views: 1,917
Posted By dalat
One more in the make:...

One more in the make: https://www.lynxeds.com/product/birds-japan-0

Wasn't there a relatively new Helm guide as well for Japan?
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 6th November 2018, 20:33
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By dalat
- Maroon Oriole - Slender-billed Oriole - Large...

- Maroon Oriole
- Slender-billed Oriole
- Large Niltava
- Bunch of Grey-crowned Tits
- Clicking Shrike-Babbler
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 6th November 2018, 20:30
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By dalat
Thanks James! Next location was Dalat. I used to...

Thanks James!

Next location was Dalat. I used to live there a couple of years, and actually, the birding bug got me here, 10 years ago. So it was nice to celebrate that anniversary with plenty of...
Forum: Say Hello Tuesday 6th November 2018, 20:12
Replies: 7
Views: 124
Posted By dalat
Bine ați venit! :t:

Bine ați venit! :t:
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 3rd November 2018, 17:22
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By dalat
Cat Tien was nice as always, although I could...

Cat Tien was nice as always, although I could already feel that October is certainly not the best season. Everything was pretty slow and often extremly quiet, but after 3 days, still got a decent...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 3rd November 2018, 17:14
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By dalat
Looking forward to that! Where you are going?

Looking forward to that! Where you are going?
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 3rd November 2018, 17:13
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By dalat
:-O:-O:-O Ok guys, some more pics then... First...

:-O:-O:-O

Ok guys, some more pics then...

First day after arriving in Saigon was a short trip to the coast, at Can Gio, where there are some salt pans and shrimp ponds. The tide was not optimal,...
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