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Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 12th February 2015, 17:13
Replies: 4
Views: 1,231
Posted By James Bean
Almost two years have elapsed since your...

Almost two years have elapsed since your question, and I'm sorry for not responding sooner, but I was hijacked by Facebook and politics. My friendly Pigeon (if that's who he is, and not an imposter)...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 20th March 2013, 22:31
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By James Bean
I witnessed a novel incident yesterday in my back...

I witnessed a novel incident yesterday in my back garden, and not a pleasant one either. I'm used to seeing a pair of Jackdaws visiting regularly, to pick up peanuts in shells, along with other birds...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 14th February 2013, 20:00
Replies: 4
Views: 1,231
Posted By James Bean
My garden has about 17 regular Pigeon scavengers...

My garden has about 17 regular Pigeon scavengers daily, but only one of them tries to look in the back kitchen window, or through the frosted glass door, to see if what I'm doing may be to its...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 9th January 2013, 00:10
Replies: 17
Views: 4,446
Posted By James Bean
I see in this week's 'Amateur Photographer'...

I see in this week's 'Amateur Photographer' magazine (w/e Saturday 12/01/2013) the Nikon SE 8x32 is reduced from 578 to 349, a saving of 229, at Cameraworld London and also at their Chelmsford...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 3rd January 2013, 00:16
Replies: 106
Views: 21,992
Posted By James Bean
I'm intrigued. Nikon "too hard to deal with"?...

I'm intrigued. Nikon "too hard to deal with"? What does that mean? Dealers' profit margins too low in comparison with other leading makes? Slow stock replenishment? Confusing lines or model...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 22nd December 2012, 23:43
Replies: 33
Views: 4,776
Posted By James Bean
Birds of different types tend to steer clear of...

Birds of different types tend to steer clear of one another, but today I saw a Magpie and a Herring Gull perched side by side on a TV aerial for a minute or more, neither bothering the other. In the...
Forum: Opticron Tuesday 11th September 2012, 11:32
Replies: 27
Views: 11,704
Posted By James Bean
A very good deal indeed. At that price, I wish...

A very good deal indeed. At that price, I wish I'd bought it, but since I have one already...
I must say that my Delta looks and feels like an expensive binocular, at least as good as my Zeiss...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Sunday 9th September 2012, 11:56
Replies: 13,082
Views: 1,967,717
Posted By James Bean
For the first time ever in my garden yesterday,...

For the first time ever in my garden yesterday, TWO Nuthatches. There has been the odd single visitor on occasions, but never a pair before. They were definitely together, as they came as a pair and...
Forum: Opticron Saturday 8th September 2012, 20:20
Replies: 27
Views: 11,704
Posted By James Bean
I now see there's an Opticron 7x36 BGA Classic...

I now see there's an Opticron 7x36 BGA Classic for auction on UK eBay with 2 days to go, quoted as having cost around 300 when new and now offered at a starting price of 150. It's the spitting...
Forum: Opticron Thursday 6th September 2012, 23:10
Replies: 27
Views: 11,704
Posted By James Bean
I've visited the Eagle Optics website to compare...

I've visited the Eagle Optics website to compare in more detail the Swift Eaglet 7x36 with my recently bought Delta 7x36, and they are twins, apart from their respective names. Build quality does...
Forum: Opticron Wednesday 5th September 2012, 22:30
Replies: 27
Views: 11,704
Posted By James Bean
I've just bought a used Delta 7x36 (marketed when...

I've just bought a used Delta 7x36 (marketed when new by 'in focus') in excellent condition on UK eBay for 48 (c.$77). Comparing it with the Eaglet 7x36, it's identical, and with the Classic 7x36...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 3rd September 2012, 10:00
Replies: 41
Views: 12,168
Posted By James Bean
Torview: I'd been following your experiences with...

Torview:
I'd been following your experiences with the Zeiss Conquest 8x40 (AK) and by chance saw one for sale on UK eBay yesterday. It was at 360 with a few hours to go, so I put it on my 'watch...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 26th August 2012, 12:20
Replies: 48
Views: 10,900
Posted By James Bean
Isn't it obvious? Because you're antipodean (aka...

Isn't it obvious? Because you're antipodean (aka 'southpaws' or 'left-footers') they have to make special upside-down models for you blokes 'down under', so costs go up of course... Crikey, mate,...
Forum: Nikon Friday 24th August 2012, 10:05
Replies: 30
Views: 6,892
Posted By James Bean
It's double Dutch to me, maybe double entendre,...

It's double Dutch to me, maybe double entendre, or even "all my eye and Betty Martin"...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 23rd August 2012, 23:47
Replies: 13
Views: 4,415
Posted By James Bean
Some people don't like the Nikon 8x42HG since...

Some people don't like the Nikon 8x42HG since it's quite heavy, but I love mine because of its weight and shape, boosting confidence in its ability to do a good job. The HG is far more robust than...
Forum: Nikon Monday 13th August 2012, 12:39
Replies: 30
Views: 6,892
Posted By James Bean
In addition to the Nikon HG (Holy Grail) 8x32,...

In addition to the Nikon HG (Holy Grail) 8x32, 10x32 and 8x42 (aka LX/Premier) I have lots of other roofs, such as Zeiss Des/Sel 6x18T*P, Victory 10x25T*, Conquest 8x30T*, ClassiC 10x40 BGAT*, Bausch...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 13th August 2012, 11:37
Replies: 14
Views: 3,326
Posted By James Bean
Birding Olympics: After last night's closing...

Birding Olympics: After last night's closing ceremony, the Bird Bath lies quiet and deserted...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 12th August 2012, 17:14
Replies: 7
Views: 2,895
Posted By James Bean
If you go to the Pentax Forum and type 'Papilio'...

If you go to the Pentax Forum and type 'Papilio' in the search box, you'll be presented with 19 threads all dealing with this remarkable close-up binocular, with differences between the 6.5x and 8.5x...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 11th August 2012, 23:44
Replies: 30
Views: 6,892
Posted By James Bean
I too am a subscriber to this exclusive sect, the...

I too am a subscriber to this exclusive sect, the 'Superior E Trinity'. But which one is the best, the 'mother' of all Superiors?
The 8x is small and unassuming, a veritable 'Q-bin' if ever there was...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 11th August 2012, 20:45
Replies: 31
Views: 8,113
Posted By James Bean
That Nikon 10x42 SE went for 320 incl. postage,...

That Nikon 10x42 SE went for 320 incl. postage, so quite a bargain. It was bought new in 2008 from Amazon old stock. Prompted by reading the listing, I dug out my own 10x42 SE to reacquaint myself...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 11th August 2012, 13:59
Replies: 31
Views: 8,113
Posted By James Bean
For anyone in the UK (only) who may be...

For anyone in the UK (only) who may be interested, there's a Nikon 10x42 SE + case on UK eBay, only 4 HOURS to go and currently at 222, from Lancashire. Looks good, and I'd be tempted if I didn't...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 9th August 2012, 09:52
Replies: 35
Views: 4,841
Posted By James Bean
lilcrazy2: I see you got "The Point!". "That's...

lilcrazy2: I see you got "The Point!".
"That's the way they wanted it, that's the way it's goin' to stay...".
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 9th August 2012, 09:41
Replies: 19
Views: 2,963
Posted By James Bean
A world-wide website and friendly forum for...

A world-wide website and friendly forum for everything to do with birds, nicely done...
Thank you!
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 9th August 2012, 09:15
Replies: 10
Views: 2,071
Posted By James Bean
Jaff, Your Zeiss 10x40 BGAT is a ClassiC and you...

Jaff, Your Zeiss 10x40 BGAT is a ClassiC and you should never contemplate parting with it. Just buy a modestly-priced Pentax Papilio 6.5x21 and you will be able to view close-ups as near as 19...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 5th August 2012, 20:04
Replies: 35
Views: 4,841
Posted By James Bean
Personally, I prefer Harry Nilsson LP Album...

Personally, I prefer Harry Nilsson LP Album covers at ten paces, "The Point!" having proved to be especially efficacious. In some light conditions, Gilbert O'Sullivan's "Himself" cannot be beaten for...
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