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Forum: California Friday 16th February 2018, 23:20
Replies: 4
Views: 2,594
Posted By ptickner
Thanks to everyone for your replies. I'm still...

Thanks to everyone for your replies. I'm still poring over eBird reports and rare bird alerts, but I think I've got my itinerary mostly worked out. It's going to be a lot of miles and birding...
Forum: California Saturday 10th February 2018, 22:40
Replies: 4
Views: 2,594
Posted By ptickner
Anyone in San Diego?

I will be in San Diego in 2 weeks (2/24-26) and am looking for some local advice. I have a fairly short list of target birds and would like some local advice to maximize my birding time. In...
Forum: Vortex Wednesday 7th February 2018, 15:46
Replies: 3
Views: 3,803
Posted By ptickner
I've been very pleased with my Razor HD scope...

I've been very pleased with my Razor HD scope (85mm). As has been pointed out, it is a little heavy for long hauls, but I generally don't mind it since I think it helps cut down a little on...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 5th February 2018, 20:23
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By ptickner
My 3-year-old's binoculars are identical in their...

My 3-year-old's binoculars are identical in their optical quality! Someone gave us a very cheap plastic pair designed for kids, but of course the plastic optics were terrible. I took them apart,...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 10th March 2016, 02:32
Replies: 1,823
Views: 337,324
Posted By ptickner
Thank you for pointing this out! I've been...

Thank you for pointing this out! I've been struggling reading the mobile version, and the web version is much easier.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 11th February 2016, 02:32
Replies: 38
Views: 5,310
Posted By ptickner
Fantastic trip report! I'm only halfway through,...

Fantastic trip report! I'm only halfway through, but am enjoying it immensely. It definitely puts Sri Lanka on my radar for future trips.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 1st February 2016, 00:44
Replies: 59
Views: 5,752
Posted By ptickner
Again, thanks for the report. I've really...

Again, thanks for the report. I've really enjoyed reading it and looking at your beautiful photographs. It definitely bumps the Pantanal up higher on my to-do list!
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 25th January 2016, 18:32
Replies: 44
Views: 5,202
Posted By ptickner
I'm guessing you're not in WY anymore?;) My...

I'm guessing you're not in WY anymore?;)

My goals are to pick up some of the more local birds that I don't have. I've lived in CO for almost 25 years and still don't have all of the chickens.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 16th January 2016, 04:40
Replies: 1,823
Views: 337,324
Posted By ptickner
This might be an interesting one to watch. Olaf...

This might be an interesting one to watch. Olaf definitely looks to be an interesting character, especially considering he seems to be known as "the nude birder", and in 2013 he saw 594 species...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Friday 15th January 2016, 03:29
Replies: 59
Views: 5,752
Posted By ptickner
Fantastic. Brazil and the Pantanal have been on...

Fantastic. Brazil and the Pantanal have been on my "to-do" list for quite some time, and your report certainly makes me want to go there even more. Lovely photography as well!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th January 2016, 17:06
Replies: 3
Views: 2,740
Posted By ptickner
Being a long-time Audubon supporter, I was quite...

Being a long-time Audubon supporter, I was quite appalled to see this. I emailed their licensing and marketing department, and received a fairly quick reply. They said that all entries were...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 14th January 2016, 16:58
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By ptickner
I can't make too many comments on your itinerary,...

I can't make too many comments on your itinerary, except to say it sounds great. I've only done some whirlwind birding there and have never had the chance to devote a full week. The comment that I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 12th January 2016, 17:04
Replies: 97
Views: 8,087
Posted By ptickner
I can add Sandhill Crane to the US list. We have...

I can add Sandhill Crane to the US list. We have a local population that winters over here in Colorado. They're fun to see when the snow covers the fields.
Forum: Costa Rica Tuesday 12th January 2016, 14:43
Replies: 4
Views: 46,514
Posted By ptickner
I'm glad you hooked up with Patrick. He guided...

I'm glad you hooked up with Patrick. He guided my parenst and me a couple of years ago at Carara and we had a great day (although not quite as good as yours - 134 sp is great!). Like you, I would...
Forum: Costa Rica Monday 11th January 2016, 22:40
Replies: 6
Views: 43,033
Posted By ptickner
Rafael! He's fantastic, and a great birding...

Rafael! He's fantastic, and a great birding guide as well! We really enjoyed his guiding a couple of years ago. His ability to mimic the birds was incredible. When I wrote up my trip report I...
Forum: Say Hello Saturday 9th January 2016, 23:46
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By ptickner
Welcome to BirdForum. I'm inclined to say your...

Welcome to BirdForum. I'm inclined to say your bird is a Northern Flicker. They meet all of your criteria, especially the white patch while in flight. This bird can either be red-shafted...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 8th January 2016, 14:34
Replies: 85
Views: 18,134
Posted By ptickner
I wouldn't pay the $400+ for the 25-75x100...

I wouldn't pay the $400+ for the 25-75x100 either, but if they show up in a killer deal like it's little brother did, I'd sure consider one!
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 8th January 2016, 03:09
Replies: 85
Views: 18,134
Posted By ptickner
I finally got the scope out today, and I have to...

I finally got the scope out today, and I have to say that I'm quite pleased, especially considering what I paid. I mounted it on my beast of a tripod (my Bogen 3036 with a 3039 head) so it would...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 7th January 2016, 22:23
Replies: 24
Views: 1,512
Posted By ptickner
For my own curiosity, please take a look at this...

For my own curiosity, please take a look at this photo ID'd as a female Booted for me. The bill looks to show some curve, and there isn't much white on the throat. I still lean towards Andean...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 7th January 2016, 19:18
Replies: 24
Views: 1,512
Posted By ptickner
My initial thought was Andean Emerald as well,...

My initial thought was Andean Emerald as well, but I also agree with the others who have posted that the colors seem a little off. My other thought is female Booted Racket-tail, which also has a...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 25th December 2015, 14:56
Replies: 29
Views: 2,275
Posted By ptickner
Merry Christmas to all, and I want to say thank...

Merry Christmas to all, and I want to say thank you for those who contribute regularly to this forum. I don't post in the optics sections very frequently, but I'm a regular reader and value the...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 25th December 2015, 14:51
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By ptickner
I appreciate the input from everyone. Bird...

I appreciate the input from everyone. Bird Journal definitely looks nice, but I was hoping to avoid an annual fee. I'm leaning more towards Scythebill as I use it a little more.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 22nd December 2015, 22:53
Replies: 85
Views: 18,134
Posted By ptickner
I got mine today, but it is 30 f and a mix of...

I got mine today, but it is 30 f and a mix of rain and snow, so it may be a little while before I get to test it. At first glance it looks quite well put together for $40.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd December 2015, 22:42
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By ptickner
The Black-chested is in my Hilty and Brown...

The Black-chested is in my Hilty and Brown guidebook, and are described as common in dry to humid forests in N Colombia.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd December 2015, 17:33
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By ptickner
Looks like a Black-chested Jay to me.

Looks like a Black-chested Jay to me.
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