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Forum: Canon Thursday 12th March 2020, 19:19
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Sharp as a knife. ;) I've still got the bottle...

Sharp as a knife. ;)

I've still got the bottle tucked away in a cupboard for future use.

Not only is the label nice and contrasty, but the square bottle presents a flat face to focus on.
Forum: Canon Thursday 12th March 2020, 09:13
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By Barred Wobbler
For my Sigma 150-600 Sport on my 7DII and 5DIV I...

For my Sigma 150-600 Sport on my 7DII and 5DIV I used an empty Jack Daniels bottle on a fence post with a string of barbed wire running fore and aft to give me an indication of front or rear focus....
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 9th March 2020, 12:56
Replies: 282
Views: 19,504
Posted By Barred Wobbler
I see that there were 16 hectares of reeds burnt...

I see that there were 16 hectares of reeds burnt in a fire at S'Albufera last night. Not good news for nesting birds I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 28th February 2020, 15:51
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By Barred Wobbler
I've always had problems with scopes in hides and...

I've always had problems with scopes in hides and I've usually got round it by giving myself a bad back, or if the bench is moveable, by pushing the bench back far enough to squeeze my tripod between...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 28th February 2020, 12:11
Replies: 39
Views: 1,782
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Well, there you go. I'll have to remember that...

Well, there you go.

I'll have to remember that whenever I go out for a few snaps in future that I must carry my Swaros with me at all times, whatever the extra weight or inconvenience in case I'm...
Forum: Canon Thursday 27th February 2020, 14:08
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Barred Wobbler
I've been using a 7Dii with my Sigma 150-600...

I've been using a 7Dii with my Sigma 150-600 Sport since I bought the lens in 2015.

In January 2019 I bought a 5D iv and I love it, but when I'm out with the big lens it's still the 7Dii that gets...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 23rd February 2020, 12:41
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By Barred Wobbler
The closest to Jaca that I've seen Lammergeier is...

The closest to Jaca that I've seen Lammergeier is the valley near Canfranc Estacion, about 12 miles north of Jaca. A more reliable spot is a few miles further on at Candanchu/Astun. The land in the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 23rd February 2020, 12:32
Replies: 34
Views: 1,875
Posted By Barred Wobbler
I photographed that Tavira bird in 2009 &...

I photographed that Tavira bird in 2009 & 2010.

This was the 2010 sighting.
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 30th January 2020, 16:36
Replies: 851
Views: 160,103
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Alpine Acc was a target bird for this trip,...

Alpine Acc was a target bird for this trip, photos of one, anyway. I'd never managed to get a pic in loads of visits to mountains in the south and in the Pyrenees.

I've only had the briefest of...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 30th January 2020, 13:26
Replies: 851
Views: 160,103
Posted By Barred Wobbler
We got lucky with the weather. We flew into...

We got lucky with the weather. We flew into Malaga in cloud and spots of rain on Saturday 4th January, but it was sunny by the time we got to Estepona and apart from some coastal cloud the following...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 29th January 2020, 23:54
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By Barred Wobbler
If they brought out a good replacement for my 7D...

If they brought out a good replacement for my 7D ii with the same crop, but with better focussing and less noise I'd buy it tomorrow at twice the price,
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 29th January 2020, 14:36
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Bear in mind that one of the distinguishing...

Bear in mind that one of the distinguishing features of the Eastern Cattle Egret, as shown in your photo is that it shows much more yellow in the breeding season that the Western version does.
Forum: Canon Wednesday 29th January 2020, 13:28
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Put it this way. I've just returned from a trip...

Put it this way. I've just returned from a trip to Spain to photograph winter birds.

I took my 7Dii for the birds with my Sigma 150-600 Sport and I also took my 5D iv for more general shots with a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 29th January 2020, 12:46
Replies: 34
Views: 1,875
Posted By Barred Wobbler
My trusty old copy of The Birds of Britain and...

My trusty old copy of The Birds of Britain and Europe by Heinzel, Fitter and Parslow, which I 'bought' with Embassy cigarette coupons in the 1970s (I gave them up I the 80s) shows Little Egrets with...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 29th January 2020, 11:37
Replies: 15
Views: 321
Posted By Barred Wobbler
In 2016 there was a move by the Agriculture...

In 2016 there was a move by the Agriculture Minister in Goa to have them classified as an agricultural pest and subject to culling in the state.

Thankfully the move was...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 17th December 2019, 22:44
Replies: 11
Views: 1,164
Posted By Barred Wobbler
https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=381106 ...

https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=381106

Any connection? They've started using biodegradable armour.
Forum: India Sunday 24th November 2019, 23:09
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Marvellous. I want to be back there. NOW!

Marvellous. I want to be back there.

NOW!
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Monday 11th November 2019, 07:45
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By Barred Wobbler
This was my Black Rapid sling after only 5 months...

This was my Black Rapid sling after only 5 months of lugging around a Sigma 150-600 Sport attached to a Canon 7DII in 2015. Weight of lens and camera, 4kg/9lb.

The wear on the carabiner was from the...
Forum: India Tuesday 5th November 2019, 18:08
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By Barred Wobbler
There have been no tents at Backwoods for some...

There have been no tents at Backwoods for some years now. They've all been replaced by chalets, with three or four additional rooms in the main block. When we were there in 2015 all that remained of...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Sunday 3rd November 2019, 14:23
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By Barred Wobbler
I'd think that a bird's life consists of a range...

I'd think that a bird's life consists of a range of emotions ranging at one end from what we would consider as severe anxiety (on a good day) to outright terror at the other end if it's to survive.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 29th October 2019, 14:58
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By Barred Wobbler
A Fuerteventura common buzzard at Los Molinos in...

A Fuerteventura common buzzard at Los Molinos in 2011.
Forum: Swarovski Monday 21st October 2019, 18:42
Replies: 71
Views: 5,921
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Bins came back today. New front caps were an...

Bins came back today.

New front caps were an unexpected bonus.
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Saturday 19th October 2019, 18:41
Replies: 11
Views: 1,567
Posted By Barred Wobbler
I had that very same thought when I saw a report...

I had that very same thought when I saw a report that decomposition had been a problem.

Then I got to thinking that maybe this is common in whales. Decomposition slows in cold corpses and is...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 8th October 2019, 12:42
Replies: 71
Views: 5,921
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Just received this from Swarovski. 'We will...

Just received this from Swarovski.

'We will repair your product free of charge. We will start the repair work shortly and let you know as soon as your product has been repaired and shipped to you.'
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 23:01
Replies: 71
Views: 5,921
Posted By Barred Wobbler
Attributed by whom? If a camera covering hasn't...

Attributed by whom? If a camera covering hasn't been tested against the effects of being touched by hand, it's a pretty crap camera covering and a pretty crap manufacturer.

PS My Canon cameras are...
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