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Forum: Wildlife Art Today, 12:30
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By Rotherbirder
Sketching in the field is definitely the best way...

Sketching in the field is definitely the best way to get to know birds and to introduce freshness and realism into your artwork, using photographs for reference only. It teaches you to draw what you...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 17th July 2019, 13:49
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By Rotherbirder
... if you are willing to 'tick' species...

... if you are willing to 'tick' species 'possibly' identified from dodgy images by other birders - why, yes!

RB
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 16th July 2019, 14:37
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Rotherbirder
The binocular in the photographs is 'version 1'...

The binocular in the photographs is 'version 1' as you describe it. As has been said, the tubes are subtly different in shape, the armouring is a slightly different colour covers more of the tubes...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 13th July 2019, 12:42
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By Rotherbirder
Nevertheless, I think it is a Little Grebe. I...

Nevertheless, I think it is a Little Grebe. I don't think there are any more options anyway are there as neither Black-necked nor Slavonian breed in Israel?

RB
Forum: Swarovski Friday 12th July 2019, 07:06
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Rotherbirder
Agree; once you have the IPD 'tweaked' with them...

Agree; once you have the IPD 'tweaked' with them fitted, the winged eyecups are very effective and could indeed help you with your problem.

RB
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 11th July 2019, 21:45
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Rotherbirder
I'm not sure that I'm reading this right but...

I'm not sure that I'm reading this right but surely, if you don't have enough eye-relief with the SLC to use it comfortably, this isn't Swarovski's fault so why accuse them of being uninterested in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 10th July 2019, 13:07
Replies: 19
Views: 749
Posted By Rotherbirder
Immature skuas are notoriously difficult; FWIW, I...

Immature skuas are notoriously difficult; FWIW, I would go with Arctic on this one too. As has already been said, the proportions of head & bill are more suggestive of this species than Pom or...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 9th July 2019, 18:22
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Rotherbirder
Or more likely has picked up pollen from flowers...

Or more likely has picked up pollen from flowers whilst feeding.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 9th July 2019, 14:40
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Rotherbirder
I'm sure there will be an ipad version of the...

I'm sure there will be an ipad version of the Collins Bird Guide. You won't do better than that for helping with ID of British/European species.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 9th July 2019, 10:53
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By Rotherbirder
Like Ken, I'm not seeing anything that probably...

Like Ken, I'm not seeing anything that probably isn't a Common Buzzard here, but images are - to be blunt - worse than useless!

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 8th July 2019, 13:21
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Rotherbirder
... and me. Check out the short primary...

... and me. Check out the short primary projection on your Glauc and compare it with a web image of Iceland.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 8th July 2019, 13:18
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Rotherbirder
100% Sparrowhawk - no doubt at all! If opinions...

100% Sparrowhawk - no doubt at all! If opinions are divided, what are the Gos camp putting forward as their argument against Sparrowhawk?

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 7th July 2019, 12:07
Replies: 24
Views: 858
Posted By Rotherbirder
Agree - accept as one that got away, put it down...

Agree - accept as one that got away, put it down to experience & move on!

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 7th July 2019, 12:03
Replies: 25
Views: 996
Posted By Rotherbirder
This image is so heavily cropped you can...

This image is so heavily cropped you can virtually count the individual pixels! To claim to be able to assess bill size from such a poor image is sheer self-delusion - forget it!

RB
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 10:06
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Rotherbirder
Massive influx to the UK in the past few weeks,...

Massive influx to the UK in the past few weeks, and still ongoing!

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 09:55
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Rotherbirder
On a large monitor, the first now looks more like...

On a large monitor, the first now looks more like a Common Buzzard to me.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 1st July 2019, 21:48
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Rotherbirder
Realistically, I don't think you can do anything...

Realistically, I don't think you can do anything with either of these, though FWIW my gut feeling doesn't scream Honey Buzzard or Goshawk.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 28th June 2019, 11:59
Replies: 51
Views: 1,334
Posted By Rotherbirder
At least no animals were harmed over the course...

At least no animals were harmed over the course of this thread :t:.

RB
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 27th June 2019, 15:22
Replies: 51
Views: 1,334
Posted By Rotherbirder
No fights here, only passionate discussion. It's...

No fights here, only passionate discussion. It's funny how, when we stray from the 'safe' norm, it's misinterpreted as aggression and people get all defensive!

Andy A; best leave it, as the 'new...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 26th June 2019, 19:52
Replies: 51
Views: 1,334
Posted By Rotherbirder
So you must be vegan to be a real...

So you must be vegan to be a real conservationist? Who is preaching dogma now Valery?? If you polled those across the world who worked hard - each in their own way - to prevent it and its wondrous...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 26th June 2019, 14:10
Replies: 51
Views: 1,334
Posted By Rotherbirder
Make no mistake Valery, in my professional life I...

Make no mistake Valery, in my professional life I do contribute quite a bit towards the conservation of birds and their habitats. Becoming an experienced birder and general field naturalist through...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 26th June 2019, 13:23
Replies: 51
Views: 1,334
Posted By Rotherbirder
Andy, sense from someone at last! Be careful,...

Andy, sense from someone at last! Be careful, you'll be getting tarred with the same brush as me! Given the futility of the 'ticking' of birds on a list (been there, done that - many years ago, but...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 25th June 2019, 21:39
Replies: 51
Views: 1,334
Posted By Rotherbirder
A predictable response from one of the clique of...

A predictable response from one of the clique of 'experts' who spend all their spare time massaging their birding egos on forums. The question is a fair one and perhaps the person that it was posed...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 25th June 2019, 19:18
Replies: 51
Views: 1,334
Posted By Rotherbirder
At great risk of upsetting the apple-cart, I find...

At great risk of upsetting the apple-cart, I find it hard to believe that you apparently rely solely on others to identify images from your photographs to feed your overwhelming need to 'tick' new...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 24th June 2019, 13:41
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Rotherbirder
... as do I. RB

... as do I.

RB
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