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Forum: Canon Wednesday 12th September 2018, 19:11
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By lewis20126
This doesn't explain the camera's inability to...

This doesn't explain the camera's inability to focus on a relatively small stationary object, when the camera is tripod mounted. Re-focus is obviously an issue on moving birds, but the camera has a...
Forum: Canon Monday 10th September 2018, 20:42
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By lewis20126
I'm a rank amateur using a 7Dmk2 with the 100-400...

I'm a rank amateur using a 7Dmk2 with the 100-400 mk2 and always have the same problem as you - the autofocus on the 7D mk2 is basically no use, in any mode, for anything vaguely distant against a...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Friday 7th September 2018, 18:26
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By lewis20126
Wryneck impersonating snake

https://twitter.com/MPoulussen/status/1038056754339295233

This Wryneck looks so like a snake dancing before a strike - and then striking that presumably this is adaptive and a well known...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Monday 3rd September 2018, 11:23
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By lewis20126
https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=366710 ...

https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=366710

see this thread from Fred Ruhe

Can anyone comment on the non fossil species?

cheers, alan
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 2nd September 2018, 17:54
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By lewis20126
Yes - and those are definitely Cormorants! I...

Yes - and those are definitely Cormorants! I would find it hard to claim that the Scoter is 'identifiable' in your image, but that is what it is - I saw i on the same spit. It sleeps a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 2nd September 2018, 10:02
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By lewis20126
Yes, the common scoter, saw it yesterday; it's...

Yes, the common scoter, saw it yesterday; it's been there fir weeks; in eclipse so can't fly; normally best viewed from butts area on distant spit; feeds in seaweed at low tide and can be hard to see...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 15th August 2018, 18:31
Replies: 9
Views: 1,708
Posted By lewis20126
Peter Thanks for the link - I get the sense some...

Peter
Thanks for the link - I get the sense some of the splits are more about convergence with other checklists than based on new information, eg

'page 33, Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis

In accord...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Monday 13th August 2018, 14:01
Replies: 11
Views: 942
Posted By lewis20126
IMO any such arrangements should be kept off...

IMO any such arrangements should be kept off public platforms in any event.

cheers, alan
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 9th August 2018, 22:28
Replies: 149
Views: 14,523
Posted By lewis20126
Pretty sure HS has got a Swiss passport but may...

Pretty sure HS has got a Swiss passport but may be wrong on that point. He is certainly very well travelled!

cheers, a
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th August 2018, 17:01
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By lewis20126
Yes, certain. A great bird! Cheers, a

Yes, certain. A great bird!

Cheers, a
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 31st July 2018, 14:53
Replies: 46
Views: 9,479
Posted By lewis20126
My point more widely that HG has not chosen to...

My point more widely that HG has not chosen to drive splits through this publication - you might say ' future proof' against inevitable splits the Rufous Antpittas as the obvious one - he's not even...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 30th July 2018, 21:55
Replies: 46
Views: 9,479
Posted By lewis20126
First thoughts Artwork (plates) - excellent, and...

First thoughts
Artwork (plates) - excellent, and easily the best paintings of most species, although some of the Guy Tudor images may be comparable - far better than HBW
Text - remarkably...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 30th July 2018, 12:06
Replies: 46
Views: 9,479
Posted By lewis20126
Sending my KMO Gulls book back tonight for...

Sending my KMO Gulls book back tonight for exactly the same reason..

cheers, alan
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 28th July 2018, 17:17
Replies: 28
Views: 1,145
Posted By lewis20126
Great report Paul, many thanks for posting...

Great report Paul, many thanks for posting it

I've just booked on a trip next year (end June), so keeping my fingers crossed for a good showing of Zino's and Desertas.


cheers, alan
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 15th July 2018, 21:23
Replies: 19
Views: 2,208
Posted By lewis20126
Here are a couple of Rocks Sands from the...

Here are a couple of Rocks Sands from the Commanders in late June. The left hand one is quite a dull bird, but has some similarities with the Svalbard bird. Purple Sands are also very variable in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 13th July 2018, 15:34
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By lewis20126
yes, I'm sure you are correct - probably a good...

yes, I'm sure you are correct - probably a good local record

cheers, alan
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Tuesday 10th July 2018, 16:01
Replies: 90
Views: 6,528
Posted By lewis20126
There sees to be a scatter of plants - caged...

There sees to be a scatter of plants - caged plant near access track was still only in bud; a group of four SW of the Snook House (which i saw) and another single in flower, seen by others...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Friday 6th July 2018, 18:29
Replies: 15
Views: 874
Posted By lewis20126
Willard Sooty Boobou perhaps though currently a...

Willard Sooty Boobou perhaps though currently a 'species'?
Perhaps some Otus?

cheers, alan
Forum: Photoshop, Paintshop and Printing Friday 6th July 2018, 16:04
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By lewis20126
Steve Hassle but I download to laptop each night...

Steve

Hassle but I download to laptop each night into folders (version 1, leave in hotel) then copy to LaCie hard disk (no power requirement, version 2, take in day pack).

A mate of mine uses a...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 6th July 2018, 14:01
Replies: 46
Views: 9,479
Posted By lewis20126
http://www.peruaves.org/grallariidae/elusive-antpi...

http://www.peruaves.org/grallariidae/elusive-antpitta-grallaria-eludens/

I quite like this - presumably an image of OS antpitta reworked, suspect it is still too bright, but have never seen...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Friday 6th July 2018, 13:45
Replies: 90
Views: 6,528
Posted By lewis20126
Thanks, yes saw that - in addition, I think there...

Thanks, yes saw that - in addition, I think there is just one 'flowering' plant this year - not great. I'll give it a go on Sunday - perhaps someone could water it today or tomorrow ! ;)

cheers,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 5th July 2018, 19:42
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By lewis20126
I cannot see why it isn't a Plain Mountain Finch;...

I cannot see why it isn't a Plain Mountain Finch; wing pattern, undertail covert spots etc are all fine.

cheers, alan
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Wednesday 4th July 2018, 10:37
Replies: 90
Views: 6,528
Posted By lewis20126
Hi Does anyone know if Epipactis sancta is out...

Hi

Does anyone know if Epipactis sancta is out on Holy Island - I will visit on Sunday a rare opportunity for a visit to the north for me!

On a separate point, if anyone has the GPS for any of...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Friday 29th June 2018, 13:53
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By lewis20126
Yes, why not? Very widespread across the...

Yes, why not? Very widespread across the Palearctic I think

cheers, alan
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 29th June 2018, 13:52
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By lewis20126
I'm sure the first series is (the same)...

I'm sure the first series is (the same) Band-rumped - nice shots! These are normally found in the deeper water between the islands on Galapagos, compared to the other two commoner species, but are...
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