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Forum: Tripod and Heads Sunday 8th December 2019, 15:12
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By Steve Babbs
I find the 27 absolutely prefect for the Monarch.

I find the 27 absolutely prefect for the Monarch.
Forum: Nikon Friday 6th December 2019, 17:14
Replies: 29
Views: 2,652
Posted By Steve Babbs
I bought the Monarch with 30 - 60X WA eyepiece....

I bought the Monarch with 30 - 60X WA eyepiece. The field of view is very good for this magnification range. Of course it doesn't go below 30 so it's not as wide as some.

I love the scope - apart...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 4th December 2019, 18:52
Replies: 13
Views: 1,147
Posted By Steve Babbs
[QUOTE=Roy C;3905574]What exactly failed ? which...

[QUOTE=Roy C;3905574]What exactly failed ? which part broke ? , if you were concerned why did you not use a simple fail-safe tether costing a few pounds ?

/QUOTE]

For the fairly obvious reason...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 2nd December 2019, 18:43
Replies: 24
Views: 1,190
Posted By Steve Babbs
I think there are many factors, many of which...

I think there are many factors, many of which have been mentioned. But re differences with the US, one of the things that most struck me in a two month stay at Cape May was how many more keen women...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 28th November 2019, 17:29
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By Steve Babbs
Actually several may have been two places. But it...

Actually several may have been two places. But it certainly wasn't an issue: they were well stocked.
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 22nd November 2019, 17:00
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By Steve Babbs
I was there last year and there were several...

I was there last year and there were several shops that sold booze and several restaurants that would let you drink it while having a meal, although none of the floating restaurants allowed it.
Forum: Information Wanted Friday 22nd November 2019, 16:38
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By Steve Babbs
There's pretty good snorkelling on Tioman...

There's pretty good snorkelling on Tioman although birding is dull there, and it's very hard to get in the forest. Tioman is pleasant and surprisingly quiet outside the weekends, when there are lots...
Forum: Mammals Thursday 21st November 2019, 20:49
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Steve Babbs
I know in Brasov there was an issue with bears...

I know in Brasov there was an issue with bears coming to bins. Indeed I went to Romania hoping to see them but they had the good sense to improve the litter situation to stop them coming by the time...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 18th November 2019, 18:28
Replies: 20
Views: 492
Posted By Steve Babbs
Malaysia really is the obvious place. I spent six...

Malaysia really is the obvious place. I spent six months just in the two countries on one trip and have been back to both (Malaysia twice) so you really won't run out of stuff to look at.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 15th November 2019, 17:03
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Steve Babbs
I'd forget Manfrotto and go Benro....

I'd forget Manfrotto and go Benro. https://www.wexphotovideo.com/benro-mach3-tma28c-carbon-fibre-tripod-1574011/ Superb.

I can't really recommend a head. I use an old Manfrotto 700RC2 and it's not...
Forum: Conservation Monday 11th November 2019, 19:23
Replies: 37
Views: 1,535
Posted By Steve Babbs
A bit of research would clearly show it's not...

A bit of research would clearly show it's not nonsense and I speak as a meat-eater. I doubt you'd find a serious scientist who disagreed but let's not stop science getting in the way of bashing...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Monday 11th November 2019, 19:14
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By Steve Babbs
Bloody hell I hope not. That's my illusions...

Bloody hell I hope not. That's my illusions shattered it it is.
Forum: Sony Sunday 3rd November 2019, 16:03
Replies: 227
Views: 39,379
Posted By Steve Babbs
I've never regretted switching from a SLR. It's...

I've never regretted switching from a SLR.

It's interesting that in two weeks in Thailand I saw more Thai birders with this camera than I have in almost two years in the UK.

Yes you will get...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Monday 28th October 2019, 19:24
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By Steve Babbs
If you want to go ultralight then go for this...

If you want to go ultralight then go for this

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Benro-TSL08CN00-Slim-Carbon-Fibre-Tripod/dp/B071JYLS7K/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=benro+tripod&qid=1572290567&sr=8-4

I got one to go...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 27th October 2019, 20:52
Replies: 88
Views: 4,609
Posted By Steve Babbs
Have you ever considered working for the Daily...

Have you ever considered working for the Daily Mail?
Forum: Fungi & Lichens Friday 25th October 2019, 09:40
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Steve Babbs
Peter trust me I know that feeling all too well!...

Peter trust me I know that feeling all too well! I'm only photographing ones that look distinctive too. The main book that I have been recommended is this one...
Forum: Fungi & Lichens Friday 25th October 2019, 09:16
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By Steve Babbs
Thanks Nick. That was what I was thinking too.

Thanks Nick. That was what I was thinking too.
Forum: Fungi & Lichens Friday 25th October 2019, 09:14
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By Steve Babbs
Thanks. Actually I've said woodland but I've...

Thanks. Actually I've said woodland but I've realised that for the 2nd, 3rd (the same species) and the 4th they were on heathland. The fourth in sweet chestnut/oak woodland, on fairly sand soil.
Forum: Fungi & Lichens Thursday 24th October 2019, 17:02
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By Steve Babbs
Request for fungi help

I've spent a lot of today failing to identify a lot of the fungi I've photographed over the last few days. These are just some of them. If anyone could help, I would be very grateful. All from...
Forum: Fungi & Lichens Monday 21st October 2019, 15:22
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By Steve Babbs
Bonnet sp.

Can anyone tell me it this is rosy bonnet Mycena rosea or Lilac bonnet M. pura please?
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 21st October 2019, 14:48
Replies: 46
Views: 2,345
Posted By Steve Babbs
I was never in the top ten John but that was one...

I was never in the top ten John but that was one hell of a night. ;)
Forum: Fungi & Lichens Monday 21st October 2019, 10:00
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Steve Babbs
Best field guide fungi

Dear all

I'm having another year of struggling to identify fungi. I know a bad workman blames his tools and all that but I'm looking to expand my selection of books - Roget Phillips, David Pegler...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 20th October 2019, 16:30
Replies: 46
Views: 2,345
Posted By Steve Babbs
I know a keen birder who, when I twitched with...

I know a keen birder who, when I twitched with him in the 80s, would never miss an Ipswich home match for a bird. I'm not a huge sports fan so it has never been a major conflict but next Saturday...
Forum: Outdoor Clothing Tuesday 15th October 2019, 17:12
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By Steve Babbs
They're usually called softshells these days. A...

They're usually called softshells these days. A softshell is a very loose term which can have more-or-less no insulation to something that has quite a lot. I have this one -...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 14th October 2019, 17:33
Replies: 88
Views: 4,609
Posted By Steve Babbs
People with no children only have a right to...

People with no children only have a right to gloat if they chose that option despite wanting children.

But yes encouraging people to have fewer children is important and should not be a taboo...
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