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Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Saturday 26th September 2020, 21:07
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By opisska
That is an awful statement. So many words, so...

That is an awful statement. So many words, so little substance. Why do people nowadays feel that this is the "politically correct" way to talk? To me it seems like the text accuses CWBF of using...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 20:09
Replies: 48
Views: 496
Posted By opisska
Wow, this is more fun to read than expected....

Wow, this is more fun to read than expected. Jurek obviously wins the day with river Styx, that is just the perfect response :) But a lot of the other things, I wouldn't even recognize these things...
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 13:15
Replies: 48
Views: 496
Posted By opisska
It seems that the river is named after the...

It seems that the river is named after the mountains, only in 18th century, so this one probably doesn't make it.
Forum: Bird Name Etymology Saturday 26th September 2020, 12:57
Replies: 48
Views: 496
Posted By opisska
Birds named after rivers

Last year in Georgia, I found myself on the banks of the Terek river and I thought to myself: there ought to be a sandpiper here! There weren't any, but recently I started wondering, what else is...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 24th September 2020, 17:36
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By opisska
I think they are Black-tailed as Bar-tailed is...

I think they are Black-tailed as Bar-tailed is more patterned from above and the bill is shorter and more upturned.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 24th September 2020, 17:03
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By opisska
Do you think the chest band is just an illusion?...

Do you think the chest band is just an illusion? Because no color form of Honey Buzzard shows that, so I took that to confirm Common Buzzard (which I would have said anyway based on the overall...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 24th September 2020, 16:10
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By opisska
#2 is Common Buzzard - clear if you lighten it up...

#2 is Common Buzzard - clear if you lighten it up in any photo editing software
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 23rd September 2020, 17:27
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By opisska
Some eyepieces used in astronomical telescopes...

Some eyepieces used in astronomical telescopes accept correctors at the eye-facing side that make them work for people with astigmatism. I just wondered upon reading your post whether something like...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 12:28
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By opisska
I think the most important thing is to really...

I think the most important thing is to really learn the calls of the common birds, or you will spend the whole fall chasing chiffchaffs and whitethroats (or whatever equivalent tends to migrate down...
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 11:20
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By opisska
They actually have a pretty nice strategy: be...

They actually have a pretty nice strategy: be good people.

During the corona crisis, PRC made shady deals with our (Czech) politicians, extorting money and selling overpriced crap PPE, while Taiwan...
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Monday 21st September 2020, 09:31
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By opisska
I find it absurd to blame BirdLife here, they do...

I find it absurd to blame BirdLife here, they do not really exist to do politics but to conserve birds and in the current situation, choosing the bigger China is the logical step to do that. The...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 16th September 2020, 20:31
Replies: 21
Views: 702
Posted By opisska
I am pretty confident this isn't Blyth's Reed due...

I am pretty confident this isn't Blyth's Reed due to head and bill shape - it looks very Iduna-like, what means that I will see myself out because I have not the faintest clue how to tell those apart...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Wednesday 16th September 2020, 20:29
Replies: 35
Views: 1,310
Posted By opisska
I mean I have no specific experience with an...

I mean I have no specific experience with an iPhone, but most devices nowadays have just one jack output for audio input/output, so if the mic is plugged in, it assumes it's a part of a headset and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 16th September 2020, 17:58
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By opisska
I have examined a lot of shrikes in my two visits...

I have examined a lot of shrikes in my two visits to the Gulf and this one is at the "slightly eyebrow rising" end of the Daurian spectrum, but still far from getting any reasonable pass for anything...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Wednesday 16th September 2020, 17:54
Replies: 35
Views: 1,310
Posted By opisska
How is it connected? If its by a 4-wire 3.5mm...

How is it connected? If its by a 4-wire 3.5mm jack, then you can just put in a $5 splitter to be able to plug in headphones in parallel to the microphone (that's my setup for teleconferences from a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 15th September 2020, 18:09
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By opisska
Maybe on average, but Collins lists significant...

Maybe on average, but Collins lists significant overlaps, so I just wouldn't count on it as an ID mark. In any case, this is a heads up for me to watch my "Little stints" a bit more closely.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 15th September 2020, 17:08
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By opisska
I just want to note that upon seeing this I...

I just want to note that upon seeing this I thought "well there is a comparison with the plover and Little Stint would be smaller, so lets check the measurements" and I learned that...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Tuesday 15th September 2020, 17:04
Replies: 155
Views: 12,753
Posted By opisska
What is the problem here? Every part of the IOC...

What is the problem here? Every part of the IOC website I tried works normally for me.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 10th September 2020, 14:35
Replies: 70
Views: 2,938
Posted By opisska
It's because the majority of encounters do not...

It's because the majority of encounters do not end up killing the bear, but scaring it away with the noise, as the firearms in question are really loud. Basically the only reason why you are doing...
Forum: Mammals Wednesday 9th September 2020, 17:45
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By opisska
These are the same three mice in photos which to...

These are the same three mice in photos which to me seem more telling. To me it seems pretty clear that the first one should be Wood and the other two YNM, because the breast patterns look visibly...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 9th September 2020, 11:58
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By opisska
12th record for the Czech Republic, great job!...

12th record for the Czech Republic, great job! Sharp-tailed would be better, but seeing the names of the observers at the record, I am pretty sure that when you three observe together, it's only a...
Forum: Mammals Sunday 6th September 2020, 19:34
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By opisska
What would you look at regarding the tail,...

What would you look at regarding the tail, length? That seems to overlap - even though a very long-tailed individual would be quite surely YNM, for a lot of them it doesn't seem very useful, if the...
Forum: Mammals Sunday 6th September 2020, 12:40
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By opisska
So you think you can ID apodemus mice?

Some time ago, there was a discussion about apodemus mice ID and some claimed that you can ID Wood from Yellow-necked even without seeing the neck.

I realize that this theory can be put to an...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 6th September 2020, 10:00
Replies: 28
Views: 982
Posted By opisska
Are we talking about the same bird? :) Even on...

Are we talking about the same bird? :) Even on Hel, in the endless pine plantations, they always turned up onin the smaller deciduous parts ...

Anyway, my point was mainly that I would not expect...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 5th September 2020, 09:14
Replies: 28
Views: 982
Posted By opisska
I was just throwing that idea based on general...

I was just throwing that idea based on general feel, by no means I insist on it being a Stonechat. But I find the argument of "out of place" really weird on a thread where people suggest Red-breasted...
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