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Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 18th May 2018, 21:31
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By John Fleet
Amazon link not working (from the UK at least) -...

Amazon link not working (from the UK at least) - could you say what the model is?

Thanks!
Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 20th March 2018, 06:46
Replies: 41
Views: 8,122
Posted By John Fleet
Hi Jim - interested on your thoughts on the...

Hi Jim - interested on your thoughts on the AZ901. Your Flickr images look pretty good to me. I'm intrigued by this range. The AZ901 was seemingly announced back in 2016 but in the UK at least it's...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 19th March 2018, 14:33
Replies: 75
Views: 6,064
Posted By John Fleet
I have an ED50 (angled) and my tripod is .. a...

I have an ED50 (angled) and my tripod is .. a monopod! But it's really both as it's a SIRUI P204-S. It works really well with the little ED50. No head required, just affix the scope to the monopod...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 13th March 2018, 13:50
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By John Fleet
Was there any charge for the repairs?

Was there any charge for the repairs?
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 27th February 2018, 06:05
Replies: 8
Views: 968
Posted By John Fleet
Yes, it does. There are differing options...

Yes, it does. There are differing options depending on the 'mode' of birding which you select. But each sighting's location is recorded so that you can (for example) export to Google maps and see the...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Monday 26th February 2018, 20:35
Replies: 8
Views: 968
Posted By John Fleet
If you do go ahead and purchase BW Diary you may...

If you do go ahead and purchase BW Diary you may find that the initial learning curve is a little steeper than you might have expected. Don't be daunted. Unusually for an app there's a very...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Monday 26th February 2018, 10:11
Replies: 8
Views: 968
Posted By John Fleet
- Merlin - isn't only North America - covers...

- Merlin - isn't only North America - covers Europe as well (now)

- Birdwatchers Diary - I prefer this to the eBird app - I find it more comprehensive and easier to use. It has the facility to...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 9th February 2018, 03:16
Replies: 25
Views: 4,888
Posted By John Fleet
Looks as if direct upload to eBird is broken...

Looks as if direct upload to eBird is broken again - at least for me? - 'coincidentally' since the eBird site refresh last week. I know get an error message - 'Problem contacting eBird (poor internet...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 22nd January 2018, 12:06
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By John Fleet
Excellent customer service

A few year's ago I bought a second hand ATS65 from another forum member. For various reasons it's not had much use - mostly because I find my little Nikon ED50 so convenient. Anyway a month or so ago...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 21st December 2017, 07:46
Replies: 25
Views: 4,888
Posted By John Fleet
Gary I'm on an iPhone so my screen may be...

Gary
I'm on an iPhone so my screen may be different to what you see on an iPod Touch. I have (at the top of the screen) an Output tab which gives the eBird upload option - do you not have this? If...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 17th November 2017, 18:15
Replies: 25
Views: 4,888
Posted By John Fleet
Good news and good to see that they've finally...

Good news and good to see that they've finally fixed the bug with uploading to eBird - shame that took over a year during which time they didn't even acknowledge the issue...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 18:50
Replies: 25
Views: 4,888
Posted By John Fleet
received this today in response to my query as to...

received this today in response to my query as to when we might expect a fix to the Dropbox problem:

'We are targeting the end of the month; we have many apps to update on multiple platforms.'

.....
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Monday 2nd October 2017, 10:00
Replies: 25
Views: 4,888
Posted By John Fleet
What page are you looking at Keith? - I've been...

What page are you looking at Keith? - I've been to the Birdwatchers Diary Facebook page and the last entry there is ref an update to the Android version - dated March this year...

John
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Saturday 30th September 2017, 18:57
Replies: 25
Views: 4,888
Posted By John Fleet
similar experience - emailed them twice in the...

similar experience - emailed them twice in the last year without the courtesy of a reply. Big contrast to previous years when their software support was pretty good. No excuse for not even...
Forum: Yorkshire Wednesday 6th September 2017, 16:55
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By John Fleet
Mark, If you have an Android phone or an iPhone...

Mark,

If you have an Android phone or an iPhone (who doesn't?) you might like the new Merlin bird I.D. It's free and now includes European birds. It's free, dead easy to use and correctly ID'd your...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 25th July 2017, 05:14
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By John Fleet
thanks guys, that's very helpful. Esp Nutcracker....

thanks guys, that's very helpful. Esp Nutcracker. I guess we hoped that it might be a Tree Pipit because it was, well, in a tree!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 24th July 2017, 20:43
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By John Fleet
Tree Pipit? Low Newton Northumblerand

couple of Saturday's ago...
Forum: Northumberland Sunday 7th May 2017, 21:03
Replies: 9,930
Views: 2,070,845
Posted By John Fleet
unlucky Gill - we saw Swifts at Holywell Pond,...

unlucky Gill - we saw Swifts at Holywell Pond, Big Waters and Druridge yesterday. Swallows nest building in the public hide at Holywell - so must be any day now!
Forum: Migration Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 19:52
Replies: 12
Views: 10,379
Posted By John Fleet
Had four (possibly five) at my Sunflower heart...

Had four (possibly five) at my Sunflower heart feeder last week. A garden first for me! Not seen them since - sadly...
Forum: Opticron Saturday 18th February 2017, 18:32
Replies: 3
Views: 3,858
Posted By John Fleet
For my Nikon ED50 I now use this Sirui monopod....

For my Nikon ED50 I now use this Sirui monopod. https://shop.sirui.co.uk/collections/monopods/products/770689
Effectively as a tripod. Haven't found the need to add a head. My only complaint is that...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 4th December 2016, 14:56
Replies: 15
Views: 9,703
Posted By John Fleet
I use the Sirui P-204S with my ED50 A and find it...

I use the Sirui P-204S with my ED50 A and find it excellent. It acts as a tripod thanks to the large flip out feet and thanks to the adjustable tilt I find that I can use it without any additional...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 1st November 2016, 11:49
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By John Fleet
Goose I. D. Please

Amongst a flock of Greylag Geese at Holywell Pond NR, Tyne and Wear, England is this one odd chap. I know what I would like it to be!
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 28th October 2016, 18:24
Replies: 9
Views: 2,658
Posted By John Fleet
Hi Daniel if it's of interest I have a mint...

Hi Daniel

if it's of interest I have a mint Manfrotto 055 tripod which came with a Pentax 80 mm scope a few years back. It's much too heavy duty to use with either my Nikon ED50 or even my Swarovski...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 15th June 2016, 21:25
Replies: 59
Views: 7,240
Posted By John Fleet
Might this link be of...

Might this link be of interest?
http://procular.co.uk/choose-monocular/?gclid=CJ_l_u77qs0CFaoy0wodznoN8A#monocular
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th June 2016, 17:17
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By John Fleet
Tenerife bird

I.D. please - taken today in Tenerife
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