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Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 12th June 2017, 14:41
Replies: 7
Views: 1,686
Posted By bartolli
Looking for exposed rocks in the river which are...

Looking for exposed rocks in the river which are covered in bird poo is a good way of locating their favourite spots!
Forum: Clywd Thursday 1st June 2017, 07:14
Replies: 270
Views: 41,198
Posted By bartolli
An 8m hike around the moors yesterday, starting...

An 8m hike around the moors yesterday, starting at Worlds End, plenty of stonechats and meadow pipits around. We saw a female black grouse with some chicks, a couple of distant male black grouse in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 27th May 2017, 07:20
Replies: 13
Views: 1,290
Posted By bartolli
Many thanks for all the comments! I know how you...

Many thanks for all the comments! I know how you feel Peter!

Looking at Collins again, I think the claw probably clinches it as meadow, + the streaks on the flanks maybe aren't as fine as I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th May 2017, 06:59
Replies: 13
Views: 1,290
Posted By bartolli
Meadow or Tree Pipet North Wales

I originally assumed this was a meadow pipet but after looking in my Collins and reading the blurb, I'm now thinking its a tree pipet?

Seen in low level pasture near Llandegla.

thanks!
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 24th May 2017, 21:02
Replies: 7
Views: 1,686
Posted By bartolli
Yes good place for dippers, the cornmill...

Yes good place for dippers, the cornmill pub/restaurant is particularly handily placed overlooking the bridge.
Almost all the smaller rivers around here are good for dippers.
Kingfishers possible but...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Wednesday 24th May 2017, 20:46
Replies: 1
Views: 778
Posted By bartolli
Fab!

Fab!
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 25th April 2017, 08:17
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By bartolli
:t:

:t:
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 27th February 2017, 09:32
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By bartolli
like this:

like this:
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 27th February 2017, 09:12
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By bartolli
I made a similar one to that YouTube video, but...

I made a similar one to that YouTube video, but instead of a lens cap I found a plastic tub of sodium bicarbonate fitted my Zeiss lens perfectly. Being longer than a lens cap gives much more support...
Forum: VideoScoping Monday 13th February 2017, 09:10
Replies: 2
Views: 3,870
Posted By bartolli
Some cameras have "macro focus" or "macro zoom"...

Some cameras have "macro focus" or "macro zoom" settings which can sometimes help with focussing on closeup stuff when zoomed.
Forum: VideoScoping Monday 13th February 2017, 09:00
Replies: 2
Views: 3,870
Posted By bartolli
Assuming that you are altering the zoom on the...

Assuming that you are altering the zoom on the camera and not the scope, then as you zoom out the camera the focal length of the lens changes and it can no longer focus on the scope image.
You get a...
Forum: Clywd Thursday 26th January 2017, 14:23
Replies: 270
Views: 41,198
Posted By bartolli
Cant believe its been 1.5 years since I posted in...

Cant believe its been 1.5 years since I posted in this forum wot I started ages ago!

Anyway, beautiful 6m walk with my dog yesterday on a bright sunny but cold January day from Rhewl (West of...
Forum: Mammals Tuesday 1st November 2016, 19:19
Replies: 9
Views: 4,446
Posted By bartolli
Doesn't look quite right to me but I'm no...

Doesn't look quite right to me but I'm no poo-ologist! Looks like it's got berries or fruit stones in it?
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Monday 31st October 2016, 18:55
Replies: 13
Views: 6,677
Posted By bartolli
Thanks for the tips! I ended up getting a thermos...

Thanks for the tips! I ended up getting a thermos ultimate, very pleased with it, coffee still v hot at the end of the day!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 24th October 2016, 12:12
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By bartolli
Many thanks :)

Many thanks :)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 22nd October 2016, 20:06
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By bartolli
Ok, thanks for the comments all!

Ok, thanks for the comments all!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 22nd October 2016, 16:05
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By bartolli
ID geese in flight from call, Chester UK

Another Goose question!!!

Now we are back in the season of goose fly-overs, I get frustrated that I cant id the big flocks that fly over us most days. Generally in the morning they are heading...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 22nd October 2016, 09:56
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By bartolli
Lol! silly me! try this!

Lol! silly me! try this!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 22nd October 2016, 09:24
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By bartolli
Goose ID, Wirral UK

Among all the Canada geese at Burton Mere Wetlands yesterday there was this one.
You cant see on this photo but it had bright orange legs.
Guess its a hybrid of some sort?
Ta.
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Thursday 20th October 2016, 07:19
Replies: 13
Views: 6,677
Posted By bartolli
Many thanks for all the comments! I think I'll...

Many thanks for all the comments!

I think I'll have to invest in one of the thermos models, you get what you pay for I guess!

Pinewood: yes I do preheat the flask and milk, but thanks for the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Wednesday 19th October 2016, 16:43
Replies: 13
Views: 6,677
Posted By bartolli
The thermos stainless steel ultimate mkII seems...

The thermos stainless steel ultimate mkII seems to fit the bill, but pricey.
Has anyone used one of these? Claims to keep hot for 24 hrs!
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Wednesday 19th October 2016, 16:09
Replies: 13
Views: 6,677
Posted By bartolli
Angry can anyone reccommend a decent thermos flask?

Now that it's getting colder, I'm getting fed up of lukewarm/cold coffee.
I've had 3 different flasks and none of them have been any good, barely drinkable lukewarm coffee after a mere 2 hours in the...
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 3rd October 2016, 10:21
Replies: 0
Views: 702
Posted By bartolli
Black Redstarts in Vallee d'aosta Italy

Just returned from a non-birding holiday in this beautiful little corner of Italy, and one of its many pleasures is watching the black redstarts that seem to be so common here. We saw them right...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 16th August 2016, 18:15
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By bartolli
great, reckon that's it, many thanks for your...

great, reckon that's it, many thanks for your reply!
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Tuesday 16th August 2016, 17:23
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By bartolli
Lovely yellow spider, Chester UK

While sitting on the grass in our local park, Chester NW UK, I noticed this spider crawling up my arm.

Gorgeous thing, his body was about 3-4mm across, can anyone id it for me?

Luv his high-vis...
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