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Forum: Binoculars Sunday 5th July 2020, 19:34
Replies: 38
Views: 1,245
Posted By opisska
Yep, and two out of three my new LED lights...

Yep, and two out of three my new LED lights (mammalwatching gear for me) run on batteries that have a similar shape to an AA battery, just a bit bigger, and inside of this package is a Li-ion...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 5th July 2020, 11:40
Replies: 38
Views: 1,245
Posted By opisska
That's just a misunderstanding. Hard built-in...

That's just a misunderstanding. Hard built-in accumulators are terrible. Standardized exchangeable accumulators that can be charged in the device are great! You can treat it as a device with built-in...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 2nd July 2020, 20:30
Replies: 38
Views: 1,245
Posted By opisska
I must admit that this stabilised bino idea...

I must admit that this stabilised bino idea sounds interesting. But do I understand it correctly that they all work with AAs or similar and can't charge them internally? Then I am not surprised...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 22nd June 2020, 20:46
Replies: 94
Views: 6,552
Posted By opisska
Animals are weak. In human mating a lot is...

Animals are weak. In human mating a lot is possible (http://twitpic.com/633kq0)
Forum: Binoculars Monday 22nd June 2020, 14:44
Replies: 36
Views: 2,893
Posted By opisska
Yeah, this was the model that basically convinced...

Yeah, this was the model that basically convinced me to buy binoculars. I went to visit my friend who has a shop with optics and told him I am considering it, but all cheap binos I have seen before...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 22nd June 2020, 07:06
Replies: 208
Views: 5,221
Posted By opisska
Has everyone forgotten Sir Richard Paddyfield,...

Has everyone forgotten Sir Richard Paddyfield, the reknown admirer of pipits?
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 21st June 2020, 17:51
Replies: 208
Views: 5,221
Posted By opisska
But it isn't used just by English speakers, as I...

But it isn't used just by English speakers, as I have explained above. Your language is the closest thing that we have to a universal world language, you will have to accept that. It isn't so bad...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 21st June 2020, 17:34
Replies: 208
Views: 5,221
Posted By opisska
Yeah, I am quite torn on that suggestion of...

Yeah, I am quite torn on that suggestion of non-English names. Because I like the philosophy, but don't like the practical impact. To be fair, I think something like "Nene" is still much easier for...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 21st June 2020, 17:14
Replies: 208
Views: 5,221
Posted By opisska
But why does someone interested in bird...

But why does someone interested in bird automatically have to share your interest in language? To me, your line of argumentation is simply abusing the fact that birds need to have a name for...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 21st June 2020, 12:43
Replies: 208
Views: 5,221
Posted By opisska
My main objection is with the semipalmated birds,...

My main objection is with the semipalmated birds, I think it's a nice mnemonic, that they are "semi-", just a little. We also always upon seeing or discussing one immediately remember the classic...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Sunday 21st June 2020, 09:41
Replies: 27
Views: 1,771
Posted By opisska
Interesting how the Bittern changed seemingly...

Interesting how the Bittern changed seemingly adapted to elude birders. When we were there in February 2018, it was rather easy to see, running between cover once in a while. On the other hand, back...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Sunday 21st June 2020, 09:01
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By opisska
HDDs shouldn't exhibit bit errors, because of...

HDDs shouldn't exhibit bit errors, because of control cheksums. You still can get larger corruptions, but then such a software presumably only tells you it's corrupted (as it's not feasible to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 21st June 2020, 07:36
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By opisska
It may not be exactly this bird, but the plovers...

It may not be exactly this bird, but the plovers in the area have been actually discussed here, only 6 years ago :) https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=295919

Apart of those, Little Ringed...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 20th June 2020, 18:56
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By opisska
Interesting! I still can't internally accept the...

Interesting! I still can't internally accept the bill :) but the pattern is otherwise quite good. Long-toed Stints were there as well and explain this bird so well, we just didn't connect it.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 20th June 2020, 18:00
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By opisska
Sandpipers Cambodia

Some old photos from November 2014 (how is it that long?) along with a presumably Lesser Sand Plover, there are three other birds (the separate one is a different individual) of two species.

- the...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Saturday 20th June 2020, 14:58
Replies: 94
Views: 6,552
Posted By opisska
You have White-faced Plover? Seems pretty hard,...

You have White-faced Plover? Seems pretty hard, considering that "proper" Kentish overlaps with it and White-faced is rare (Chandler's Shorebirds of "Northern hemisphere" even says that it's not...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Saturday 20th June 2020, 09:54
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By opisska
Really depends on what you store the digital...

Really depends on what you store the digital images on - that's the thing to degrade, not the image itself, that's just an abstract concept. Sadly, a lot of storage methods are sort of "all or...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 19th June 2020, 17:16
Replies: 208
Views: 5,221
Posted By opisska
Not only a teenager, I am 38 this year and there...

Not only a teenager, I am 38 this year and there is no sign of slowdown in the zitting :)
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 19th June 2020, 16:46
Replies: 208
Views: 5,221
Posted By opisska
You people call Zitting Cisticola "Fan-tailed...

You people call Zitting Cisticola "Fan-tailed Warbler"? There seems to be a completely different New World Warbler of that name, isn't it confusing?
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 19th June 2020, 12:48
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By opisska
I have Princeton Field Guide Birds of Southern...

I have Princeton Field Guide Birds of Southern Africa (Sinclair et al.) it covers the whole southern part of Africa and I quite like it, even though the larks and zisticolas could use a bit more...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 19th June 2020, 10:44
Replies: 208
Views: 5,221
Posted By opisska
I am in favor of changing Sandwich Tern, it...

I am in favor of changing Sandwich Tern, it always makes me hungry, which is not good for my body (only recently it doesn't matter as procuring a sandwich has become daunting due to corona)....
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 19th June 2020, 09:01
Replies: 208
Views: 5,221
Posted By opisska
I think it's time I bestow on this thread my...

I think it's time I bestow on this thread my favorite thing in bird nomenclature ever. I know I have probably posted it a few times already, but it's just too relevant. In Czech (I have not enough...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 18th June 2020, 17:00
Replies: 94
Views: 6,552
Posted By opisska
What a fascinating island though! Never heard of...

What a fascinating island though! Never heard of it, now I don't understand how I kept overlooking it on the map, it's so big. If it gets its own Owl species, then it looks like a brilliant...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 18th June 2020, 11:18
Replies: 208
Views: 5,221
Posted By opisska
From Polish names, we recently run into Zaganiac...

From Polish names, we recently run into Zaganiac maly, (Booted Warbler), which is just incredibly funny - but I feel like it has to be funny even in Polish, no? In Czech I read it as "a small person...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 17th June 2020, 20:23
Replies: 208
Views: 5,221
Posted By opisska
That's a cursed species, it's name in Czech is...

That's a cursed species, it's name in Czech is just a gibberish word (probably some old long disused word, but doesn't even sound like anything). Let's call it "unnameable harrier" and it's solved!
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