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Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 20:36
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Steve Babbs
Thanks Paul. I think that's the email address I...

Thanks Paul. I think that's the email address I tried with no reply but the numbers will be useful.

I'm there in April.
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 21st January 2020, 20:16
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Steve Babbs
Thanks. We may well go for that. Was that...

Thanks. We may well go for that. Was that recently?
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 20th January 2020, 17:31
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Steve Babbs
Seeing Beesley's lark in northern Tanzania.

Although I am a big fan of looking for things myself rather than having a guide, I'm told that this isn't advisable with Beesley's lark. There is a website for the...
Forum: Sony Sunday 19th January 2020, 19:24
Replies: 236
Views: 41,305
Posted By Steve Babbs
I use a black rapid style strap. I certainly much...

I use a black rapid style strap. I certainly much prefer this to the original which I wouldn't consider using.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Wednesday 15th January 2020, 19:56
Replies: 23
Views: 995
Posted By Steve Babbs
Many thanks. That will be very useful. There...

Many thanks. That will be very useful. There certainly is a lot.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 13th January 2020, 18:54
Replies: 23
Views: 995
Posted By Steve Babbs
Many thanks in advance James.

Many thanks in advance James.
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 13th January 2020, 18:17
Replies: 23
Views: 995
Posted By Steve Babbs
That would be great James; as long as it doesn't...

That would be great James; as long as it doesn't involve you having to spend ages on it again. I'll be in Tanzania and Uganda but obviously there will be a big overlap and there's a high chance I'll...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Monday 13th January 2020, 17:28
Replies: 23
Views: 995
Posted By Steve Babbs
I've come across a few already - or ones that are...

I've come across a few already - or ones that are different from eBird e.g southern citril. I've got two trips planned to the region before October and, as sicklebill says field guide do tend to be...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Sunday 12th January 2020, 18:40
Replies: 23
Views: 995
Posted By Steve Babbs
Taxonomic changes since the Birds of East Africa was published.

Hi all

Does anyone have a list, or a link to a list, of the taxonomic changes since The Helm guide was published please?

Steve
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Friday 3rd January 2020, 09:43
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Steve Babbs
This was present on the 1st. There doesn't seem...

This was present on the 1st. There doesn't seem to be news since. According to Hugh Harrop - on the thread - less than 20 UK records since 1900 and this seems to be the 6th Irish record.
Forum: Conservation Thursday 19th December 2019, 19:10
Replies: 63
Views: 3,325
Posted By Steve Babbs
Just remind me what your degree is in John...

Just remind me what your degree is in John because you clearly do not understand the science behind energy loss as you move up food chains? Estimated at 90%. This is not a recent discovery: I read...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 16th December 2019, 17:20
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By Steve Babbs
I rented the Hilux. Good value. It's not a 4WD...

I rented the Hilux. Good value. It's not a 4WD but has good clearance. I wouldn't touch a scooter: part from anything else your health insurance won't cover you if you have an accident.

I had my...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Sunday 8th December 2019, 15:12
Replies: 8
Views: 815
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: 2,997
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: 24
Views: 1,686
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: 33
Views: 2,227
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: 579
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: 579
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: 579
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: 456
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: 579
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: 485
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: 63
Views: 3,325
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: 658
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: 236
Views: 41,305
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...
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