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Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Today, 11:52
Replies: 22
Views: 2,536
Posted By John Cantelo
However good it might be I'd have thought it'd be...

However good it might be I'd have thought it'd be hard to justify getting one at such a high price given several other similar options are out there for 25-30% of the cost. Long before these devices...
Forum: Swarovski Yesterday, 10:42
Replies: 659
Views: 31,646
Posted By John Cantelo
Yes, I think you're probably right.

Yes, I think you're probably right.
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 8th July 2020, 21:36
Replies: 659
Views: 31,646
Posted By John Cantelo
I don't think anyone has yet fully explained...

I don't think anyone has yet fully explained quite why they're quite so much more expensive than their stable mates. The ELs are roughly a third more than SLCs but the NL range is a 50% hike again....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th July 2020, 11:48
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By John Cantelo
Short-toed Larks PDF

I've re-used my drawings, added ID & other details in tabular form and, as requested, saved it as a pdf. (Although I'm not sure it's inevitable complexity makes it more helpful than the simpler...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 3rd July 2020, 20:29
Replies: 475
Views: 91,978
Posted By John Cantelo
Lynx now have details of 'All the Birds of the...

Lynx now have details of 'All the Birds of the World' on their website - see https://www.lynxeds.com/all-the-birds-of-the-world-highlights/ Tempting at 65.00€ pre-publication offer. Also good to...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 1st July 2020, 16:42
Replies: 659
Views: 31,646
Posted By John Cantelo
Not vulgar but realistic. How can Swarovski...

Not vulgar but realistic. How can Swarovski justify such an astronomical price? Given you can get a top-notch instrument for half the price (and a exceptional one for a quarter) I really do wonder...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 1st July 2020, 09:03
Replies: 659
Views: 31,646
Posted By John Cantelo
I'm assuming that they're so much more expensive...

I'm assuming that they're so much more expensive to cover development costs & tooling rather than any greater difficulty in production. I'd also assume that whatever trick they used to increase FoV...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 30th June 2020, 11:53
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By John Cantelo
Helm's 'Birds of Spain' (3rd edition 2016) states...

Helm's 'Birds of Spain' (3rd edition 2016) states under Great Grey Shrike that "Status uncertain but probably a scarce winter visitor to the N(orth)". As you will be aware the species was poorly...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 21st June 2020, 21:35
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By John Cantelo
Thanks for the plug, Mike.

Thanks for the plug, Mike.
Forum: Conservation Thursday 18th June 2020, 14:26
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By John Cantelo
The BBC report calls it "a controversial move" ...

The BBC report calls it "a controversial move" when, in reality, the only controversial matter is why narrow game shooting interests have been allowed to slaughter hares en masse for so long without...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 17th June 2020, 17:42
Replies: 208
Views: 5,231
Posted By John Cantelo
I very much doubt that the Black-lives-matter...

I very much doubt that the Black-lives-matter campaign is a significant factor here. The BLM movement started in 2013 but people have been dropping (or proposing the dropping of) eponymous bird...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 17th June 2020, 15:39
Replies: 208
Views: 5,231
Posted By John Cantelo
As ever, there's always an exception!

As ever, there's always an exception!
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 17th June 2020, 12:14
Replies: 208
Views: 5,231
Posted By John Cantelo
My immediate response is that no two word name...

My immediate response is that no two word name should ever be replaced by a three word name ....
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 16th June 2020, 16:47
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By John Cantelo
No, I wasn't aiming at you in particular (you'd...

No, I wasn't aiming at you in particular (you'd know it if I was) just the carping attitude shown by several people on this thread. The choice of someone who's "clearly, affluent" is and should be...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 16th June 2020, 13:28
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By John Cantelo
It's a shame people have responded to this post...

It's a shame people have responded to this post by envious sniping at the youngster for being fortunate enough to have parents who can provide him with top notch equipment. The critical thing is...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 14th June 2020, 09:05
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By John Cantelo
Review: Britain's Birds (2nd Edition)

As what follows is a review I thought I'd make it a separate post to the one already running about this book. I've also posted a version of this review on my blog with more comparative photos of the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 13th June 2020, 15:58
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By John Cantelo
Most do pass through the area it's true but in...

Most do pass through the area it's true but in the last few decades Common Magpies have increased enormously in that area although still not widespread. They've gone from being restricted to the...
Forum: Self Isolating Chat Room Saturday 13th June 2020, 12:31
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By John Cantelo
"Adventure Lit their Star" by journalist Kenneth...

"Adventure Lit their Star" by journalist Kenneth Allsop - about the Little Ringed Plover
"Great Northern?" by Arthur Ransome, the last of his Swallows and Amazons children's books.

Both involved...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 13th June 2020, 12:26
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By John Cantelo
Yes, Great Spotted Cuckoo.

Yes, Great Spotted Cuckoo.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 8th June 2020, 09:06
Replies: 475
Views: 91,978
Posted By John Cantelo
Another interesting book is on the horizon and...

Another interesting book is on the horizon and due to be published in August - Restoring the Wild: 60 Years of Rewilding our Skies, Woods and Waterways by Roy Dennis. Should be worth a read.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 5th June 2020, 20:11
Replies: 475
Views: 91,978
Posted By John Cantelo
Lynx have started promoting a 960 pp book called...

Lynx have started promoting a 960 pp book called "All the Birds of the World" due out in August. Anyone have any more details?
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 5th June 2020, 12:16
Replies: 475
Views: 91,978
Posted By John Cantelo
As I noted when I posted about it on this thread...

As I noted when I posted about it on this thread earlier (see post 401) some of Cofta's artwork (perhaps including plates from this work) can be seen at...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 4th June 2020, 20:40
Replies: 48
Views: 2,516
Posted By John Cantelo
Not quite. You surely mean ducks and gulls or as...

Not quite. You surely mean ducks and gulls or as they're properly known dulls ;););)
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 4th June 2020, 16:27
Replies: 48
Views: 2,516
Posted By John Cantelo
Smile You're a hard man to please, Steve. I don't...

You're a hard man to please, Steve.

I don't think the level of detail and comprehensiveness you seem to want is possible if the book is to remain remotely portable. I suspect that the in-depth...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 12:55
Replies: 9
Views: 1,991
Posted By John Cantelo
The issues are by no means resolved but as far as...

The issues are by no means resolved but as far as Spain is concerned I think we have moved on from "square one" although not nearly far enough. Electricity companies now have a legal obligation to...
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