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  1. Allen

    Swarovski ATX 25-60 x 65mm; some new owner questions

    Thanks Horukuru. My personal view is that the resistance that Swarovski have introduced is a bit too much but will see if I can live with it.
  2. Allen

    ATX - stiff zoom?

    Just found this thread and, having recently bought ATX 65, it at least confirms that I'm not alone in being surprised at the resistance of the zoom ring. There's definitely no way of turning it using just fingers on the top of the ring like can be done with the focus ring, need a full...
  3. Allen

    July Moths

    I certainly believe (with no scientific evidence barring the comparison of John trap catches to mine!) that having any wildlife corridor alongside increases catch. My garden has no discernible corridor to connect it even though I'm about a mile or so from John and the catch number reflect this...
  4. Allen

    Swarovski ATX 25-60 x 65mm; some new owner questions

    Update. Exchanged the objective module and much better. Even the dealer easily found the sticky point on the original one without me telling him where it was. So back to the zoom now. I had a chance to test this out on the BBAlbatross at Bempton yesterday. Unlike the focus ring which I can turn...
  5. Allen

    July Moths

    Thanks Andy and yes I meant Four dotted....I always put the numbers (usually 1 in my trap lol) after the species but I see the confusion now. All sorted.
  6. Allen

    July Moths

    In which case my copy of the Concise guide is mislabelled! The moth in question in photo + the guide plate
  7. Allen

    July Moths

    Four dotted Footman Cybosia mesomella per Townsend/Waring guide. But I guess maybe its called four spotted now!
  8. Allen

    July Moths

    To those with more expertise than I; are the Dingy Shell and 4 Dotted Footman that I had over the weekend of note or species which is expected in south in the right place? I've not had them previously. Thanks
  9. Allen

    Pugs for ID

    You may be right Rosario. Pattern seems good...lack of green certainly threw me. Just leaves 1 and 2 now.
  10. Allen

    July Moths

    And for night 17th Coronet 8 Rosy footman 3 Peppered moth 2 Bufftip 2 Common footman 1 Willow beauty 1 Green pug 2 Small magpie 1 Lobster 1 Brimstone 1 Riband wave 6 V pug 2 Oak Hooktip 1 Phoenix 1 Scarce footman 2 Early thorn 1 Spectacle 1 True lovers knot 1 Garden carpet 1 Tawny barred Angle 1
  11. Allen

    July Moths

    A couple of good nights. Firstly for night of 18th Carpet sp...help am going moth blind! Coronet 4 Box moth 1 Riband wave 9 Scarce Footman 2 Black Arches 4 September Thorn? I struggle with this and August..help please Peppered Moth 1 Brimstone 1 Leopard moth 2 H and D 2 Large YU 1 Flame 1...
  12. Allen

    Pugs for ID

    Bump
  13. Allen

    Pugs for ID

    I've had a try at these but only have guesses for 2. The other 2 no idea! 1. Worn Bordered Pug? 2. No idea 3. Mottled Pug? 4. Maybe same as 3.
  14. Allen

    Leica Ultravid HD 10x42 value?

    Sorry NDHunter, just saw your question. I'm in the UK so looks like £800-900 quid is roughly expectation
  15. Allen

    July Moths

    You guys are so lucky! Am in rural Surrey this weekend which is usually much better than my urban Hampshire garden. But last night was just singles of a tatty Pine Hawkmoth, Elephant Hawkmoth, Riband Wave, Bufftip, Peppered Moth, Uncertain, Lackey, Double Square spot, Scarce Footman and a couple...
  16. Allen

    July Moths

    Thanks Aeshna.....I suspected Scarce Footman so good to have a second opinion
  17. Allen

    July Moths

    Just got through this mornings catch. 3 for ID / confirmation please. Common Emerald Uncertain Pale Tussock (? Pic attached as didn't look like ones I am used to) Small Phoenix Heart and club Privet Hawkmoth Elephant Hawkmoth Green Pug Flame Garden Carpet Swallow tailed Moth Dark Arches (half a...
  18. Allen

    July Moths

    Thanks Andy, on review I'd agree Large Yellow...not sure how I arrived at Lunar!
  19. Allen

    July Moths

    Thanks Andy....
  20. Allen

    July Moths

    Thanks Andy...maybe I'm getting carried away and its Large.
  21. Allen

    Tripod head with handle locking?

    Yes I do agree with that there is less fluidity and more play on these.....I just find having to use 2 separate fixings to fix the view more fiddly and time consuming....maybe its just something I need to take the plunge on and do more so that it becomes muscle memory as i know most birders...
  22. Allen

    Micros (I assume!) for ID

    Thanks
  23. Allen

    Micros (I assume!) for ID

    3 for anyone who fancies ID ing.
  24. Allen

    July Moths

    My best night this year for variety but mostly singles or 2 Elephant Hawk Moth Coronet Peppered Moth Willow Beauty Beautiful Hooktip Heart and Dart Lunar Yellow Underwing Riband Wave Buff tip Dark Arches Leopard Moth Bird Wing Spectacle Swallow tailed Moth Pleased with Bird Wing, Spectacle and...
  25. Allen

    Tripod head with handle locking?

    Thanks
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