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  1. Ian Byrnes

    WARBLER ID please.

    Good Morning...took this shot in the Wyre Forest, Worcestershire over the weekend & can't get a proper ID. Can you help please. (Got no call by the way) Regards Ian
  2. Ian Byrnes

    What kind of WARBLER is this please?

    Good Morning...took this shot in the Wyre Forest, Worcestershire over the weekend & can't get a proper ID. Can you help please. (Got no call by the way) Regards Ian
  3. Ian Byrnes

    Puxton Marsh - Worcestershire.

    A fellow birder took this yesterday & we can't identify. Help required please. This is the only photo.
  4. Ian Byrnes

    Blue tooth shutter control

    I use a PhoneSkope bluetooth shutter control with a Samsung S10 but find it's bit precarious & unreliable. Does anyone use a rock solid, work all the time, control?
  5. Ian Byrnes

    Phonescoping - Blurry spot in all photos - Advice

    Over the last 2 weeks a conspicuous blurred spot is appearing in all of my photos. I use a Samsung S9 Plus (12MP) on a PhoneSkope attachment to a Zeiss Diascope 85T*FL...20-75. To try and remedy the problem I have thoroughly cleaned all lenses on both the scope and camera, to no avail. I have...
  6. Ian Byrnes

    FRETHERNE, Glos.

    FRETHERNE....only my 3rd visit yesterday.....weather and scenery beautiful ....tide high at 9 am. Managed to see one of the Little Owls and a bonus...appeared to be a Black Redstart (not 100% sure ...grainy photo below) plus moulting Common Redstart. Hundreds of Gulls, a good number of Shelduck...
  7. Ian Byrnes

    Female Whinchat or Redstart ID please

    Could you please ID for me....female Whinchat or Redstart ? Excuse poor pic. Many thanks
  8. Ian Byrnes

    Gull ID please

    Are these GBB Gulls juveniles. The difference between GBB, LBB, Heuglin & Heron juveniles is confusing me... Could you please help? Taken in Worcestershire today.
  9. Ian Byrnes

    ID help please - 2 Warblers Worcestershire

    Pics 1-3 look like a Spotted Flycatcher....the spots/flecks on breast were quite distinctive but the eye flash foxed me or (Grasshopper W doubt it though) Pics 3&4 look like Lesser WT juvenile or Marsh Warbler juvenile... Be grateful for help....seen Ripple Worcs today...Wetland...
  10. Ian Byrnes

    Great or Lesser Juvenile BB Gull

    Help please Lesser or Great Juvenile BB Gull....3 seen together at Grimley Worcs today.
  11. Ian Byrnes

    The beauty of phonescoping

    There are few threads to phonescoping with, what seems, some reluctance from many to accept the real benefits and buzz you can get from experiencing it. I appreciate that for moving targets its difficult to get a good shot but the thrill of using a high magnification zoom with a smartphone zoom...
  12. Ian Byrnes

    Wader - is it a Redshank?

    I saw this way in the distance at Ripple gravel pits and couldn't identify. I presumed a Redshank but it has a stripe across the eye. Your opinion please. Photo grainy I'm afraid.
  13. Ian Byrnes

    Worcestershire- Ripple & Clifton

    Both Riplple & Clifton were worth visits over the last few days. Good numbers of Egyptian Geese at both. Little Egret, Redshank, LRPloverrs, Oystercatchers with young....etc
  14. Ian Byrnes

    Hybrid Goose ?

    Is this a hybrid domestic Goose & Mallard or am I losing the plot?
  15. Ian Byrnes

    I'm a bino bore !

    Am I bird watcher or a bino freak.......? I can't stop looking at binocular reviews and tech specs to get me to the holy grail of bird vision. It's this obsession that's lead me to Birdforum. I started with Nikon Aculon 8x42's, tried a couple of zooms, went on to roof prisms then went for closer...