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  1. GiG

    Sony RX10 1V the new boy.

    As Niels has said, keep the other settings you've set up, but change the location of the focusing rectangle and resave for MR2.
  2. GiG

    Sony RX10 1V the new boy.

    It's been a while since I set this up but try as follows: To programme the settings such as BIF: set up your required selections such as A, Iso, Focus Area etc. Then in the menu, go to Camera Settings 1, page 3 of 14 and go to the "Memory" option. Select which Memory location (1, 2 and 3 are on...
  3. GiG

    Sony RX10 1V the new boy.

    This is a link posted previously - Post #119 - which I've used.
  4. GiG

    Some recent ring observations

    Really quick reply from Paul Roper of North Thames Gull Group. One that doesn't seem to be encountered much - ringed at Pitsea landfill in March 2017, seen at Bexley Tip, Kent in June 2018 then nothing until the last three weeks at Ipswich docks.
  5. GiG

    Some recent ring observations

    No sightings from the garden lately apart from the resident male Blackbird (detailed above). I did go for my first walk for a while to the local park and waterfront yesterday and found this colour-ringed Herring Gull - orange ring with black code UA6Z. Checking CR-Birding it seems to be one from...
  6. GiG

    Night vision equipment for mortals

    Hi Jan, I was really pleased with the footage. I only used the built-in illuminator - I actually turned it down a step as, on the first video, the eye shine was very bright. I had been tempted to purchase an external one but wanted to see how it would perform first - maybe on distance stuff it...
  7. GiG

    Night vision equipment for mortals

    I was tempted with getting a thermal monocular but they were outside the budget I had. I opted for a night vision monocular and went for a Bushnell Z2 6x50. Limited to the garden but tonight had a nice surprise with two Foxes. I couldn't see them at all but I heard a snap of a twig and switched...
  8. GiG

    Some recent ring observations

    I've now had feedback on the Greylag Goose. This was from Lee of the Hickling goose ring project The bird you saw was an adult female ringed at Hickling broad in 2012. This bird has been interesting as it has moved quite a way from the ringing site (moulting site) since being ringed. This bird...
  9. GiG

    Some recent ring observations

    Yes, you could be right. I have been emailed by a local birder who has seen this bird previously.
  10. GiG

    Netherlands (LWFG Special) - Dec 2016

    I had a read of the paper, linked in the report (Lesser White-fronted Geese in The Netherlands: a review of trends, phenology, distribution patterns and origin Kees Koffijberg & Erik van Winden) and it states: "Reports of colour-ringed birds have clearly shown that the Lesser White-fronted...
  11. GiG

    Some recent ring observations

    No, not had a reply. I had a walk through the park today but most of the pools were covered in ice and no sign of the Little Egret.
  12. GiG

    Phonescoping - shots, settings and combos

    Hi Mike, I can tell they're Spoonbills but maybe wouldn't have guessed at the mudflats and tidal creeks! Great video - talking of World Wetlands Day and feeding on rhizomes reminded me of watching a Purple Swamphen in the Ebro Delta, a fantastic wetland that I got to visit last February. This...
  13. GiG

    Phonescoping - shots, settings and combos

    Nice video Mike. I ought to try more videoscoping. Spoonbills are great birds, last year there were good numbers in Suffolk, sadly didn't get to see the big flock that was up the coast. Gi
  14. GiG

    SIGN UP FOR APRIL 5, 2021 BIG BIRD WATCH FOR ALL MEMBERS:

    I'll join, enjoyed it last year. Ipswich, Suffolk, UK
  15. GiG

    Some recent ring observations

    After doing the Big Garden Bird Watch this morning I went for my first walk this year. Going through my local park I saw a colour-ringed Little Egret. I had trouble seeing all of the code but think it was CCC 999. On research looks like it is from a UK and Ireland scheme so I have sent details...
  16. GiG

    Big Garden Birdwatch 2021

    Weather was poor yesterday so glad today was brighter and drier to take part. 32 House Sparrow 4 Blackbird 5 Blue Tit 1 Great Tit 2 Dunnock 2 Robin 2 Collared Dove 1 Magpie 2 Woodpigeon 2 Goldfinch 1 Wren Only just the last species before the hour ended. No Chaffinch - the first time ever I've...
  17. GiG

    Phonescoping - shots, settings and combos

    Hi Mike, Nice videos, be interested to see more. Sorry to hear about your scope - that's bad news. I changed phone model in the Autumn, now have Huawei P40 Pro. Not had a lot of opportunity to use it, so far not as sharp as I was hoping, some of it due to the typical requirement for...
  18. GiG

    Common Cranes in winter

    Some information here on the Cranes wintering in Extremadura - http://visit-western-spain.com/the-crane-grus-grus-in-extremadura/. I was in the area several years ago but too late to see them.
  19. GiG

    Some recent ring observations

    I have had info back from the BTO for the Blue Tit - it was ringed as aged juvenile, sex unknown on 14-Aug-2015 - making it over 5 years old. This was 4km from where I live.
  20. GiG

    Some recent ring observations

    There has been a male House Sparrow in the garden the last few years with a metal ring (TS52628). It is one of the main males holding territory that I saw during again this Spring but, with the colony now up to 30+ birds, I haven't managed to see if it is still present - I do hope so. These are...
  21. GiG

    Some recent ring observations

    It is. Interestingly on the BTO submission form, when you tick the box to say the bird is alive the options given don't include from photos - obviously not as easy as reading colour rings! Shame about the Sparrowhawk but at last you had a recovery. Amazing birds to see close up, I've seen a...
  22. GiG

    Some recent ring observations

    Thanks. I have had info back from the BTO for the Blackbird - it was ringed during the year it was hatched, sex male on 28-Nov-2012 - making it over 8 years old. This was less than a mile from where I live so definitely likes the area!
  23. GiG

    Some recent ring observations

    Well today it was worth sitting in the cold watching the feeders. I finally completed the Blue Tit ring, finding it has just been one bird, present since late November. Ring identification Z497183. Will be sending details to the BTO shortly. I also saw my first Chaffinch of the winter, very...
  24. GiG

    Some recent ring observations

    On my old patch, near to my previous job, I would regularly sight colour-ringed birds. Being an estuary I had an interesting selection of waders, gulls and the odd other species. It did get to a point where I realised I would be scanning a flock of waders but would be checking the legs first...
  25. GiG

    For Id - Rownhams (Hants)

    Indeed. I was lucky to have found a nymph in my garden this year - wouldn't mind seeing an adult too. Gi
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