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  1. walterb

    Are birds on a no salt diet?

    I was worried about making suet with something that had salt in it. Peanut butter does. It sounds to me like normal birds (not sea birds) should be fed things that don't have salt added, when possible. thanks.
  2. walterb

    Are birds on a no salt diet?

    I read that salt will kill birds. Then I read that they were talking about parakeets or some other caged birds. I then read (see link) that salt helps birds just like people. I’ve read online NEVER feed birds salted nuts, etc. I’m not sure what to believe or if no salt true or not? I see...
  3. walterb

    Recipe for pileated woodpecker crack?

    Hi, I’m looking for a suet recipe that will be virtually irresistible to pileated woodpeckers. I found a general woodpecker reciepe that consists of peanut butter, lard, flour, and sugar. I was wondering if anybody had any other recipes that would drive them out of the trees and on to the...
  4. walterb

    What birds are these?

    I was bored one night about 5 years ago and decided I wanted a unique avatar. So I took my point and shoot and shot a few frames of my own eye and then used Adobe After effects to creating the lightning. :-O At some point I'll get bored again and change it. :t:
  5. walterb

    What birds are these?

    thanks. this was my first attempt at using my studio strobes to take photos of birds at my feeder.
  6. walterb

    What birds are these?

    thanks. I assumed the finch was a purple finch but someone at worked looked it up and said it was a house finch. After looking at the photo, I believed they were correct, but wanted to check. The chipping sparrow seems to like to hug the ground vs. be up in the trees. The woodpecker wasn't...
  7. walterb

    What birds are these?

    I took these shots yesterday. Song Sparrow or Tree Sparrow? Hairy or Downy WoodPecker? House finch or Purple Finch? thanks http://altonillinois.com/Birds/
  8. walterb

    Ivory Billed WoodPecker (weekend trip to Cache River, Arkansas)

    I think for birdwatching you would be better off with a kayak. it can get places in that swamp you can't get to in a johnboat.
  9. walterb

    Ivory Billed WoodPecker (weekend trip to Cache River, Arkansas)

    Hi, The tropical mountains of Hawaii, and the swamps of Arkansas are completely different. I’ve been to both and only one has an Navy of small boats patrolling up and down the bayou with anti-aircraft guns blazing at incoming waterfowl. If a few woodpeckers can successfully survive flying...
  10. walterb

    New Nikon S4 Digiscoping Camera?

    thanks thanks
  11. walterb

    New Nikon S4 Digiscoping Camera?

    Any comments about this camera that just came out? http://www.dpreview.com/news/0509/05090103nikon_coolpixs4.asp thanks
  12. walterb

    Olympus C-4000 and Yukon 100x - combination for digiscoping?

    Hi, I just bought one. here is my quick review. http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=34505
  13. walterb

    Yukon 6-100x100

    My scope arrived today. Here is a quick review with photos... http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=34505
  14. walterb

    Yukon 6x100x100 Spotting Scope (Digiscoping Photos)

    A few more shots. Here a few more shots including the blackbird.
  15. walterb

    Yukon 6x100x100 Spotting Scope (Digiscoping Photos)

    I received my Yukon 6-100x100 Spotting scope today! This will be a very quick review because I plan to put the scope through the paces over the next few weeks, and at that point I’ll be able to give you my full opinion. In a Nutshell I bought this scope on Ebay for $199 as a...
  16. walterb

    Yukon 6-100x100

    FYI: I just bought a Yukon 100mm scope on ebay for $199. as soon as it arrives, I'll test it out and I should have some test photos to share in a few weeks. thanks.
  17. walterb

    Yukon 6-100x100

    I have found some reviews of this scope. I plan on buying one soon and I promise Iwill post some test photos as soon as possible. In the meantime, here are the reviews I found. From Amazon : (5 out of 5 stars from all reviews) From a birding enthusiast, November 1, 2004 I first saw this...
  18. walterb

    Olympus C-4000 and Yukon 100x - combination for digiscoping?

    how do you like the Yukon 100x? thanks
  19. walterb

    Celestron Ultima 80 ED? (Help!)

    Here is a review from Astro-mart. on the Ultima 100ED. http://www.astromart.com/articles/article.asp?article_id=232 to save your self 5 minutes of reading, the bottom line is a big thumbs down..
  20. walterb

    Canon Powershot S2 IS for Digiscoping?

    That was about what I figured, but I was wondering if a DSLR would be better than this? Is the Vignetting better/worse/same for a 2" eyepiece vs. 1.25? thanks
  21. walterb

    Canon Powershot S2 IS for Digiscoping?

    Canon has a new 5MP camera coming out in June with a 12x optical zoon, and a teleconverter lens (optional) that will make it 24x. The thing I like about this camera (at least on paper) is it has the same processor as the 350D/Rebel XT, and has 30fps movie clips. My question is given what is...
  22. walterb

    Ivory Billed WoodPecker (weekend trip to Cache River, Arkansas)

    that's what the Conservation officer told me. I guess he knows. I saw a bunch of dead armidillos on the road driving around the area also.. Its a neat place, I would like to go back, Ivory bill or not.
  23. walterb

    Ivory Billed WoodPecker (weekend trip to Cache River, Arkansas)

    I headed out of St. Louis Missouri for the Cache River area, not really knowing where I was going , but I just knew this was the place to be this past weekend. I wanted to take a good photo of the Ivory Bill. I wished it were still alive since I’ve been about 8 years old seeing it in my bird...
  24. walterb

    Ivory-billed Woodpecker Re discovered ?

    I just got back from the Cache River area where the bird was seen. I spent the weekend there on a State owned refuge that somewhat overlaps the federal area. About 2 miles from where the Ivory Bill has been spotted. Its completely legal to be in this area as there are fishermen running...
  25. walterb

    Celestron 80ED APO Refractor for digiscoping?

    This APO refractor just came out at the end of 2004. Its priced at a little over $400 USD. I've read two reviews and both really like this scope, but they were more from an Astronomy standpoint. Has anybody tried one of these for Digiscoping? thanks...
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