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  1. Tord S Eriksson

    What is this butterfly?!

    My wife caught this out in the wild today, in Southern Sweden. Can't find it in our reference books, nor anywhere else.
  2. Tord S Eriksson

    Blackbird legs

    Hello, The blackbirds around here in Gothenburg all have blackish legs, except the females that are lighter greyish. But in a bird book about birds in Thailand, I found that the Common Blackbird (Turdus merula) was supposed to have yellow legs. That must be a mistake by the artist?! Or are...
  3. Tord S Eriksson

    I made a BIG mistake today!

    I love my Vortex Razor HD, with its wide angle eye piece, but today I managed to unscrew it from its base mount (I tried to adjust the eye shade (if that's the name)), The lenses fell out, all accounted for, but how are they supposed to sit?! Which side, which way?! Does anyone know?! In the...
  4. Tord S Eriksson

    Beginning digiscoping

    This weekend we, the wife and I, went on a trip and came back with a nice new spotting scope, a Vortex Razor HD 20-60x85, and did some digiscoping on the way, and some more serious tests when back at base. Not all smooth sailing, but I've learned a lot (tried it a long time ago, with my Kowa...
  5. Tord S Eriksson

    Hi from Göteborg, Sweden

    Well, where to begin?! I think my dad is the man behind my interest in birds: John Eriksson, my dad, who even as a kid in the 1920's was a keen bird-watcher/bird-listener (he had bad eye-sight, but excellent hearing) - his best friend as a youth was the - later to become - famous nature...