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    Who here uses a monopod for viewing?

    The K&F monopod/walking stick that I have is used both as a walking stick and to stabilise a camera. It's basically a walking stick with a quarter inch tripod thread on the top. It has lever locks on the legs so it's fairly quick and easy to extend the height when you need to. It's a bit thicker...
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    SF, NL: wide-field binoculars... why now?

    Years ago I was told by the chairman of a large division of a multi-national (not an optics business) that they had a number of products developed and ready to be put into production, but were holding back from doing so. As the market leaders they had no great incentive. Why incur the...
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    Help with Devon, UK bird ID please

    Many thanks Andrew.
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    Help with Devon, UK bird ID please

    Seen in a Devon farmland hedgerow today (March 14th 2022). Wondered if this might be a early arrival Whinchat?
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    Back-up Storage

    As I don't have a Windows system anymore, I'm far from the best person to help you in setting up your automated back up, but if you do get baffled by something, you're welcome to message me and I'll help if I can.
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    Back-up Storage

    I would suggest that the starting point is to confirm where your data is now using Windows Explorer. If your D: drive is empty then it should be on the C: drive, which will be your computers internal drive. As others have said, it's best to have your data on the internal (C:) drive as it...
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    First serious birding camera advice (budget €2000 - 3000)

    I second the mirrorless recommendation. In my case I switched from Canon DSLR to Fujifilm mirrorless a few years ago and would never go back. The smaller size and weight of the Fuji means that I take it with me far more than I used to with the Canon. Although elderly, my 40D was a similar weight...
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    Hello from West Devon, UK. How common is this Blackbird?

    First post on the forum, hoping you're a friendly bunch. This blackbird is has been a garden visitor for over a year now. How common is this kind of mutation?