• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

Search results

  1. Quacker

    in and around south tyneside

    Does anyone know or confirm the Trowls are still around? I assume they're still called this (Trow Quarry Owls in case anyone didn't)
  2. Quacker

    Kielder Ospreys - where best to view?

    Cheers Martin - though even at 75x (inc magnified haze of course) the current viewpoint at Leaplish seems a lot more distant than I remember the original viewpoint using the same scope! Old age/failing eyes.:C
  3. Quacker

    Kielder Ospreys - where best to view?

    Visited today and saw them from the "viewpoint" at Leaplish Waterside. Having recently returned from watching Ospreys nr Loch Garten and Loch Insh, too a trip today to visit our "own" (well, stretching a point a little with me being in Co. Durham). Have been put of the birding game for a few...
  4. Quacker

    Adult Osprey rescued from a Durham wood

    Any news on the Osprey? I actually heard of this via a footy website would you believe!! The finder of the bird posts on there from Sunny Croxdale;)
  5. Quacker

    Mull Next Week - Help

    Just noticed this thread - I was there 5-12 May, but for once my timing was out as it was very cold and quite windy on Mull. Everything was a little late getting in and was a little more tricky getting the target species. Sedge Warbler was not at Dervaig's reedbed and had to get mine on Iona...
  6. Quacker

    Northumbrian Birding

    What about the legendary Sammy - Titchwell's Black Winged Stilt which arrived there in 1993 and stayed for 12 years until his disappearance? Though I was not birding at the time, Sammy was at Druridge Pools July 31 to August 16 that year! 15-24 September 1987 was your bird Gill (I love...
  7. Quacker

    Where have they gone?

    I presume the clutch is much higher than 3 eggs now? - 8-10 is usually a good BT clutch from what I remember, sometimes more.
  8. Quacker

    SLR vs. Superzoom?

    Hi Mary I too have used a Panasonic "bridge" (they bridge the gap between digital and SLR I presume) camera in Florida. I mention this as the light is much better than here in northern England8-P I suppose it depends a lot on how much weight you want to carry around all day. DSLR quality...
  9. Quacker

    First time birding in Florida. Where to go?

    Absolutely Delia - hope you're well;) any chance to cross that border - you know me (though you'll probably not recognise me these days as I'm half the person I was lol) The old man and I are having a couple of trips to Florida as you can see the first is next week, then another couple of...
  10. Quacker

    First time birding in Florida. Where to go?

    Thanks Phil - always good to here a UK perspective. As luck would have it I am an early riser and some birding before breakfast sounds a great idea - even the Disney resorts will be quiet with all the tourists catching up on ther sleep;) Thanks again Andy - loads of information there - I'm...
  11. Quacker

    First time birding in Florida. Where to go?

    Not my first time in FLorida, but visiting Orlando (Disney) and have the use of a car to escape for a week and looking to do a spot of birding. Merritt Island is an area I fancy looking at and just after building up a list really. Doesn't have to be rarities at all. My knowledge of US birds...
  12. Quacker

    Which birdguides app for iphone4?

    Hi there As above really. There is the uk one and for a liitle extra the western Europe one. Reading the reviews is not helping me decide! Has anyone used both and which can they recommend and why? Am I correct in assuming the western Europe one includes all the uk data and more besides...
  13. Quacker

    Birding library recommendations please?

    I like any and many books (not just birds) but am updating or rather adding to the library;) I have many guides, the Bill Oddie/Stephen Moss type books, Migration, Where To.... guides, even a few dupes:eek!: I have The Big Year, and Arrivals & Rivals - could do with a few more of those type...
  14. Quacker

    Advanced Bird Id Guide: The Western Palearctic

    Late to the party (as ever) but have ordered this tonight on Keith D's recommendation and thumbs up! Always good to add something different to the libraryB (:
  15. Quacker

    Birding library recommendations please?

    Thanks Keith! - appreciate that one. (got another one now!) Long time no see - hope to catch up in the new year sir!:t: I had hoped a few others would recommend some titles. Especially with Crimbo coming;) I read the reviews on the likes of Amazon, but would prefer to read genuine reviews...
  16. Quacker

    Birding library recommendations please?

    I do prefer British birds/birding, although not exclusively. I've been very quiet in recent years - almost out of the loop, you might say. Seems a long time now since the Big Year and the Rivals & Arrivals books were purchased and as a result, was wondering if recent years had brought anything...
  17. Quacker

    Which Monthly Magazine would you advise?

    If/when you do subscribe to either (or both!) you will get a much better price than cover price and quite often a useful freebie or two:t:
  18. Quacker

    R.I.P Jim Morris

    Hello all. Just called to advise that Jim Morris, a regular poster on the ex-beeb forum lost his battle with cancer, somewhat fittingly at 11.11am on Sunday 11th. I know Jim loved to post on the ex-beebers site and post some of his lovely photographs on here too. I spoke to his wife, Rose...
  19. Quacker

    Great to see 'Bill Oddie' on the 'Wright Stuff' today

    Bill works best on hs own - well, apart from the Goodies 8-P
  20. Quacker

    Durham Birding

    Typical! went to Teesside the day BEFORE the Shrike turned up;) Ttat final pick of the Spotted Redshank pair, was that the one with the collection of converters? - scrubbed up quite cannyB (:
  21. Quacker

    Old kit c/w renewed enthusiasm?

    Thanks Neil - just thought I'd use existing gear, but never need a second invitation to spend or add to the collection :t:
  22. Quacker

    ID from this photo? Surely NOT!!!

    Can't even find the bunny! you must have a great collection of record shots;)
  23. Quacker

    Old kit c/w renewed enthusiasm?

    It's many years since I tried digiscoping, bought all the kit but had mixed results and resented carrying all the kit as well as the associated and well-documented frustrations. Now I've been gathering my kit and although not new it is all well cared for and in excellent working order. My...
  24. Quacker

    Mouldy's Kingdom (Diary of a frustrated birder)

    Alan if you're going to do this garden "bird-off" I suggest you start taking it a bit more seriously;) Only sabotage can save you now:eek!: Black Cats in Steve's garden might be a good start - scare off everything. Scratch that. With his luck it will be picked off by a stray Mull eagle in...
  25. Quacker

    ISO 12,800 image with no Flash

    I'd have just liked to see the image. Talk about throwing out the baby with the bath water:-O Forgot how life-and-death BF could be;)