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  1. Mike Crawley

    How to remove a head a tripod??

    If you turn the tripod upside down and look closely at the head of the centre column you should be able to see some bolts with a hex head or allen key head. Loosen them and you should be able to unscrew the head from the centre column. I'm not at home, so I’m unable to show you a photograph of...
  2. Mike Crawley

    Current RSPB 8x42 HD binoculars?

    That’s brilliant You can never beat actually looking through the binoculars before you buy - in my humble opinion Good Luck
  3. Mike Crawley

    Current RSPB 8x42 HD binoculars?

    The RSPB binoculars are rebadged Viking binoculars. Viking have the binoculars built in China. From the quoted price it seems that your wife liked the 8x42 RSPB HD, almost the top of the range and seem to represent decent value for money.
  4. Mike Crawley

    Anyone else like Birds AND planes?

    I have seen a video somewhere of a Hercules in the Machynlleth loop, I did wonder if that was where this Atlas was going
  5. Mike Crawley

    Anyone else like Birds AND planes?

    Upstream - towards Eryri (sort of !)
  6. Mike Crawley

    Anyone else like Birds AND planes?

    I visited Bodnant Gardens N.T. today, a few miles up the Conwy River from the coast and a regular spot for R.A.F. aircraft. I’ve seen Hawks (British Aerospace) many times but for the first time today an Airbus A400M Atlas put in an appearance. Really very low and following the river. Past...
  7. Mike Crawley

    Another From Costa Rica. Pigeon or Dove?

    In my humble opinion this is a White-winged Dove
  8. Mike Crawley

    I Need Help To Identify

    Butty, the OP’s bio says Florida
  9. Mike Crawley

    I Need Help To Identify

    fair enough, only looked at the pictures on my iPhone, I’ll have another look when I get home
  10. Mike Crawley

    I Need Help To Identify

    In my humble opinion both images are of Greater Yellowlegs
  11. Mike Crawley

    Parabolic vs Shotgun

    Sorry to take this thread a little away from the O.P.s original point but…. I imagine that capturing the ambience at a 6 Nations game is seen as important. If you are able to experience a live game in Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh or Paris (and I have) the atmosphere is incredibly electric and all...
  12. Mike Crawley

    Which parts of CR to visit?

    Lots of bird tour companies have Costa Rica trips, perhaps visit their websites and look up previous tours for suggestions ? for example, I went on this trip https://www.limosaholidays.co.uk/news-index/costa-rica-trip-report/ Hope that helps. It’s a fabulous country.
  13. Mike Crawley

    GRAN CANARIA - 2- 6th February 2024

    Don’t worry, we’re taking a couple of kids in the family group so we hope it is busy for extra playmates
  14. Mike Crawley

    GRAN CANARIA - 2- 6th February 2024

    Well, we’re back there in early April (my partner’s sons have booked as a "big birthday" treat) it’s school holidays so could be a tad busier ! ;)
  15. Mike Crawley

    GRAN CANARIA - 2- 6th February 2024

    I wasn’t aware that there were too many tourists in the Canary Islands. I was in Lanzarote a month ago, plenty of empty rooms in the hotel we used and getting a restaurant table on "the front" at Playa Blanca was easy - just walk in ! Birding was pretty slow, though
  16. Mike Crawley

    Anyone else like Birds AND planes?

    No pictures but just had a loud visit from an RAF Typhoon. Apparently it intercepted an S.A.S. Oslo - Manchester flight which lost communications over the North Sea...
  17. Mike Crawley

    Bird ID needed for small bird in rural Somerset, UK

    Nice Fieldfare but what happened to the key ? ;)
  18. Mike Crawley

    Poll: will you buy Swarovski AX Visio?

    not for me Canip (but nor is the AX) - I wouldn’t count a bird as being seen if I only saw it on a screen
  19. Mike Crawley

    Acronyms on Forums

    I find the use of two letter codes for American states confusing. example - hi, I’m Jim from Jefferson City, MO I have to go to google to look up what they mean ! TTFN (ta, ta, for now - English for goodbye)
  20. Mike Crawley

    Newborough Ravens, Anglesey

    I have seen some big gatherings of Raven in the area but can’t offer any specific advice It might be worth joining local facebook groups to get some advice/information:- https://m.facebook.com/groups/181840245662504/?ref=share https://m.facebook.com/groups/682203105274037/?ref=share be...
  21. Mike Crawley

    Which binocular(s) did you use today?

    Nice couple of miles ambling along the River Mersey in Stockport this afternoon. Decided to use my compact binoculars, just for a change. Really enjoyed them !
  22. Mike Crawley

    New AX Visio 10x32 binocular

    that’s O.K. it’s not a genuine review but a lighthearted demonstration
  23. Mike Crawley

    New AX Visio 10x32 binocular

    Found this YouTube video about this new piece of kit. Slightly tongue in cheek but interesting
  24. Mike Crawley

    Binocular eyepiece repair

    Opticron has a good customer service reputation. Get in touch and see if they can help
  25. Mike Crawley

    Poll: will you buy Swarovski AX Visio?

    I would not have one at any price or from any manufacturer. As I commented in the other thread, this equipment isn’t (in my humble opinion) aimed at the majority of birdforum.net members. It’s aimed at "money no object" beginners. Good luck to them, I hope they enjoy their version of the hobby...
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