I'm planning a trip for May 2018. The plan is to do Tenerife and Feutureventura and clean up the endemics.
We hoped to ferry between islands but there doesn't seem to be many options for taking a car and leaving it on a different island (plan is to fly into Tenerife and fly out of...
Seen today in the UK. Calling continually (MP3 sound clip attached). Extremely elusive! Despite calling constantly it took over 2 hours to get a view of the bird high up in poplars (hence the terrible photos looking up at it).
Does anybody have a copy of the UK Bird Race rules? I think Birdwatch magazine runs the UK competition these days. If anybody could scan a copy of the rules I'd be very grateful.
I've been using a f5.6 400mm and 1.4 converter (pins taped) with a 20D relatively successfully. However, having switched the body for a 40D I'm having exposure problems, i.e. seems to over expose by 1 stop. I'm beginning to wonder if the tape trick just doesn't work very well with the 40D...
There's some photos on Surfbirds of a Kumlien's Gull at Sandbach Flashes, Cheshire. Never seen Kumlien's myself but it doesn't look structurally like an Iceland to me. Can anybody tell me why it isn't a Herring Gull with faded primaries?
This bird was seen on most islands during October. I photographed it on St. Agnes on the 12th. Some thought it was a Saker while some thought it was just a juvenile peregrine. Any thoughts?
You can see the bird is ringed on the right leg.
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The details say "Attachment for digiscoping" but they mean that one is available; it doesn't come with the plastic disk that the Contax cameras do.
Any thoughts on the id of this duck?
Surprised nobody has posted on this yet but there are photos on Surfbirds.com (http://www.surfbirds.com/cgi-bin/gallery/display.cgi?gallery=gallery9) of a Curlew sp. at Minsmere yesterday.
Looks interesting. Can't comment any more as I really know very little about Curlews other than the bog...
More or less decided on the Swarovski ATS80HD and 30xWA but can't decide on the tripod!
I don't want a very heavy setup but I want something pretty sturdy for digiscoping.
055 - very heavy but undeniably stable
190 - not too heavy but not sure how stable?
443 - carbon...
I was going to get the Manfrotto 190 with the 128RC head but am now much more keen on the new 701RC head. My question is, are the Manfrotto 190 tripod and the 701RC head up to the job of supporting the Swarovski ATS80HD scope + Coolpix?
If I'm going to spend a small fortune on a lightweight...
A couple of years ago a mate and I went to Bowling Green Marsh to twitch the Ibis. While I was there a guy in the hide drove us to a Cirl Bunting site not very far away. I remember it being a grassy field with a hedge right next to a road. It was apparently Devon's only reliable site...
I'm looking into replacing my Kowa TS-611 scope 20x and Velbon Sherpa 450 (PH-157Q) tripod.
I'm looking at the top end of the market and particularly like the Swaro ATS80-HD. I'll be birding (obviously) and digiscoping (Coolpix 990).
Having used a small Kowa I'm very keen to have a light-ish...
I'm currently compiling the escapes section of the county bird report and have a report of a "Rosella Rainbow Parakeet". I'm trying to find the latin name of this species but can't even find the english name anywhere!
Can anybody help with the id of the following bird photographed at Marlow, Bucks, UK last week? There is very divided opinion as to whether it's a Lesser Scaup or a hybrid.
I didn't see the bird myself so can't answer any...
I'm going to Costa Rica soon and will be taking my digiscoping kit with me. I have a Coolpix 990 (i.e. AA-type NimH rechargeables). I have a charger with a standard UK plug. Anybody have any idea what electrcity sockets they have and what do I need to plug my standard UK plug in?
My shutter button no longer operates in "focus lock mode". i.e. I can't half press it to lock focus. If I press the shutter button it fires immediately. I don't really want to send it to Nikon so does anybody know if there is an easy way to fix it or whether somewhere in the south can fix...