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  1. J

    Box Label Date? - ATX

    Hello, thank you for this. So I actually managed to get hold of Swarovski Optiks today and they have confirmed that any product produced from 2020, you need to add 10 two the first two numbers of the serial number. As for the date on the packaging label & instructions, that’s the date they had...
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    Box Label Date? - ATX

    Good evening all, Hoping for some reassurance. A couple of days ago I became the very happy owner of the Swarovski ATX with 85mm Objective. However I have a query regarding production & label dates. Both parts of the scope were bought brand new from an authorised dealer, however I have just...
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    Basic Editing Steps & Free Noise Reduction

    Hiya Mark, thank you so much for this! This will be super helpful with helping my learning :)
  4. J

    Basic Editing Steps & Free Noise Reduction

    Hey Mono, Thank you for this! I had read some positive things about Audacity, so it seems this wil definitely be worth me downloading. As for processes to complete, really appreciate your suggestions. Gives me something to work with and learn when starting out with the WAV & software :)
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    Basic Editing Steps & Free Noise Reduction

    Hey All, Hoping for some advice. I currently use a handheld XLR Recorder which I use with either a parabolic or a rode shotgun mic; where I record bird song/wildlife sounds. This is purely for pleasure & personal hobby and in no way professional and up to now I have been recording in HD MP3...
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    New to Bird/Wildlife Audio Recording :) - Gain/Trim & Fader and other basic settings to get started?

    Hello Jon, THANK YOU so much for this! Yes it is complex haha but the way you have so kindly explained it and linked it to the diagrams too has really really helped my understanding. Not only do I now feel more confident in my understanding of the difference between trim & fader / pre fade &...
  7. J

    New to Bird/Wildlife Audio Recording :) - Gain/Trim & Fader and other basic settings to get started?

    Apologies Jon, being new to the device and audio recording as a whole aha I didn't realise having the 6 mic inputs changed things :) From what I have understood the knobs on the F6 control the fader level of either the LR stereo track or just the single input track if only recording a mono...
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    New to Bird/Wildlife Audio Recording :) - Gain/Trim & Fader and other basic settings to get started?

    Thank you Mono, this definitely helps my understanding of how the recorder works and the grain vs fader side of things. As for the post & pre fade, your explanation makes it really clear and with what you have said, I presume its better to listen to the output track whether it be one or multiple...
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    New to Bird/Wildlife Audio Recording :) - Gain/Trim & Fader and other basic settings to get started?

    Hello Jon, Thank you so much for this! As you say it can certainly get complicated haha but I have to say everything you have said makes sense to me and really does help answer some of the questions I have. If I may, I do have a follow up in regards to the Gain/trim side of things. So what you...
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    New to Bird/Wildlife Audio Recording :) - Gain/Trim & Fader and other basic settings to get started?

    Good Morning, Hope everyone is well? I have recently acquired a Zoom F6 Audio recorder with a Rode NTG5 shotgun mic (hopefully one day ill upgrade to a parabolic), which I'm hoping to learn the art of audio field recording; primarily of Birds & Nature/wildlife - with the plan of eventually...
  11. J

    Great Tit pair visits

    Thank you 😊 Going to get them up this weekend, so hopefully I’ll just catch them :)
  12. J

    New to Nest Boxes - Hole Size

    Thank you Delia, very interesting indeed. I think as I say, ill go with it and see what happens :) It will be quite interesting I think!
  13. J

    New to Nest Boxes - Hole Size

    Thank you Kits, I your right actually and I supposed there is a chance the sparrows could also use the smaller hole aha, so I think it’s just a case of putting them up and seeing what happens :) I must say I also agree I don’t thing the birds would know the difference bless them aha. Thanks...
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    New to Nest Boxes - Hole Size

    Good morning all, So for the first time, now my feeders are up and thriving, I’m going to put nest boxes up & am planning to make them this weekend using plans from rspb website, however I have a question regarding hole size... So I read most advise a 25mm hole size for say blue tits, but then...
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    Great Tit pair visits

    Hello, ahh well it funny you mention that, because since writing this post I thought of that and have made plans to get some nest boxes up in the garden this weekend :) so hopefully you may be right & that will encourage them to stay in the spring :) Thank you for the tip though, glad I was...
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    Great Tit pair visits

    Evening all, Hope everyone is keeping well? So thankfully my bird feeders are still busy with the regulars & as spring start to get closer, I’m very slowly spotting new thing in the garden. I’m hoping come spring many of them will start to be more regular and feed :) But over the last week in...
  17. J

    Bulk suet pellets? Happy Beaks?

    Thankyou :)
  18. J

    Bulk suet pellets? Happy Beaks?

    Thank you Kits, I’ll take a look at these too :)
  19. J

    Bulk suet pellets? Happy Beaks?

    Thank you, funny enough I have just been looking at them, as you say they do seem decent price for sure. May I ask what delivery was like from them?
  20. J

    Bulk suet pellets? Happy Beaks?

    Ahh brilliant thank you, I definitely take a look :)
  21. J

    Bulk suet pellets? Happy Beaks?

    Evening all, I know a few of you have mentioned names within my previous before, but I’m at a stage no since setting up my feeders where I need to start looking to buy more feed. Particularly at the moment I need suet pellets & would like to buy bulk, so just wanted some recommendations of...
  22. J

    Ways of Feedings Dried Mealworms

    Thank you, thankfully I buy bulk, but it’s the small birds I’m thinking off but trouble is, as soon as I put a feeder of mealworms out hanging, the starling empty it with the hour, along with the hovering dishes... Thankfully thought they leave the ground feeder dish alone. But as Delia has...
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    Ways of Feedings Dried Mealworms

    Yeah that’s true, didn’t think about the ground feeders... As for the fat balls, strange enough no bird has gone for any of mine since I started? Note the suet block or coconut half eaither. Seams to be sued pellets, mealworms, sunflower hearts & occational seed & peanuts :)
  24. J

    Ways of Feedings Dried Mealworms

    Hello, personally I don’t re-hydrate them & just serve them dry. Thankfully this way seems to be a bit in my garden, but as you mentioned it may be a geographical thing, as to the that’s of birds ect? Thank you for sharing though :)
  25. J

    Ways of Feedings Dried Mealworms

    Hi Delia, thought I’d give you an update.... So I filled up a 2 hole seed feeder with mealworms & umm well within 1/2 hour the starting attacked them all! However half were then wasted on the floor! So as much as I love the starlings & really don’t mind them, I think I will stick to using the...
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