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    Please help ID bird in Umbria, Italy

    Seen today in Umbria. Bigger than a common buzzard. Sailing slowly. Based on its sound (birdnet) and earlier sightings I was thinking of short-toed snake eagle? Dark head, light underside. I know video is very bad 😞 Not good enough to ID?
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    Advice for first spotting scope (+ tripod)

    Hi all, Thanks for all the advice. I ended up buying Opticron MM4 77 ED + SDLV3 for €1299 Leofoto LS-323C Leofoto BV-10 (second-hand) Opticron Universal Smartphone Mount usm-2 Bynolyt Telebackpack and so far I am very happy with my choices. I drove to Foto Rooijmans in Budel (NL) and they...
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    Please help me ID these birds in Umbria Italy

    Tx! That was our guess. Also saw three Short-toed snake eagles today. Lots of bee eaters And at night a Black-crowned night heron taking a quick dip in the pool (or catching an insect?) two meters away from us!
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    Advice for first spotting scope (+ tripod)

    Hi Siggy, Do you mean https://www.kamera-express.be/smallrig-3259-selection-compact-fluid-head- + https://www.kamera-express.be/smallrig-2280-quick-release-clamp-and-plate ? How do you think it compares to https://www.kamera-express.be/benro-videokop-s4-pro-versie-s4pro- ? tx, M.
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    In search of a first scope

    Hi Joachim, Thanks for the suggestion. housofoutdoor is rather far (5 hours round trip), but who knows. Will try to visit Foto Rooijmans Budel, uw verrekijker winkel voor Swarovski, Leica & Zeiss As for budget and preferences, I posted a question in the wrong folder...
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    Advice for first spotting scope (+ tripod)

    Richard and Siggy, thanks for the suggestions. I was trying to make the short list shorter, not longer ;-) Will have a look at the Nikon and Pentax. Did you try digiscoping with those scopes? Currently for me it's mainly between the Razor and the Kowa. The local store has ordered the Kowa so...
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    In search of a first scope

    Hi Woen, What did you buy in the end? And where? I am looking for good shops for scopes in Belgium (or the Netherlands). tx Mook
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    Advice for first spotting scope (+ tripod)

    Hi all, I would like to buy my first spotting scope and am looking for some advice. Found the advice in this post very useful: Moved to a seaside area: Need to get a spotting scope We like to hike now and then and usually take one pair of cheap binos with us. Been to birding places...
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    ID please - seen on 15-8-22 in Urmein Switzerland (near Thusis)

    Hi, This is my first post on birdforum. Sorry for the extremely low quality photos taken with a cheap phone through binoculars. Bird was bigger than a pigeon, sitting for over 30 minutes in the top of this pine tree. Tx Mook