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Well, considering that thread hasn't been posted in, in almost a year, I think this is fine. 

I remember years ago there was a thread where people listed what books they have, and another where they listed what cameras they have, etc. Sometimes topics aren't brought up for a long while, and when someone does again, it's usually in a new thread, not digging up one that's been dead a long time. 

It's not like there's 5 threads on one page talking about the same thing. Also, I didn't think mine was worth taking a picture of, since it's two books and a pair of binoculars, basically.

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Alright, here's our collection of birding equipment...minus the other bird books that we never read.  Yes, I drew a face on our audio recorder and gave it a name...

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@The Bird Nuts, I recognize that book with the green cover.  Do you get value from it?  I admit I didn't find the format particularly friendly or usable.  I think I put it in a 'Little Library' in case someone else could benefit from it.

'Camera rain cover'?  Is that a fancy way to say 'Zip-loc bag'?  :P

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Yeah it's alright if everyone just discusses what they got ;) . I just think it's nice if people share photos too so that's why I titled it so. 

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25 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

@The Bird Nuts, I recognize that book with the green cover.  Do you get value from it?  I admit I didn't find the format particularly friendly or usable.  I think I put it in a 'Little Library' in case someone else could benefit from it.

'Camera rain cover'?  Is that a fancy way to say 'Zip-loc bag'?  :P

The book with the green cover was our first bird field guide (National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds).  We don't use it anymore - it's old, not very detailed, and, as you mentioned, it isn't very easy to use.

Haha, no, the camera rain cover is better than a Ziploc bag!  It attaches to the camera's hot shoe and allows you to take photos in the rain. I think this is it: Amazon.com.

 

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29 minutes ago, The Bird Nuts said:

Haha, no, the camera rain cover is better than a Ziploc bag!  It attaches to the camera's hot shoe and allows you to take photos in the rain. I think this is it: Amazon.com.

 

I need that :P

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23 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

I don't.  If it's raining heavily enough that I need to cover the camera, I'm calling it a day.  :D

Yup, same!

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I have a cover, but it's for sand not rain! It only rains a few days out of the year here so there isn't much use for it if I'm not taking a trip to the coast. Up north, however, it snows all the time so I use it quite a bit. I also use it when canoeing or kayaking. 

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It rains here several times a week (that's the tropics for you :P) so that would be useful, especially since Birds are very active after a thunderstorm.

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