The nest is in such a high branch that it is impossible to get a decent picture with the camera equipment I have, but in this picture you can just make out the tail of the owl sticking out above the branch where the nest is.
No, not a computer problem, but a footwear fail. After waxing lyrical back in December 2011 when I managed to buy a new pair of Hi-Tec Altitude hiking boots to replace my former pair that had lasted 10 years of pretty regular use, I was somewhat astonished to find this week that my new pair, being less than 2 years old, the sole of one of the boots has completely detached.
I rang Kangaroo Tent City where I bought the boots, and they were utterly useless. Yes I know the warranty is only 12 months, but for a $150 pair of boots to fail in this manner in less than 2 years is completely unreasonable.
The next step is to contact the manufacturer Hi-Tec, to see what they have to say about the matter.
UPDATE: 20th Oct 2013
Without going into all the ins and outs of it, the Australian distributor of Hi-Tec boots was able to sort the situation out to my satisfaction.
Our family went to our church’s weekend away last weekend at Tahlee, Port Stephens. On Saturday afternoon as I was sitting outside our accommodation unit reading, I glanced to my left and saw this little beauty slithering by – a 2 metre diamond python!
I was pretty excited and pleased. The photo is a nice addition to the diamond python page on the SOFAR website.
If you switch the recorder to mono mode, but have a stereo line input cable plugged in, the device will only record the signal on the Right channel of the cable. That’s fine.
The ‘gotcha’ however, is that if you have a signal plugged in on the Left channel (but nothing on the Right), the level meter shows that you have a signal but nothing will be recorded, as the device will be recording the unconnected right channel.