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    thermal imaging equment... any users.

    Has any one got or used any thermal imaging equipment.. for wildlufe counts.
    I need to do a Hare count... and was wondering if there is a system that would be any good in stubble and ploughed feilds..

    Has any one got a set i could test...

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    Hi Calvin,

    I have used TI extensively on some contract work I have been doing, I also have my own HD38S. TI is certainly money well spent and would be ideal for your hare count.

    Standing corn / foliage will absorb heat so a squatting hare in stubble maybe difficult to spot at times. Distances were also quite difficult to judge with TI at first, I was usually much closer to a target than I thought.

    ID with TI is easier once an animal is moving, you can easily tell the difference between hare / rabbit etc once you can see it's gait.

    ATB

    T

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    You generally need to have line of sight for things to be visible. This could affect your count if crops obscure the animal too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas View Post
    Hi Calvin,

    I have used TI extensively on some contract work I have been doing, I also have my own HD38S. TI is certainly money well spent and would be ideal for your hare count.

    Standing corn / foliage will absorb heat so a squatting hare in stubble maybe difficult to spot at times. Distances were also quite difficult to judge with TI at first, I was usually much closer to a target than I thought.

    ID with TI is easier once an animal is moving, you can easily tell the difference between hare / rabbit etc once you can see it's gait.

    ATB

    T
    Thanks Thomas... this is shy I want to test a set first.. just to try and jystify the price.... if I can see thd hares .. it will be a must have..

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    Whereabouts in Worcestershire are you ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvin View Post
    Has any one got or used any thermal imaging equipment.. for wildlufe counts.
    I need to do a Hare count... and was wondering if there is a system that would be any good in stubble and ploughed feilds..

    Has any one got a set i could test...

    Calvin, I have a Pulsar Quantum HD50, please contact me to try it out one day. It will pick up anything warmer than its surroundings, providing you have a direct line of sight between the lens and the animal, so a hare laying down flat in a form may not be easily seen at a distance. It will pick up any bird/rabbit/hare/fox/badger/small deer up to 400-500 yards and a man-sized object / large deer up to 1200 Yards.

    Btw if you're thinking of buying one yourself, I recommend you pick one with a built-in SD Card slot /video, and if a WaterProof model appears on the market go for one that is WP!
    • Do not be seduced by the marketing-men....

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    Evesham. WR11 2NP.. Rodp

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