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  1. intellectual

    Compact scope to use for garden

    Update: Finally bought a compact scope today, taken long enough but read loads of reviews of lots of scopes. I got an Hawke Endurance ED 13-39 x 50mm with case etc and weight is 830g at a price I was happy with, well within my £500 limit. Road tested it at Water's Edge in North Lincs. Will use...
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    Den by the Stream

    Recently heard they have loads of bookings which is good news.
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    Den by the Stream

    Hoping to get the Den active once restrictions lifted.
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    Compact scope to use for garden

    Hi Daniel, As am colour blind it won't matter if it's pink or yellow with black spots lol. Not only will I use a scope inside but outside come better weather, I get raptors over such as buzz, kessy, a pair of sprawk visit regular and had osprey twice at right times of year, also get assorted...
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    Compact scope to use for garden

    Hello, the Velbon is four feet when extended not sure what that is in metric. I do have another tripod that is full size but heavy for me, had thought many times of getting a carbon one depending on price. I let my other tripod go last year when I sold an opticron scope which was far too heavy...
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    Compact scope to use for garden

    Hello, Only reason for not wanting to use the tripod is that I don't have much room in the kitchen where I get the best views of the back garden (my nature reserve) and all that come over it despite having twelve trees and over forty shrubs and surrounded by 6' fencing. This year decided to...
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    Compact scope to use for garden

    I am looking for a lightweight compact scope to use from inside my house I have been looking at quite a few and the lightest one I've found that comes inside my budget of £500 is the Kowa TSN 501/502 it says it weighs 415 grams. I have never used any Kowa products. My "outside" scope is an old...
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    50MM ED Spotting Scope Choices

    Thank you Iburt for asking the almost same question I was going to. And thanks to those who replied. I've had a pair of Opticron 8 x 42 Discovery bins for years and like them alot but of late I find they are becoming a bit heavy for my arthritic hands. I had thought about getting a compact scope...
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    I am trying to find if anyone has done a review on the Vortex Razor hd 11-33 x 50mm Travel Scope...

    I am trying to find if anyone has done a review on the Vortex Razor hd 11-33 x 50mm Travel Scope but can't make head nor tail of new system?
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    Den by the Stream

    :)
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    Den by the Stream

    At first the cabin was taking people for a day or so now people are staying up to two weeks at a time so its obviously well worth a visit. Regards Max
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    Den by the Stream

    Was told at weekend the latest visitors had put a splendid review on about the den etc and they saw a good selection of birds etc including tree creeper which I didn't see on my visit. The cabin is taking quite a few bookings and even more enquiries and deservedly so. Regards Max :t:
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    Den by the Stream

    Been told today the Den is open for business, there are availability dates on the website etc. The first people to go since lockdown lifted are going next week. All precautions are in place.
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    Den by the Stream

    The owners are preparing the accomodation to open soon so am told.
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    Den by the Stream

    Forgot to mention that a pair of Barn Owl have been visiting of late.
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