I am so annoyed with this whole thing. I bought three bins and a scope from Charles over the years. I feel totally ripped off. Especially since I have bins that have a broken objective lens from hitting the cement. He could've at least said "use XXXX company for repairs but be ready to pay".
I am looking at tripods for an 82mm scope. The tripod I have is a Manfrotto 3001. Is that macho enough for a scope this size?
I don't care for the head it came with (from the Discovery store 100 years ago) at all. Need a new one; preferable with QR.
Any thoughts or advice?
I am considering selling my ZRS HD 8x42 and am wondering what I can expect to get for them. I'm thinking I would put the money toward a ED3 pair. ;)
Do binoculars hold any value? Research shows them selling just over $200. If I knock them down lower than that, do you think I would have any...
I just purchased a demo 8x43ED2. Hope I don't regret this...I'm not usually one to purchase demo units of anything. :smoke:
I was torn...ZR also has a few 7x36 demo units available....but they cost more than the 8x43. Wonder why that is...is something really wrong with the 8x? **EDIT** Wrong...
Hi, Charles! I have been dragging my feet on getting a new bino, but will be attending the MBS in September (Ohio). I know a few of the Alpha companies will be there as well as Ben with EO, but will you have any representation?
Thanks...would love to try some out in person!
I'm looking for bird books for kids 3 to 4 years old. I want more than "stories" or picture books, but I'm having trouble finding anything between pictures of birds, nests, trees, etc., and TMI for the age group. Thoughts?
I already have a pair of Ravens, but was thinking of getting one as a gift. Just not sure I see any...
Sorry, no pictures...yet. My Mother had a pair of birds this morning that she can't identify and I can't identify from her description...any thoughts would be appreciated.
Here's the info she gave me:
The size of a finch/sparrow
Red head & breast
Black & white wings and tail
Song Sparrow? Greene County, Ohio
Having trouble with this bird...at first I thought it was a female House Finch, but they don't have stripes on their heads and they've been at the feeders at the same time as this sparrow, making ruling them out easier. At this point, I've looked at so many...
A great film about birding and birders! I first saw it in September at the Midwest Birding Symposium screening then received it as a Christmas gift. Given that it's about birding, I give it four stars out of five.
Has anyone else seen it?
I put up a new bird feeding station last Saturday and have since noticed a hawk (think it's a RTH) checking it out. Just a couple fly-bys until today when it landed in a neighbors tree. It didn't stay long, but it wasn't hanging out BEFORE I put up the feeders.
I have an eight pound Chihuahua...
Driving today, around noon, about 100 yards away high in a tree...
LARGE (looked heavy, even at my distance from the bird), light bellied bird. The head sort of blended in with the background and only the heaviness of the bird stuck out to me. Didn't have a place to stop or have binoculars...