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    New Swaro CL Companion 8x30 B NOMAD binocu

    https://www.eurooptic.com/Swarovski-CL-Companion-8x30-NOMAD-Binoculars-58127.aspx
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    NIKON introduces new Monarch HG 8x30 and 10x30 Binoculars

    https://www.nikon.com/news/2018/0628_monarch_hg_01.htm They have FOVs of 435'@1000yds and 362'@1000yds respectively and ERs of 16.2mm and 15.2mm respectively. They weigh 15.9 ounces. Nikon is now listing them on its USA Binocular website...
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    Interesting Starling Behavior

    Earlier this evening I watched a soaring Red-tailed Hawk being mobbed by a small flock of English Starlings (40 or so) flying around him in a kind of mini-murmuration. He would fly away from them and they would follow him. This continued for several minutes until he took a bee-line into the...
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    The Red-tailed Hawks and Broad-winged Hawks know spring has arrived in NE Penna!

    Pulling into my driveway yesterday I watched, through the wind shield of my car, a couple of Red-tailed Hawks circling and soaring in a mating ritual over the neighboring woods. It happens every year about this time. Some times it is the same pair that returns for a couple of years...
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    No EDGs showing on Nikon Website

    http://www.nikonsportoptics.com/en/nikon-products/binoculars/index.page?#c54-CID-1342536894925-tab-1 Is it a website problem or has the EDG been discontinued? Bob
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    ID of Binocular on October 2017 Cover of National Geographic?

    Can anybody identify this Roof Prism binocular being held by a young and comely Jane Goodall in the picture on the cover of the October 2017 issue of National Geographic...
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    Nikon WX 10x50 IF reviewed by Allbinos

    https://www.allbinos.com/index.php?test=lornetki&test_l=328
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    Nikon Monarch HG wins 1st Place in Field and Stream test of 13 new Binoculars.

    I found this link to Field and Stream's Binocular reviews in the Nikon Sport Optics index page today. Field and Stream -- Best of the Test -- 2017 https://www.fieldandstream.com/top-10-binoculars-2017 Bob
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    September 7th BC Comic Strip!

    http://johnhartstudios.com/bc/
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    Monarch HG rated #1 by Field and Stream.

    http://www.fieldandstream.com/top-10-binoculars-2017 The Nikon USA Website is featuring this article. http://www.nikonsportoptics.com/en/index.page Currently they are on sale at $100.00 off. Direct from Nikon. http://www.nikonsportoptics.com/en/nikon-products/binoculars/monarch/index.page
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    Nikon Monarch HGs in Cabelas Fall Catalog

    The Nikon Monarch HGs have appeared in Cabelas Fall Mail Order Catalog. Prices are $979.99 for the 8x42 and $999.99 for the 10x42. There is also a listing for the new Leupold Tioga HD binoculars which are priced from $269.99 to $379.99 but the sizes for them are not given. Bob
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    New 32mm Trinovid binoculars

    https://us.leica-camera.com/Sport-Optics-Old-2/Leica-Birding/Binoculars/Leica-Trinovid-HD/Range
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    New Allbinos Review of Monarch HG 10x42

    See link: http://www.allbinos.com/index.php?test=lornetki&test_l=314
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    NIKON'S new 100th Anniversary Website

    Nikon established a 100th anniversary website on January 10, 2010. See below: http://www.nikon.com/news/2017/0110_01.htm The English Version is here: http://www.nikon.com/100th/ Binoculars are here: http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/sportoptics/binoculars/index.htm Have a Ball! :king::t:B...
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    The Light Spectrum And The Sight Of Birds

    http://www.audubon.org/news/the-secret-superpower-birds-revealed?utm_source=engagement&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2016-08-09-UVbirds This puts our knowledge of the light spectrum in a different light! :-O:-O:-O Pun intended! Is it possible that a bird can tell it is being spied on if one...
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    Outlawing the use of drones in wildlife areas.

    Laws have been passed regulating their use in several states as noted in the article below: http://timesleader.com/sports/525667/outdoors-with-tom-venesky-time-to-put-a-halt-on-drones Fines were issued against people using them in the PGC Middle Creek Wildlife Area in southeast PA where Snow...
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    New Leica Ultravid "Edition Safari" Binoculars!

    https://us.leica-camera.com/World-of-Leica/Leica-News/About-Leica-News/Global/2016/Leica-Ultravid-Safari-Edition Only 100 each of 8x42 and 10x42 Ultravid versions of these binoculars will be made. Included with them is an exclusive leather case. The binoculars have a Dark Green Leather trim...
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    Camera Land currently not listing any Pentax Binoculars

    Camera Land currently does not have any Pentax binoculars listed. They have a couple of Spotting Scopes listed and eye pieces for them and one monocular. Eagle Optics still has a full listing of Pentax binoculars.
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    Goshawks in European Cities

    There is a recent and excellent article on the Swarovski Optik website about the Northern Goshawk being selected Bird of the Year in Germany and Austria by Birdlife Austria, NABU AND LBV. It mentions a recent trend of them settling or taking residence in a number of European Cities. I haven't...
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    Kite Binoculars at Eagle Optics

    I noticed that Eagle Optics is now selling Kite Binoculars. There are 7 models listed. The most expensive are the 2 Lynx 8/10x30 ED models at $399.00 and $409.00. They have 15mm ER and very wide FOVs. http://www.eagleoptics.com/binoculars/kite-optics Bob
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    5 Hunters Guilty. Fined $55,000. Exceeded Bag Limits Of Snow Geese.

    This is a clear case of poaching. It took place near Reading in South East PA near the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area where people come to see the spring migration of Snow Geese...
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    Eagle & Herons Shot In Hawk Mt. Area

    A man was cited for shooting and killing a Bald Eagle and 4 Blue Herons on his property near Bake Oven Knob, a well known Hawk Watching area near Hawk Mountain. See the article below from the "The Allentown Morning Call" newspaper...
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    Schott Glass Mfg Plant In Pa Damaged In Fire

    A Schott North America Inc plant located in Duryea, PA suffered fire damage yesterday. It opened in 1969 and offered melting and processing capacity for optical glass and optical filters. Part of its operations were scheduled to be returned to Mainz, Germany. See article from local paper...
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    Hawk Rescued From Car Bumper

    A Red-tailed Hawk was rescued after being trapped inside the bumper of a Ford Thunderbird delivered to a dealer in Kingston, PA. two days ago. It required the removal of an $1100.00 part. The bird is now at the Delaware Valley Raptor Center in Milford, PA. See article with pictures here...
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    Hawk Trapped In Thunderbird Bumper

    A live Red-tailed Hawk trapped inside the front bumper of a Ford Thunderbird was found and rescued soon after the car was delivered to a dealer in Northeast Pennsylvania. The bird had an injured wing but is in good shape otherwise and was taken to the Delaware Valley Raptor Center in Milford...
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