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  1. SimonLS

    Help me spend!£800 budget

    You could give SW Optics a call about this pair: https://swoptics.co.uk/?2886
  2. SimonLS

    Tripod head with handle locking?

    There's the Vanguard VEO 2 PH-28. Not tried it myself but worth checking out.
  3. SimonLS

    What are your 10 favorite binoculars

    Firstly, I should say I don't have the knowledge and experience of many/most/all of the posters on this forum - that's why I come here, to learn. I can't comment on how the Jenoptems compare as I haven't used them for over 32 years - I gave mine away (we all make mistakes) when I got the...
  4. SimonLS

    What are your 10 favorite binoculars

    I’ve not owned as many binoculars as most on this forum so I'll only list five. It was very difficult to order the first three: 1. Carl Zeiss Jenoptem 8x30. The first binocular in my birding adventure, they opened up a whole new world to me. 2. Leitz Trinovid 10x40 BAN. Great build quality and...
  5. SimonLS

    Views from a train driving cab

    Very interesting thread, Andrea - please keep posting. From my half hour commute into London from Essex over 32 years I have managed to see Fallow Deer, Peregrine and Kingfisher.
  6. SimonLS

    CRYPTIC plumage 2

    Shy Albatross White - alba Golf ball supporter - T TV friend - Ross put all that after being reticent about coming forward - Shy
  7. SimonLS

    CRYPTIC plumage 2

    Deb, from my attempts I find it much harder to create a clue than to solve one occasionally - you're too god for me. |=)|
  8. SimonLS

    CRYPTIC plumage 2

    6 - Carry on Crow :clap:
  9. SimonLS

    Is IS for the birds?

    Nikon did (does?) make a VR version of the 85mm EDG. No idea what it would be like to use hand held, though.
  10. SimonLS

    CRYPTIC plumage 2

    Wry / rye - showing up my poor spelling :-C
  11. SimonLS

    CRYPTIC plumage 2

    1 - Barba Wry Part Ridge - Barbary Partridge (I was waiting for Dan to show his work!) 2 - Redeye D Via Rio - Red-eyed Vireo (not too sure how to get to the D).
  12. SimonLS

    CRYPTIC plumage 2

    :t:
  13. SimonLS

    CRYPTIC plumage 2

    I like your thinking |=)| , but, unfortunately, incorrect ;) .
  14. SimonLS

    CRYPTIC plumage 2

    N (the lower one) - Resigned fruit
  15. SimonLS

    CRYPTIC plumage 2

    Blackpoll Warbler?
  16. SimonLS

    CRYPTIC plumage 2

    Indeed :t:
  17. SimonLS

    CRYPTIC plumage 2

    Guillemot
  18. SimonLS

    CRYPTIC plumage 2

    Here's another: A/N - Magazine's gone walkabout (9, 7)
  19. SimonLS

    CRYPTIC plumage 2

    Dark-eyed Junco
  20. SimonLS

    CRYPTIC plumage 2

    Sorry, dantheman's already got it - Townsend's Solitaire.
  21. SimonLS

    CRYPTIC plumage 2

    Spot on :t:
  22. SimonLS

    CRYPTIC plumage 2

    Another for N: Who's Pete is playing on his own (9, 9)
  23. SimonLS

    CRYPTIC plumage 2

    Clearly I've been self isolating for too long :eek!:
  24. SimonLS

    CRYPTIC plumage 2

    5 - Sparrowhawk
  25. SimonLS

    CRYPTIC plumage 2

    3 - Woodchat Shrike (wrong no. of letters?)
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