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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...
  2. intellectual

    Den by the Stream

    Recently heard they have loads of bookings which is good news.
  3. intellectual

    Den by the Stream

    Hoping to get the Den active once restrictions lifted.
  4. intellectual

    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...
  5. intellectual

    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...
  6. intellectual

    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...
  7. intellectual

    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...
  8. intellectual

    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...
  9. intellectual

    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?
  10. intellectual

    Den by the Stream

    :)
  11. intellectual

    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
  12. intellectual

    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:
  13. intellectual

    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.
  14. intellectual

    Den by the Stream

    The owners are preparing the accomodation to open soon so am told.
  15. intellectual

    Den by the Stream

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

    Den by the Stream

    Was sent on my Facebook page some photos of the Tawny Owl family, one juv was perched on the lower windowsill and the adult and other juv were in the tree waiting for the wanderer of which it returned later :)
  17. intellectual

    Gibralter Point & The Wash shoreline

    Re the 2020 virus, just read the OLD THREAD WARNING I have now been sheilding for the past ten weeks and got quite a few more to do before I'm allowed out so to pass some time I have been enjoying reading my past reports if no one objects! Regards Max :)
  18. intellectual

    Den by the Stream

    As of May 14th there has been a short video added to the Facebook page of Den by the Stream, I've just seen it. It includes the inside/outside of the cabin, the stream with sound and the surrounding fields. I remember it well, ah bliss. Regards Max
  19. intellectual

    Den by the Stream

    Can recommend the above accommodation close to the Welsh Wildlife Centre, the Teifi Marshes and the coast. Birds seen/heard include red kite, buzzard, sparrowhawk, kestrel, peregrine, tawny owl, GSW and lots of woodland birds and assorted butterflies etc. There is website at...
  20. intellectual

    Brambling 2019

    Thanks for the info it has been noted :) mine fed on mainly sunflower hearts and black sunflower seeds, when they first arrived in the snow they were feeding on the ground, I'd put out a finch mix, then after a few days they mainly used the feeders, but with so many other birds fighting to feed...
  21. intellectual

    Brambling 2019

    The Bramblings stayed a total of 79 days, finally leaving on the 19th April as far as I know, that was last day I saw one. All last week it was either one or two males each day. I'll miss them. With a bit of luck they will return next back-end. Cheers Max
  22. intellectual

    Brambling 2019

    April 9th: The Bramblings will have been here ten weeks tomorrow :) On the 6th & 7th saw four of them each day, yesterday it was back to normal with 3 and today 4 (two pairs), I keep the 16 feeders well stocked with sunflower hearts and black sunflower seeds etc, but the birds much prefer two...
  23. intellectual

    Brambling 2019

    March 31st: today it's sixty days that the Brambling have visited my garden without a break! With all the trees and shrubs getting leaves and flowers on it is getting much harder to spot the two females and one male, sometimes I only see one female and one male, today managed to see the male and...
  24. intellectual

    Brambling 2019

    Hi, For the past 51 days I have had 1 - 3 Brambling in the garden every day consisting of two females and one male, I feel very honoured! As they are not a common garden bird, it crossed my mind if other people are getting them for this length of time. It was January 31st the snow was on...
  25. intellectual

    Are Bird Hides 'Uncomfortable' Places?

    Very interesting thread! Over the years I've found that most birders are only too pleased to help be it in an hide or otherwise. The only hides I visit now are those very close to my car because my legs are weak. For quite a few year now I've preferred my own personal hide namely the car, it's...
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