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  1. J

    Feeding and fledglings

    I chose to keep the suet cake feeders out for the summer, and have the Downy Woodpecker fledglings coming to the feeders now. The parents brought them and taught them to use the feeders. I'm wondering if keeping them out is a mistake. The young are coming to the feeders, but I hope they have...
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    8x42FL and CA

    I have 10x32 FLs and have never noticed CA with them, and like the clean view they provide--that I always attributed to the lack of CA. Last week I was looking at a pair of new 8x42 FL's that showed very noticeable yellow fringing (right side) when viewing a fairly close in lightning rod...
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    10x32 vs 42

    I want to upgrade to a great 10x glass. I have been using one--Nikon 10x42 SE--but the focus is slow, not an issue for the seasonal hawk watch, but for mixed distance birding it is for me, and I like a 10x glass. CA is an issue, and I definitely see CA with my 8x32 LX Nikons (summer woodland...
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    Old Customs vs. newer

    My first pair of binoculars was a B&L Custom 8x36, the older version, which were quite good optically and which my wife has been using when she comes with me birding. I've been in the market for a pair of 10x's that I would use for hawk watching, basically. I have a pair of B&L Elite 8x42's...
  5. J

    Greetings from NY State

    I've loved birds all my life, and have been birding regularly for the last 12 years or so. I'm currently frustrated about the fall hawk migration watch as we've had several days of rain with several more to come! But it has given a chance to read some of the newest books on the subject. I'm...
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