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    Birding with a Face Mask?

    Hi everybody, Has anybody come up with any solutions to the problem of eyeglasses fogging up while birding in a mask? I tried pushing my mask just up under the nose pads on my eyeglasses. That limits the fogging but seems to make it hard for me to properly focus my eyes using a telescope or...
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    Would a new Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Digital Camera

    Hi folks, I'm seeking a camera that is suitable for a novice camera user (e.g., point & click, no training needed) to take documentary photos of birds I see in my 8x 42 binoculars. Would a new Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Digital Camera accomplish that goal?
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    Las Vegas Area Birding

    Hi, I'll be visiting Las Vegas St. Patrick's Day weekend and would like to do some birding within 60 miles drive of Las Vegas. Can anyone recommend any locations that are good for birding this time of year? Are there any Audubon sanctuaries or National Wildlife Refuges or similar that provide...
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    Protecting the Pentax eyepiece

    Hi everyone, I own a Pentax PF-65ED-A II Angled 65mm ED Spotting Scope with a Pentax SMC 6.5-19.5mm XF Series 20-60x Zoom Eyepiece. I would like to find a way to attach a cap to the eyepiece (permanently) that is removable in the field. Pentax provides a cap but it falls off with little...
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    Any real differences between these binoculars?

    Hi all, I am looking for a pair of budget binoculars & found these two Nikon models. From a birder's perspective are there many differences between the two models? The field of view looks better on the Trailblazers. I have been able to try out the Trailblazers at a store & they seemed passable...
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    How long to repair?

    Hi all, I sent my 1 year old Minox binos out to Minox in New Hampshire (USA) for repair. The diopter & an eyecup are broken. I was told that the binos had to be sent to an unspecified location on the US west coast for repair. Minox claims 4-6 weeks will be the time for repair. I am curious if...
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    Minox Warranty

    Hi everyone, I am considering buying a pair of Minox HG Binoculars. How solid is the warranty? How helpful is Minox customer service? What experiences have users had when they needed warranty service? Please let me know. Thanks! Neil
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    Minox HG 8.5x43 BR ASPH Question

    Hi everyone, I am considering buying a pair of (last year's model) Minox HG 8.5x43 BR ASPH (Part# 62155) Binoculars. What do users think of them? How strongly do you recommend them (or not)? Thanks! Neil
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    Vortex Razor HD 8X42

    Hi everyone, Can anyone recommend a vendor of Vortex Razor HD 8X42 who would have close out or demonstration/floor models for sale at a good discount? Please let me know. Thanks! Neil
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    Pentax DCF ED 8x43

    Hi all, Can anyone recommend a seller of late model refurbished/ reconditioned Pentax DCF ED 8x43 binos? Thanks, Neil, Brookline, MA USA
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    Pentax PF ED II 65mm?

    Hi everyone, I am looking hard at buying a new scope. My primary criteria are that the scope be light, compact, very rugged, very waterproof, & produce a nice image without distortion. I would prefer not to overpay if possible. I am leaning heavily towards the Pentax PF ED II 65mm AN Spotting...
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    Kowa Vendors for US

    Season's Greetings, I am a US resident & interested in getting a late holiday present for myself: a Kowa TSN 663 ED Angled 66mm Spotting Scope (either new or lightly used). Who do you recommend as a vendor with rock bottom prices? Also, I wear eyeglasses. What are my best bets for eyepieces...
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    IPhone 3G Field Guide, etc.

    Hi everybody, I am writing to request the assistance of the list with a software & equipment question. I own a MacBook and IPhone 3G. I live in Massachusetts, USA. I am seeking software that will let me do the following: (1) work as a field guide on my IPhone with a broad collection of songs &...
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    Birding Around Cape May week of March 16

    Hi, I am planning to visit the Cape May, NJ area during the week of March 16. I would like to see some Tundra Swans & Snow Geese. will those birds still be in the Cape May area at that time in good numbers? What are the best viewing areas? Also, I note the local Audubon has bird walks but only...
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    Squirrel repellent?

    Hi, I am new to the feeder forum & seeking the assistance of the list with a squirrel problem. I live in an apartment building (third floor) with a balcony. I have a sliding glass door to access the balcony. We have a small feeder suction cup mounted on the door. The area is pretty urbanized...
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    What tripod & head combo seems best?

    Hi everyone, I am an American birder & new to the forum. Hello all! I am seeking the recommendations of the group in regard to my transition to a new & lighter tripod & head. I am hoping to obtain a tripod & head pairing suitable for long nature walks. I am strongly considering purchasing...