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    General spotting scope questions

    I have and use a Monarch 82ED-A with the 20 to 60 eyepiece but much prefer the new to me this spring Athlon Ares UHD 15-45 x 65. Have a look at them. Very lightweight and quick on focus.
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    Comment by 'BevJ' in media 'Bumblebee for lunch?'

    Stunning, to say the least.
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    Nikon Monarch Fieldscope vs Celestron Regal M2 80ED vs Vortex Diamondback - tough choice

    Like I said, you won’t be disappointed. Lots of reviews out there. Take the plunge.
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    Plant ID please? White flower, six petals, rural roadside verge, possibly immature - Norfolk in March

    Star of Bethlehem is very invasive here in Ontario Canada and also poisonous to humans and pets
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    Slight modification to the zip tie scope sight

    I agree, thanks for your original post, it works for me.
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    Name a Bird You've Photographed

    My bad, sorry I read the post title and didn’t realize that it was only for wood peckers.
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    Name a Bird You've Photographed

    Here’s a common pair we enjoyed in Costa Rica mid February. McCaws. Every day they put on a show above us.
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    Slight modification to the zip tie scope sight

    I read with interest the zip tie post that’s been around for a long time. Thank’s to the OP. I tried multiple times with securing the zip tie to the scope and just coudn’t get it tight enough. Tried a few things and today put on some rubber jar seal rings, determined the proper height of the...
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    Hello and introduction to me

    Let me be the first to welcome you to Birdforum. I too am new to the site and am overwhelmed with the information birders are willing to share.
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    Comment by 'BevJ' in media 'Close-up: a very happy chap'

    Simply awesome photo
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    Tripod Suggestions

    Thank for your response, that Sirui was on the top of my list and I just received it today. I am very impressed so far just unboxing it and mounting my scope to it. I expect it will meet my needs. Took my existing scope and tripod from 11 pounds to 6 pounds with new scope and tripod. Also...
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    Nikon Monarch Fieldscope vs Celestron Regal M2 80ED vs Vortex Diamondback - tough choice

    Sadly you are too far away as I’m offering for sale my 2 year old gently used 82ED. It’s just too powerful for what I want to do. If you decide on the Nikon you won’t be disappointed. Mine came with the zippered cover which is a pain, and I also acquired the car window mount which is well worth...
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    Tripod Suggestions

    I have a Nikon Monarch Fieldscope 20-60 82 ED-A that is a bit too strong to use in the forest when trying to spot birds for my wife to photograph. I just invested in An Athlon Ares 15-45 x 65mm UHD angled scope and want your opinions on a light weight aluminum tripod that I can hike with...
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    Hi There

    Newby from Ontario Canada. My wife and I have been birding for about 4 years and learn something new every trip out. I happened across this sight while in Costa Rica last week and decided to sign up this morning. My wife carries the camera and I man the spotting scope and binoculars. Looking...
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