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Old Saturday 6th February 2016, 23:20   #1
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So my sister has started to show more of an interest in her backyard birds. I gave her a CL 8x30 for Christmas. She loves them.
I get a text from Costa Rica, "You'd love all the birds down here". No fooling.
They took a hike in a national park up the side of a volcano.
I respond, "Did you bring your binoculars"?
She answers, "No, that would have been a good idea".
Arrgh!!

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Old Saturday 6th February 2016, 23:30   #2
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This is a good one, and made me smile, and say "my oh my".

When on vacation, I have shared my binoculars many times to help others
see a bear, deer or other wildlife. It was like the world had opened up to
them.

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Your story reminds me of a trip to Austria last year. There were 2 ladies from my home town staying in the same hotel and who I knew were interested in birds. However, when talking about which birds I had seen on my walks they said that they had not taken their binoculars as it wasn't "that sort of holiday". I replied that you will see birds on any sort of holiday! In several places I saw spotted nutcrackers (a "lifer" for me, after seeing Clark's nutcrackers in Canada in 2013), and at least the ladies managed to see one of them from a ski lift.

They told me recently that they are going back to the same place this year, so I'll have to remind them to take their binoculars this time!
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Old Saturday 13th February 2016, 15:54   #4
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So my sister has started to show more of an interest in her backyard birds. I gave her a CL 8x30 for Christmas. She loves them.
I get a text from Costa Rica, "You'd love all the birds down here". No fooling.
They took a hike in a national park up the side of a volcano.
I respond, "Did you bring your binoculars"?
She answers, "No, that would have been a good idea".
Arrgh!!
What a wonderful xmas gift. Think of her text as a small step in the right direction. She is thinking about birds.
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Sort of on topic - I have a Swaro Scope and I lead a lot of bird walks. I can't tell you the number of times I get on a bird and then let someone look through the scope for the first time. WOW or OOHHH! are the most prevalent exclamations.

I was in Yellowstone several years ago and was looking down into a canyon at an Osprey nest on a rock spire. I noticed a family of folks looking at me - I think they were Chinese. I motioned for them to come over and have a look. I now can say I have heard the word WOW in Chinese. The reaction is universal.
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