Originally Posted by andyadcock
Looks like it's all about optics for you, the first 5 pages of your post history is all about optics, I guess the rest are.
If it really was 'all about ticks', I think I'd have managed more than a big, fat zero, even this year so you enjoy what you do and leave other people to do what they enjoy.
You do realize, don't you, that your querulous rendition of the frustrated international birder (var. brexitania
)'s plaintive cry on a public forum might result in some replies that fall short of full-throated support?
I can fully understand the desire to bird abroad - but with the "old normal" looking like it might take a while to return (if it ever does...), a lot of us are just going to have to find our "new experiences, meeting new people, seeing new places and seeing new birds
" closer to home. Best of luck there, then...
PS. I'm flattered that you took the trouble to read five pages of my post history, but if you'd read through it more carefully, you'd have seen a number of posts relating to the uses to which said optics are put.