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Smkita

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Hi....I am new here and new to birding. I recently set up a bird feeder in my back yard and am having such a wonderful time watching all my new feathered friends feast and interact. I do have a question.....my feeder is about 20 feet from where I usually sit to watch. While I can see the birds from there, I would like to be able to see them more closely. So my question: what kind of binoculars should I look for ? As I say, this is not really for far-away viewing, but fairly up-close. Also, given the recent downturn in the economy, I can't afford a really nice pair. So, any recommendations? Or even some info on the criteria I should look for in a good pair of binoculars to watch the birds from about 20 feet away. Thanks so much!
 

KC Foggin

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Hi there and a warm welcome to you from those of us on staff here at BirdForum (y)

We're glad you found us and thanks for taking a moment to say hello. Please join in wherever you like ;)

Perhaps you would like to scroll through the binocular section of the Forum. The link is below;
 

Kits

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Welcome to Birdforum! I am sure that you will find lots to interest you here and I hope that you enjoy your visits.
 

Smkita

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Hi there and a warm welcome to you from those of us on staff here at BirdForum (y)

We're glad you found us and thanks for taking a moment to say hello. Please join in wherever you like ;)

Perhaps you would like to scroll through the binocular section of the Forum. The link is below;
Thanks for the welcome and for the link. I will check it out!
 

delia todd

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Hi Smkita and a warm welcome from me too.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I hope to hear about all the birds you see when out and about.
 

ClarkWGriswold

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Hi Smkita and welcome to BirdForum. For our feeders I use which ever bins are closest. My Leica 8x42โ€™s, or my sonโ€™s old 7x42โ€™s. Both give lovely views.

Rich
 

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