Should I by a bridge/superzoom camera *instead of* a scope?

  • In reply to Seaman:

    Wendy S said:
    do you not find it hard to scan an area for birds using just a camera

    I don't scan an area with my camera.  I sit back and wait for movement - either from a bird or from another bird reacting to it.

    I know, I'm weird.

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • In reply to Clare:

    I'm with you, Clare, movement, especially in the wrong direction for the wind, and also "bird" shapes on branches!
  • In reply to Clare:

    I'm glad that works for you Clare, hard to say when I have not tried it but I cannot see it working on the hills and moors where I like to do my birding, even a decent scope seems to be too narrow a view sometimes. When friends do shop me their shots on their screens I am surprised how much they can magnify the birds, w ay beyond the 50x magnification on my scope.. I csan appreciate how useful this can be for i.d.

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can