Inventory: What goes in your birdwatching rucksack?

  • Hi MT

    do you wear glasses and keep them on when using bins?

    S

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  • In reply to Mairi Turquoise:

    Mairi Turquoise said:
    Hi Jack,



    Great list!
    I’m an absolute beginner and I won’t be going far from home but this is helpful information for a great day out :)

    The binoculars I have are big heavy old things- good for viewing the garden but I don’t fancy carrying them about.
    Can you recommend a smart, small pair?

    Mairi, I'm not sure where you location is, but if you're in the Midlands, located not far from M6 J3, there's a great optics place which has a small reserve where you can try different binoculars, from inside the shop looking out over the small reserve. The staff are very helpful, and there is also a small clothing shop on site as well.

    What could be better, to try new bins....

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to Mike B:

    Hi Mike

    Ah no , I’m up in bonnie Scotland,
    Otherwise that would’ve been great. I’ll see if there is similar up here.
  • In reply to Mairi Turquoise:

    Mairi Turquoise said:
    Hi Mike



    Ah no , I’m up in bonnie Scotland,
    Otherwise that would’ve been great. I’ll see if there is similar up here.

    I'll bet there will be something like that up there, somewhere.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler