If you’re looking for a way to perk yourself up after the Christmas and New Year holidays, why not come to us here at Sherwoods? We have a variety of optical devices that you are sure to love. So whether you love astronomy, bird watching or are a keen hunter, you should definitely come to us for the best optical devices on the market, such as night vision binoculars, telescopes and bird watching binoculars.
But what should you buy?
Well, rather than going for the usual ties, car wash kits, toiletry sets and socks; you could always consider getting binoculars instead. Indeed, binoculars can be a very good choice of gift for one or more of your loved ones as they can provide many hours of entertainment, whether it be for watching wildlife, gazing at stars or any other kind of observation-based activities.
Although your choice may be largely determined by price, cash shouldn’t be the only factor that influences your decision. Certainly, you will need to take into account the preferences of the recipient in question: for example, a pair of bird watching binoculars would most likely be the best choice for someone who enjoys spending lots of time out and about in the countryside.
Regardless of whether you purchase astronomical, marine or bird watching binoculars; they are sure to make a very fine gift for anyone who is lucky enough to receive them. So, if you want to do your shopping the easy way, look no further than us here at Sherwoods.
The UK is a great place to use bird watching binoculars. There are many different species for you to look at and these vary depending on where you are and what time of year it is. To find the best spots, you can get tips online.
Some of the most exciting places to use such binoculars are operated by the RSPB. Its nature reserves are second-to-none for spotting winged creatures.
This winter, you might want to consider heading to The Lodge in Bedfordshire. The reserve opened in 1961 and it contains five miles of trails. To get the best chance of seeing a range of birds, it is advisable to head to the hide.
Another fantastic spot for bird watching is Haweswater in Cumbria. If you want to see a golden eagle in action and cannot make it to Scotland, you can try this location as a male has been seen in the area displaying in the hope of attracting a mate.
And, north of the border near the Scottish town of Stirling there is Inversnaid. This is a great spot to see bullfinches and woodpeckers during the colder months.
These are just a few of the fantastic places where you can make optimum use of your bird watching binoculars. There are many more and to find one close to where you live, you can simply head to the RSPB website.
There is nothing better on a crisp winter day than exploring the fantastic British countryside with your binoculars. Here at Sherwoods, we stock an impressive selection of these items.
If you are a beginning bird watcher, you probably aren’t ready to invest a whole lot of money in your equipment yet. So, if you’re just starting out and you want a pair of binoculars, here are some fairly inexpensive models that are still high quality bird watching binoculars.
The Acuter RP Binoculars is an ideal starter pair, offered at only £20.00. These binoculars offer very good optical performance for the price. They are stylish and compact, and feature black rubber covering and a chrome bridge. They also come with a neck cord and a binoculars case.
If you can afford to spend a little bit more and you want a slightly nicer model, you might prefer the Konica Minolta Classic II Porro-Prism Binoculars, offered at only £70.00. These offer many high performance features of higher end binoculars but come at a much lower price.
These feature large exit pupil diameter, high image brightness, and a multi layer optical coating. A really good quality pair of binoculars for a fraction of the cost.
Another good choice in a less expensive pair of bird watching binoculars are the Optical Hardware HG Series, Elinor binoculars. With fully multicoated lenses, waterproof body, and high resolution these binoculars are ideal for bird watchers who go out in all kinds of weather. They are offered at only £95.00.
Be sure to visit our our main web page where you’ll find lots more binoculars as well as telescopes especially designed for bird watching.
Choosing a pair of binoculars will depend a lot on what you want them for. Many people want them for observing nature, such as bird watching. Others may want them for hiking or camping, just to have a way of seeing anything interesting they find up close. Still others may want them for boating.
Here are some tips for choosing amongst our binoculars to make sure you get the right pair for your needs.
If you are a bird watcher or nature enthusiast, we recommend any of our basic, high quality binoculars. We carry more than thirty different brands. If you need assistance in choosing the right pair of basic binoculars, we have a Binocular Basics section on the main web page which can be a great help.
The Forest Optics Forester ED are a great, super high quality pair of binoculars ideal for life long bird watchers and nature enthusiasts. We also recommend our range of high quality bird watching telescopes.
If you want marine binoculars, for use on board boats and ships or near the water in general, we have a wide range of these as well. They are generally waterproof and mist proof, and have thick rubber armouring protection. Marine binoculars also offer a wide field, large depth focus.
For more information about our various types of binoculars click on the Binoculars tab or the Marine Binoculars tab on the main web page. Should you need further assistance, feel free to contact us by clicking the Email tab on the top of the web page.
Do you have a bird watcher on your Christmas list this year? Sherwoods Photogrpahic can help you find some ideal gifts for bird watchers of all ages. We have wonderful, high quality bird watching binoculars and other products that make great Christmas gifts.
For those just starting out in the hobby of bird watching, a fairly basic set ofbinoculars might be an idea gift. You could put it along side a bird identification book and a sketch book or notepad to get them started on their new hobby.
If you need help choosing the right pair of binoculars, whether for someone on your gift list or for yourself, check out our guide to choosing the correct pair of binoculars.
For the more experienced bird watcher, you might be better off with something more advanced, such as bird watching scopes. The Camlink CSP50 is a great, affordable first bird watching scope that’s still high in quality.
This scope offers fully multi-coated 50 mm object lens, a zoom eyepiece, is rubber armoured and rain and fog proof. It comes with a table to tripod device, window clamp, and carry case.
Another option for a bird watching scope is the Camlink CSP80. This scope has an oversized 80 mm object lens and a rotating collar. It also has all the same advantages of the CSP50.
To place an order, or for further product information, feel free to ring us on: 01527-857500. We’d be happy to assist you in choosing the right gift.
There are many dos and don’ts when considering bird watching binoculars. These are important things to know if you are a keen bird watcher, and should help bird watchers of any level of experience excel.
1) The power, or magnification, of you bird watching binoculars optimally should be at least 7. 7 power binoculars are considered the lowest requirement to capture a good image of bird. However, do not be tempted to oversee this and opt for a 10 power for instance. With greater magnification comes less stability, so there is the constant balance of magnification vs. image quality.
2) Weight. Weight is important when considering bird watching binoculars. At the end of the day, you are going to be carrying your binoculars with you on your walks, and something uncomfortable is not suitable. Also make sure that the binoculars come with adjustable straps, as you do not want to have them bouncing off your stomach whilst your walk.
1) Pocket sized binoculars. These compact binoculars are good in their own right, but definitely should not be picked as a main bird watching binocular. They do not offer quality or stability, or even often the magnification that larger binoculars do. This will impact on your viewing in a detrimental way.
2) Do not purchase binoculars until you have fully tested them out. It can be tempting to see an item on sale with a seemingly good spec range on paper, but unless you have tested them out, you will never fully know how well they will function. After all, bird watching binoculars should be comfortable, and this is very hard to test in the environment of a shop.
Bird watching is becoming an ever more popular past time of the British nation. With a huge and electric range of species, the UK really can offer some amazing sights for keen bird watchers. Also, with Britain being a very costal area, birds are abundant here, and with the different landscapes of Britain’s coastline comes different types of bird. Finding the right bird watching binoculars can be a challenge, but they are essential for capturing these amazing animals.
Our first top tip for bird watching is finding a good pair of bird watching binoculars. You can opt for traditional and reliable binoculars, or you can indulge in some high tech, and find binoculars with accessories such as image stabilisation and anti-fog mechanisms. Whatever you choose however, you should feel comfortable whilst using them, and make sure that they are a good weight for you.
It is also imperative to study a good field guide. After all, there is no point in having a brilliant pair of bird watching binoculars if you don’t know where the birds are! You should attempt to familiarise yourself with different species of birds. Birds are classified into families, so it can also be beneficial to study the nature of these families, and their specific habitats. After you can differentiate between families, it is a good idea to start looking at sub-groups, and then onto more specific types of bird.
Learning bird calls can also be useful for anyone wanting to bird watch. This makes it easier to locate a bird just by hearing it –rather than attempting to view it. Using all of your senses is key to spotting a good bird.