The festive season can provide a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends, and to enjoy some much needed relaxation and revelry. However, it is also a time of gift sourcing and this can sometimes prove to be tricky. After all, many of the items available in shops and online are clichéd and may not show a great deal of thought.
However, there is one option that is perfect for certain individuals and that is binoculars. These come in many different styles and they can be great for anyone, ranging from youngsters who have never held such instruments to seasoned wildlife observers and so on.
Of course, to choose the right product, you will have to put some thought into what would suit the recipient best.
Luckily, here at Sherwoods we offer a fantastic range of such devices, including superb bird watching binoculars. These items are ideal for individuals who love nothing more than getting out and about and seeing nature in action. Of course, they can also be used from back gardens if people do not fancy heading off on trips to the countryside.
Meanwhile, for those who prefer gazing at the stars, astronomical binoculars could be perfect. These offerings can reveal a world of celestial bodies unobservable by the naked eye.
And if you want to go one step further and add to the gift you purchase, you could also hand over an informative book to help the recipient make the most of their new viewing instrument. For example, if you get bird watching binoculars, you could add an ornithological tome to the offering.
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.
The UK is known for its temperate climate. It tends not to get too cold during winter, nor too hot during summer. However, the changing of the seasons still has a massive impact on the landscape of the country. Wild Britain looks completely different at this time of year compared with spring time and summer.
So, if you get the chance, there is nothing better than heading into the great outdoors with your binoculars and seeing this wintry face of the UK.
The great thing is, it is now easier than ever before for you to get your hands on the perfect binoculars at relatively little cost. Here at Sherwoods we stock a vast range of such items, meaning you should not struggle to find ones that perfectly meet your requirements.
For example, you might want to look at some of the superb bird watching binoculars we have to offer. These can be ideal as a means of seeing some of the many fascinating winged creatures the countryside is home to.
To get the most from your forays into the wilderness, it is important that you are prepared. For example, make sure you take plenty of warm clothing, including waterproof items in case the heavens open.
Also, gloves come in handy if you spend a lot of time looking through your bird watching binoculars or other similar instruments. If you do not have warm gloves, your hands may quickly become too cold.
Meanwhile, a flask of hot tea or coffee can help perk you up if you start to feel the chill.
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.
Are you looking for some fun Christmas gifts? Perhaps you want something a little more unusual? Why not give someone on your list a telescope, a pair of binoculars, or a camera?
The great thing about giving practical yet fun gifts like these is that you not only give someone an unusual and exciting gift, but it’s something that they can enjoy all year round. It also encourages people to get outside and enjoy nature. This is ideal for children who spend too much time indoors, or elderly people who want to get more exercise.
For binoculars, we have a great selection of bird watching ones, and marine ones. Buying someone a pair of binoculars is a great way to encourage a new hobby. You could also include some bird guides or other nature books, or a nature calendar in your gift.
A telescope makes a great gift for anyone who loves nature, or even for a student who is studying science. Check out our Telescopes Basics guide to choose the right scope for the person on your gift list.
Night vision optics are another great gift for nature lovers. A lot of wildlife is only active at night time, so giving hikers and nature enthusiasts a pair of night vision optics is an ideal way to encourage them in their interests, and to give them a gift they will truly enjoy.
We also carry a range of cameras, gifts and gadgets, board games, portable radios, and many other items that would make great Christmas gifts.
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.