Whether you are shopping for a birthday, graduation, or even a retirement, if you are looking for something nice to give to the nature lover in your life, why not consider a pair of high quality bird watching binoculars?
Here at Sherwood Photographic we offer a great range of high quality binoculars that are ideal for bird watching and other nature activities like camping and hiking.
If you aren’t sure where to begin, why not take a look at our “Binocular Basics” section to get familiar with the different type we offer? This guide will help you to choose the binocularsthat are best for what you have in mind.
We carry products from the best name brands in binoculars and telescopes, including Bresser, Hawke, Nikon, Steiner, Yukon, and many more. We also sell marine binoculars and night vision binoculars which can be ideal for certain activities like wildlife spotting and fishing or canoeing and kayaking.
You can also find a host of other wildlife and outdoor related products on our websites such as bird boxes and houses for mammals, animal tracking kits, bird feed and more.
So if you’re shopping for a nature lover, whatever the occasion, you can’t go wrong when you shop here at Sherwood.
To see our full range of products, visit the home page. If you need assistance ordering or have a question about any products, feel free to get in touch by emailing us at: Info@Sherwoods-Photo.com.
Bird watching is a favourite hobby of many people, both young and old. If you are just getting started in the hobby, there are a few things you’ll want to buy to get started.
First and foremost you will want a good pair of binoculars. This is your ultimate piece of equipment for bird watching, and you will carry them with you everywhere. If you are going to splurge at all on any equipment, this is the place to do so.
Here at Sherwood Photographic we have many different high quality binoculars to choose from, all from the world’s leading manufacturers. Choose from brands like Acuter, Hawke, Leica, Olympus, Steiner, and Vortex.
You’ll find detailed descriptions of each product on our web site, and there is also a special section dedicated to choosing the correct pair of binoculars. So if you want bird watching binoculars, but you aren’t sure which type are appropriate, this guide can be a great help as you make your decision.
For bird watching, you will probably also want a good camera. Many people like to photograph the birds they see to add to a journal or album. You may also see other wildlife that you would like to photograph while you are out in nature.
It’s also important to have the right clothing, especially if you intend to go out in colder or wet weather. Choose some sturdy walking boots for hiking and a waterproof coat. For more information about our bird watching products, visit the main web site.
Getting into birdwatching requires the ability to be able to use a pair of binoculars properly. Using a pair of binoculars is more than just putting them to your eyes and looking around. If you are new to this equipment, you will need to learn how to use the focus wheel and dioptre. The dioptre is also used to focus, but is there to compensate for the difference between your left and right eyes because they will not focus to the same degree. You need to be able to use both of these focuses in the right way in order to get the clearest image from your bird watching binoculars.
To get started with focusing your bird watching binoculars, you should first make sure that they are in right position for the width of your eyes. If they are too far apart or too close together you will have black edges infringing into what you see. When you look through the eye pieces, you should just see a perfect circle. Having got this right, look through them at something and use the central focus wheel to bring the image into focus.
Use the dioptre wheel to focus more finely on the object you’re looking at. To do this, you need to close each eye in turn and adjust the wheel until the image is clear. When you open both eyes again, the image should be perfectly clear through your binoculars. If not, continue to adjust slightly until it is.
If you are thinking about getting into astronomy then a good start is to go and observe with someone else first. They will help you to get used to astronomical telescopes and learn how to navigate the night sky with one too. They will also help to show you what you will be able to see. You should be able to see the moon and all the planets (except Pluto), but some with more detail than others. On Jupiter, you should be able to see the bands and Red Spot, while you should also be able to see Saturn’s rings.
Many people recommend that beginners start off learning how to spot the planets and the constellations using a pair of binoculars first. This is indeed a good way to get started, and you may prefer to stick with your binoculars for a while longer even once you’ve got used to spotting the night’s sights. What’s more, if you find that astronomy isn’t for you, you won’t have invested a large amount of money in buying a telescope.
Astronomical telescopes are affected by weather conditions. The equipment needs to cool down to the outside temperature to give clear and focused images and this usually takes around 20 minutes, but could take longer depending on the temperature difference. Conditions are also affected by seeing conditions and this is down to both the weather and where you live. Large cities are heavily affected by light pollution which will decrease visibility due to excessive amounts of outdoor lighting.
Sadly, money is pretty tight for everyone these days. Indeed, most people have been forced to economise where possible and go for the cheapest options whenever shopping for new items. However, as necessary as personal austerity measures may be, there are some instances when going for the cheapest option can work out to be a bad move.
If you buy a telescope that is not of a sufficient standard, you may well end up with a poor performing product that will prevent you from enjoying your star gazing and which may even break.
Therefore, it is always wise to spend a bit more cash so that you can invest in a branded telescope of guaranteed quality. Although this may mean waiting longer and saving harder; it will be worth it in the end as good quality branded telescopes deliver a performance and reliability that really is second to none.
Naturally, recognising a brand name is not where you selection of telescopes begins and ends. You will also need to consider other important aspects such as the specifications you want and the size of device you require. However, once you have done a little research, you will soon find a good choice of astronomical telescopes to suit your needs; if not your immediate budget.
So don’t get frustrated if you have to wait a little longer than you’d like – it really will be worth it in the end!
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.