|To:||"'mariko buszynski'" <>, <>|
|From:||"Philip Veerman" <>|
|Date:||Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:46:56 +1000|
Generally most binoculars come with a strap but not a very good one. I have a great harness that I bought in the birding shop in Melbourne some years ago but I don't think they are there any more. However that cost a lot. It is not just comfortable but safe, as it clips on to the binoculars from both sides. So you can't drop them. On a single normal strap, if it breaks or comes loose the item will just fall down. I suggest going to something like cash converters where they have boxes of such straps for probably $2 or $3 or some of the open air markets (e.g. Woden Sunday morning) where you can likely buy a bargain like that. Or recycle a strap from a bum bag. It doesn't need to be brand specific to your binoculars, just fit the holder. Others can tell you more about the ipods than me.
-----Original Message-----An experienced birder once told me that I should know common birds well so that when I hear or see something different I would know at least it is not usual birds. To this end I listen to the CD of Birds of the ACT, but this does not include thornbills. During birdwatching tours I noticed some people have an ipod(?) with bird pictures and bird calls. Could any one tell me what it is and where I can get it in Canberra. We are going to Sydney in near future. Would I find it easier to obtain it in Sydney? I would also like to know where I can get a shoulder strap to hold bins. Do I make myself clear? What I mean is that I don't want to hang heavy bins around my neck.
From: mariko buszynski [
Sent: Thursday, 26 July 2012 4:21 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Novice birdwatcher
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