We are thinking about buying a scope, and considering it is a big investment,
are after some advice from those who use them, hopefully so we make the right
Any information that can assist us to make our decision would be greatly
- the different brands, and peoples experience using them, any
- the benefits of angled view or straight view,
- the difference between the flourite lenses over the standard lenses - is
flourite really that much better,
- the differences between a fixed or zoom eyepiece
We are probably leaning towards a Kowa with a multi coated lense as it seems
good value for money, and are the only ones that we have used previously.
We will mainly be using it for wader watching on estuaries such as Shoalhaven
Heads and waterbird watching around wetlands and lakes etc.
Incidently there have been some good waders returning to Shoalhaven Heads over
the last month including Grey Plover, Golden Plover, Curlew Sandpiper, Sharp
Tailed Sandpiper and Red Knots, most with partial breeding plumage. No major
influx of Godwits yet.
Any info will be greatly appreciated
Cheers and good birding
Chris and Heidi Presland
Toolijooa NSW South Coast
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