Date: 12/2/19 2:40 pm From: Derek C. Richardson <dcr...> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] binocular advice for birding course?
That's excellent, thanks Gail, and everyone else who has responded to this thread. I want to point out there's an amazing sale on those Celestrons right now on Amazon: $80 for the next 9 hours! (Normally $140.)
In response to some queries, I do plan to report back to this group on how the course goes, and I'll likely tap your collective expertise from time to time. If you see a lot of shivering students wandering around Lake Artemesia on Monday afternoons in late winter, that's probably us. :)
On Tue, 3 Dec 2019, Gail Mackiernan wrote:
> I would second the recommendation of the Celestron Nature DX. We bought > a pair for a young man just starting out as a bird guide in a remote > island chain. He had a very modest budget and we contacted Eagle Optic > for advice. They recommended these bins and - since they knew there > would be no return if defective - they went through their stock and > picked out the best pair optically. I tried them out when they arrived > and was very impressed. The young man is now well-established and in a > recent FB post with clients posed in front of his bus, still had the > Celestrons around his neck. > > Gail Mackiernan > Colesville > > Sent from my iPhone
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