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Testing my new bins at Attenborough today 4.3.12


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Tested out my new Hawk Frontiers ED 10x43 bins today at Attenborough nature Reserve.

It was cold but still had a enjoyable 2 hours, highlight was a new one for me and that was a Ruddy Duck male and female. Also saw kestrals, Sparrowhawk, Goldeneyes, Red crested pochards, Snipes, Dunlins, and very quick glimpse of a Cettis Warbler and I do mean quick, but it's loud call could be heard for ages.

These Hawk Bins are excellent I would say easily on par with the old Zeiss ones I had years ago. Very easy to hold, as they are so well balanced, view was crystal clear right to the edge and didn't see any CA I suppose due to the ED glass they have.

The focuser was fantastic, really smooth and pretty quick, they seemed to snap into focus, really nice to use.

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Cetti's!! You sure?? It's a Summer migrant, unless it's over wintered??

Glad your bins suit, always a worry new bins!

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