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Old 30-06-11, 02:21 PM
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Hi

I live in North Devon and originally birded in Morecambe 30+ years ago and learned to ID waders, gulls, terns etc. Recently returned to birding and wonder why I ever gave up. Loving it again but hey is it me or have all the wader ID's now got more complicated? There seem to be lots of new species and subspecies that are new to me.

I live inland so do most of my daily birding in the country whilst walking the dogs and my garden which is well stocked with different types of food and so attracts a wide range of species. I belong to the RSPB and Devon Bird Watching and Preservation Society so take occasional trips to Estuary sites.

I am hoping to invest in some new bins and have heard great reports about the Hawke Frontier ED 8x43. My limit is 300 of money that I haven't got so cannot go above this!!! Bearing in mind that I am female will the weight be OK for me? Any comments/advice would be gratefully received. Also what exactly is the difference between ED and HD lenses?

Thanks in anticipation.
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Old 30-06-11, 02:47 PM
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Welcome to the forum Sue. I have no idea when it comes to bins so will let others try and answer your question.
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Old 01-07-11, 08:36 AM
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Hi Devonsue
Welcome and nice to see another person returning to birding. I have no real knowledge of the glass used in bins but did find this article in a forum for you in google:

"ED" vs "HD" glass [Archive] - BirdForum

Whether its of any help I don't know.

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Old 01-07-11, 02:16 PM
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Thankyou Clive. In other words marketing hype if the manufacturers won't release the data. Maybe it's time for optics to come together and agree on terminology and 'letters' after the model that we could all understand.

Thanks again.

Sue
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Old 01-07-11, 08:09 PM
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Hi and Welcome Sue
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Old 03-07-11, 01:17 PM
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welcome sue
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Old 03-07-11, 02:55 PM
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A warm welcome to the forum Sue! Lookiing forward to hearing what is visiting your garden and when you are out and about!

Enjoy!

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