It’s not really a new thing. We have known for a long time that birds can get caught in the calm, peaceful eye of a hurricane – even one as powerful as Hurricane Matthew.
What we don’t often get to see though is a picture of those birds on radar.
That is apparently what is shown in the video above.
Continue reading “No Binoculars Needed, Just Radar for Birds in Hurricane Matthew”
Who knows what possessed these people to try it, but this Japanese Binoculars Soccer video is hilarious.
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When you need a really good rangefinder, especially a rangefinder for hunting, you have a number of options to sort through. A Leica rangefinder is going to be among those options, since it is one of the best in the market.
Leica rangefinders offer many varieties, and I’ll look at some of the best Leica rangefinders here. One is the popular (and its replacement – the Leica Rangemaster CRF 1000-R Leica Rangemaster CRF 1600-R), and another is the newer, top-of-the-line Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B. Continue reading “Leica Rangefinders: Reviews of the 1000-R, 1600-R, and 2000-B”
When I was young, our family took a vacation almost every year to
Valley City, North Dakota, where one of my sets of grandparents lived. Sometimes we would drive into the countryside, not for North Dakota bird watching, but to visit other friends and relatives.
Western Meadowlark – North Dakota State Bird
Little did I know back then that North Dakota really does have an abundance of birds. Part of the state is on the Central Flyway, meaning many birds migrate yearly through the area.
Continue reading “Ultimate Birding in North Dakota: More Than Fields of Grain”
If you live in a climate where it gets cold and snowy for a large portion of the year, you may be interested in knowing how to help birds in winter.
If so, this article is for you.
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If you’re going to call an item compact, it had better fit in my pocket – at least, in most cases. Maybe a compact car doesn’t have to, but the best
compact binoculars sure should.
There are probably dozens of binoculars that are called compact on the market today. Let’s take a look at a few of those high end compact binoculars to see if the literally measure up to the name compact binoculars. Continue reading “Compact Binoculars: Do They Really Fit in Your Pocket?”
Over the past several years, Michigan’s tourism department has advertised the state as a good place for outdoor activities. Birding in Michigan should be counted amongst those pursuits then.
Robin – Michigan State Bird
In addition to the golfing, swimming, hiking, etc., bird watching in Michigan is also a very worthwhile venture for birders.
Here we’ll look at some of the more popular places to find birds in Michigan.
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I can still remember the first time I heard that Swarovski made optics like the
Swarovski EL 8.5×42 binoculars. I thought, “You mean that company that makes the fancy crystals makes binoculars too?”
Yes. Yes, it does.
Perhaps you think of Swarovski crystals first when you hear the company’s name, but now you should also think of binoculars because Swarovski is considered one of the top three (along with Zeiss and Leica) optics manufacturers in the world.
Continue reading “6+ Reasons You’ll Want a Pair of Swarovski EL 8.5×42 Binoculars”
A while back I had the opportunity to drive a couple of hours through the Illinois countryside. I wasn’t doing any birding in Illinois on this trip, but I did pay attention to the land – the crops, in particular – as I traveled down the road, which was a state highway, not the interstate.
Illinois State Bird: Northern Cardinal
I saw, as expected, lots and lots of corn in the fields. I also noticed that, besides the corn, there seemed to be only one other crop that almost every farmer grew.
Continue reading “Ultimate Birding in Illinois: More Birds Than Soybeans?”
When you think of Iowa, you think of corn. And for the most part, that’s a realistic thought. However, there’s more to the state of Iowa than just cattle feed. There are hundreds of species of birds there too which makes birding in Iowa just as much fun as anywhere else.
American Goldfinch – Iowa State Bird
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