If binoculars had feelings, I think my Swarovski EL 8x32 and Stokes Talon 8x42 binoculars must be feeling abandoned lately. Just a short two weeks ago, Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds were busy guarding their feeder in the backyard and Eastern Bluebirds, with their vivid blue plumage, were flying around the house. First the "hummers" left and now our cooler weather has encouraged the Eastern Bluebird to head for warmer climates. I will miss their cheerful little chortle which always earned them a mealworm snack. Soon I will stop missing those glamour birds of summer. My family will again find me standing at the windows using binoculars to observe the antics of Black-Capped Chickadees, White Breasted Nuthatches, American Goldfinches, Northern Cardinals and various woodpeckers that are staples at the backyard feeder.
Already this morning, I pulled out the Talons to admire a very handsome little Dark-eyed Junco on the birdbath. And, don't worry about the Swarovski EL--- today it came with me to work at Eagle Optics.
Eagle Optics Staff