Dec 28, 2015 | Featured Web Article

Keep Your Optics and Guide Handy

You never know what you'll see at your window! Always keep a field guide and a pair of binoculars handy.
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Clever backyard bird watchers know that keeping their binoculars and a field guide handy to where they do most of their feeder watching is a smart idea. The last thing you want to do when a rare bird shows up is to scramble to find your binoculars. Instead, keep them on the windowsill, on a nearby table, or hanging from a hook on an adjacent wall. If you have more than one pair of binoculars, consider dedicating one to your feeding station window or favorite bird-watching spot. Then, when that rare visitor from far away shows up at your feeders, you'll be prepared to observe it immediately, without having to waste time hunting for your optics.

About Bill Thompson, III

Bill Thompson, III, was the team captain for Watching Backyard Birds from its inception 23 years ago through his death on March 25, 2019. So much of what he wrote is timeless and remains informative, helpful, and inspiring.

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