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Tips on Buying Birdwatching Equipment

Many families entertain the idea of getting a pet at one time or another.
Sometimes it is the children that insist that their lives will not be complete
without a friendly pet to have fun with. Then there is the posture of a
bird. Believe it or not, birds perch differently. For example, a Flycatcher
perches vertically (straight up and down) when on a branch while a Vireo
perches horizontally (almost lying down) when on the same branch.

Here is a feature that is often overlooked: bird-proof door locks. You
should get a cage that your bird can’t escape from. Just think about what
would happen if your bird escaped & was free the entire day while you’re
out!

The #1 thing to watch for is a cage that is sturdy, but can be broken
down in a matter of 2 minutes or less, without the need for any tools. All
of the top brand name bird cages have this feature.

Know What Species to Expect. There are approximately 900 species of
birds in the United States and recognizing each of them is nearly
impossible. So when you visit an area, do a little research first.

Tips on Buying Birdwatching Equipment

The most essential equipment in birdwatching is the binocular. Other than
that, there¡¯s the camera, notebook and field guide. There is also some
fancy electronic equipment that makes bird identification available at the
touch of a button, but to enjoy a good birdwatching expedition, all you
need other than the proper clothing and shoes is good, reliable viewing
equipment.

Binocular or telescope?

If you plan to go hiking while birdwatching, a pair of binoculars is a good
idea. They’re convenient and easy to carry. However, if you plan to visit
wide, expansive areas like reservoirs and estuaries, a telescope is better
because it carries a higher magnification and you can focus better at
longer distances.

The first rule for buying a birdwatching equipment should be comfort. It
should not be too heavy and should allow easy manipulation. It also should
not cause strain on your eyes. Rubber coatings are a good bet to protect
your body against knocks. If you choose a telescope, buy a good tripod
for appropriate support especially if you will be birdwatching at a stationary
position.

Additionally, binoculars with built-in digital cameras enable you to identify
birds once you get home. These benefits will definitely enhance your bird
watching. A great pair of binoculars will turn a mediocre experience into a
great one. You can count on it! Does your cage stimulate your bird like it
should?

To fill up your hummingbird feeder, remove the cap holding the
prescription vial on and fill it up with nectar and replace the cap. Closed
tightly, turn the prescription vial upside down as quickly as you can.

Don’t be afraid to ask the store workers any questions you have about
owning a bird or about the differences between varieties of birds. Learn
as much as you can before you make your final choice.

If you desire the look of antiques without the price tag, reproductions are
also available. Replica antique bird cages often maintain the look and style
of the original, but at a fraction of the cost. The magnification indicates
the focusing power. There are two numbers indicating the specification
(for example, 7×20, 10×40, etc.). The first figure is the magnification
power and indicates how many times larger an object will look through
the lens. The next number is the objective lens’ (the front lens) diameter
in millimeters and indicates how bright the object will appear. As the lens
get larger, the more it can gather light so the brighter the image through
the lens.

In general, the lower the magnification, the brighter the image and the
wider the field of view. The depth of field is also greater and the nearest
focus point is also closer. A higher magnification means that the image will
be less bright and the depth of field will be narrower so you will need to
frequently change the focus. The lower magnification will also be lighter
than the one with higher magnification.

Field-of-view (FOW) refers to the width of an image as seen through the
lens. This is either in degrees or ¡®width at distance¡¯. So if you have a 250ft
at 1000yrds, an object that¡¯s 1000 yards away will appear 250 feet wide.
One degree is about 17m at 1000m, so just do the math.

As for price, you usually get what you pay for, so choose viewing
equipment that you can reasonably afford. For a newbie birdwatcher,
$200 or less is a good mark, as long as you do your shopping. Then, as
your hobby progresses, start buying the more expensive ones. Brand-
name equipment can cost over $1000.

Have you thought about the toxin levels of minerals like Zinc & Lead in
the cage you are considering? This should be your #1 priority when
looking for a bird cage. Avoid hollow bars! Especially if you’re getting a
medium to large bird. Any decent sized bird will bend or possibly chew
through a hollow cage bar.

If you choose to use a bird cage cover, try to use it roughly the same
hours each day. Like most people, birds need a routine to feel safe,
happy, and secure.

Get a good pair of bird watching binoculars if you are serious about bird
watching. We may have the best intentions to let our bird spend most of
his time out of the cage. But there will still be times when he needs to be
in his cage.

After you have brought your bird bath home, find a place to set up the
bath well within sight of your outdoor and indoor spaces.To draw more birds duringbird watching, consider using a fountainbird bath.

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1000 Designs for the Garden: And Where to Find Them


1000 Designs for the Garden: And Where to Find Them


$23.8


1000 Designs for the Garden is a highly illustrated sourcebook focusing on the best in contemporarygarden product design, including work from designers such as Marcel Wanders, Philippe Starck, and Ross Lovegrove. Packed with the very latest in outdoor furniture, garden art and both practical and luxury garden items, the book featuressourcing information and full specifications for every product.

Cambridge Outdoor Corolla Luxury Recliner in Navy


Cambridge Outdoor Corolla Luxury Recliner in Navy


$386.81


Corolla Luxury Recliner in Navy BlueEase into comfort with the Corolla Luxury Recliner from Cambridge. The rich brown resin weave and cool fabric colors will enhance the look and feel of any outdoor lounge or pool area. The base is constructed with a rust – resistant, heavy gauge steel frame. The reclining mechanism offers three angles of adjustable comfort. The thick foam cushions are composed of moisture and UV – resistant olefin fabric wrapped around plush foam and attach to the back, seat and leg – rests of the chair. This provides additional comfort and will ensure your most relaxed seat under the sun.

Colorful Folding Side Table


Colorful Folding Side Table


$39.95


OverviewThis Colorful Folding Side Table coordinates with our Zero Gravity Chair for the perfect outdoor relaxation combo. Handy folding Side Table has built-in drink holders with plenty of space for a snack, book and sunglasses. Powder-coat steel frame is covered with Textilene®, a tough polyester fiber covered with a sheath of PVC that withstands compression, resists ripping and is impervious to UV rays. Folds for easy portability and storage. Imported. Powder-coated steel frame Ultra-durable Textilene fabric Two built-in drink holders Bright colors Folds for storageMore InfoDimensions 18½” sq. x 20½”H

Colorful Folding Side Table


Colorful Folding Side Table


$39.95


OverviewThis Colorful Folding Side Table coordinates with our Zero Gravity Chair for the perfect outdoor relaxation combo. Handy folding Side Table has built-in drink holders with plenty of space for a snack, book and sunglasses. Powder-coat steel frame is covered with Textilene®, a tough polyester fiber covered with a sheath of PVC that withstands compression, resists ripping and is impervious to UV rays. Folds for easy portability and storage. Imported. Powder-coated steel frame Ultra-durable Textilene fabric Two built-in drink holders Bright colors Folds for storageMore InfoDimensions 18½” sq. x 20½”H

Colorful Folding Side Table


Colorful Folding Side Table


$39.95


OverviewThis Colorful Folding Side Table coordinates with our Zero Gravity Chair for the perfect outdoor relaxation combo. Handy folding Side Table has built-in drink holders with plenty of space for a snack, book and sunglasses. Powder-coat steel frame is covered with Textilene®, a tough polyester fiber covered with a sheath of PVC that withstands compression, resists ripping and is impervious to UV rays. Folds for easy portability and storage. Imported. Powder-coated steel frame Ultra-durable Textilene fabric Two built-in drink holders Bright colors Folds for storageMore InfoDimensions 18½” sq. x 20½”H

Cup and Phone Holder for Zero Gravity Chair


Cup and Phone Holder for Zero Gravity Chair


$19.95


OverviewOur Cup and Phone Holder fits standard Zero Gravity Chairs to give you a handy, small side table while relaxing. Durable black plastic slip-on table holds a variety of beverage containers (even mugs), and also has an accessory slot for cell phone, sunglasses or other small items. Remaining table space is perfect for snacks, book or sunscreen. Universal fit, one easy step: simply slide the Cup Holder down chair legs until it’s firmly in place. Can be used on either side. No tools necessary. Fits chairs with round, tubular legs. Removes easily. Cup and phone holder tray Universal fit with most Zero Gravity Chairs Simply slides into place Easy to use and remove Durable black plastic One cup holder, one accessory holder Table space for snacks, book, etc. Great add-on item, handy slide-on tableMore InfoDimensions 13¼”W x 11½”D overall Cup holder is 3″ dia. with 1¼” mug handle slot Accessory slot is 2¾”L

Deluxe Cotton Rope Hammock Double Outdoor Patio


Deluxe Cotton Rope Hammock Double Outdoor Patio


$38.99


The hammock is the product to enjoy for years as an incredible addition of relaxation to any backyard or around pool deck. Take a load off this summer by yourself or with a lounging mate. This large quilted fabric hammock is built for two adults in need of a lazy afternoon. A wide, sturdy spreader bar keeps the hammock flat and comfy, good for a nap or a long book. A big advantage of quilted hammocks is that they accentuate your backyard with tasteful patterns and colors.

Frame Art Of The Interior: The Great Outdoors, Sept/Oct 2011, Issue 82


Frame Art Of The Interior: The Great Outdoors, Sept/Oct 2011, Issue 82


$19.95


The psychology of design, ceiling art by Pipolotti Rist, Anime adventures in Tokyo, homes by Ooze, upside-down with Jean-Francois Fourtou, Anish Kapoor’s Leviathan, Campana Brothers hotel, Michael Hansmeyer’s algorithmic language, and sustainable design philosophy. Frame: The Great Indoors is a bi-monthly international trade journal devoted to the design of interiors and products. Frame offers a stunning selection of interior designs created for shops, offices, exhibitions, residences, and hospitality venues. The magazine has the look, feel, and heft of a book. Frame packs the most interesting work from around the globe into six tactile issues a year. Visually focused, the magazine offers well-written articles illustrated with many photos, drawings, and sketches. A great deal of energy goes into finding, analyzing, and presenting the story behind each design published, and into communicating the message in everyday, easy-to-understand English. Loaded with only the best in contemporary design, Frame is an indispensable reference for professional interior designers, as well as for those involved in other creative pursuits. What readers will find in each issue of Frame: Visions-From the Drawing Board: Interior designs for the future, including projects that may or may not be realized. Stills-Portfolio of Places: Concise reports on newly completed interiors worldwide, from Tokyo hair salons to the latest bars in London and New York. Features-Projects in Perspective: In-depth articles on recently created interiors and their designers. Goods-Material Matters: A section completely dedicated to the latest in product design, from furniture and lamps to display systems and cutting-edge fabrics.

Hand Carved Acacia Woodland Friends Stool


Hand Carved Acacia Woodland Friends Stool


$49.95


OverviewHand Carved Acacia Woodland Friends Stool adds a touch of the outdoors to your home. This highly-detailed stool is crafted from sustainable acacia wood and brings forest wonder to any room. Our hand carved acacia stool makes an attractive hearth accent and it’s handy too! Sturdy woodland friends stool is practical in the kitchen, a den or wherever you need to access books or other items in high cabinets. It’s also a great spot to prop up tired feet! Hand carved from sustainable acacia wood Beautiful, detailed design Helps you reach high cabinets A great place to rest your feet Functional, high-quality home decorMore InfoApprox. 13½”L x 12″W x 11″H

Hand Carved Acacia Woodland Friends Stool


Hand Carved Acacia Woodland Friends Stool


$49.95


OverviewHand Carved Acacia Woodland Friends Stool adds a touch of the outdoors to your home. This highly-detailed stool is crafted from sustainable acacia wood and brings forest wonder to any room. Our hand carved acacia stool makes an attractive hearth accent and it’s handy too! Sturdy woodland friends stool is practical in the kitchen, a den or wherever you need to access books or other items in high cabinets. It’s also a great spot to prop up tired feet! Hand carved from sustainable acacia wood Beautiful, detailed design Helps you reach high cabinets A great place to rest your feet Functional, high-quality home decorMore InfoApprox. 13½”L x 12″W x 11″H

Hand Carved Acacia Woodland Friends Stool


Hand Carved Acacia Woodland Friends Stool


$49.95


OverviewHand Carved Acacia Woodland Friends Stool adds a touch of the outdoors to your home. This highly-detailed stool is crafted from sustainable acacia wood and brings forest wonder to any room. Our hand carved acacia stool makes an attractive hearth accent and it’s handy too! Sturdy woodland friends stool is practical in the kitchen, a den or wherever you need to access books or other items in high cabinets. It’s also a great spot to prop up tired feet! Hand carved from sustainable acacia wood Beautiful, detailed design Helps you reach high cabinets A great place to rest your feet Functional, high-quality home decorMore InfoApprox. 13½”L x 12″W x 11″H

Hinkle Chair Company Plantation Outdoor Rocking Chair


Hinkle Chair Company Plantation Outdoor Rocking Chair


$186.75


A smart silhouette made more appealing by clean lines, the Hinkle Chair Company Plantation Outdoor Rocking Chair is the perfect outdoor seating solution for your home. The high slat back offers the right amount of support, while the slat seat is generous enough to curl up with a good book. Sturdily crafted from solid hardwoods, this handsome rocking chair comes in a selection of attractive finishes to complement any outdoor space.

Hinkle Chair Company Plantation Outdoor Rocking Chair


Hinkle Chair Company Plantation Outdoor Rocking Chair


$186.75


A smart silhouette made more appealing by clean lines, the Hinkle Chair Company Plantation Outdoor Rocking Chair is the perfect outdoor seating solution for your home. The high slat back offers the right amount of support, while the slat seat is generous enough to curl up with a good book. Sturdily crafted from solid hardwoods, this handsome rocking chair comes in a selection of attractive finishes to complement any outdoor space.

Maria Dark Grey Wicker Fan Back Outdoor Club Chair - Set of 2


Maria Dark Grey Wicker Fan Back Outdoor Club Chair – Set of 2


$216.99


The Maria Dark Grey Wicker Fan Back Outdoor Club Chair – Set of 2 are a smart and easy way to add seating and sophistication to any outdoor space. Crafted from weather-resilient resin wicker material, these handsome fan-back chairs bring a charming elegance to any patio, deck, garden or poolside area. The wide back and sloping armrests make for a comfortable way to spend any summer afternoon, your favorite book or beverage in hand. About Best Selling Home Decor Furniture LLCBest Selling Home Decor Furniture LLC is a US-based company dedicated to providing you with a wide variety of fine furniture. With sales and manufacturing offices in Europe and China, as well as the ability to ship to anywhere in the world, no one is excluded from bringing these lovely pieces home. From outdoor to indoor furniture, children’s furniture to ottomans and home accessories, all your needs will be met with attractive, high quality products that will last.

Modern Home Coventry Cast Aluminum Tulip 3pc Bistro Set


Modern Home Coventry Cast Aluminum Tulip 3pc Bistro Set


$118.74


New from Modern Home is our beautiful Coventry Cast Aluminum 3 piece Bistro Set. This outdoor weatherproof chairs and table set offers you a quiet, cozy space outdoors to host a conversations, read a book, enjoy morning coffee or whatever else you should find to do outdoors. Set includes 2 antique copper wide stance chairs with a unique tulip themed backrest and a matching table. Perfect for year round enjoyment. Some assembly required. Table includes a 1.75″ umbrella opening. Chairs measure 33.75″ tall with a 16″ seat height and 15″ diameter sea top. Table measures 23.5″ in diameter and 26.5″ tall. Since the finish is designed as an antique copper look, each sets is hand finished and no two sets are alike. This effect adds character and uniqueness not found on similar sets.

Modway Hide Outdoor Patio Swing Chair Without Stand, Multiple Colors


Modway Hide Outdoor Patio Swing Chair Without Stand, Multiple Colors


$383.01


Escape to an exotic island of serenity with the Hide Swing Chair. Made with a luxurious synthetic rattan weave and plush all-weather fabric cushion, Hide makes it easy to immerse yourself in a good book. Hide comes with a sturdy powder coated steel frame and adjustable 78.5″ inch steel chain that works well to enliven your patio, backyard, porch or poolside decor. Hanging swing chairs are also popularly used in indoor lounge, living or bedroom spaces. Hide is weather and UV resistant.

Modway Hide Outdoor Patio Swing Chair Without Stand, Multiple Colors


Modway Hide Outdoor Patio Swing Chair Without Stand, Multiple Colors


$383.01


Escape to an exotic island of serenity with the Hide Swing Chair. Made with a luxurious synthetic rattan weave and plush all-weather fabric cushion, Hide makes it easy to immerse yourself in a good book. Hide comes with a sturdy powder coated steel frame and adjustable 78.5″ inch steel chain that works well to enliven your patio, backyard, porch or poolside decor. Hanging swing chairs are also popularly used in indoor lounge, living or bedroom spaces. Hide is weather and UV resistant.

Nancy Corzine: Glamour at Home


Nancy Corzine: Glamour at Home


$33.68


Glamour at Home” is an inspirational design primer from Nancy Corzine, a celebrated and respected name in the fields of furnishings, textiles, and interior design. Corzine’s interiors reflect an elegant and sophisticated approach to life that conjures up classic Hollywood style. Her assemblages of mirrored vanities, silk-covered chaise lounges, and gold-leaf black lacquer armoires decorated with chinoiserie in gorgeous light-filled rooms are dazzling. To demonstrate the foundations of her design aesthetic, Corzine presents homes in a variety of settings-urban, rural, and coastal-as case studies. The book is divided into entryways, living and dining rooms, libraries and home offices, bedrooms and bathrooms, kitchens, and exterior areas. Sidebars cover such useful topics as choosing furniture or a textile ensemble that is appropriate for a particular style, how to incorporate mirrors to their best advantage to enliven a space, and artful ways to display treasured objects. These elegant and composed indoor and outdoor rooms are timeless.

Nice House


Nice House


$30.94


White’s project descriptions are lucid, brief and hype-free, and they come stocked with floor plans. He describes terrain contours, materials and palette choices and circulation patterns. This is a practical yet mouthwatering and aspirational study of architects helping people honor the streetscape, keep properties saleable and upgrade their home life by several respectable notches.” – Period Homes” “What makes a house nice? Architect Samuel G. White tells us: Nice houses aren’t too big or too formal. They are neighborly, with harmonious proportions. They have inviting spots in which to read a book, take a nap or cook.” -New York Newsday” This is a book of houses where we all would like to live. The locations are diverse-New England, Long Island, Pennsylvania, California-and the architecture encompasses both traditional and contemporary vocabulary. What links them is their livable scale and the architect’s commitment to creating congenial spaces with a handsome and functional design. They are unassuming dwellings whose architecture moves easily to the background, supporting comfortable furniture, works of art from a variety of periods and styles, and the plantings and outdoor spaces that are essential to the composition. These houses display grace and style inside and out. They invite a full range of activities from formal to informal, from celebration to repose, from a solitary existence to a house full of children or guests. These houses have good places to read a book or write a letter, to take a nap, and to cook and eat with family and friends.

Prospect Hill Wicker Deep Seating Magazine Rack Attachment


Prospect Hill Wicker Deep Seating Magazine Rack Attachment


$39.95


OverviewUse our Wicker Magazine Rack for a handy place to stash reading materials and your drink. Back hanging hooks allow you to attach it to our Prospect Hill Wicker Deep Seating Chair, Love Seat and Sofa, or use it as a free-standing storage accessory. Beautifully woven, polyurethane wicker is wrapped around a sturdy aluminum frame for a look that’s elegant, weather-resistant and made to last. Handsome striations give this luxury wicker a textured, natural look. All-weather polyurethane wicker Sturdy aluminum frame Back hooks to insert into wicker seating Holds magazines, book, a drink and more Attaches to Prospect Hill Deep Seating pieces Some assembly requiredMore InfoDimensions 14″W x 9″L x 8¼”H