Febuary 7, 2011
Birdwatching Dot Com
Blue as a robin's egg is the lid of the mourning dove's eye.
Double-click the picture to see the the bird blink its eye.
Photo copyright 2011 Michael and Diane Porter
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from This Morning Outside
The first optics a birder needs is a good binocular. If you then want to see birds far away, such as at a wetland, grassland, or the ocean, you will really enjoy a spotting scope.
If you want a top quality scope but at a moderate price, we recommend the Vortex Razor.
When we tested it for a review, we found it the equal of scopes costing two or three times a much.
A field guide (bird book) will help you to recognize the birds that
share your life.
One that we like a lot is the National Geographic Guide to Birds of North America, Fifth Edition. It covers all the
birds in North America, and the illustrations are beautiful.