Members of the public, journalists and audiences in general like asking me questions. First they want to know what my favourite bird is (swallow). Then they want to know my favourite colour (purple – a homage to Prince). Then my “Desert Island Disc” (more Prince please!). Finally, they ask if I could have one object on the island what would it be? An iPod?, Tablet?, Cell Phone? No, no, no. It would, of course, be my Leica binoculars.
Naturalist, TV presenter, writer and wildlife guide Iolo Williams has spent a lot of time on islands this spring and summer. After spending a fabulous three weeks on the Farne Islands , he headed further north in early summer to lead a party of 10 avid wildlife watchers on the Shetlands.
The British Birdwatching Fair, popularly known as Birdfair, is always a highlight in the year for the Leica Birding team. This year, however, was extra special – with the event seeing the launch of our new Noctivid binoculars.
The U.K. is an important country for optics in the nature market and with the imminent launch of Leica’s exciting new binocular, a number of important nature market retailers were invited to the HQ in Wetzlar to hear a presentation from product manager Nanette Roland and to thoroughly test the new Noctivid binocular.
Seit gut vier Jahren gibt es den Klassiker Geovid in der vierten Generation auf dem Markt. Wir testeten exklusiv die beiden Spitzenmodelle aus Wetzlar in den Bergen, in Afrika und in heimischen Gefilden, bei Vogelbeobachtungen aller Art, von dem Balzverhalten der Amseln vorm Küchenfenster, über die Brutpflege der Störche vom Foto-Tarnnetz aus bis hin zur Jagdtaktik des afrikanischen Habichtsadlers in Nigeria.
All the political news in the UK over the past month has obscured some other rather exciting news – the spoon-billed sandpipers at WWT Slimbridge in Gloucestershire have laid their very first eggs!