Previously, we heard how Alan and Ruth enjoyed endless days of birding and some amazing birds in Finland earlier this year. In the second instalment of their midnight sun diary, we hear how they fared in Norway. Their accounts of fabulous birds in the northern summer makes cheering reading to banish the gloom of dark autumn evenings.
Part one: Finland
As the nights get longer across Europe, we look back to some almost endless summer days in the land of the midnight sun with birding guides Alan Davies and Ruth Miller, famed for their world record breaking ‘Biggest Twitch’ world tour. As their diary shows, more daylight hours certainly allows for more bird sightings!
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.