Open every day including Bank Holidays
Write to us at:
In Focus, Main Street Titchwell,
Nr. King's Lynn, Norfolk PE31 8BB
Telephone 01485 210101
Staff: Vernon Eve (manager)
Main Street, Titchwell, Nr Kings Lynn, PE31
chance to try quality telescopes and binoculars before you buy
Our Norfolk shop offers you unparalleled viewing
facilities across the marsh and out to sea, offering you the chance to
try and compare from our specialist range of binoculars and telescopes
we stock to suit all budgets. Our non commission based staff can offer
you expert advise, both on the equipment, having over 40 years experience,
and all things ornithological, having over 80 years experience in the
field between us, and on all continents in the world.
So if you want to know what birds are around on the
coast today in Norfolk, or all the latest sightings from around the country,
then pop in for all the latest news. Or if you are planning a trip abroad
we can give you information from around the world, and advise on the best
publications and field guides to most destinations from our comprehensive
Looking for quality used equipment???
Here at Titchwell we keep and update the data
base for all the used equipment held in our other shops nationwide, so
if you have any requests you can call or e mail us with them ,and we will
hold you on file until something suitable for your needs turns up. You
can also part exchange your old equipment for something new or something
better from our used equipment data base, a great way to obtain even more
value for money
Autumn birding in Norfolk has proven to be an event
not to be missed. A widespread September fall of whinchats, wheatears,
barred warblers, red-backed shrikes and wrynecks, with the odd greenish
and icterine warbler provided just a taste of things to come.
A southern grey shrike of the race pallidostris,
more commonly known as steppe grey shrike, has taken up residence at Burnham
Norton. This first for Norfolk has provided much entertainment for birders
and photographers alike.
In mid-October, north Norfolk is currently buckling
under the weight of migrants. Huge numbers of thrushes, goldcrests and
Robins have recently arrived with 105 ring ouzels recorded on Blakeney
Point alone. Pride of place goes to at least one, and possibly two, red-flanked
bluetails at Warham and Stiffkey. An accompanying cast of isabelline shrike,
little bunting, at least 3 Radde's warblers, a dusky warbler, several
Pallas's warblers and great grey shrikes, lots of short-eared and the
odd long-eared owl, and almost countless yellow-browed warblers continue
to provide compelling viewing. Quite simply, Norfolk at its best.
Long-staying great white egrets at Hickling NNR and
Holkham NNR, passage Purple Herons and Ospreys have barely warranted a
mention, overshadowed by the impressive numbers of coastal migrants.
Our shop is easy to find on the main coast road (A149) almost opposite
the Briarfields hotel, which offers excellent accommodation being perfectly
located for the reserves of Holme, Titchwell and Snettisham, and if you
are using public transport the Coasthopper bus service runs hourly, we
have our own carpark if you are visiting by car.
For all butterfly, moth, dragonfly (and other insect)
enthusiasts we now stock the best range of insect books in Norfolk, supplied
to us by Atropos Books, including the latest issue of the Atropos journal
(see www.atropos.info for more information).
We also have available, at reduced prices, a selection
of back-copies of the now discontinued Birding World journal.
Amogst top end binocular sales the spectacular Swarovision
EL 8x and 10x32 remain exceptionally impressive and in much demand. The
Swarovski CL 8x25 is stunningly good in the compact range. Less expensive
options selling well include the the Nikon Monarch 7 range, Opticron DBA
Oasis S-coats, Opticron Verano HDs, Discovery WP PC series and, exclusive
to in-focus, the Delta SL2 and SL3 series. In compact binoculars the ever-popular
Opticron Taiga remains competitvely priced.
Insect watchers remain ever-faithful to the impressive
Pentax Papilio 6.5x and 8.5x21
Amongst the smaller 'scopes, the highly acclaimed
Opticron MM3 50 ED has now been joined by the newly-released MM3 60 ED
and has been received equally well. These scopes offer the best value
around in their price-range in lightweight travel options.
In the mid-range the Opticron GS 665 GA ED and HR
66 GA ED continue to sell well, as does the well-priced Swarovski ATS
In the larger 'scopes, whilst demand for the multi-modular
Swarovski ATX series increases, the Swarovski ATS 80 HD, the Opticron
ES GA 80 ED and HR 80 GA ED kits (with HDF/SDL v2 zoom and bespoke Lumix
Panasonic FS45 digi-scoping kit) remain as popular as ever.
The easy-to-use Phone Skope digiscoping adapters
have proved popular, allowing you to use your smart phone to take digital
pictures through your 'scope . Adapters are available for Apple iPhone
4/4S & 5/5S and Samsumg Galaxy S3/S4 in any combination with the following
'scopes: Kowa TSN 770/880 series, Nikon MCII, Swarovski ATS/STS, ATM/STM
& ATX/STX and with the Opticron HDF/SDL zooms (at just £63.00).
We also stock an extensive range of tripods (carbon
fibre, lightweight travel and standard alloy), hide clamps and other accessories.
Whatever your optical requirements we will be able to give you both expert
advice and demonstrations to find something to suit your budget.
There really is just one stop you need to make for
the best, impartial optical advice in Norfolk, so please call for a demonstration,
to view our stock, or just to catch-up on local birding scene and news.