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
Early- to mid-Spring in Norfolk produced continued sightings of Two-barred
Crossbills and Parrot Crossbills at Lynford and Edgefield Holt CP respectively,
a small return passage of Mealy Redpolls, a Raven, several Hooded Crows,
plus a few of the more hoped for species in the form of a number of Red-rumped
Swallows, Bee-eaters, Serins, Richard's Pipits, Hoopoes, Great White Egrets
and a Whiskered Tern.
Late-Spring has proved to be spectacular one for rare birds with a selection
of southern overshoots and eastern waifs. A potential first for the county,
an 'Eastern' Common Tern, was photographed in Brancaster Habour and was
followed quickly by a short-staying, but nonetheless splendid, adult Slender-billed
Gull at Titchwell. The following 2 weeks provided a sprinkling of Red-backed
Shrikes and a procession of sought after birds commencing with the third
Black-headed Bunting for the county, a male in a Cromer garden, followed
closely by the fourth, a female just a few miles away at West Runton.
Perhaps most striking of all the arrivals was the second Spectacled Warbler
for the county, a singing male holding territory in early June. During
this period the north coast between Cley and Titchwell has also produced
a singing Blyth's Reed Warbler, at least 2 Bee-eaters, 2 Black Kites,
3 Red-breasted Flycatchers, including an adult male, 2 Greenish Warblers,
2 Marsh Warblers, 3 Icterine Warblers a singing Siberian Chichaff, and
single Montagu's Harrier and Black Stork. In addition east Norfolk has
produced Rustic Bunting.
Breeding birds include the highest number of Cuckoos for many years and
good numbers of booming Bitterns. However, breeding Golden Orioles, Montagu's
Harriers and Honey Buzzards all appear to be absent from the county this
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 and dragonfly 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, if you need to complete
Amogst the top end binoculars the spectacular Swarovision EL 8x32 repeatedly
draws admiration. Less expensive options selling well include the Opticron
Verano HD and Discovery WP PC series, and our own Delta SL2 and SL3 series.
In compact binoculars both the Opticron Taiga and Savanna remain competitvely
priced and extremely popular.
Amongst the smaller 'scopes, the new and highly acclaimed Opticron MM3
50 ED has been received extremely well. In the mid-range to larger 'scopes
the Opticron GS 665 GA and GA ED continue to sell well and recently both
the Swarovski ATS 65 and 80 HD have proven very popular. The Opticron
ES GA 80 ED kit (with SDL v2 zoom and bespoke Lumix Panasonic FS45 digi-scoping
kit) remains as popular as ever.
We also now stock the new Phone Skope digiscoping adapters to allow 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 withthe following 'scopes: Kowa TSN 770/880 series,
Nikon MCII, Swarovski ATS/STS, ATM/STM & ATX/STX (at just £69.00).
We also stock an extensive range of tripods, 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 in for a chat to catch-up on
local bird news, or feel free to telephone or e-mail us.