Titchwell opening hours:
Open every day including Bank Holidays

February-October 9.00am-5.00pm.
November 9.00am-4.30pm
December-January 9.00am-4.00pm

Write to us at:
In Focus, Main Street Titchwell,
Nr. King's Lynn, Norfolk PE31 8BB
Telephone 01485 210101
Email: titchwell@infocusoptics.co.uk

Staff: Vernon Eve (manager)

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Main Street, Titchwell, Nr King’s Lynn, PE31 8BB
01485 210101

A 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 book stock.

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

Latest News

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 year.


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.

New Products

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 your set.

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.

Good Birding



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