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
Spoonbills have been breeding again locally
with regular sightings along the coast, and one over the shop this morning.
With daily sightings of our Marsh Harriers in front of the shop, along
with Buzzard, Honey Buzzard and Montagu's Harrier locally, with the odd
Red Kite, Hobby and Goshawk, raptors are abundant at the moment.
Breeding Bitterns have been seen by a lucky few observers, and we have
some wonderful summer plumage waders around including Black Tailed Godwits,
Ruff and Spotted Redshanks (up to 15 of the latter), if you get lucky
with your camera they make for some wonderful photographs. A few Green
Sandpipers indicate the start of autumn migration at which time i hope
to get one of my favourite returning waders any time soon, Curlew Sandpiper.
We await to see what will be a new addition to our shop list (currently
still at 213) after last adding Firecrest and Yellow Browed Warbler in
the garden. Up to date sightings are available as usual in the shop.
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.
We now stock the best range of books in Norfolk
for the insect enthusiast supplied to us by Atropos Books, including the
latest issue of the Atropos journal, for all butterfly, moth and dragonfly
enthusiasts. See their web site www.atropos.info
for more information.
On the optical front, the new Zeiss HT Binoculars have been selling well.
Thanks to the use of SCHOTT HT high transmission glass, Zeiss T* multi-layer
coating and the Abbe-Konig prism system, Zeiss have managed to achieve
for the first time a light transmission of up to more than 95%. The result
being the brightest premium binoculars in the world.
So whatever your requirements, be it telescopes for long distance veiwing
at high magnification, small lightweight pocketable binoculars for occasional
use from as little as £49, up to the very latest optical instruments
from Swarovski and Zeiss we will have something to suit your budget. Along
with our new range of books and accessories, there really is only one
stop you need to make for the best impartial advise when on the northwest
Norfolk coast, so pop in for a friendly chat, or if you can't call in
then telephone or e mail us.