Open every day including Bank Holidays
to October 9.30am - 5.30pm
November to February 9.30am - 4.30pm
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
Our Barn Owl nest box, viewable from the shop is
very active at the moment with the adults regularly hunting the field
opposite. The local Marsh Harriers are busy bringing in food to the nests
on the reserve, flying over the shop with food items on their way. Other
local raptors seen daily include Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Kestrel and
regular sightings of Sparrow hawk, Hobby and Peregrine also made.
The shop garden breeding birds have already fledged
broods of Dunnock, Great Tit, Robin, Gold Finch and of course Wood Pigeon,
with some looking to second brood.
Also from the shop unusual birds include Osprey,
Spoonbills, Great white Egret, Common Cranes and Black Redstart.
With Spring well advanced, most of our summer migrants
are on breeding grounds, while locally a number of interesting birds recorded
on the reserve, including Little and Temmincks stints, Curlew and Wood
Sandpipers, Osprey and Honey Buzzard also noted.
The fields at Chosley have hosted up to 28 Dotterel,
these attracting many visitors over the 3 weeks they have been present.
A stunning male Snow Bunting was also present for 3 days and a favourite
with photographers due to its remarkable tameness. Turtle Doves are present
in the area again, so lets hope they have a successful breeding
The Valerian is nearly in full bloom, so we are looking
forward to the arrival of our annual Hummingbird Hawk-moths.
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).
Amongst the binoculars, the spectacular Swarovski
EL 8x32 remains in much demand, more so than it's bigger cousin the 8.5x42,
being the smallest, sharpest, and brightest binocular you can buy!! Less
expensive options selling very well are the DBA 8x42 MG and 10x42 MG both
on offer at £499 with limited stock, this lightweight full size
glass matches anything on the market today up to £800. The Delta
SL2 continues to sell very well at £269 as do the Verano HD range
and Discovery 8x32, with the new super lightweight Traveller 8x32 just
The new MM3 60 ED is by far the best selling of the small scopes today.
At only 730 grams (the same weight as your average 42mm binocular) and
just 252 mm in length, with it's new high contrast optical system this
truly sets a new standard in telescope design. The superb Swarovski ATS
65 HD continues to sell well at this competitive price for a high end
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.