For a small island perched on the edge of the north Atlantic, right on the periphery of Europe, Ireland is home to a wonderful array of flora and fauna, and the diverse mosaic of habitats that they call home. As a wildlife and nature enthusiast visiting Ireland, it can all be a bit bewildering. Choosing where to go, what to look for, and when presents visitors with a … [Read more...] about Book Review: Crossbill Guides, Ireland
Wildlife Product Reviews
The review section features independent reviews of the latest wildlife books, optics, outdoor clothing, gadgets and accessories to help enhance your wildlife watching experience.
Pros: Premium quality build and high-end features combined with outstanding optics at a lower price point than most top binocular brands. Image is pin sharp and contrasty across the wide field of view, and colours pop, yet still appear natural and neutral, with no obvious colour cast.Cons: Feels a little on the large/long side for a x42 binocular. When set for my eyes, the … [Read more...] about German Precision Optics (GPO) Passion HD 10×42 Binocular Review
Pros: Innovative design using robust high-insulating material. Easy access for cleaning. Available in a wide range of styles, colours and designs. 10 year guarantee.Cons: A little on the heavy side... although once in situ that's not really an issue and the weight actually makes the box more stable. Not 100% sure of the eco-credentials of the concrete element of the … [Read more...] about Woodstone® Seville 28mm Nest box Review
I've never really been a fan of photo field guides. In the past, I've always gravitated towards the more nuanced interpretation of a skilled illustrator to highlight key features, to help me identify birds/animals/plants in the field. While that still largely holds true, photo-guides have come on in leaps and bounds since I first encountered them, and for many wildlife … [Read more...] about Europe’s Birds, An Identification Guide (Book Review)
Pros: High-performance compact rechargeable LED torch. Variable light output and versatile functions. Convenient integrated USB C charging of 18650 Lithium Ion battery (included).Cons: Can get hot in Turbo mode. "Anduril" user interface can be a bit of a handful to access more advanced features.The Sofirn SC31 Pro is a great little all-'round light, with an impressive … [Read more...] about Sofirn SC31 Pro LED Torch Review