Planning for retirement, when the board will let me. Passionate about animal welfare, keen birdwatcher, determined to improve ID skills. Enjoy classical music, particularly Rachmaninov and Schubert, jazz and country/bluegrass. Competent photographer using both Nikon and Canon DSLR systems.
Birding equipment includes Swarovski ATS80 scope with 20-60x eyepiece, Minox HG 8×33 binocular and Zeiss Victory FL 10×42 binocular. I use a Giottos MTL9251B tripod with the MH5011 head kit. Very sturdy and not too heavy to carry around.