I was very kindly gifted a spotting scope by Glyn from Holkham off this site last October when he was up for a go at the Sika with me. Very generous and totally unexpected!
Anyway, today was the first time I actually had the chance to use it properly, looking at some of the Sika that were out this afternoon.
I was blown away at what was now visible at some very far off distances and could easily identify the sex of the deer from probably well over a mile away out on the hill. It has a mag range from 20x to 60x.
I had never really thought about a spotting scope before and really looked on them as an expensive luxury not really needed unless on the hill. Well, how wrong! it will be used a lot more in the future when driving about the estate to see things in greater detail. It opens up a whole new world! My 2 boys also now had the chance to see some deer that were still alive for a change up close!