HAWKE ENDURANCE ED
10x42 With extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and multi-coated optics, these binoculars produce sharp, clear images in all conditions. Focusing is precise and the focus wheel travels just 1.2 turns from close focus to infinity, perfect for quickly picking out birds at a variety of distances on a visible migration watch. The extra magnification comes in handy, too, and their light weight makes them easy to use for a full day in the field. Their price – £209 – makes them a very affordable option for beginners, although experienced birders will also find a lot to admire.