Here you will find an array of Equipment that we have found useful when Carrying Out Nest Box Monitoring and/or Bird Ringing.  Bird Ringing Equipment that Requires a Permit to be held by the users can be found in the Ringing Equipment section.

Balances

We have selected a range of Portable Electronic Balances backed up with a few Manual Balances to cover the general weighing of birds are well as other applications.  We hope to have provided a selection of Electronic Balances at prices that become a viable alternative to a set of traditional Manual Spring Balances generally used at present.

We have used a type of electronic balance since 1997.  We have found good points and bad with the electronic balances we have used.  Stable readings are hard to obtain in windy conditions or on unstable surfaces.  They should not really be used in poor weather or dirty conditions and require batteries.  On the positive side,  they are much easier to read and cut out incorrect reading of scales.  They are also easy to zero allowing more than one Weighing Cone to be used per balance.

Electronic Balance Technology has improved a great deal since we bought the balances we use in the field therefore reducing the negative aspects by a significant amount.  As a preference we try to use Electronic Balances whenever possible.

For surface weighing balances we tare in a Take Away Carton and Weighing Cone,  place the Bird in a weighing Cone and place these in the Take Away Carton with the bird on its back.  We have found this gets the best results.

Product Code

RB01-100

Price

10.99

Item

LAB Spring Balance - 100g x 1g

LAB Spring Balance 100g x 1g - RB01-100

  Description : Old fashioned great value aluminium body and framed balance with clip.
  Specification : Capacity 100g in 1g divisions.

Product Code

RB02-01

RB02-02

RB02-05

RB02-10

RB02-25

Price

15.99

15.99

15.99

15.99

19.99

Item

Salter Super Samson - 1kg x 5g

Salter Super Samson - 2kg x 10g

Salter Super Samson - 5kg x 25g

Salter Super Samson - 10kg x 50g

Salter Super Samson - 25kg x 100g

Slater Super Samson Spring Balance - RB02

  Description : Hand held tough corrosion resistant ABS bodied Spring Balance with hooks at each end. Tare screw for Zero adjustment and easy read scale.  1 Year Manufacturers Guarantee.
Specification : Capacity and divisions as indicated by Item.
  User Comments : We have used this type of balance for over 10 years and found them to be tougher than metal bodied Spring Balances and much more tolerant to wet and dirty conditions in the field.

Product Code

RB03-10

RB03-20

Price

87.99

87.99

Item

Salter Electro Samson - 10kg x 10g

Salter Electro Samson - 20kg x 20g

Salter Electro Samson - RB03

  Description : Single PP3 battery powered hand held electronic balance with large display.  Padded carrying pouch with belt clip supplied.
  Specification : Capacity and divisions as indicated by Item.  kg/lb/oz Switching.  Auto shutoff to maximise battery life. Display hold function.  See BAR-PP3 for replacement batteries.
User Comments : Ideal for large birds such as Swans and Geese.

Product Code

RB04-200

Price

43.99

Item

MyWeight Palmscale v5.0 - 200g x 0.1g

Please place the Style Code after the Product Code and the Style Name after the Item when Ordering.

Move the courser over the picture for the details.

Example : RB04-200A = Palmscale v5.0 - 200g x 0.1g Camo

A-Camo,  B-GTS Blue,  C-Chrome,  F-Super Flame,  G-Champagne Gold,  K-Black,  M-Mother of Pearl,  P-Plum,  R-GTS Red,  S-Silver,  U-Blue

--- Awards include "Scale Design of the Year" and "Scale of the Year" ---

Palmscale v5.0 200g x 0.1g Camo - RB04-200APalmscale v5.0 200g x 0.1g Super Flame - RB04-200FPalmscale v5.0 200g x 0.1g Black - RB04-200B

Palmscale v5.0 200g x 0.1g GTS Blue - RB04-200B Palmscale v5.0 200g x 0.1g GTS Red - RB04-200R Palmscale v5.0 200g x 0.1g Plum - RB04-200P

Palmscale v5.0 200g x 0.1g Blue - RB04-200U Palmscale v5.0 200g x 0.1g Silver - RB04-200S Palmscale v5.0 200g x 0.1g Chrome - RB04-200C

Palmscale v5.0 200g x 0.1g Mother of Pearl - RB04-200M Palmscale v5.0 200g x 0.1g Champagne Gold - RB04-200GPalmscale v5.0 200g x 0.1g Champagne Gold - RB04-200G - Lid Open

  Description : Durable rubberised case and component mountings.  Accurate, Reliable, and Fast thanks to its fast processor and enhanced digital filtration ensures performance even in difficult environments.  Easy to use with buttons with and bright blue backlight display.  Switching capacity g/oz/ozt/dwt/ct.  Stainless Steel weighing platform 7cm x 7cm (2.75" x 2.75") and expansion tray to 11cm x 7.2cm (4.5" x 3").  2 x Long lasting CR2032 Lithium Batteries included along with 100g Calibration Weight, Protective Pouch, Tweezers,  Scoop,  Expansion Tray,  and Hydro Hinged Lid.  And finally ... a 30 Year Worldwide Manufacturers Warranty.
  Specification : Maximum Capacity and Accuracy : 200g 0.1g,  1000ct 0.5ct,  6.4ozt 0.005ozt,  7.060oz 0.005oz,  128.7dwt 0.1dwt.  Operating Temperature 17C to 30C (64F to 86F).  See BAC-CR2032 for replacement batteries.
User Comments : No wonder it's one of the best selling Pocket Scales in the UK and North America.

Product Code

RB05-150

 

Price

34.99

Item

MyWeight AXE - 150g x 0.1g

Please place the Style Code after the Product Code and the Style Name after the Item when Ordering.

Example : RB05-150B = MyWeight AXE - 150g x 0.1g Blue

B-Blue, K-Black,  R-Red,  S-Silver

MyWeight AXE Pocket Scale Range 150g x 0.1g - RB05-150

 MyWeight AXE Pocket Scale in palm 150g x 0.1g Black - RB05-150K MyWeight AXE Pocket Scale in Heaqvy Duty Case 150g x 0.1g Blue - RB05-150B

  Description : The Worlds Smallest and Lightest Digital Pocket Scale.  Simple 2 key operation,  Auto Calibration and full Tare capacity,  Clear 4 digit LCD Display and Auto-off function after 2 minutes to extend battery life.  Switching capacity g/oz/dwt/ct.  The light weight of the scales combined with twin U-shaped load cell makes this scale more resistant to Shock, Overload and damage.  The scale comes in a Poly Hard Case and is supplied with 3 x LR44 Batteries and a 30 Year Worldwide Manufacturers Warranty.
  Specification : Maximum Capacity and Accuracy : 150g 0.1g,  750ct 0.5ct,  5.3oz 0.005oz,  96.5dwt 0.1dwt.  Operating Temperature 15C to 30C (60F to 86F).   Dimensions 8.5cm x 4.5cm avg (3.25" x 1.75") / 5cm x 4cm curve (2" x 1.5") Depth less than 15mm (0.5").  Weight 42g.  See BAC-LR44 for replacement batteries.
User Comments : Small Scale at Small Price for Small Birds.

Product Code

RB06-350

Price

54.99

Item

MyWeight Flipscale 350 - 350g x 0.1g

Please place the Style Code after the Product Code and the Style Name after the Item when Ordering.

Example : RB06-150B = MyWeight Flipscale 350 - 350g x 0.1g Blue

B-Blue,  C-Clear,  K-Black,  R-Red,  S-Silver

 

MyWeight Flipscale 350 - 350g x 0.1g Black - RB06-350K

  Description : One of the Worlds Smallest Digital Pocket Scale with a weighing capacity about 3x greater than it's closest rivals.  Clear digit LCD Display mounted in the Lid allows greater area for the weighing platform.  Switching capacity g/ozt/oz/dwt.  The scale comes complete with Carrying Pouch and Belt Clip, Tray,  Tweezers,  Spoon and a 30 Year Worldwide Manufacturers Warranty.
  Specification : Maximum Capacity and Accuracy : 350g 0.1g, 11.256ozt 0.005ozt,  12.384oz 0.005oz,  225.125dwt 0.1dwt.  Operating Temperature 15C to 30C (60F to 86F).   Dimensions (w x l x h) 70mm x 95mm x 24mm (2.75" x 3.75" x 1") when folded,  70mm x 150mm x 85mm (2.75" x 6" x 3.3")when open.  Lid LCD Display 54mm x  24mm (2" x 1"). Weight of scale 100g,  full kit 150g.  Requires 2 x BAC-CR2032 batteries.
User Comments : If you are looking for a small compact balance with a large capacity then this is probably the balance for you.

Product Code

RB08-250

RB08-500

Price

43.99

54.99

Item

Proscale PS250 - 250g x 0.1g

Proscale PS500 - 500g x 0.1g

Please place the Style Code after the Product Code and the Style Name after the Item when Ordering.

Example : RB08-500S = Proscale PS500 - 500g x 0.1g Silver

K-Black,  S-Silver

Proscale PS500 - 500g x 0.1g Silver - RB08-500S

  Description : High capacity balances with large weighing platform and protective flip lid.  Easy to read LCD display.  Balance supplied with own protective cover.
  Specification : Maximum Capacity and Accuracy : PS250 - 250g 0.1g,  8.040ozt 0.005ozt,  160.8dwt 0.1dwt,  PS500 - 500g 0.1g,  17.075ozt 0.005ozt, 321.51dwt 0.1dwt.  g/ozt/dwt Switching.  Dimensions (w x l x h) 83mm x 125mm x 22mm (3.25" x 5" x 0.9") when folded,  83mm x 212mm x 19mm (3.25" x 8.3" x 0.75") when open.  LCD Display 35mm x  16mm (1.4" x 0.65"). Weight of scale 128g,  with cover 142g.  Requires 2 x BAR-AAA batteries.
User Comments : Balances more suitable for the weighing of thrushes and other larger birds.

Product Code

RB09-1200

Price

61.99

Item

Tanita 1475t - 1200g

Tanita 1475t - 1200g - RB09-1200

  Description : High capacity balances with large detachable weighing platform.  Easy to read 4 digit LCD display.  Balance supplied with 3 x LR44 Alkaline batteries.
  Specification : Maximum Capacity and Accuracy over range : 0-500g 1g,  500g-1000g 2g,  1000-1200g 5g.  Dimensions (w x l x h) 87mm x 142mm x 15.3mm (3.5" x 5.7" x 0.6"). Weight 190g.  See BAC-LR44 for replacement batteries.
User Comments : High capacity balance at a reasonable price.  Good for weighing the heavier birds but you loose the accuracy at the lighter end of the range.  If you have a small low range balance and want a relatively cheep digital balance for larger birds then this could be the solution.

Product Code

RB10-1200

RB10-PSU1

RB10-SK01

Price

99.99

22.99

119.99

Item

MyWeight i1200 Balance - 1200g

MyWeight i1200 Balance Power Supply Unit

MyWeight i1200 Balance and Power Supply Unit Kit

MyWeight i1200 Balance - 1200g - RB10-1200

  Description : A Professional High Capacity Compact Balances with large Stainless Steel weighing platform.  Easy to read large LCD display with backlite.  Balance supplied with 6 x AA batteries. Optional Mains Power Supply Unit Adapter available.  This balance has an integrated thermistor to compensate for temperature changes and auto zero tracking for stability.  Switching g/oz/dwt/ozt/ct/lb/gn. Auto Off and Backlight are adjustable.  Certified Accurate to 0.1g and with a 30 Year Worldwide Manufacturers Warranty.
  Specification : Maximum Capacity and Accuracy : 1200g 0.1g,  6000ct 0.5ct,  39ozt 0.005ozt,  42.5oz 0.005oz,  772dwt 0.05dwt,  2.65lb 0.0005lb,  18518gn 1gn.  Operating Temperature 0C to 40C (32F to 104F).   Dimensions (w x l) 145mm x 205mm (5.75" x 8"),  Platform Dimensions (w x l) 145mm x 145mm (5.75" x 5.75").  Power Source : 6 x AA batteries (See BAR-AA for replacements), AC/DC,  or Optional 9V/100mA Adapter RB10-PSU1.
User Comments : Top of our range balance providing accurate readings across the full range in most conditions.  Not a pocket balance but ideal if you want just one balance to cover a wide range.  This balance is possibly more suitable for Ringing Stations or Ringing Groups rather than individules.

Product Code

RB11-500

Price

34.99

Item

AWS CD-500 Compact Digital Scale- 500g x 0.1g

--- New Product ---

AWS CD-500 Compact Digital Scale - 500g x 0.1g - RB11-500

  Description : Powered by 2 AAA batteries (included) this easy to use compact digital scale is housed in a CD style case and comes with a Vinyl Pouch.  The large Stainless Steel tray also protects the Stainless Steel weighing head when not in use.   The scale comes with a 10 Year Manufacturers Warranty.
  Specification : Maximum Capacity and Accuracy : 500g 0.1g, 16.08ozt 0.01ozt,  17.64oz 0.01oz,  321.5dwt 0.1dwt.  Dimensions 115mm x 140mm x 20mm (4.5" x 5.5" x 0.75").  Operating Temperature 10C to 30C (50F to 86F).  g/ozt/oz/dwt Switching.  See BAR-AAA for replacement batteries.
User Comments : Just added to our range for it's large weigh head size, 500g capacity and low price.

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Measuring  Tools

Product Code

RT01

 

Price

22.99 20.00

 

Item

Digital Vernia Callipers - Lightweight Plastic

(Designs may Vary Slightly from Illustration)

Digital Vernia Callipers - Lightweight - RT01
  Description : Lightweight Carbon/Plastic 150mm (6") Digital Callipers with Metric and Imperial Ranges. Internal and External Measuring Jaws, Depth Measuring Blade and Locking Screw.  Resolution of 0.1mm (0.01")
   
  User Comments : We have used a very similar lightweight plastic calliper set for taking biometrics for a number of years.  The big advantage of these Callipers is the Digital Display, rather than the Traditional Scribed Shaft which had to be lined up and read.  We found non-technically minded people would very rarely get an accurate reading with the Traditional Callipers.  Plus the Digital Display is fare easier to read,  especially in torch light.

Product Code

WR150

WR300

WR600

WR1000

Price

6.50

8.50

17.00

27.50

 

Item

Wing Rule 150mm

Wing Rule 300mm

Wing Rule 600mm

Wing Rule 1000mm

Wing Rules
  Description : Chrome or Steel Rules with 20mm High Aluminium End Stop for Butting up Birds Wings for biometrics.
   
  User Comments : 150mm and 300mm are suitable for most General types of Ringing.  We have used the 600mm Rule for several years on Larger Wildfowl and Waders with no problems.

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Product Code

WR200-S01

Price

5.00

Currently Out of Stock

Item

Wing Rule 200mm - Semi Flexible

 

Wing Rule - Semi Flexablel - WR200-S01
  Description : Stainless Steel Rules with 20mm High Aluminium End Stop for Butting up Birds Wings for biometrics.  Semi Flexible "Stanley" Rule
   
User Comments : An unusual size Wing Rule at a low price.

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Product Code

WR1000-S01

Price

17.00

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Item

Wing Rule 1000mm - Wide Aluminium

 

Wing Rule - Aluminium - WR1000-S01

     

Wing Rule - Aluminium - WR1000-S01 - End Stop

  Description : A Wide Rigid Aluminium Rule with 30mm High Aluminium End Stop for Butting up Birds Wings for biometrics.
   
User Comments : An unusual size Wing Rule Suitable for Swan and Goose Wing Measurements.

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