magnification gear for bird watching

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raven12
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magnification gear for bird watching

Hi

someone gave me a pair of binocs (8 by  56 ) and i like using them.  but there are times when the bird flies into a tree and the binocs aren't good enough. i need more magnificaiton.  what am i after? monocular or spotting scope or what is it called?  and what prices are there for something that will do the job, and what is a good magnification and lense level for me? perhaps i can use it for when raptors are thermaling as well , and not just when they land far away in a tree.  i don't have much money to spend. maybe something second hand for  30 bucks - 60 bucks. if that is not enough, how much?

thanks

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