My parents are retiring to a house that has got a nice view of a river about a quarter to a half a mile away and the previous owners had a telescope up on the balcony for looking at the wildlife. Now I was thinking of getting my Dad something similar, instead of him having to use his ropey old binoculars. Anybody got any suggestions and or advice? Im not sure he will want to do astronomy with it so that aspects not so important, just birdwatching etc. Looking to spend between 100-300 snots if that helps?