Friday, February 25, 2011

Birding with a spotting scope

Birding with a spotting scope is a neat thing.
I don't have one. Too expensive and to bulky to shlep around. But it is handy to have a sister that has one. Although she made me carry it.

These photos are taken with the camera, any camera really, set lightly into the scope as not to move it off the bird.

#1 the acorn woodpecker

#2 The little Least Grebe

#3 Mr. and Mrs. Northern Shoveler

#4 The Red-Naped Sap Sucker

#5 A male Gadwall hanging out
with the male Shoveler.

Note the similarity between the female Shoveler and the male Gadwall.
Check out the bill and the back feathers. Both have orange legs. Maybe Mr.
Shoveler got confused.

Camera is a Lumix DMC-ZS7, Scope is a Swarovski 65mm with a 20-60 X eye piece. Pics were probably taken at about 30X magnification.

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