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Oregon Coast Digiscoping

Posted Monday 24th October 2011 at 03:27 by lmans66
Digiscoping with my Swaro on the Oregon Coast in October...lots of sea birds obviously.

Anything far away...well...no use digiscoping but I managed to do some excellent digiscoping of Harlequin Ducks in Newport Harbor as well as of gulls chomping on star fishes. Both of those were hampered a bit by the constant rain.

I had to cover the scope with a waterproof jacket, not so much for the scope but for the camera as well as the eyepiece....I felt like one of those old...
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Swaro

Posted Thursday 13th October 2011 at 23:16 by lmans66
Well...I know I said in my last posting that my repurchase of a scope was coming down to the Vortex Razor....and I believe that to be an excellent scope after looking at the 09 reviews of higher end scopes. That clearly shows it is.

But, I had a call from a store in Montana that had a demo Swaro 80 HS ATM plus a eyepiece for a real good price and couldn't pass it up. ... I like the Swaro Helical focus wheel...jto me that helps as I have a little bit of arthritis in my right thumb...
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Been awhile and lots has changed

Posted Wednesday 12th October 2011 at 19:32 by lmans66
I think my last blog on this issue was a year and half ago...wow, time flies. Since that time I have experimented with digiscoping and learned how to take fairly good images using a scope plus camera.

My Zenfolio page has a link dedicated to Digiscoping only.

Sadly...in this past year I sold my Swaro 80HD....I wanted and needed to finance some other aspects of my overall birding.... and it was a sound investment.

Now...I am back to getting into digiscoping...
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Swinhoe's Plover update

Posted Tuesday 11th October 2011 at 05:29 by BIJ
I have been monitoring the Swinhoe's Plover numbers on both Dahu and Shangahizai beaches each W/E since my last posting. Last Saturday produced a real surprise with a group of about 40-50 passage birds which included around a dozen males in full breeding plumage. in early October ! I had originally decided these birds were not Swinhoe's Plover as they were so markedly different to the birds I have been used to seeing from late May onwards.However I sent photos to David Bakewell and Peter Kennerley...
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Hummer Feeding Frenzy

Posted Sunday 9th October 2011 at 01:21 by Urban Birder McAllen
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