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Invasive Finches

Posted Wednesday 15th April 2020 at 04:40 by Flicker the Halfling
Well you learn something new everyday. I didn't know that the sparrows and house finches were invasive. I just thought they were common. I came across this article today.
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Digis-scoping VS Camera Lens Side by Side

Posted Friday 10th April 2020 at 19:02 by lmans66
Updated Saturday 11th April 2020 at 16:26 by lmans66
April 10th 2020 experiment today on some pretty static objects since the day was very blustery and there were no birds to be had. So a quick tour of the neighborhood across the street was in order. The test involved the following gear: a 80mm Swarovski Scope with a NikonP310 Point and Shoot Camera with 'no eyepiece adapter' vs Canon 7D plus 400mm L lens.

The idea was to compare the camera + lens to a scope + point and shoot. The results are in the images...
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Digiscoping and value of Part 1

Posted Thursday 9th April 2020 at 13:27 by lmans66
Updated Thursday 9th April 2020 at 13:31 by lmans66
If you go to my digiscoping site at:

You will find a few shots of a few birds. A chick-a-dee and a bluebird. The following applies to the Bluebird:

The bluebird isn't a spectacular picture by any means....just a bluebird. But this bird was perched 60 yards away. That alone shows me the value of a scope. I was shooting at the equivalent of 1250mm in a camera lens. My Canon Camera and 400mm lens can't come...
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