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Phonescoping - shots, settings and combos (1 Viewer)

GiG

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Here's another clip of a Eurasian Spoonbill taken at Mai Po few weeks ago.


Cheers
Mike

Nice video Mike. I ought to try more videoscoping.

Spoonbills are great birds, last year there were good numbers in Suffolk, sadly didn't get to see the big flock that was up the coast.

Gi
 

MKinHK

Mike Kilburn
Hong Kong
It's great that Spoonbills are breeding in the UK again Gi - such a special bird.

As an extra bonus here's a dodgy sketch of first ever Spoonbills - two birds coming into breeding plumage (NB the shaggy crests, and the collar on the left hand bird) on the Kingsbridge Estuary in South Devon in April 1988 - 33 years ago! With some (OK - a lot of) imagination you can tell the (shaded) mudflats from the (unshaded) tidal creeks and see the houses on the hills behind.

IMG_3940 Eurasian Spoonbills @ Kingsbridge Estuary April 1988.JPG

Here's another one for World Wetlands Day - of the pair of Greater white-fronted Geese that have been wintering at Mai Po this year. It's been fun to watch them pulling up the reeds and feeding on the rhizomes - and to learn that this is a good enough source of food to have kept them here for the last couple of months.


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Mike
 
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GiG

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United Nations
Hi Mike,

I can tell they're Spoonbills but maybe wouldn't have guessed at the mudflats and tidal creeks!

Great video - talking of World Wetlands Day and feeding on rhizomes reminded me of watching a Purple Swamphen in the Ebro Delta, a fantastic wetland that I got to visit last February. This was videoscoped with my previous mobile phone.


Gi
 

MKinHK

Mike Kilburn
Hong Kong
Great stuff! - I remember being amazed to see this behaviour by one in Hong Kong many years ago.

Cheers
Mike
 
Trialling the new media function. Here's a Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher shot earlier this week at Shing Mun.


And not a bird, but one I enjoyed, a Burmese Python a couple of weeks earlier near San Tin.


As this looks to work pretty well I'll post some more here to show the video capabilities of my Kowa TSN 883 x iPhone 11 Pro set up. Please note these will be looking back as I sadly totalled the scope on Wednesday...

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Mike
Hi Mike,

Superb videoscoping results! I'm also in HK and recently purchased a used Kowa 883. Looking forward to get closer to these results in the future!

Would you suggest using the Otterbox/Kowa case with iPhone?

Thanks,
Christian
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia

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