Digiscoping Bearded Tit’s and more.

Posted by Justin Carr.

I recently took a trip to Alkborough, Lincolnshire with my good mate and long term birding partner Chris Robinson. Alkborough is a Nature reserve on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Trent. Anyway after a short walk from the car park towards the first hide it was obvious there was plenty of Bearded Tit activity in the reedbeds next to the path. Birds where calling from all around us but seeing them wasn’t easy as it was a very breezy day. Eventually though I managed a few record shots of a single male as it clung on to the tops of the swaying phrag. Not really happy with the shots I got, I knew another trip there was on the cards and the weekends weather forecast was ideal for Bearded Tits, high pressure = no wind. Fast forward the weekend!!

Bearded tit

Bearded Tit

Also showing well was  Common Snipe which showed well in front of on of the hides.

Common Snipe

Common Snipe

And last off I experimented with maximum magnification 65x on the Scope.

Little E\gret

Little Egret

For me maximum magnification is not ideal it creates a far too soft image, I would rather use the lowest magnification then crop afterwards, but that’s just my opinion. Try experimenting for yourself!!

All images Digiscoped on a Swarovski ATX85.

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