Category Archives: Digiscoping

Easterly Winds and an Awesome Time Digiscoping at Spurn

Justin Carr

With the winds coming from the east for well over a week, I decided to spend a couple of days at Britain’s Premier Migration Hotspot. Expectation was high!!
   

honey buzzard

HONEY BUZZARD Was the first exiting bird of the day the bird come south then u turned over the triangle.

 

wryneck WRYNECK  The long staying bird on the caravan site.

snipe

COMMON SNIPE possibly of the ssp faeroeensis. Showing aggression to a nearby Redshank.

snipe

Another shot of the same COMMON SNIPE.

Whichat

WHINCHAT, One of many in the triangle.

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WHEATEAR.

PIED FLYCATCHER

PIED FLYCATCHER.

WOOD WARBLER

WOOD WARBLER,

Spurn at its best, other Birds recorded over the weekend, PALLID HARRIER, 4 Red breasted Flycatchers, Corncrake, Great Grey Shrike, Marsh Warbler, 3 Barred Warblers, 2 Yellow browed Warblers, and a Firecrest plus a good scattering of common migrants.

All images (apart from wood warbler) taken with a Panasonic GH3 on a SWAROVSKI 80.

GOOD DIGISCOPING!!

 

 

 

Digiscoping at the SPURN MIGRATION FESTIVAL

Wryneck

wryneck

wryneck

MEADOW PIPIT

MEADOW PIPIT

LITTLE STINT

LITTLE STINT

SHELDUCK

SHELDUCK

An amazing weekend had by all, really looking forward to next year. A big thanks to all the organisers and volunteers.                                                                                                                              All images taken with a Panasonic GH3 on SWAROVSKI 80                                                                    GOOD DIGISCOPING!!

 

Digiscoping Waders: A taster for the Migration Festival

Justin Carr

For me one of spectacles of bird migration is wader passage and one of the best places to witness this is Spurn. July sees the start for many waders there southbound migration, but by early September the time of the Migration festival tens of thousands of waders will be present on the Humber. Here are a few Images as a taste of what to expect.

BAR TAILED GODWITS

BAR TAILED GODWITS.

RED KNOT.

RED KNOT.

Waders being pushed by the incoming tide

Waders being pushed by the incoming tide

Flock of Red Knot

Flock of Red Knot

More Red Knot

More Red Knot

Red Knot

Red Knot

Eurasian Curlew

Eurasian Curlew.

I hope to see many of you there I will be there for sunday with SWAROVSKI demonstrating Digiscoping so come and say hi and feel free to ask any questions.

GOOD DIGISCOPING!!

All images taken with a Panasonic GH3 on a SWAROVSKI 80.

 

Bempton Revisited

by Justin Carr

The Sun was shining there was a stiff inshore breeze ideal conditions I thought for getting up close and personal with the breeding Seabird spectacle at Bempton RSPB.

Gannet

Gannet

On a inshore wind the Gannets just hang in the wind just above the cliff before landing great for Digiscoping flight shots

On a inshore wind the Gannets just hang in the wind just above the cliff before landing great for Digiscoping flight shots

Gannets

Gannets

Gannet

Gannet

Guillemot

Guillemot

Puffin

Puffin

All images taken with a Panasonic GH3 on a SWAROVSKI 80 with a 30x wide.                              Good Digiscoping!!

DIGISCOPING MAJESTIC GANNETS

Gannet Bempton RSPB

Gannet Bempton RSPB

Gannet Bempton RSPB

Gannet Bempton RSPB

Gannets are one of my favourite subjects to digiscope, so a trip was taken to bempton cliffs a GREAT place to get up close and personal with these majestic birds

something a little different

something a little different

All image’s taken with a Panasonic GH3 on a SWAROVSKI 80 with 30x wide.                                Good Digiscoping.

 

BINS V SCOPE

  Justin Carr

Taken with a Panasonic GH3 with 20mm lens through a pair of SWAROVSKI EL 8.5x42

Taken with a Panasonic GH3 with 20mm lens through a pair of SWAROVSKI EL
8.5×42

Taken with a Panasonic GH3 with 20mm lens on a SWAROVSKI 80 with 30X wide

Taken with a Panasonic GH3 with 20mm lens on a SWAROVSKI 80 with 30X wide

As is often the case at this time of the year birding can be hard work but being a digiscoper there is always a subject to shoot. recentley a friend and i payed a visit to Old moor RSPB, other than the usual breeding birds was a cracking drake Garganey, after scoping it i set the camera up on the scope to practice on flight shots of the breeding Black headed gulls. after getting a few shots i thought it would be a good idea to try the camera though my friends SWAROVSKI  ELs, the eyecups fits well into the panasonic f1.7mm lens. quite happy for a first attempt, so i would say GIVE IT A GO!!                                                                                              HAPPY DIGISCOPING.

Magpie close-ups….

Justin Carr

Young ‘Dinosaur’ bears it’s teeth….

 

During a recent visit to Blacktoft Sands I came across this young Magpie

Juvenile Magpie at Blacktoft © Justin Carr 2014

Juvenile Magpie at Blacktoft © Justin Carr 2014

It then decided to bear its teeth…..

Juvenile Magpie at Blacktoft Sands © Justin Carr 2014

Juvenile Magpie at Blacktoft Sands © Justin Carr 2014

Something I hadn’t previously noticed on a bird!

Good digiscoping

Justin