I have been without a digi-scoping camera for some time now and can't see me getting a replacement camera until the next "get-way" trip. So, what with the recent announcements of the new Swarovski scopes and new SLR adapters I just thought I'd have a go at digi-scoping with my Canon 7D just to see how easy/difficult it was and also to see what kind of photos I could get. These are the results and as you can see they are not so good but at least I can now get a shot to document a record. This will suffice until I decide what decision to make with the next purchase of digi-scope camera. But "Thank you to both Dave Gandy and Paul Wood for their input on the new Swarovski DSLR adapters.
Todays totals as follows:
High tide - 10:55, Height - 2.67 m
Common Sandpiper 2 (the first of the return / autumn passage)
Greater Sandplover 17 (including at least 3 juveniles of which are the first juvenile waders of the season and to be honest as I scratch my head I don't recall ever seeing any juveniles previously. Certainly a nice looking bird but also just enhances the difficulty I have with as a whole with the Sandplover complex)
Top photo shows the a juvenile Greater Sandplover and also the image below shows the same individual actually standing. It was the over all buffy - warm tones that first drew my attention to this individual but note how bright yellow/green the legs are.
Lesser Sandplover c120 (nice to so many breeding plumaged adults which adds a nice splash of colour to the mix)
Terek Sandpiper 63 (including 1 worn adult)
Malaysian Plover 2 adults
Great Knot 2 (the 2 1st summer birds from the last visit remain faithful throughout to the site & roost, will be interesting to see if they stick around until late in the year)