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16 Jul

Digiscoping at the marsh

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Down with a summer cold, most of the weekend, so not much done in terms of biking or birding for this gal, but I did brave the heat, Sunday morning, to make a trip to my favorite marsh area. Not to worry, I did more sitting than walking, though it was a little hard to focus clearly with my cold. The important thing, though, is that I was birding and my Kowa 663 spotting scope was getting a long overdue workout.

Mid summer is not too early to be thinking shorebirds and I did see a few Lesser Yellowlegs, Semipalmated Plovers, Least Sandpipers and Spotted Sandpipers. Too far for any decent pics, but I did get this Greater Egret through the Z9-B20-60x zoom eyepiece on the Kowa, set at 30x and my Pentax Optio A10 camera. I don’t use an adapter – I just handhold.

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